September 2017 Monthly Meeting

Featured Speaker: Steve Eilenberg & Marie Tartar

Steve Eilenberg & Marie Tartar

Hiding in Plain Sight: Life and Death on the Reef

Program Description

Steve and I have logged many miles in the 30+ years we’ve been together. Traveling and photography are inseparable for us. A common theme in our travels is water, most often under it (SCUBA diving), sometimes on it (snorkeling with whale sharks and humpback whales, kayaking, river rafting), and sometimes beside it (bicycling along rivers in Europe, chasing great light and amazing waterfalls, icebergs and glaciers in Iceland, Antarctica, and by the time of our upcoming NCPS presentation, Svalbard, in the Arctic Circle north of Norway). Underwater photography has taken us around the world, to Galapagos, Indonesia, British Columbia, the Yucatan Peninsula. Of course, many great underwater destinations have fabulous topside subjects as well. Over the years, we’ve expanded our repertoire into landscape and topside wildlife (Komodo dragons, African safaris), as well as taken to the skies with drone photography. We’re calling our presentation “The I’s Have It: Indonesia, Isla Mujeres and Iceland”. It will be an around the world whirlwind, including colorful reefs, amazing camouflaged critters, huge whale sharks, and if all goes as planned in Grand Teton on August 21, maybe even some eclipse shots!

Our work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the La Jolla Athenaeum, the Stephen Birch Aquarium, the San Diego Natural History Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art. Steve’s xray and CT scan based work has been shown at Jett Gallery, the Museum of Man and the Mingei International Museum and will be included in an upcoming 2018 show at MOPA, Hidden Worlds. We recently began writing articles for the web resource, Photo Focus (Marie, on Preparing for the Total Solar Eclipse and upcoming, Steve on getting started in drone photography, My First Drone).

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