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BSoUP Meeting - May 2009

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The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 20th May 2009 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, S. Kensington, London. Directions.

Photo techniques: 'Leopard Seals in the Antarctic Peninsula' by Jamie Watts

Jamie said 'my talk is about taking divers down to the Antarctic Peninsula, amongst penguins and whales, to see and photograph the remote, endemic flora and fauna.  For most, the trips are about encounters with probably the most agile, athletic, engaging and charismatic seal on earth.'

'A long-time diving instructor and a very average underwater photographer, I've studied, worked in and led trips to high-productivity marine environments all over the world.  After spending two years living with eleven other people as a marine biologist on the remote and wonderful island of South Georgia with the British Antarctic Survey, I've specialised in the Polar Regions, acting as an assistant expedition leader, zodiac driver, guide, naturalist and lecturer in the Arctic and the Antarctic.

Jamie Watts
Jamie Watts

Maria Munn
Maria Munn

'I recently launched a well-received marine biology course for divers.'

Focus On Competition: People (no pool shots). Members only: To enter please visit Focus on.

Main Event: Maria Munn - Accessories to make any compact get award-winning results

Maria has been taking underwater photographs with different compact camera models for over eight years and was awarded her Licentiateship from the RPS last year. She will show how using add-on lenses and strobes can help to take really creative shots with most makes of compacts.

Four of Maria's guests have won competitions or being featured over the past year in Sport Diver and BSAC's Travel Club Website.


Ramsin Eyles
Winner: Tamsin Eyles

Focus On - People - Results

There were a total of 47 entries for this month's Focus On competition which were judged by the audience present at last night's BSoUP meeting held at our usual venue, the Holland Club, Imperial College.

Congratulations to Tamsin Eyles who came first with an image of a a snorkeller photographing Sting Rays (left).

How the top six scored:

Position Photographer Points
Firsts
1 Tamsin Eyles 40 8
2 Gareth Lock 30 7
3 Gareth Lock 25 5
4 Arthur Kingdon 23 5
5 Cathy Lewis 22 4
6 Anna James 22 2

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

Gareth Lock
Second: Gareth Lock

Gareth Lock
Third: Gareth Lock

Congratulations also to Gareth Lock (second and third, above and left) with diver shots, Arthur Kingdon (fourth) with a shark and diver shot, Cathy Lewis (fifth) with a diver and trees through the surface shot and Anna James (sixth) with a photographer under pier shot.

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

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


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