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Overview

Each monthly meeting concludes with a photo contest. All HUPS members are eligible to enter digital images pertaining to the current month's theme (see below). Photos are judged by a three person panel selected from HUPS members at the meeting. Judging is subjective on the basis of the relevance of the subject of the photo to the theme, composition, - including the use of negative space, color, exposure, sharpness, and the difficulty involved in getting the shot.

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2011 PHOTO CONTESTS
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2011 TOPICS
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Welcome to the January Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the year to date tally of points for the photographer of the year award. Each month will show the new totals so check back often.
Eyes and/or Teeth
The main point of interest is eyes or teeth. Subjects need not be limited to fish.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.

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Welcome to the February Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the year to date tally of points for the photographer of the year award. Each month will show the new totals so check back often.
Seahorses & Pipefish
Just like it says. Anything in the subfamily "Syngnathinae". Look it up and learn
something.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.

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Welcome to the March Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the year to date tally of points for the photographer of the year award. Each month will show the new totals so check back often.
Blue Water
Any primary subject as long as the background has a nice blue color.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.

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Welcome to the April Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the year to date tally of points for the photographer of the year award. Each month will show the new totals so check back often.
Negative space
Subjects that are nicely composed against negative space backgrounds. Negative
space is defined as the area of an image not occupied by shapes or forms.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.

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Welcome to the May Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the year to date tally of points for the photographer of the year award. Each month will show the new totals so check back often.
Odd shaped
bottom
dwellers
Infrequent swimmers. Frogfish, crabs, flounder, scorpionfish, toadfish, batfish, lizardfish, crocodile fish. If it is a bit odd looking and spends most of its life on or in the sand or reef, it probably qualifies.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.

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Welcome to the June Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the year to date tally of points for the photographer of the year award. Each month will show the new totals so check back often.
It's only coral
Shots of coral. The coral can be "inhabited" but it must be very prominent in the picture or the main subject. There are a lot of "coral" species so you might want to look it up.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.

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Welcome to the July Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the year to date tally of points for the photographer of the year award. Each month will show the new totals so check back often.
Macro subjects
The main subject is smaller than an orange. Can be a portion of a larger subject
(eyes, fins, etc). Should be taken with a macro lens or one that focuses close. Don't
just crop the heck out of a picture.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.

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Welcome to the August Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the year to date tally of points for the photographer of the year award. Each month will show the new totals so check back often.
Sand & Muck
denizens
Fish & critters that live in sand or muck.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.

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Welcome to the September Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the year to date tally of points for the photographer of the year award. Each month will show the new totals so check back often.
Patterns
Geometrical or interesting textural patterns are a primary element of the image even
if there are other nongeometric elements in the shot. Can be made up of one or
multiple subjects but a pattern must be apparent to the viewer.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.

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Welcome to the October Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the year to date tally of points for the photographer of the year award. Each month will show the new totals so check back often.
They come out after
dark
Night creatures. Things that are out at night. The shots must be taken between dusk and dawn. This topic is pretty broad since a "creature" is defined as anything alive.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.

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Welcome to the November Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the final tally of the Photographer of the Year for all categories.
Black & White (or
Monocolor)
Monocolor images (black & white, sepia, blue tone, etc.). Only shades of one color are allowed. Can be taken as a monocolor image straight out of the camera or edited down from full color.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.

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Welcome to the Deember Slideshows.
CLICK HERE to visit the HUPS forum for up to the minute discussions of this month's topic.
TOPIC:
TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Click here to see the final tally of the Photographer of the Year for all categories.
Best of HUPS
Open category for Novice, Intermediate, & Advanced.  Creative category is for all entrants and "anything goes" (3 images maximum per category). Any image taken underwater is allowed in each of the first 3 categories. This includes images that have placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, in this year’s monthly contests. Please note that 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place winners in Best of
HUPS are not eligible for any HUPS contest in following years. Anyone is allowed to enter in the Creative category. It is basically a free ride for your creative juices. Photoshop away (or any other digital manipulation program). Cut-and-paste parts of one image into another, distort, change color or texture, repeat, invert, rotate, etc. The only requirements are that all elements of the image must have been photographed or created by the entrant and the primary focus
should be related to underwater photography. Non-underwater elements are allowed in the images for humor or creative impact as long as you took the photo.
SLIDE SHOWS FOR ALL CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's NOVICE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's INTERMEDIATE category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's ADVANCED category entries.
Click here to see the slideshow for this month's WINNERS for all categories.
Click here to see the slideshow for this December's CREATIVE category entries.
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PREVIOUS YEARS
SLIDESHOWS & WINNERS
PREVIOUS YEAR SLIDESHOWS:
Click here to review the slideshows from 2010.
Click here to review the slideshows from 2009.
Click here to review the slideshows from 2008.
Click here to review the slideshows from 2007.
PREVIOUS YEARS COMING SOON:
Click here to review the slideshows from 2006.
Click here to review the slideshows from 2005.
Click here to review the slideshows from 2004.
Click here to review the slideshows from 2003.
Click here to review the slideshows from 2002.
Click here to review the slideshows from 2001.
Click here to review the slideshows from 2000.
Click here to review the slideshows from 1999.