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BSoUP Beginners Portfolio Competition 2004

For the DIVER Trophy

Winner - Judy Winterman





Anemone fish

Frog fish

© Judy Winterman

My winning portfolio 2004

by Judy Winterman

Samamtha Bean

I took up diving nearly 30 years ago in Scotland. I am an Advanced Diver with the British Sub Aqua Club. My first dive was 24 metres under ice in February in a Scottish Loch before I had done any pool training. I finally qualified as a second class diver in the Scottish Sub Aqua and became Training Officer for the Ayr Branch transferring to the Brighton British Sub Aqua Club in 1987. Joining BSoUP in the last few years has meant that I can now be in the company of like minded underwater camera fanatics which I enjoy tremendously.

I started photography with a Motormarine Sea and Sea Mark 1 camera in 1986 taking photos in Scapa Flow and moved onto a Nikonos V from about 1990. I became fairly frustrated in the composition of subjects with this fixed focus camera and finally in 1996 took out a mortgage to purchase a housed Nikon F90X SLR which I adore!

Regular trips abroad over the last few years have given me the opportunity to take more photographs and see some wonderful countries.

I was extremely pleased to hear over the telephone that I had won the beginners portfolio and am still bubbling with excitement.


No.1 Diver (Pat) swimming around Shark Reef, Ras Mohammed June 2003. Taken with the Nikon F90X and 16mm fisheye lens with Fuji Provia 100 film.

Anemone fish

No. 2. Anemone, Great Barrier Reef, June 2004. Taken with Nikon F90X and 60 mm macro lens with Fuji Velvia 50 film

Spotted moray eel

No. 3. Shoal, Great Barrier Reef, June 2004. Taken with Nikon F90X and 60 mm macro lens with Fuji Velvia 50 film

Basket star

No. 4. Tubastrea, Town Pier, Bonaire, November 2000. Taken with Nikon F90X and 105 mm macro lens with Fuji Velvia 50 film

Manta ray

No. 5. Anemone fish, Great Barrier Reef, June 2004. Taken with Nikon F90X and 60 mm macro lens with Fuji Velvia 50


No. 6. Frogfish, Town Pier, Bonaire, December 2002. Taken with Nikon F90X and 105

BSoUP Beginners Portfolio Competition

Beginners Portfolio Competition Winners


2017 Nur Tucker

2016 Simon Yates

2015 John Parker

2014 Sue Guess

2013 Mark Drayton

2012 Paul Woodburn

2011 Sean Arrowsmith

2010 Will Clark

2009 Daniel Norwood

2008 David Henshaw

2007 Anna James

2006 Kam Arya


2004 Judy Winterman

2003 Samantha Bean

2002 Jane Morgan

2001 Cathy Lewis

2000 Tony White

1999 Mike Maloney

1998 Gary Clarke

1997 Sue Heaps

1996 Hilary Driscoll

1995 Malcom Hey

1994 Nigel Doe

1993 Gavin Anderson

1992 Paul Naylor

1991 Howard Bunyan

1990 Dave Meates

1989 John Lee

1988 Alfredo Rock

1987 Mark Taylor

1986 Michael Wong

1985 Martin Edge

1984 Viv Pearson

1983 Linda Pitkin

1982 Mike Valentine

1981 Brian Humphries

1980 Graham Pattie

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