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PHWUPS April Newsletter/Meeting Agenda

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#1 danclem


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Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:55 AM

SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010: 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Please note the change in meeting location! We have had a number of scheduling conflicts, and are going to try Denny's out. Same exit off I-5, only west side of the freeway.
This e-mail will let you know what is on tap for the April meeting, provide additional information about up-coming trips, and let you know about some up-coming photo contests. It is being sent out earlier than usual because of the up-coming Monterey trip.

April Meeting
The April meeting will center on preparing photos for contests, and especially the up-coming PNW Dive and Travel Expo.
We will discuss sizing photos and how to meet other contest rules, along with how to "clean-up" photos by correcting white balance, eliminating backscatter, etc. Even if you do not plan on entering contests, this will be a good session to learn about the fundamentals of work flow and underwater photo editing. We will also see who is interested in a trip north to British Columbia, possibly the Sunshine Coast area.

If you have a lap top, please bring it so we can work with people editing their photos on their own equipment. If you do not have a lap top, bring in pictures on a thumb drive or CD.
Based on feedback from the March get together, web designer Jacob is working on setting up an area on the PNWUPS site where members can post and share photos. He has shown a prototype, and it looks very nice. Should be fun!

Dives & Travel
There are three dive/trip opportunities currently being planned:
April 5-9: Monterey/Pt Lobos
April/May: Possible Canada Outing
June 5-12: Bahamas Dolphin/Shark Photos Shoot
January 15-21: Bahamas Caribbean, Tiger, Lemon, Hammerhead

The Monterey/Pt Lobos trip is set up, and we should hopefully return with good shots of the kelp forests and critters who inhabit them.

Several folks have indicated they are interested in a Canada trip (Sunshine Coast?) in late April or early May. We will discuss dates and logistics at the April meeting.

In January, 2011, Gregory Sweeney is taking ten photographers out for a week of shark photography in the Bahamas. There is presently one open slot. If you want to add a variety of shark images to your portfolio, this would be the trip. Contact Gregory at the link above if this sounds appealing.

If any of these trips are of interest, please give Dan a call at 425.418.8755.

Photo Contests
There are several photo contests coming up. Below are contests and deadlines. Click on the link for rules and entry information.
Dive Photo Guide: April- Textures
Northwest Travel Expo: May 1 Deadline

Meeting Logistics
Topics for the next few months are as follows:
April 11: Photo Finishing for PNW Dive Expo
May 9: Monitors- What Photographers Need

PNWUPS meetings are held 2:00 PM, the second Sunday of each month, in the meeting room at Denny's Restaurant, 132 128 ST SW, Everett, WA 98204, 425.355.2210. The location is half a block west of I-5 off the 128th Exit. Click the Directions Link for a map. If you have any questions, feel free to call 425.418.8755.

If you would like to join PNWUPS, membership is free. Please follow the go to www. PNWUPS.com. The join/subscribe field is in the lower right.
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