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BSoUP Beginners Portfolio Competition 2007

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Second - Duncan Robins

Duncan Robins - Beginners Portfolio - Third
Beginners Portfolio Competition 2006 - Second © Duncan Robins

My portfolio by Duncan Robins

I currently live in Newbury, Berkshire. After a brief career as a fisheries scientist I turned to the dark-side and now work in IT. I've been into photography as a hobby for a few years and interested in the underwater world since I was a kid. I decided to combine these 2 interests in August 2006 and bought myself an underwater camera housing (a Hugyfot) for my Nikon D200. Not really knowing where to begin I booked myself on a Martin Edge course and a trip with him to Hawaii. I learnt so much from him and the others on this trip in these few days.

I've really got the bug now and been on a few group trips with many great people to Red Sea and Sipadan and more recently Guadalupe. Currently busy saving for a couple of trips next year.
All photos taken with a Nikon D200 in a Hugyfot housing with Inon Z240 strobes


Top Left:
Hopefully something slightly different for a clownfish shot. Taken in Southern Red Sea in June 2007. f10 1/60 60mm macro.
A school of batfish Top middle:
A school of batfish. I wasn't too sure whether this one would work in a portfolio as it best viewed large. However the colours and composition seemed to work well so I decided to keep it in there. Taken in Sipadan in May 2007. f6.3 1/250, 10.5m fisheye.
A dwarf moray Top right:
A dwarf moray. These things are pretty small (as its name might suggest) so not really as scary as it looks. Taken in Hawaii in Sept 2006. f14 1/50, 60mm macro. Single strobe.
 A green turtle Bottom left:
A green turtle, Sipadan. Some great opportunities for turtle photography in Sipadan - they seemed to be everywhere ! Really pleased with colours in this one. f7.1 1/250, 10.5mm fisheye.
A red sea soft coral Bottom middle:
A red sea soft coral taken in St Johns caves, Southern Red Sea. The low sun was in just the right place - right behind the soft coral. f22 1/80, 10.5mm fisheye.
 Clown fish and its anenome Bottom right:
Clown fish and its anenome. Taken on my trip to Sipadan in May 2007.  f14 1/60, 60mm macro

1st Anna James

3rd Jason Spafford

5th Martin Bailey

2nd Duncan Robins

4th Tamsin Eyles

6th Eleonora Manca

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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