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BSoUP Meeting - September 2008

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Peter Scoones
Peter Scoones

Wednesday 17th September

The next meeting of BSoUP takes place on Wednesday 17th September at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, S. Kensington, London. Directions.

Photo techniques: Dome Ports 2 by Peter Scoones.

A co-founder of BSoUP Peter Scoones is probably best known for his stunning underwater film and video sequences in the block-busting BBC series 'Life on Earth', 'Blue Planet' and 'Life in the Freezer' amongst many others. Peter was making his own dome ports back in the 1960's and is certainly more than qualified to impart some of his vast storehouse of knowledge.

Focus On: Movement

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Main Event: Shooting Professionally / Creatively Underwater to brief and budget by Zac Macauley.

Zac is one of the UK's foremost professional underwater photographers, shooting for over 20 years both in the open water and in film tanks. He works with advertising, design and creative agencies all over the world both under the water and in normally aspirated envronments.

A highly qualified diver with the all important HSE qualification, he is an artist first, who uses the medium of water.

Zac also shoots people and lifestyle with the same creativity and input of his underwater tank work but without an artificial air supply.

As the title of the talk suggests Zac will be showing some of his extensive range of commissioned images and reveal how he took them.

To see further examples of Zac's work, visit his website at

Kelly Brook by Zac Macauley
National Lottery image of Kelly Brook
by Zac Macauley

Pedro Vieyra
Pedro Vieyra

Gareth Millson
Gareth Millson

JP Trenque
JP Trenque

Focus On - September 2008 - Movement

The competition theme this month was slightly unusual and members were asked to capture Movement underwater.

Congratulations to Pedro Vieyra who won this month's Focus On members competition with an image of lemon sharks taken in the Bahamas. Gareth Millson came second with a whale shark in the middle of a school of silversides taken in Sharm and JP Trenque came third with a school of Bohar snapper also taken in Sharm. There were a total of 27 entries.

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Pedro Vieyra 53 12
2 Gareth Millson 33 8
3 JP Trenque 22 4
4 Georgette Douwma 18 2
5 Anthony Holley 16 3
6 Tamsin Eyles 14 1

The first 6 images can be seen in the gallery.

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

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