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BSoUP Meeting - January 2012

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January BSoUP Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. atour 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.

Mark Koekemoer: Compact Cameras

Mark Koekemoer's underwater photography expertise is regularly sought out - he wrote the chapter on underwater compact cameras for Martin Edges' seminal techniques book andquot;The Underwater Photographerandquot;, authored the long running andquot;PhotoCall series for underwater photographers in andquot;Diver Magazine' and has been a speaker at the London International Dive Show, Scottish Sub Aqua Club Diving Conference and the Visions in the Sea underwater photography festival. He also co - developed the INON UK underwater photography courses taught by INON UK Underwater Photography Academies.

Mark Koekemoer
Mark Koekemoer. Image: Steve Warren
Ocean Optics Inon Course
Ocean Optics Inon Course

Mark is manager of Ocean Optics. He will start with a brief history of the compact camera, then will talk about how compact camera accessories have opened up the ability to take very good images to the mass market, how specialist equipment can be used to do something different with old familiar subjects and images, and the role compact camera systems will play for future underwater photographers.

Focus On Competition: 

Images taken in 2011 (Show us your favourite - the one which hasn't won a competition yet!).  The competition is now closed, but BSoUP Members only may view all the entries in the Competition Slideshow. You will be asked to login if you haven't already done so this session.

Joss Woolf: Come Dive With Me

BSoUP's new Chair, Joss Woolf, has been diving for 20 years and taking pictures under water for 8.  She joined BSoUP in 2003 and I think it's fair to say that her underwater photography has come on impressively ever since! Having been an ordinary Club Diver for more than 10 years,  she booked a dive-trip (outside of her Club's normal activities) to South Africa without realizing it was an underwater photography trip until a couple of weeks before. Her experience there was to lead to a dramatic and permanent change in her future diving career. She shoots with a Nikon D300 in a Sea and Sea housing with twin Inon flashguns.

Joss is going to tell us about how she got started in her now all-consuming passion and take us through her rather unexpected journey to the present time.  A curtain-maker by profession, Joss has lived in North London for the last 30 years and continues to dive with her club in Hillingdon where she can often be found playing Octopush on a Thursday night.

Joss Woolf
Joss Woolf

Focus On - January 2012 - Images of 2011

Congratulations ot Alex Tattersall who was the winner of January's Focus On competition with a shoal of fish (Right).

Congratulations also to Dougie Souness and Charles Hood who came second and third respectively.

There were a total of 49 entries in this BSoUP Member's only competition.

Alex Tattersall
Winner: Alex Tattersall
Dougie Souness
2nd - Dougie Souness

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Alex Tattersall 60 14
2 Dougie Souness 49 11
3 Charles Hood 29 7
4 Paul Flandinette 25 1
5 Malcolm Nobbs 23 5
6 Neil Rosewarn 21 0

The top six may be viewed larger in the Gallery.

BSoUP Members only may view all of the entries in the Competition slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you haven't already done so this session.

If you were not one of the top six and would like to know how your scored, please contact Brian Pitkin.

Next month's BSoUP Members only competition category is 'Yellow'. Please read the Rules before entering via the online Entry Form.

Charles Hood
3rd - Charles Hood

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