NUPG October Meeting Report


October saw Wetpixel owner, Adam Hanlon, come to speak to club members about “Creative Macro”. Initially the talk covered the need to find ways to create pleasing macro images without harassing or disturbing the photographic subjects. Adam then covered photographic techniques such as camera angle, camera settings, lighting, toys (lenses & snoots) as well as the importance of the team working with the photographer and behind the scenes. Adam showed us loads of wonderful macro images from around the world, initiating discussion on why soe work better than others and really inspired the group to go out and try some of his suggested techniques. It was an excellent presentation.

Winner “Slow”: Nick Robertson-Brown

The competition theme this month was “Slow” and most members thought of nudibranchs as their top “slow” subjects! Nick Robertson-Brown took top spot with a solar powered nudibranch from Anda in the Philippines. John Spencer was runner-up with another nudibranch, this time from Loch Creran in Scotland. Winner of the compact category was Glynn Phillips with his moody shot of a whelk.

Runner-up: John Spencer

The next NUPG meeting is on Monday 11th November and the guest speaker will be Garry Dallas. His talk is titles “Voice of Mother Earth through a diver’s eye”

Winner Compact Camera: Glynn Phillips

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Northern Underwater Photography Group - NUPG

Northern Underwater Photography Group - NUPG

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

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