Join us Friday, July 8, 2016 as we welcome Joe Platko
Doors open: 7:00PM Cost: FREE and open to the public For directions or more information about NCUPS visit our website at www.ncups.org
MINICOMP: Fun in the Sun and Shallows
Images shot in calm, relatively shallow water will show the interplay of the sun, the ripples of the waves, and the projected light on the sand for a pleasing near-abstract photo.
FEATURED PRESENTATION (7:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the Main Hall): Joe Platko will present "Going Slow to Get Ahead", talking about the advantages of taking your time, both in a diving sense as well as a photographic one.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Joseph Platko is a nature 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 has been published in the New York Times, Huffington Post, British Airways Highlife Magazine, Virgin, and The Outbound Collective. His work has also been used by The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pelican Flashlights, Amun Ini Beach Resort and Spa, and Salaya Beach Houses. Joe has placed in numerous contests, including multiple years for the NCUPS Monterey Shootout, and the SEA International Photo Competition. Joe works at Bradley Photographic as a print lab assistant and as an instructor for workshops. Joe is also the operations manager at XIT 404, and he regularly works as a deckhand and safety diver on the Escapade, and leads dive tours through Breakwater Scuba. In his free time, one can either find Joe in the water surfing or diving, or exploring the wilderness around the Central Coast.