April 21 San Diego Photo Club Meeting – Marie Tartar and Steve Eilenberg

“The I’s Have It:  Indonesia, Isla Mujeres, and Iceland”

April 21 San Diego Photo Club Meeting – Marie Tartar and Steve Eilenberg

Wesley Palms

2404 Loring Street

San Diego, CA 92019

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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The presentation of Marie Tartar and Steve Eilenberg will feature gorgeous coral reef scenics and strange macro creatures from underwater Indonesia, giant whale sharks and freshwater cenotes from Isla Mujeres, and landscape photography from Ireland.


Short bio-Steve Eilenberg, MD and Marie Tartar, MD

Steve and I met as radiology residents at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis in 1986, and married three years later. We learned to dive in 1990, during my last year of residency, during a few months lull between studying for written and oral boards, when I badly needed diversion.

We moved to San Diego in 1990. Over the years, we’ve logged many miles and spent many hours in, on or around water, always living near the beach, and dividing our vacations between diving, kayaking , river rafting, biking and snowboarding. Always interested in underwater photography, we finally tried it in Palau in 1996-that is, I took an onboard course, but found Steve was as eager as I to see the results. By the end of the trip, he was trying to wrestle the rented Nikonos away underwater!

Since then, we succumbed to complete obsession, escalating rapidly from sharing a Nikonos V (trading off each dive, which lasted exactly one trip) to one for each, to today, both shooting with Nikon D7000s, housed in metal Subal housings. Our photographic enthusiasm extends topside as well, and we consider it perfectly normal to travel with a tripod.

Along the way, we’ve enjoyed a variety of dive environments, from warm (Carribbean, Cozumel, Belize, Baja, Hawaii) to cold (California Channel Islands) to freezing (British Columbia). In recent years, we have returned again and again to the South Pacific, including the Solomons, Papua New Guineau, the Andaman Sea (Thailand and Burma) and Indonesia.

Formerly active members of the San Diego Underwater Photographic Society, we presented slide shows on Galapagos in 1998, British Columbia in 1999 and the Andaman Sea in 2003 and 2005 at the SDUPS’ annual Film Festival. Our work has been displayed in a variety of group shows at museums, including San Diego Natural History Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, Birch Aquarium and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. We have been guest presenters at Rancho La Puerta spa in Tecate, Mexico, as well as at multiple camera clubs in San Diego.

We have been part-timers in Sedona since succumbing to red rock fever in 2007, and now enjoying exploring the desert southwest when not working or underwater.

Our work can be seen on our website and blog: www.aperturephotoarts.com.


MemberShare will occur after Marie and Steve’s presentation. Email or Dropbox (preferred) 8 images to our President at tm@tmschultze.com. You no longer need to resize your images.

Please invite your friends to join us for an informative and great evening!

Raffle prizes include sponsor contributions from:

Don’t forget, with your 2016 Membership you will receive one raffle ticket for free! You can purchase additional tickets for $ 1.00. If you paid for your membership at the last meeting, we will have your membership cards at the meeting!

Members are welcome to display their work in our meeting room. If you have a framed print and an easel, bring it in and set it up at 6:30 PM for everyone to see!

MemberShare will occur after Ben’s presentation. Email or Dropbox (preferred) 8 images to our President at tm@tmschultze.com. You no longer need to resize your images.

Please invite your friends to join us for an informative and great evening!

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