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BSoUP Beginners Portfolio Competition 2005

For the DIVER Trophy

Third - Martyn Guess


Anemone fish

Mantis shrimp

Frog fish

Wreck and divers

Anemone fish

© Martyn Guess

1st Shannon Conway
2nd Simon Brown
3rd Martyn Guess

4th Annelise Hagan
5th Richard Smith
6th Maria Munn

My portfolio

Martyn Guess

I am a chartered surveyor and commercial property developer, just 50 years old! and have been diving for 10 years. I started taking underwater photographs about 5 years ago with a Nikonas V and last year purchased my Fuji S2 Pro and subal housing. Since going digital I believe the standard of my photographs has improved considerably..

I am a warm water diver! and this year have dived in the Southern Red Sea aboard the MV Hurricane, Menorca and have just returned from 3 weeks in Manado and Kungkungan Bay.

When not diving or taking photographs I spend my spare time fly fishing and snow skiing.

The trip to Manado and KBR was blighted by my camera ceasing to work on the 4th day. I had to borrow what I could from other photographers until a second hand replacement S2 Pro arrived from the UK with 4 days left of my holiday.

The mantis shrimp and orange frogfish were taken in KBR with a borrowed Nikon D2 X from Shannon Conway who won this competition. We both use the same make of strobes ( Inon) so lighting was not too much of a problem and the camera is a fantastic bit of kit!! - one day!! The long nose hawk fish and two anenome fish were taken in Manado - Bunaken Island before my camera stopped working!! The wreck and Divers was taken in the Red Sea in July this year.

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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