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.


It's that time again. We have 3 entries for our Fall Video Contest. View them and vote on the HUPS Video Contest Facebook page. Here's the link:


You must be a HUPS member to vote. All votes are anonymous. You must also have a Facebook account and request membership to this closed group. If you aren't already a member of the group and would like to vote, please contact me at, so I can add you. 


Also, if you do plan to vote, please watch each film, in its entirety, before voting. 


Betsy Beasley

HUPS Video Contest Coordinator


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  





There is a online fund raising program to benefit the Fling. Due to social distancing measures it has not been allowed to go out this year. As you know without it there would not be a way to go out to the Flower Gardens. See the link below. Feel free to pass it on to your members. I know that CHUM has made such a donation.


Keep the Boat Afloat organized by Daniella Fontana



Keep the Boat Afloat organized by Daniella Fontana

I have been a volunteer crew member for 20 years now and I want to help The Fling. I’ve seen ot… Daniella Fonta..






 Attention HUPS Members if you want to pay for a trip via PayPal, you can contact Debbie Mensay via email address and she will generate an invoice that includes the 2.9% + $0.30 fees so that the club will get the appropriate net amount.



For additional information or questions on HUPS

Please contact:  Monica Losey, our Membership Chair.

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