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Please join us on 7:30pm Wednesday, May 20, in the Times Mirror Room at the Natural History Museum.

PLEASE NOTE that the old entrance to the Times Mirror Room is not accessible at present. Enter on the north side of the building as though heading to the upstairs classroom (the location currently described in our directions page), but instead of taking the elevator upstairs hang a right and follow the signs that Leslie is going to post for us.

Our speaker this month is photographer Andrew Sallmon, a freelance commercial underwater photographer specializing in images for diving publications, marine wildlife, natural history books, and corporate advertising.

Thousands of his images have been published to date, some gracing the walls of notables such as the Smithsonian Institute and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Besides his work as a photographer, Andy stays busy topside as a sales representative for Sea and Sea, Light & Motion and Beneath the Surface Products. He is also the U.S. Navy’s underwater photography instructor for the newly formed U.S. Coast Guard dive team.

Andy will begin the night with a presentation on photographing California’s large marine life. He will also give us a short talk about some of the latest uw photo equipment from Sea and Sea, Light & Motion and Beneath the Surface Products:

  • Sea and Sea – New housings for SLR: Nikon D810, Canon 7DMk2, 5DS and R, and Mirrorless Sony A7R and A6000. Also Optical YS TTL converters.
  • Light & Motion – New Sola imaging lights, Sola Video Pro 8000, Sola Video 3000 and Sola Video 2100/1200.
  • Beneath the Surface – New aluminum ball-jointed arms and clamps and the new buoyancy float system.

Visit his website at www.seait.com.

MAY COMPETITIONS:

Please submit minicomp entries using the upload form by 11:59pm MONDAY, MAY 18. (Note early deadline to give us time to deal with the portfolios)

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

April 2015 Minicomp Winners
Topic: "Ugly"

Stills:

1st Place Open – Bill Van Antwerp
2nd Place Open – Tony Frank
3rd Place Open – Dana Rodda
1st Place Novice – Tabby Stone
2nd Place Novice – Tabby Stone, Richard Todd
3rd Place Novice – Dwight Crumb

Click here to see all the winning images

Video:

1st Place Open – Anastasia Laity
2nd Place Open – Dwight Crumb
3rd Place Open – Dwight Crumb
1st Place Novice – Dana Rodda
2nd Place Novice – Vickie Elson
3rd Place Novice – Dana Rodda

Click here to see all the winning videos

Congratulations!


1st Place: Bill Van Antwerp