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Beginners Portfolio 2011

Second: Mark Pickford

Mark Pickford
Mark Pickford

My portfolio by Mark Pickford

I live in Penshurst Kent, I am 50, a doctor, I have been diving for 12 years and taking underwater pictures for 3 years. My first underwater pictures were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 3 years ago.  For the last 2 years I have used a Nikon D300 in a Subal housing with Inon strobes.  I enjoy land photography as well as underwater photography; I love travel, Jazz and, of course, diving.

1. Mandarin fish: Lembeh, 60mm + Inon Z240; Nikon D300, Subal housing.  F7.1 1/320.  This fabulous little fish decided to swim up off the coral rubble and follow my focus light into the water column giving me a sequence of pleasing shots. 

2. Whip coral shrimp: Manado, 60mm + Inon Z240; Nikon D300, Subal housing. 1/100 F10

3. Mating nudibranchs: Lembeh, 60mm + Inon Z240 X1 Snooted; Nikon D300, Subal housing.  F18 1/200

4. Kri Eco Resort pier, Rajah Ampat, Papua; Tokina Fisheye at 15.0mm + Inon Z240; Nikon D300, Subal housing.  F16 1/200

5. Coral polyp: Lembeh, 60mm + Inon Z240 X1 Snooted; Nikon D300, Subal housing.  F 8.0 1/200

6. Dive guide portrait: Lembeh, Tokina Fisheye at 15.0mm + Inon Z240; Nikon D300, Subal housing. F11 1/125

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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