The British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP)
Inspiring and informing underwater photographers since 1967

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BSoUP's Sponsors

O'Three - Sponsor of the BIUPC 2015 and 2016


Diver Magazine - Sponsor of the Annual Beginners Portfolio Competition and the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition

DiveQuest - Sponsor of the Underwater Excellence

Scuba Travel

Scuba Tours Worldwide

Underwater Camera Store

Buddy Watcher

Cameras Underwater - Sponsor of the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition 2015 and 2016 and BIUPC 2015 and 2016

Secrets of the Sea by Callum Roberts andamp; Alex Mustard

World's Best Wildlife Dive Sites by Nick and Caroline Rbertson-Brown

  • Best of British - 1st - Kirsty Andrews
  • Best of British - 1st  - Kirsty Andrews
  • Best of British - 1st - Kirsty Andrews
  • Best of British - 2nd - Robert Bailey
  • Best of British - 2nd - Robert Bailey
  • Best of British - 2nd - Robert Bailey

The British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) is a not-for-profit membership organisation that promotes all aspects of underwater photography. Whatever your level of experience or knowledge, we're here to guide you on your journey as an underwater photographer. About BSoUP

BSoUP welcomes photographers of all skill levels with any type of underwater camera system from compact camera to DSLR.

BSoUP's aim is to inspire and encourage underwater photographers and to help develop underwater photography in all aspects. It strives to help its members create great underwater images and to promote excellence in underwater photography.

BSoUP provides expert advice and encouragement through a network of experienced underwater photographers who help newcomers and others to develop through monthly meetings, news and our own magazine.

Spot Monthly Meetings

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month in Meeting Room 3, Union Building, Beit Quadrangle, Prince Consort Road, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7 2BB. Full directions, including a map.

Meetings start at 8.00pm and finish at around 10.30pm. New and potential members are encouraged to come along at 7.30pm, when there will be committee members on hand to welcome you.

Next meeting: Tuesday 18th October, 2016. See Programme



Members receive BSoUP's magazine 'in focus', which is published three times a year. It contains articles and photos of places members have been, tips and techniques, and news of events, meetings and competition winners.

in focus 107
Spring 2016

infocus 106
Autumn 2015

in focus 105
Summer 2015



We organise national and monthly members-only competitions.

Next competition: Beginners Portfolio. A portfolio of 6 images. The overall impression of the portfolio should communicate variety, not necessarily of subject, but certainly of approach and technique. The competition, which is open to all underwater photographers who qualIfy as beginners, will open shortly. Please read the rules before submitting your entry.

Deadline: Sunday 6th November.



Hundreds of galleries and dozens of slideshows of winning images, latest news and news archive, articles on underwater photography, equipment and dive sites, links to member's websites and other resources, and an online shop.

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