Winners from July and August have been posted in our gallery:


JULY - "Eyes"

Stills  - Click here to see all the winning images

1st Place – Kevin Lee
2nd Place – Kevin Lee, Richard Todd
3rd Place  – Tabby Stone


Video - Click here to see all the winning videos

1st Place  – Dwight Crumb
2nd Place  – Dwight Crumb
3rd Place –  Kelly Bracken




July 1st Place: Kevin Lee



AUGUST - "Pelagic"

Stills  - Click here to see all the winning images

1st Place – Kevin Lee
2nd Place – Fletcher Forbes
3rd Place  – Cameron Azad


Video - Click here to see all the winning videos

1st Place  – Anastasia Laity
2nd Place  – Dwight Crumb
3rd Place –  Dana Rodda




August 1st Place: Kevin Lee

Please join us on Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30 pm, at the Natural History Museum (exact location TBD - watch this space!)

This month we will be treated to a presentation by our own Nannette and Bill Van Antwerp:

Where the Little Things Are

An exploration into finding unique macro subjects and how to photograph/video them.

Bill Van Antwerp is the current president of LAUPS and works as the Chief Scientific Officer for a start-up company trying to help people with diabetes.  He has been shooting photos underwater for over 15 years using a variety of systems from compact to DSLR and specializes in nudibranchs on a stage.  His wife, Nannette, a retired engineer and also an LAUPS board member, shoots award winning underwater video. Together they travel the world hitting diving hot spots from Alaska to Indonesia shooting a variety of subjects, but both have a special love for the ocean's smaller inhabitants. "Where the Little Things Are" will describe where to look to find interesting macro subjects, specifically which creatures associate with certain types of marine life, with a focus on some of the lesser-known critters you might find if you just know to look for them!


August Competitions:

The Photo Mini-Comp and the Video Mini-Comp are both: "Pelagic."

Please see our submission instructions.  

Video entries may also be brought on thumb drive*** to the meeting, or you can  send them via email (, Dropbox, WeTransfer, or other method.

***If you are entering a video that you are bringing in on a thumb drive, you must declare your intended entry by Monday midnight, so we will know whether we are able to have both open and novice competitions or a single combined category.


2016 Dave Nesheim Memorial Shootout - voting in October!

Just a friendly reminder: you have two more months to take photos/videos in Southern California that are eligible for the (newly expanded) shootout competition. 

For the full shootout guidelines, please visit our Club Competitions and Rules page.

July Minicomp Winners

The winners from last month's minicomp ("Eyes") are online now in our gallery - congratulations!