The Finest Underwater Photographers in Texas

Welcome to the Houston Underwater Photographic Society's webpage.  HUPS was founded on May 2, 1983 and has within its membership many award winning photographers.  One of our primary objectives is to provide a nurturing environment for underwater photographers that enjoy the sport and want to improve their skills while having a great time with like-minded friends.


No matter your experience level, you will come to enjoy what HUPS has to offer.  Our monthly competitions and presentations will captivate you and our workshops will make you a better photographer.  If you are free and in the Houston area, come on down and see why we have been around for such a long time.  Guests are always welcome.


The CHUM (Roger Veteto) dive license plate initiative has reached its final stage. We are at the point where pre-orders are being solicited. The following is from Roger:

“The Texas SCUBA Diver plates have been approved by TxDMV and are now available for pre-order. To get them into production and onto vehicles, we just need to secure 200 pre-orders. (In the unlikely event that the 200 pre-order threshold is not reached, full refunds will be issued for any payments received).

Plates can be pre-ordered at:

For details on what the Personalized / Background Only options mean, please see Option #7 of the MyPlates FAQ:

Frank Burek















FROM: Semi Aboud, EVP of Talent and Casting for Pilgrim Media Group.


We’re a television production company that creates documentary series for major cable TV networks, including Discovery, National Geographic and History Channel. Right now, we’re putting together a team of shark divers, experts and enthusiasts -- including dive operators, underwater photographers, conservationists, taggers, etc. for a new on-camera expedition.  


You can read our full casting notice here:









With the passing of Jackie, we have lost a friend and a talented member whose wonderful images influenced and helped develop the photographic talents of HUPS members for a quarter of a century. 

The following are Jackie’s significant accomplishments as a HUPS member:

  1. Mary Lou & Jackie, as a family, received the HUPS Lifetime Achievement Award. They were one of the initial groups to receive that award in 2007.

  2. Mary Lou joined HUPS in 1986, Jackie joined as an individual in 1988. 

  3. Jackie Reid – Board member 2002 & 2003.

  4. Jackie Reid – Advanced Photographer of the Year – 16 times (94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04 [tie with David Lenderman], 05, 06, 07, 10, 11 & 17).

  5. Instructor for 1 workshop on “Composition”. (Nov. 6, 2004)

  6. Presenter or contributor to 37 programs for our members.

Here is the link for Jackie's obituary:



The HUFF tickets are now available online. There will be 3 shows at the 14 Pews Theater in The Heights, 800 Aurora St., Houston, 77009 on April 17 & 18, 2021. Tickets are $11.


The Saturday, 3 pm matinee will feature 27 films in two categories: Environmental and Art House Flicks.


The Saturday, 7 pm and Sunday, 3 pm shows will feature 34 films in four categories: Novice, Fixed Lens, Short Video and Feature Length. 


There will be Pre-Show of HUPS Photo Contest winners throughout the years and an Intermission Show featuring 4 films by Emmy award winning filmmakers, Howard and MIchele Hall, and Dustin Adamson.


Following the Sunday matinee, there will be an After Party in the back garden. All are invited. 


Here are the links to buy tickets:


Saturday, April 17, 3 pm Matinee


Saturday, April 17, 7 pm Show


Sunday, April 18, 3 pm Matinee  











For additional information or questions on HUPS

Please contact:  Monica Losey, our Membership Chair.

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