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NUPG February Meeting Report

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February saw two club members taking the “stage” to talk about two very different underwater photography topics. The first was by Justin Beevor on his recent trip to the Cayman Islands where he joined the “Digital Madness” team on an Alex Mustard underwater photography workshop. This was his 5th such workshop and so Justin was the perfect club member to tell us what the experience is like. Justin talked about the benifits of such a trip, as well as telling us about Grand Cayman, where he dived with Ocean Frontiers and was based at Compass Point Dive Resort. He then showed us his amazing images from the trip that featured both macro critters and beautiful wide angle reef scenery. It was truly stunning.

The second club member to speak was John Spencer and his contrasting talk was about Shore Diving the Scottish West Coast Sea Lochs. This was an inspriational talk that made everyone in the room want to pack up and head to Scotland with their dive and camera gear. John talked about his favourite lochs to dive, and showed us his fantastic macro photography from the many dives he has done there. The presentation also included Sue’s stunning topside shots that show just how beautiful this region is.

Winner by Glynn Phillips

Finally the competition theme was Black & White / Desaturated and the top spots were taken by Glynn Phillips and John Spencer, who entered lovely images of an octopus, brittle star & pufferfish.

Runner-Up by John Spencer

For more information about the NUPG please visit www.nupg.org.uk.

The Northern Underwater Photography Group (NUPG) is an organisation of like-minded people with an interest in taking images underwater. The group meets in Manchester but membership is drawn from around the North of England and further afield. Meetings are monthly and previous speakers have included Alex Mustard, Martin Edge, Alex Tattersall, and Scubaverse's own Nick & Caroline Robertson-Brown. Find out more at www.nupg.org.uk

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Jeff chats to… Louis Hagger, second place winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Louis Hagger, second place winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition.The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Louis’ film – Uncovering Cornwall’s Little Known Oceans – can be seen here:

Third in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week we will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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DAN launches 2021 webinar series

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Divers Alert Network (DAN) has launched a new series of live monthly webinars on its YouTube channel, DAN TV.

Throughout 2021, experts from DAN’s Research, Risk Mitigation, and Medical Services teams will give presentations on topics relevant to divers, dive pros and dive business owners as we look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and resume diving and traveling.

The 2021 series will begin this Thursday, January 21, at 7:00 p.m. EST, with a webinar by DAN Director of Risk Mitigation Francois Burman titled Emergency Planning: Who Is Responsible for Your Safety? The presentation will cover various mishaps that can occur during diving and travel as well as tips for anticipating, preparing for and successfully managing them.

Future webinars in the series will cover topics including fill station safety, ear barotrauma, DAN research updates, the latest information about COVID-19 and diving, and more. Attendees can look forward to lively 30- to 45-minute presentations followed by questions and discussion.

The webinars will be held on the third Thursday of each month. Keep an eye on the Events page of DAN.org

For more information about upcoming webinars follow DAN on: 

Recorded presentations will remain on DAN’s YouTube Channel.

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