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NCUPS Meeting July 13, 2012

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:24 AM

Please join us for the NCUPS July 13, 2012 meeting.

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

Doors open: 7:00PM

Premeeting Seminar (7:00PM 7:45PM): Shooting Underwater with a GoPro by Joel and Jennifer Penner of NEWMEDIASOUP, LLC

FEATURED PRESENTERS (8 PM 9:15PM): Jason Bradley

Would you love to see your underwater photos in print or hung on a wall for all to admire, but don't currently use print format because you can't quite get the photo to print right? In this informative presentation, Jason Bradley of Bradley Photographic will teach you ways to consistently make a good print so your publishing budget doesn't break the bank with lots of trial and error print runs.


Big announcement (and it is not having another baby)

Share some recent images

Discussion on ICC workflow and how to make a good print.

About Jason Bradley

Jason is a nature and underwater photographer based in Monterey, California and is happiest photographing and telling stories of aquatic habitats and ecosystems. In nature or in the studio, Jason is a self-taught photographer with a dynamic portfolio consisting of land and seascapes, wildlife, portraiture, science, conservation issues, adventure sports, and products and still life's in a myriad of styles and looks. Jason has recently been recognized as the nature photography's "next generation" by Outdoor Photographer Magazine; below is a short list of recent clients:

Harper's Bazaar

Outdoor Photographer

National Geographic: Kids, Extreme Explorer, Maps, Books, Digital Media

National Wildlife Federation

Sport Diver

Scuba Diving

International League of Conservation Photographers

Census of Marine Life

Conservation International

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Jason runs Bradley Photographic Workshops, providing field and classroom seminars for photographers. Jason's seminars instruct on digital photo techniques, retouching and post processing, digital asset management, digital printing, and he specializes in Adobe software such as Lightroom and Photoshop.

Jason also serves on the Education Committee for the Center for Photographic Art, a non-profit organization housed in Carmel California's Sunset Cultural Center. CPA is committed to community education and individual artistic development by providing public photography shows and exhibitions, field workshops, lectures, and classroom seminars.

To see more of Jason Bradley's work or Bradley learn more about Photographic visit his website at: http://bradleyphotographic.com/

Break (9:15PM 9:30PM)

Minicomp (9:30PM 9:45PM): Stripes (take a shot where most of the picture is covered by stripes)

Clean-up (9:45PM 10PM)

No-host Cocktails immediately following the meeting at:

The Sixteen Mile House

448 Broadway Ave.

Millbrae, CA.


#2 suz



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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:04 AM

Jason Bradley is unable to join us tonight, but will come in August 2012.

Tonight we have two very special guests and I hope you can join us for what is sure to be a great presentation by Jay Ireland and Georgienne Bradley as they present "Using Your Images to Protect the Ocean"

In the 1990’s Jay Ireland and Georgienne Bradley leveraged photography and video to support conservation efforts and alter public policy. In 1993 they accompanied the UNESCO team to Cocos Island and helped convince them to induct Cocos Island onto the list of World Heritage Sites. For over two decades they have showcased illegal poaching efforts by using images to stand witness to this practice. Last year they worked closely with Assemblyman Paul Fong and his staff to insure the passage of the landmark bill - AB376. This was successfully passedfile://localhost/Users/brownsl/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image002.jpg and will now make it illegal to possess shark fins in the state of California after 2013. This bill has served as a template for other bills that are now being passed across the United States.

Currently Ireland and Bradley are working once again in Costa Rica. For years it was virtually impossible to curb poaching at Cocos Island. Even if poachers were apprehended, the Costa Rica legal system was so lenient that the poachers were soon back at the island, finning, without any repercussions. This is changing.

A coalition of ten tenacious small nonprofits formed “La Frente” and have been working closely with the Costa Rica President and the Minister of Natural Resources. The objective is to change the entire ministry structure, ban special interest groups from the voting process, and create a more balanced governing body. Sea Save Foundation is one of the committed participants of this coalition and continues to use still images and video to thwart poaching and other threats to ocean conservation.

Sea Save Foundation is now launching an outreach program so that fellow underwater photographers can help with these efforts.