New York Underwater Photographic Society
at the NYC Sea Gypsies

May 25th, 2021
7:00 PM

"Images That Need Work"

Taking photographs underwater is just the beginning of the digital workflow. Just like in the days of shooting film, we want to start with the best image possible, but we could correct technical mistakes and compensate for less than ideal conditions. In the days of film, we tweaked the photos in the darkroom. Now we use a computer.
We are fortunate to have María Pérez-Cejuela López from Capture One at our May meeting. Capture One is a professional-grade editing software used by many photographers around the world. The meeting will start with a 30-minute presentation explaining how Capture One works and the editing tools available. After the presentation, María will demonstrate how Capture One will improve your images.
Please send us up to three images that you feel could be improved. You might consider the photos perfect, or they might need substantial improvement. María will pick one image from each participant and will demonstrate how to improve the picture. María will choose photographs that allow the use of different Capture One tools. She is joining us from Spain, so time is limited. We CANNOT guarantee we could get to everyone's photos.
RAW files have more data than JPEG files and are better for this kind of editing program. For this meeting, we want to receive a RAW and a JPEG file for each image. María will edit one JPEG so we could see the difference.

All JPEG files should 10" at the largest side and 150 DPI. Since the files will be large, please use Dropbox or WeTranfer to send the images. You could also email each image separately if you need to. Include the RAW and the JPEG for each image in each email.

In your email, on the subject line, please type in caps NYUPS: "Images that need Work" Email all of your images to You should get a confirmation email within 24 hours. If not, please email me at

The deadline for images is Tuesday, May 20th, 2021.
Due to the fact we have to choose images, please do not send them after May 20th.

Capture One and B&H Photo will be offering NYUPS members a 20% discount on Capture One software until June 25th, 2021. Details to follow.

Please note that you do not need to submit images to attend the meeting – feel free just to come and enjoy the photos, share, 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 or how long you've been shooting. NYUPS at the Sea Gypsies want to share the joys of underwater imaging with everyone interested.


Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
7:00-9 PM Eastern Time (US)

Online Zoom Meeting
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