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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:50 AM

Doors open: 7:00 p.m.
Pre-Meeting starts: 7:15 p.m.
Meeting starts: 8:00 p.m.


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

FEATURED PRESENTER: Marc Shargel

The Making of a Book - Wonders of the Sea Volume Two.

Marc Shargel has been diving along the California coast since 1978. He learned to dive at Stanford University, and spent a summer studying marine biology at Hopkins Marine Station. He has been working as a professional marine life photographer for over 20 years now. His images have won several awards, and are widely published in books, magazines, calendars and more. Marc has been an advocate for the adoption of marine reserves for many years, giving speeches for civic groups and testifying before regulatory panels. He participated in the founding of two marine conservation organizations in the Monterey Bay region. In 2005-2006 he served on the state's official advisory body, selecting sites for marine protected areas along the southern central coast. Marc lives near the north shore of Monterey Bay with his wife and son. His photographic work can be seen on his website: LivingSeaimages.com.

About the presentation: Marc Shargel's second book, Wonders of the Sea Volume Two: Marine Jewels of Southern California's Coast and Islands, has just been released. Like his first book, this one covers areas of environmental importance, which have been considered for marine protected area status under the California Marine Life Protection Act. The new book presents photographs taken by over a dozen of Southern California's best underwater and landscape shooters, along with Shargel's own. First-hand stories of people with strong personal connections to the region's ocean appear throughout. Also new in this book is a series of historical sections with eye-opening archival photos and accounts from past centuries.

His presentation will discuss the making of the book, from 28 years worth of trips to the Channel Islands to his research into the historic abundance and exploitation of SoCal marine life. Marc's first book, Wonders of the Sea: North Central California's Living Marine Riches, came out last year and he'll briefly discuss his adventures gathering photographs for that volume. Marc will answer questions on topics from photographic technique to conservation politics to rebreather diving. He'll be on hand to sign copies of both books after the presentation.

Premeeting Seminar: Using Photoshop to Optimize Your Images by Patti Baugh

Minicomp: Christmas Tree Worms.

If there is time we will also do a presentation of the winners of the SEA 2009 competition.

Reminder: Holiday Party is next month Friday, December 11, 2009. Tickets will be on sale at this months meeting for $10 pp.

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.

Hope we see you there!

Susan Brown