Since 1971

New York Underwater Photographic Society at the NYC Sea Gypsies

Monday, June 17th, 2019
Post Processing Clinic

Creating beautiful underwater images is an art form, and that creative process rarely ends with the click of the shutter button. Most photographers do some form of post-processing, sometimes as simple as cropping, sometimes as complex as masking and detailed spot editing to make a good image even better. When working underwater, technical issues can be more of a problem than with topside photography, and careful editing can salvage an excellent composition marred by these distractions. We believe that this is not “cheating” (as long as it is not done to deceive the viewer), but rather one more step that needs to be studied and practiced by the successful underwater photographer.

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Please send in several (but not more than four) of your photos that you feel need some editing. If you would like to work with us on your own laptop, that is fine as long as you can connect it to our HDMI AV system so that the whole group can watch the process. For this session (unlike our usual requirements) you can send high resolution images or even RAW files if you have access to a cloud drive that we can use for the transfer. While you don’t absolutely need high resolution for this session, remember that if you crop significantly, a low resolution image will be degraded in appearance. Email will work as always for smaller files.

In your email, on the subject line please type in caps NYUPS: “Post-Processing Clinic". Email all of your images to You should get a confirmation email within 24 hours. If not, please email Larry Cohen at

DATE OF SUBMISSION: The deadline for images is Friday, June 14, 2019

Please note that you do not need to submit images to attend the meeting – feel free to just come and enjoy the session, and learn a little about improving your imaging techniques. We want to stress that our meetings are for photographers of all levels. It doesn’t matter what camera you use, how long you've been shooting or even if you don’t take photos at all. NYUPS at the Sea Gypsies wants to share the joys of underwater imaging with everyone!

WHEN: Monday June 17th, 2019, 7-9 PM
WHERE: House of Brews, 302 W.51st Street, New York, NY