The NYC Sea Gypsies

Since 1971

New York Underwater Photographic Society at the NYC Sea Gypsies

The Underwater Photography group of the NYC Sea Gypsies presents our first annual imaging workshop at Dutch Springs!

On Saturday, August 26th, Larry Cohen and Michael Rothschild will run this special event, which is free to members. Underwater photography is very challenging, with many special considerations for composition, lighting, modeling and equipment. Our plan is to run sessions on the platform with plenty of time during surface intervals to critically review the images, letting participants incorporate new techniques right away.

By sticking to the platform, we will be simplifying the diving aspects of the workshop, since it’s really about the photography. Also, by staying above the thermocline in late August, we should have water temperatures in the 70s, so any warm water divers who only dive in wetsuits can join us in comfort!

We will have a variety of cameras, lights and strobes for you to try out, and there will be plenty of time for discussion about gear and techniques.

PLEASE RSVP to so that we can get an accurate headcount for planning purposes. Hope to see you all at Dutch Springs on August 26th!


Larry and Mike

Larry Cohen started diving in 1989. Because of his background as a commercial and editorial photographer, he started taking photographs underwater right from the beginning. He is a past president of The NYC Sea Gypsies, co-founder of NYUPS and used to crew on the NJ dive boat John Jack. His photos have appeared in such magazines as Sport Diver, Scuba Diving, Alert Diver, Diver, Immersed, Advanced Diver, Sub Aqua Journal, Northeast Dive News and many others. He is the Northeast editor of X-Ray Magazine. Larry helps people with underwater gear at B&H Photo in chat and email. To see his work visit

Michael Rothschild is an avid underwater photographer. He especially enjoys working in our backyard marine ecosystems, off the New Jersey and Long Island shores. He has had several articles and a number of photographs published in national magazines, and he lectures frequently about underwater photography at Beneath the Sea and other venues. Michael is the current dive chair and former president of the NYC Sea Gypsies.

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All images should be .JPG files, 10” at the largest side and 150 DPI. If you would like to submit videos, please bring them to the meeting as Quicktime files on a flash drive.

In your email, on the subject line please type in caps NYUPS: “YOUR LATEST DIVE TRIP”. Please email all your images to You should get a confirmation email within 24 hours. If not, please email Larry at

The deadline for images is
Friday June 16th.
Please note that you do not need to submit images to attend the meeting – feel free to just come and enjoy the images, share and learn a little about improving your imaging techniques! We want to stress that our meetings are for photographers of all levels. It doesn’t matter what camera you use or how long you've been shooting, NYUPS at the Sea Gypsies wants to share the joys of underwater imaging with everyone interested.

Monday June 19th, 2017 7-9 PM

NY Beer Company 321 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
(212) 245-2337