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BSoUP Meeting - November 2009

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

Main Event: 'Oceans' by Michael Pitts.

Michael specialises in filming underwater and is regarded as one of Britain's leading underwater cameramen. But he is equally happy shooting on the surface or from the air. He has been awarded an Emmy for photography on two BBC landmark series: David Attenborough's Private Life of Plants' and 'Blue Planet'.

Michael has over 20 years experience of making wildlife and science documentaries for the BBC and Independent Companies. He works on all formats including Super 35/16mm, HD and Digital Beta. Currently, he is shooting on two new BBC/Discovery Channel series, 'Oceans' and 'Life'.

Annual Event: Beginners Portfolio Competition for the DIVER Trophy. Entry form and Rules.

Main Event: 'Making Blue Movies' by Michael Pitts

Michael Pitts
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Beginners Portfolio Competition for the DIVER Trophy - Results

Congratulations to Daniel Norwood who won the Beginners Portfolio Competition for the DIVER Trophy with images of a seahorse, turtle, frog fish, whaleshark, female ribbon eel and a giant barracuda. All except the ribbon eel and the whaleshark were taken in Bali. The ribbon eel was taken in Sipadan, Indonesia and the whaleshark at Ningaloo reef, Australia

Congratulations also to Joss Woolf who came second and Paul Macdonald who came third.

Daniel Norwood
Daniel Norwood
Joss Woolf
Joss Woolf

How the top six scored

Photographer Position Points Firsts
Daniel Norwood 1 67 11
Joss Woolf 2 48 11
Paul MacDonald 3 21 4
Mike Asplin 4 18 4
Annelise Hagan 5 17 4
Mark Wilkinson 6 16 1

There were a total of 28 portfolios entered.

The top six may be viewed enlarged in the Gallery by clicking on a photographer's name in the list above. For further information about the winner visit Beginners Portfolio 2009.

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

If you entered and didn't make the top six, but would like to know how you did then please contact Brian Pitkin.

Paul MacDonald
Paul MacDonald

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