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BSoUP Meeting - July 2011

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July BSoUP Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 20th July 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

Annual Event: British Underwater Photography Championship (Splash-in) Review by Brian Pitkin.

If you have any casual shots taken on the day, please attach them to an e-mail and send them to me.

Focus On Competition: Natural light.

The competition is now closed, but BSoUP Members only may view all the entries in the Competition Slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you haven't already done so this session.

Mount Batten, the venue for this year's competition. Image: Martin Davies
A view of Mount Batten, Plymouth, the venue for this
year's competition.
Image: Martin Davies
Saeed Rashid
Saeed Rashid

Main Event: Lightroom wizadry by Saeed Rashid.

'its all about workflow! I don't pretend to know how everyone should manage his or her photos or all the different ways you can do it. But, in my day job as a lecturer in Print Design at Bournemouth University, I have developed my workflow around Adobe Lightroom. 

I hope to share some of the tips I have learnt over the past few years and show you why I feel Lightroom is a simple, easy solution for file management, image development and image sharing.

Simply all you need to know about Adobe Lightroom, but are afraid to ask. Well all that I can show you in an hour anyway.'

We hope to see you there.


Focus On - Natural Light - July - Results

Congratulations to Nick Blake who won July's Focus On - Natural Light competition. Nick's image of a diver in sun beams was taken in Taj Maha Cenote, Yucatan, Mexico last month.

Congratulations also to Saeed Rashid and Alex Tattersall who came second and third respectively.

Saeed's image of a jellyfish was a chance shot taken at the end of a dive taken in the northern Red Sea in November last year.

Alex's image of a Lionfish in shafts of light was taken
at Marsa Shagra, Red Sea in November 2010.

There were a total of 32 entries

Nick Blake
Winner - Nick Blake
A diver in sun beams in Taj Maha Cenote, Yucatan, Mexico
Nikon D300, Tokina 10-17mm lens, F4.8, 1/60sec, ISO 560.

Saeed Rashid
2nd - Saeed Rashid
Moon jellyfish in Northern Red Sea
Canon 400D, ISO 200 15mm Canon fisheye, f6.3 1/100sec

How the top six scored:-

Pos. Photographer Points Firsts
1 Nick Blake 41 9
2 Saeed Rashid 26 4
3 Alex Tattersall 21 5
4 Joss Woolf 19 3
5 Len Deeley 15 3
6 Kay Hartley-Mills 12 2

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

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

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

The August Focus On Competition - British Isles - is now open to BSoUP members only. Images entered must not have come first, second or third in a national or international competition. Please read the Rules before entering online using the Entry Form.

Alex Tattersall
3rd - Alex Tattersall
Lionfish in shafts of light at Marsa Shagra, Red Sea
Nauticam system, F9 1/60th sec.


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