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NCUPS Meeting, Friday August 8, 2008

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#1 kathymm


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Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:40 AM

Doors open: 7:00 p.m.
Premeeting seminar: 7:15 p.m.
Meeting starts: 8:00 p.m.

Meetings are held in Millbrae, California. For directions and more information on NCUPS visit our website at http://www.ncups.org.


Eric Cheng, a Stanford University graduate (BS '97, MS '98), was a computer scientist and cellist before he took his first underwater photograph in 2001 and fell in love with the beauty of the underwater realm. Since then, Eric has become known around the world for his expertise in underwater imaging. He has meticulously documented his travels around the world and has been published in numerous publications, both in print and on the web. In 2003, Eric was awarded a prestigious Antibes Festival award for his work with Wetpixel.com, the Antibes underwater imaging web site of the year, and in 2005, he won a category in the prestigious Nature's Best Magazine photo competition, which has placed his work in the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. Eric also leads photo expeditions and has given workshops and seminars in locations around the world.

Eric owns and runs Wetpixel.com, the premiere online resource for underwater photographers. Hosting thousands registered underwater photographers internationally, Wetpixel's friendly community offers breaking news, reviews, features, community forums, image galleries, photo contests, photo expeditions, and more. In 2007, Eric launched Wetpixel Quarterly, a print magazine featuring the best in underwater photography.

Eric's underwater images can be found on personal website: http://echeng.com/photo/

Other links:
Wetpixel: http://wetpixel.com
Wetpixel Quarterly: http://wetpixelquarterly.com

Pre-meeting Seminar:
How to copyright your images, by Mike Miller.
Mike will lead us through the process on copyrighting your images, including filling out the paperwork and some information on the consequences on not copyrighting your images. Mike is a long-time member and past president of NCUPS.

Minicomp: Nudibranch(s)

Hope we see you there!

BTW...If you are interested in presenting at an NCUPS meeting, let us know. We are always looking for presenters for membership meetings, please email to: info@ncups.org. Thank you!

Kathy Mendes

SCUBA Diver, Photographer, Grandma