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BSoUP Meeting - March 2008

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BSoUP March Meeting

Exceptionally this month, the BSoUP meeting will take place in the Read Lecture Theatre, which is located on level 5 in the Sherfield building (No 22 on the Imperial College campus map - see Directions). This room is very close to the Holland Club bar, which will be open until about 9pm. If you can make the meeting, please get your drinks at the bar from 7.30pm in time to start promptly at 8pm., but please do not bring them into the Read Theatre.

Technical talk - Top tips on underwater photography by Linda Pitkin

Linda will be offering advice on how to get the most out of your camera. If you want to come back from a dive with more good shots in the can (or more accurately, on the memory card), then do not miss her tips!

Linda Pitkin
JP Trenque's winning Theme Portfolio 2007
JP Trenque's winning Theme Portfolio 2007

A hugely accomplished underwater photographer, Linda Pitkin has been a popular and regular member of BSoUP for many years. During this time she has published four books and been awarded numerous awards in national and international competitions. In 2003, she was inducted to the prestigious Women Divers Hall of Fame for her contribution to the underwater environment. To find-out more about Linda, check-out her website at

Annual competition: Theme portfolio

This competition is open to paid-up BSoUP members only.

Each member can submit a portfolio of six images arranged in two rows of three.  All portfolios will be judged by the audience present at the meeting.  The winner will receive the BSoUP Theme Portfolio Trophy and a cheque for £100 donated by Ultimate Sports.  Please check the rules and entry form.

Main event - Wreck photography by John Liddiard

This talk will be about wreck diving, wreck photography and DIVER magazine's wreck tour series. Not so much how to take photographs, as how to photograph wrecks and what to take photographs of when diving wrecks.

A freelance diving photographer and journalist, he has dived full-time since 1998. Among his many published features, you have probably read his wreck tours in the pages of Diver.

In March of 1999 John became an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS). His photography and web site have won several awards, including highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition for a picture of a spawning starfish.

You can discover more about John Liddiard at

John Liddiard
John Liddiard

Arthur Kingdon's Theme Portfolio 2008- Lionfish
Arthur Kingdon's Theme Portfolio 2008- Lionfish

Kevin Cullimore's Theme Portfolio 2008 - Pike
Kevin Cullimore's Theme Portfolio 2008 - Pike

BSoUP's Theme Portfolio Competition 2008

Congratulations to Arthur Kingdon from Britstol whose Theme Portfolio 'Lionfish' won this year's Theme Portfolio Competiton.

Arthur beat 13 other portfolios to win the Theme Portfolio Trophy and £100 kindly donated by Ultimate Sports, publishers of The Art of Diving, Dive the Red Sea and Dive the Caribbean and North America.

Second place went to Kevin Cullimore and third to JP Trenque.

Top six (click photographer's name to view portfolio)

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Arthur Kingdon 60 12
2 Kevin Cullimore 45 5
3 JP Trenque 37 5
4 Mike Davidge 32 4
5 Neil Rosewarn 26 6
6 Jane Morgan 14 4

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