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Phil Rudin

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SFUPS guest Speakers for March 11th.

08 March 2014 - 06:51 AM

There is no shortage of top talent when it comes to SFUPS members. The Up and Comer series will be a new effort to get to know these rising stars on their way to international notoriety. Several members over the years gained their start and developed lucrative careers and significant reputations with the aid of the Society. As we extend our reach to embrace underwater videographers there are two individuals who are making a name for themselves. Lee Burghard will kick things off in sharing his key insights into wide-angle videography followed by a short video of his recent work. Diane Randolph will then take center stage to present her latest macro and critter behavior short film featuring Stan Waterman in Under the Bridge. Well then close out the evenings presentation with a panel question and answer session to both videographers. The event details are listed in the attached flyer. Look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday evening.

Belize Digital Photography Workshop

03 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

I will be teaching an Underwater Photography workshop at Splash Dive Center in Belize from May 3 to May 10, 2014. See the attached flyer for more details. Phil Rudin

New Review Olympus E-M1, Nauticam NA-EM1

01 March 2014 - 05:21 AM

My in depth review of the Olympus E-M1 and Nauticam NA-EM1 housing is now available at underwater Photography Photography magazine, UWPMAG.com, this is a Free PDF download.

Phil Rudin

Amanda Cotton, January guest speaker

09 January 2014 - 08:25 AM

Amanda Cotton, Professional Nikon Photographer specializing in underwater imagery. As an avid scuba div- er and ocean enthusiast, Amanda's goal is to help the general public embrace the beauty below the waves, in hopes that with awareness comes concern. The conservation and preservation of this ecosystem is of the highest priority to Amanda. While she enjoys owning and operating a conservation-minded design/media company, A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works LLC, Amanda takes great pride in working with like-minded or- ganizations that genuinely care about the planet and its inhabitants, both above and below the waves.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Professional Photography while attending Brooks Institute of Photog- raphy, where she participated in the highly acclaimed Underseas Program established by Ernie Brooks. Amanda currently works as a correspondent and field editor for Ocean Geographic magazine covering envi- ronmental and marine conservation issues. She has received numerous awards for her photography includ- ing several from the International Photographers Awards (IPA), Celebrate The Sea, Underwater Photography Annual Awards, and many others.

Amanda is honored to be a Member of The Explorers Club; a member of OAS (Ocean Artists Society), NPS (Nikon Professional Services) and PPA (Professional Photographers of America).

Amanda's imagery has been published in major publications and news sources worldwide including National Geographic, Discovery, Smithsonian Magazine, Times Publishing, CNN, Scuba Diving Magazine, Sport Diver Magazine, Natural History Magazine, Earthweek, and Science Daily; as well as many international dive indus- try advertising campaigns. Working with organizations such as Scholastic Books, The Conservation Fund, Consortium For Ocean Leadership, Women Diver's Hall of Fame, Marine Life Protection Act, and Rourke Publishing has allowed her imagery to have a positive impact on the oceans through education and outreach programs designed to improve awareness toward the plight the oceans now face." 


Eric on front cover of Popphoto.com

08 January 2014 - 06:46 AM

An interesting read about Eric's use of drones for overhead work. Nice work Eric.