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BSoUP Meeting - October 2007

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Wednesday, 17th October 2007

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 17th October 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.

Tony White
Tony White

Photographing sharks - with Tony White

Veteran BSoUP member Tony White began his photographic career with the Royal Navy shooting anything from nuclear subs to harrier jump jets. He moved on to become production manager for a large photographic lab. and then to the print industry.

However, since 1995 when he first picked up an underwater camera, his success as a professional underwater photographer has grown rapidly and taken him around the world many times. It has also brought him alongside the very best in the field. 

Tony contributes to 18 major global nature and diving magazines and his collection of awards continues to grow. In 2002, while documenting the famous 'sardine run' off South Africa he was enveloped by a bait ball and bitten by a copper shark. The incident made the international news but Tony has always stressed the hit was an accident.

In 2003, Tony steeled himself to return to one of nature's most impressive wildlife events and while working once again on capturing the wild beauty of the 'sardine run' he was simultaneously the subject of a documentary by National Geographic to record his return to the scene of his close encounter.

Tony is well qualified to give us a briefing on how to photograph sharks.

'Focus on' competition - Best of British portfolio

The annual portfolio season gets underway with the best of British. Open to members only, each submission must be a portfolio of six images arranged in two rows of three. All portfolios will be judged by the audience present. The winner will receive the BSoUP best of British trophy and a cheque for £100 generously donated by Sport Diver Magazine, who reserve the right to publish the winning portfolio. Please check the rules and entry details

Shark Trust
Shark Trust

The Shark Trust - with Ali Hood

Brought up as a child in Cyprus, Ali spent much of her formative life sitting on the seabed with a lap full of rocks watching the fish go past.

That sealed her fate and she was destined to work as a marine biologist. A slight detour between school and university took her to Australia where she worked for two and a half years on the great barrier reef before settling down to do a degree and masters and the necessary amount of voluntary work before securing a job that actually paid money. After six years at the Marine Biological Association, where Ali worked with Keith Hiscock to establish the MarLIN programme, Ali took a position with the Shark Trust where she has been working for the last five years as Director of Conservation. 
Ali will be showing some beautiful shark images and explaining how BSoUP members can get involved in helping to save this precious and endangered creature from extinction.

Gill McDonald

Trevor Rees' winning Best of British Portfolio
Trevor Rees' winning Best of British Portfolio

Best of British Portfolio Competition

A total of 18 portfolios were submitted for last night's Best of British Portfolio Competition.

Congratulations to Trevor Rees the winner. Trevor received more first placings than Robert Bailey and won the BSoUP Trophy and a cheque for £100 kindly donated by Sport Diver Magazine.

Position Points Photographer
1 47 Trevor Rees
2 47 Robert Bailey
3 36 Len Deeley
4 34 Sally Sharrock
5 21 Dave Peake
6 20 Elaine Whiteford

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