About

The West Australian Underwater Photographic Society (WAUPS) is a non-profit organisation which was established and incorporated in January, 1984.

WAUPS is a member of the The West Australian Photographic Federation Inc (WAPF

The aims of WAUPS are to:

  • Promote an improvement of underwater photography among it’s members
  • Promote underwater photography in the community
  • Encourage an understanding and preservation of the marine environment
  • Promote an exchange of skills and ideas from within the society and from external bodies; and
  • Have fun and enjoy socialising, diving and photography

WAUPS holds regular monthly meetings, a range of competitions, monthly photo dives, dive trips, exhibitions and social events. WAUPS members also get membership to the WA Photographic Federation and can participate in their events and trips.

We communicate to members through an e-news bulletin twice a month, a bi-monthly printed newsletter and Facebook – these keep members up-to-date with our activities, forthcoming national and international competitions, technical information and local news.

WAUPS Constitution

Meetings

WAUPS holds regular monthly meetings where members, guest speakers and visitors exchange ideas and information. The topics include practical and theoretical sessions in photography (for both the novice and experienced photographer), marine biology lectures, presentations of dive areas and trips, competitions, evaluation of photographs and in fact anything that may be of interest to photographic divers.  A show-and-tell of digital images from members takes place at each meeting.  Anyone interested in underwater photography with any level of experience is welcome to come along to our monthly meetings.

Monthly meetings are conducted at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm sharp start, at Drabble House, corner of Stirling Highway and Webster Street Nedlands (behind the Nedlands Public Library) on the 4th Tuesday of every month (except December).

IF THE 4TH TUESDAY IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY, THEN THE MEETING WILL BE ON THE TUESDAY OF THE WEEK BEFORE OR AFTER (we will advise via the Enews).

 

Membership

Membership fees cover the cost of:

  • keeping our equipment up-to-date – laptop, projector and screen, monitor calibrator
  • small thank you gifts for guest speakers
  • fees for the club to participate in exhibitions
  • printed materials to promote the club
  • venue hire

Membership fees also include membership to the WA Photographic Federation which gives you access to a range of great photography trips, workshops/courses and conferences and also gives the club important public liability insurance.

A membership year is from the AGM in June.

Membership fee is $55 per person.
The fee is $25 when paid after December 31.

If you would like to join, please complete the online membership form here and transfer the membership fee into the WAUPS bank account. All current members also need to complete a new form each year.

Direct deposit is our preferred method of payment.
BSB: 036054
Acc no: 960861
Acc name: WA Underwater Photographic Society
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