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BSoUP Meeting - March 2009

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March BSoUP Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 18th March 2009 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, S. Kensington, London. Directions.

Photo techniques: Anthony Holley - Creating Photobooks.

Anthony has been taking photographs under water for 25 years and now concentrates on photographing and identifying nudibranchs, particularly in Indonesia. His website at is dedicated to them, with over 1,200 pictures of 300 species, and is used as an accurate reference by many photographers.

His talk focuses on a different way to present your images by producing a photobook, resulting in a very professional hard bound book to show your friends and family.

Annual Event: Theme Portfolio Competition

Main Event: Ken Sullivan - Shooting out of the box

Ken's been diving for over forty years after a friend encouraged him to join the SSAC in 1964.
It was twenty years diving before Ken took a camera underwater, whether it was his desire to show the family where he had been all weekend, or an increasing interest in his underwater surroundings he is not sure.

In the early eighties he bought a Nikonos III on a business trip to Hong Kong and he was hooked. It took several years and one of Martin Edge's legendary weekend underwater photo courses before the odd acceptable shot, 'came off the roll'.

Ken Sullivan's website

Today Ken dives with his camera, family and friends, selecting dive venues for their reefs and animal life His three children and two of his eight grandchildren are divers, accompanying him on trips whenever possible,

His greatest achievement to-date is living this long and still doing 100+ dives a year - long may it last.

'Martin Edge, my mentor and friend, once asked me 'What do you find to photograph in the Red Sea, after diving there for so many years'? Come along to this month's meeting I will try to answer this tantalising question.' 

Theme Portfolio Competition 2009 - Results

Congratulations to Trevor Rees (right) whose theme portfolio 'UK freshwater' was judged the best out of 29 entries at last night's meeting.

Trevor's images were all taken in British freshwater quarry's

Congratulations also to Alex Mustard (second), Gareth Millson (third), Georgette Douwma (fourth), Martyn Guess (fifth) and Len Deeley (sixth)

Trevor Rees
UK Freshwater © Trevor Rees
Alex Mustard
At the surface © Alex Mustard

How the top six scored

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Trevor Rees 51 8
2 Alex Mustard 45 8
3 Gareth Millson 43 6
4 Georgette Douwma 23 4
5 Martyn Guess 21 5
6 Len Deeley 21 4

To view any of the top six images larger click on the photographer's name.

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

If you entered the competition and are not in the top six and would like to know how you scored or would like feedback on why your portfolio didn't make the top six, please contact Brian Pitkin.

Gareth Millson
Whalesharks © Gareth Millson

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