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What is HUPS?

The HOUSTON UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY is a not-for-profit organization formed to encourage interest and promote participation in underwater photography and videography.  HUPS provides educational and entertaining programs on the varied aspects of underwater photography and videography.

The HUPS objectives are accomplished through monthly meetings that include educational or informative programs, including slide and video presentations, on the topic of underwater imaging or destinations for diving photographers, photo contests, and informtion on special eventsscheduled throughout the year.

HUPS also sponsors dive trips that are designed specifically to meet the needs of underwater photographers.

Who Should Join?

Anyone interested in becoming an underwater photographer or videographer or improving his or her present underwater photography skill level will find HUPS membership very valuable.  Non-photographers will also enjoy a HUPS membership because of the exciting monthly slide and/or video presentations that feature dive destinations and exceptional photography, which will be of interest to all enthusiastic divers.


Beginning for 2009 memberships, annual membership dues are $35.00 for an individual and $45.00 for family memberships.  New members joining after June 1st pay 50% of these rates.  This applies only to first time members of HUPS.

Benefits of Membership

FELLOWSHIP:  The most important benefit of HUPS membership is the opportunity to meet with fellow divers who share a love of underwater photography.

Click here for information about HUPS monthly meetings.
Click here for information about HUPS periodic workshops.
Click here for the HUPS monthly newsletter.
Click here for monthly photo contest results and rules.
Click here for member photo galleries.
Click here for information about membership and officers.
Click here for news and links.
Click here to access the HUPS Forum.
Click here to join HUPS.
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MEETINGS:  Our monthly meeting includes educational programs on every aspect of underwater photography, a slide or video program prepared by a guest or club member and a photo contest.

NEWSLETTER:  Underwater Images is e-mailed to all members before each meeting and includes information on that month's program, contest winners, trip reports, photo tips, classified ads, local news items and much more. The newsletter is NOT available by regular mail, but a copy of the newsletter is posted on the website shortly after it is e-mailed to all members.

DIVE TRIPS:  Trips are planned throughout the year by club divemasters to meet the needs of underwater photographers.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY:  The membership directory is published annually and provided to all members.

When and Where Does HUPS Meet?

The HOUSTON UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY meets the first Monday of each month at 7:15 pm, with a social time starting at 7:00 pm.  Our regular meeting place is the Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet (near Hillcroft). Click here for more information on meetings.

How Do I Join?

Open and complete the online membership form and pay using PayPal or a credit card, or download, print, and complete the membership application and mail it with a check for your annual dues to:

P.O. Box 270056
Houston, TX 77277

You may also bring the completed application and a check for your dues to the next HUPS meeting.

HUPS By-Laws and Consitution


Officers - 2010 HUPS Officers, Directors, and Committee Chairs


Photo Gallery

& Officers
HUPS Forum