The Monterey Underwater Film Festival audience at the Golden State Theater. I took this picture as an opener to my presentation.
Tonight, I spoke at the Monterey Underwater Film Festival, along with Berkley White, [Chuck Davis](http://www.tidalflatsphoto.com/), [Stephen Frink](http://stephenfrink.com/) and [Rick Rosenthal](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1427827/). The film festival, which was attended by approximately 725 enthusiastic audience members, took place at the [Golden State Theater](http://www.goldenstatetheatre.com/) and was put on by [NCUPS](http://ncups.org) and [Backscatter](http://backscatter.com) as part of the [Monterey Shootout](http://www.montereyshootout.com/) 2011.
The audience was incredible—very "live" and reactive! There was great energy in the air, which always makes an event a lot of fun to be a part of. I was honored to present alongside underwater-imaging pioneers who have decades of experience.
Speakers: Rick Rosenthal, Chuck Davis, Berkley White, Eric Cheng and Stephen Frink. Monterey Underwater Film Festival, September 10, 2011.