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Joe Platko to present at NCUPS on June 13, 2014

08 June 2014 - 09:39 PM

Come for the photography, stay for the tips! We have the distinct pleasure of hosting one of Monterey’s best and brightest photographers, Joe Platko. Joe has a passion for wide angle photography and plans to show some of this work along with providing some pointers to help us improve.

Joe is a landscape and underwater photographer who currently resides in Monterey, California. He is a graduate of CSU Monterey Bay, having earned a bachelors of science focusing on marine ecosystems. It was there that he furthered his passion for the ocean by first obtaining his dive certification, and shortly thereafter buying his first underwater camera setup.

Joe currently assists with photo workshops for Bradley Photographic, and also works as a divemaster on one of the local dive boats.


Details: http://www.ncups.org...rom-joe-platko/

SEA 2014 Contest Open until June 30th, 2014

08 June 2014 - 09:35 PM

  • The Northern California Underwater Photographic Society announce the 49th Annual International Underwater Photo & Video Competition and the Bob Commer Award of Excellence in Underwater Photography. The competition is open to amateur photographers and videographers from around the world using any type of camera to capture our underwater world. With prizes totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars, award sponsors of the SEA 2014 competition include: SCUBA ecotourism resorts, travel agencies, and luxury live-aboard dive boats, as well as SCUBA and photography equipment manufacturers. Previous competitions have brought in the finest still images and video entries from underwater photographers and videographers around the world!

    The SEA 2014 competition will issue awards for the best work in still categories including Macro, Wide Angle, Underwater California, and Marine Conservation; plus Creative. There are two video categories; Classic and Video Snapshots. The SEA 2014 competition Best of Show, in addition to a selected prize from the prize list, is awarded the prestigious Bob Commer Award of Photographic Excellence! The Bob Commer Award consists of a trophy and a check for $500.00 USD.

    Entry is open on May 15, 2014. The deadline for entry is June 30, 2014.

    Brad Brown
    NCUPS SEA Coordinator