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BSoUP Meeting - February 2008

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BSoUP February Meeting

The Next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday 20th February 2008 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in The Holland Club, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7. Directions.

Photo techniques: Creative by Tony Baskeyfield

As the owner and Creative Director of a graphic design and photographic studio,  Plus Two Design Ltd, BSoUP member Tony Baskeyfield focuses on the need to be 'creative' every day.  But he also spends a lot of time applying that focus to things in the underwater world - a diver for over 35 years and an underwater photographer for 10 of those years, BSAC's Travel Club Photographic Correspondent, winner of SUBIOS twice as well as many other awards, Tony takes his camera underwater in places from the Seychelles to East Anglia.  This month his talk 'Out of the box' explores the creative process and goes beyond taking just a nice, well exposed and sharp underwater image.

Focus On Competition: Animal Behaviour. Rules and on-line entry form.

Tony Baskeyfield
Tony Baskeyfield


Simon Brown
Simon Brown

Main event: Shooting the Military - Part II by Simon Brown.

Last year Simon told us about his 'shooting' the work of the Defence Dive School and showed us just what it took to become a military diver. Over the last 12 months he has been documenting the kind of work a successful trainee military diver could be tasked with. Simon photographed the Northern Diving Group (NDG) at work dealing with these bombs, safe in the knowledge that if 1000lbs of explosive decided to work as intended his passing would be instantaneous.  In addition to covering the work of the Royal Navy, Simon will reveal the 'story behind the feature' and talk about just what it took to get these features, both above and below the waves. For light relief Simon will also talk about his 'Mission Impossible' features for DIVE Magazine - 'Diving by Train' (can 2 divers get 94 kgs of kit to Portland by train, bus and taxi?) and 'Operation Flat Pack' (you'll have to come to the meeting to find out about that one!).

February Focus on - Animal Behaviour

Congratulations to Anthony Holley whose image of a cleaner shrimp won February's Focus On competition on the theme of 'Animal Behaviour'. Shannon Conway's mouth-breeder came second and Alex Mustard's aquatic pig came third. There were a total of 43 entries.

Results - top six

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Anthony Holley 46 13
2 Shannon Conway 32 3
3 Alexander Mustard 24 7
4 Sam Bean 22 5
5 Len Deeley 21 1
6 Neil Rosewarn 15 2

View top six in the Gallery.

BSoUP members only may view all the entries in projected order in the Competition slideshow.

Cleaner shrimp by Anthony Holley
Cleaner shrimp by Anthony Holley



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