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BSoUP Meeting - September 2007

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DIVE Magazine's 100th issue

Wednesday, 19th September 2007

The next BSoUP meeting take splace on Wednesday 19th September 2007 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in The Holland Club, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7. If you can make the meeting, please get your drinks at the bar in time to start promptly at 8.00 p.m. Directions.

Colour correction and dealing with backscatter by David Lloyd.

Dave is Dive Magazine's Art Editor and a Photoshop expert who has worked with the product virtually since it's birth in the late 80's.  He will take us through techniques to deal with two very common problems that we frequently face with our digital images! 


Focus On competition - The World in our hands

We all know that the marine world is in peril and our photographs can sometimes help to show others about its problems. 

Members only please dig out those images that illustrate some of the dangers to our oceans and their inhabitants - whether taken above or below the water - and submit them by Tuesday night. See Rules and Entry form. If in doubt, ask! 

As an added incentive this month the winner will receive a copy of the fabulous new book 'REEF: Exploring the underwater world' by ScubaZoo, donated by publisher Dorling Kindersley.

REEF: Exploring the underwater world by Scuba Zoo. published by Dorling Kindersley
'REEF: Exploring the underwater world' by ScubaZoo.
Published by Dorling Kindersley


Mark Webster
Mark Webster


Composition and the use of negative space by Mark Webster

Mark is a well established photo-journalist writing regularly for the major diving, photographic and wildlife magazines. He has represented Great Britain at the CMAS World Championships of Underwater Photography winning silver and bronze medals and has other competition successes including the BBC/British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Agfa Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Blue Earth 2000, Geographical Magazine Photographer of the Year 2000, Ocean Realm Magazine Marine Photo 2000, Diver Magazine Image 2001 and 2003 and Subios 2004.

Mark's books include 'The Art and Technique of Underwater Photography (Fountain Press) and 'Diving and Snorkeling Belize' (Lonely Planet) and his latest publication 'Passions - Scuba Diving' (Duncan Baird). He has also contributed to many other publications. See www.photec.co.uk/ for more details.


Focus On - The World in our hands

Congratulations to Gavin Parsons who was the winner of this month's Focus On competition with an image of a stranded Manta ray (right) caught as by catch by local fishemen on the coast of Tanzania. Gavin wins a copy of 'Reef: Exploring the underwater world' by ScubaZoo, donated by publisher Dorling Kindersley.

Mark Webster came second with an image of a Basking shark caught in a net set in Mounts Bay, Cornwall. The shark was subsequently freed from the net and swam away.

Position Photographer Score
     
1 Gavin Parsons 87
2 Mark Webster 55
3 Alex Mustard 36
4 Mark Webster 27
5 Paul Biggin 16
6 Gavin Parsons 15

Stranded Manta ray by Gavin Parsons
Stranded Manta ray by Gavin Parsons

   

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