Posts Tagged "NCUPS"

NCUPS September Minicomp Entry

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012

Underwater 3D with Mark Blum

Friday night was the NCUPS (Northern California Underwater Photographic Society) meeting. The featured presenter was Mark Blum showing his underwater 3D images. That’s right underwater 3D! The images were great and I learned all about how he creates his images using a rig with two DSLR bodies attached to one lens (which can be changed out depending on what he wants to shoot) then put into a large housing the whole thing weighing around 50 lbs! We all got to wear the funny glasses which are polarized and each side blocks out the polarized light from the other side allowing the image to display in 3D. If you look at it without the glasses it just looks blurry, like motion blur. The images were taken in the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The strange underwater creatures there looked really amazing in 3D! I wish I could show you one on this blog but if you want to see them you will have to go to one of Mark’s presentations or buy one of his specially outfitted 3D books. Visit Mark’s website for more information.

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NCUPS Monthly Minicomp Entry

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012

I’m a member of the Northern California Underwater Photographic Society (NCUPS). Some of you may know this already. Every month at the membership meeting the club holds a minicomp. Minicomps are photo competitions that are open to members in good standing who are present at the meeting, where only one image per member is allowed of a subject that is announced in advance. The images are collected during the break and judged by the audience (everyone can judge not just members). The prize is $30!

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