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BSoUP Meeting - May 2011

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Next BSoUP meeting:

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 18th May 2011 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD. New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome

Photo techniques: Hasselblads for Underwater Photography by David Grover.

David is a 'Global Information and Training Officer for Hasselblad'. He has agreed to give presentation on 'Digital Hasselblads for underwater photography'.

Medium format image taken with a digital Hasselblad
Medium format image taken with a digital Hasselblad

Alex Mustard
Alex Mustard

Focus On Competition: Patterns. The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members only may view all the images in the Competition Slideshow.

Main Event: 'What to Shoot' by Alex Mustard.

Alex will talk about how he goes about selecting subjects and the thought process of what aspects of them he wants the image to emphasize to maximise the success of his images.

Alex hopes the talk will remind us all why we love underwater photography and will encourage members to get out there and take memorable images. Alex will also discuss how he manages his portfolio, deciding which trips to do and which to skip, to keep his portfolio fresh and to maximise the coverage of his image collection for the projects he is working on.

Anthony Holley
Anthony Holley

Focus On - Patterns - Results

Congratulations to Anthony Holley who was the outright winner of the May Focus On Competition - 'Patterns'.

Second place went to Joss Woolf with an image of a Leather coral taken in Komodo, and third place to Sean Arrowsmith with an image of a Feather duster worm taken in Gozo.

Thee were a total of 18 entries.

How the top six scored:

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Anthony Holley 54 9
2 Joss Woolf 37 7
3 Sean Arrowsmith 35 7
4 Pete Bullen 34 6
5 Ian Gotts 33 8
6 Rick Ayrton 32 5

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

Joss Woolf
Joss Woolf
Sean Arrowsmith
Sean Arrowsmith

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

If you were not in the top six and would like to know how you fared, please e-mail

Next month's Focus On Competition is 'Soft and squidgy'. Images should be of soft-bodied animals such as most jellyfish, comb jellies and anemones and some see slugs and sponges. The competition is for BSoUP Members only. The deadline for submission is Wednesday 8th June. Please read the Rules before entering via the online Entry form.

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