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BSoUP Meeting - October 2008

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Simon Brown
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Wednesday 15th October 2008

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday 15th October 2008 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, S. Kensington, London. Directions.

Copyright issues by Simon Brown

Copyright, or the little © symbol, is often used but what exactly does copyright mean to the photographer? What is an 'orphan work' and how does that affect you? What is copyright worth? What can you do with it and why do others want to take copyright to your images in all but name and offer little or nothing in exchange?

Simon's talk at BSOUP this month will explain just what is copyright, how copyright protects a photographers' work and why a 'license' is required for anyone to reproduce or use your image. Copyright is an extremely valuable asset and Simon will also discuss how copyright can be surrendered in all but name to others with little or no reward in return, as well as offer a few tips and tricks to help keep your work clearly marked as yours and identify exactly who owns the 'rights' to an image.' To learn more about Simon visit his website at

Best of British Portfolio. Members only! Please read the Rules before submitting your entry via the Online Entry Form.

Charles Hoods' website
Charles Hoods' website

Shooting the big stuff by Charles Hood

Charles Hood is Technical editor of DIVE magazine and a long-standing member of BSoUP. Based in the west country Charles is a regular contibutor to DIVE writing about kit and his numerous overseas assignments. In 2003 he published a seminal guide to diving in his home county entitled '100 Best Dives in Cornwall'.

This month Charles will be talking about photographing the larger marine subjects and showing some of his stunning images. To learn more about Charles visit his website at

BSoUP Best of British Portfolio Competition

Congratulations to Trevor Rees whose portfolio won the prestigious BSoUP Best of Brtish Portfolio Competition by a mile. Ruuner up was Robert Bailey and third place went to Arthur Kingdon.

Trevor was presented with the BSoUP Best of British Portfolio, an individual trophy and a cheques for £100 kindly donated by Sport Diver Magazine.

For further details about Trevor's winning portfolio visit Best of British.

Best of British Portfolio © Trevor Rees
Best of British Portfolio © Trevor Rees
Best of British portfolio © Robert Bailey
Best of British portfolio © Robert Bailey
There were a total of 21 portfolios entered. This is how the top six scored.
Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Trevor Rees
2 Robert Bailey
3 Arthur Kingdon
4 David Stephens
5 Tom Forwood
6 Anna James

The top six portfolios may be viewed in the Gallery.

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


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