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FEB 12 NCUPS Meeting: Joel & Jennifer Penner Present How to Shoot Amazing Underwate...

24 January 2016 - 11:54 AM



WHEN:  Friday, February 12, 2016

Doors open at 7PM

NEW Presentation Start Time:  7:30 PM


WHERE:  Main Meeting Hall at the New United Methodist Church

450 Chadbourne Avenue, MillbraeCA  (map)


FEATURED PRESENTATION:  How to Shoot Amazing Underwater & Topside Footage With Your GOPRO HERO4 Camera  by Joel & Jennifer Penner

Join us for an in-depth talk on how to shoot amazing photos and video with your GoPro camera.


Joel and Jennifer Penner are avid scuba divers and award-winning underwater image-makers. Their images have been published in many magazines, such as Scuba Diving, Sport Diver, Underwater Journal and Scuba Diver. Joel and Jennifer are frequent presenters at scuba industry trade shows, and they are also staff at the annual Digital Shootout and Monterey Shootout events. When the ocean is not their office, they run a multimedia company called Newmediasoup, specializing in design and development for the Web.

MINICOMP: The Color Red

For more information visit our website: www.ncups.org

No-Host Cocktails immediately following the meeting at:
Steelhead Brewing Company
333 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
* Dinner is served until 11PM on Fridays



Go North! British Columbia and Beyond with Linda Reisinger, Susan Brown and Brad Brown

05 January 2016 - 12:22 AM


Join us Friday, January 8, 2016 for the monthly Northern California Underwater Photographic Society Meetup.  

Doors open at 7PM


Location: New Vision United Methodist Church (Gymnasium)

450 Chadbourne Avenue, MillbraeCA (map)


Featured Presentation: Linda, Susan and Brad will take you along for a trip North to dive the cold waters of British Columbia and Alaska. In addition to wonderful underwater images and video, travel logistics will be discussed . Yes, it is possible to drive to these destinations and enjoy the journey should you have the time. God’s Pocket Resort will be the primary focus of the talk.


Linda Reisinger, Susan Brown and Brad Brown are NCUPS board members and avid cold water divers. 


Minicomp: Marine Mammals


For more information visit our website: www.ncups.org


No-Host Cocktails immediately following the meeting at: 

The Sixteen Mile House (or alternative to be decided at the meeting) 
448 Broadway Ave. 
Millbrae, CA. 

Jim Decker from Backscatter Shooting Lembeh in 4K, tomorrow night (9/11/15)

10 September 2015 - 07:26 AM

When: TOMORROW  Friday, September 11, 2015

Doors open at 7PM, Presentation 8:00 PM to   

10:00 PM


WHERE:  Gymnasium at the New United Methodist Church

450 Chadbourne Avenue, MillbraeCA  (map)



Until recently 4K video was only available on pro-level RED cameras and displayable only on expensive high-end TV and projection systems. Today, 4K is becoming standard on prosumer level cameras, even the GoPro, and Ultra-High-Definition TVs have dropped below $1K.

Come join Jim Decker, CEO of Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo for a presentation on shooting 4K resolution video. Fresh off the heels of a trip to Lembeh, Jim will have fresh footage shot last week with the new highly acclaimed Sony A7R Mark II and also the compact Panasonic LX100. Video and photos shot with both cameras will be presented. Jim will cover the pros, cons and techniques of shooting in what is rapidly becoming the new standard video resolution in documentary and natural history film making.

Monthly Members Minicomp subject: Hermit Crabs


Join us August 7-9, 2015 for this year's Monterey Shootout!

12 July 2015 - 10:43 PM



Join us in Monterey, California August 7-9, 2015 for this year's Monterey Shootout.



  • Registration only $25; One low price gets you into the Competition, cocktail party and all Seminars
  • Expanded contest hours - Fri 7AM to Sat 7PM
  • Cocktail party on Saturday night at 6PM hosted by Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo
  • Pro guest speakers Richard Salas and Mike Bartick on Sunday

To Register visit: www.montereyshootout.com

Ben Tetzner presents Bali from Above and Below on June 12, 2015

07 June 2015 - 12:25 PM

Please join us for the NCUPS June 12, 2015 club meeting.


Where:  450 Chadbourne Ave, Millbrae, California 94030


Cost: NCUPS meetings are free and open to the public.  We request anyone who has attended more than three meetings to please considering paying NCUPS membership dues to help offset the cost of holding NCUPS events.

For directions or more information about NCUPS visit our website at: http://www.ncups.org

Doors open: 7:00PM
Premeeting Seminar (7:00PM – 7:45PM):
No Premeeting Seminar this month

FEATURED PRESENTER (8 PM – 9:15PM):  Ben Tetzner presents Bali from Above and Below. 

Long time NCUPS member and photographer extraordinaire Ben Tetzner will we doing a twofer on Bali.

For our viewing pleasure, Ben has put together a show on Diving from Menjangin Island down to Amed and another on topside attractions including the bird park, butterfly park and Balinese dancers.

Whether you have or have not been to Bali, Ben's ability to capture what you experience when traveling there will make you want to go. Full of unique and colorful critters and access to cultural interactions like no other place on earth, Bali is a destination to check out.


Break (9:15PM – 9:30PM)
Minicomp (9:30PM – 9:45PM):
Teeth; My what interesting teeth you have!


NCUPS is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1957 to promote interest in underwater photography. NCUPS sponsors educational events on both underwater photography and video while promoting awareness of the underwater environment and pertinent ecological issues. NCUPS serves the greater San Francisco Bay area, including Silicon Valley. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month starting at 8PM. 450 Chadbourne Avenue, Millbrae, California