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BSoUP Meeting - October 2010

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October BSoUP Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, October 20th at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, S. Kensington, London. Directions. New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m.

Photo Techniques: Shooting the Guiness Submarine Ad. by Zac Macauley.

The submarine was selected and refitted by top designers from London by the agency Freuds to look as sexy and cool as possible on the inside and the outside. Then to break through up to three feet of ice and shoot the submarine as it lay about three meters under the ice flow. It was the worst weather in 20 years in Sweden last winter, just to add spice. An unforgettable week.

Zac Macauley
Zac Macauley
Maria Munn
Maria Munn

Zac, who is one of Britain's top commercial underwater photographers and videographers, will be explaining the concept and challenges of the assignment, all illustrated with background shots and the final ad.

Annual Event: Best of British Portfolio Competition. BSoUP Members only. A portfolio of 3 images taken in British waters. Please read the modified Rules before entering. The deadline is Wednesday 13th October.

Main Event: 'Voyages of Discovery with a Compact Camera' by Maria Munn and special guests who will share their stories of what got them into underwater photography and their favourite destinations. Maria has been taking underwater photographs with different compact camera models for nearly ten years, She was awarded her Licentiateship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2008,

Maria will also be talking about her book 'Underwater Photography for Compact CAmera Users', which was published this summer.


Best of British Portfolio 2010

The annual BSoUP Best of british Portfolio competition sponsored by Sport Diver took place on Wednesday 20th October.

This year, the format of the portfolio changed from the classic 2 rows of 3 images projected simultaneously to 3 images projected sequentially. A total of 15 portfolios were received from BSoUP Members. The best 12, as judged by Alex Mustard and JP Trenque, were projected at the October meeting and the audience invited to vote for their favourites.

Seal
Seal © E. Manca
Tompot Blenny © E. Manca
Tompot Blenny © E. Manca

Congratulations to Eleonora Manca who came first with images of a seal, a tompot blenny and a basking shark. The runner-up was Alex Tattersall and third was Trevor Rees.

Eleonora, who could not attend, will soon be presented with the Best of British Portfolio trophy and a cheque for £100, courtesy of Sport Diver.

Second place went to Alex Tattersall and third place to Trevor Rees.

If you entered and are not in the top six and would like to know how your fared please e-mail Brian Pitkin.

BSoUP Members only may view all the entries in the Competition Slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

How the top six scored:

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Eleonora Manca 50 11
2 Alex Tattersall 32 8
3 Trevor Rees 32 4
4 Warren Williams 30 4
5 Cathy Lewis 27 5
6 Robert Bailey 23 4

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

Basking Shark © E. Manca
Basking Shark © E. Manca

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