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BSoUP Meeting - February 2012

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Alex Tattersall
Alex Tattersall
Overall Winer of the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition 2010

BSoUP Meeting - February

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 15th February 2012at 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.

Alex Tattersall: Hot New Toys

Alex went to DEMA late last year and saw some clever things he is going to tell us about. Think of it as an Anne Summers party but a bit more geeky(!).

Focus On Competition: Yellow (anything alive under water that is yellow - fish, other marine animals or whatever you can find). The Competition is now closed. BSoUP Members only may view all of the entries in the Competition Slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

Alex Tattersall: Different Tools for Different Jobs

Alex will talk about some of his favourite UW photo equipment, showing shots he has taken with different combinations of lenses, port setups and other useful gadgets. This should give the rest of us some useful ideas to go away and try out!

Alex learned to dive in Venezuela in 2000 although didn't really fall in love with the sea until going to Egypt in 2002. He became a Dive Master in Byron Bay Australia in 2003 and worked in Queensland and Western Australia guiding dives. He first picked up an underwater camera in 2006, an Olympus mju300 and was immediately hooked. He spent a year in Taiwan in 2007 and began helping a local underwater photography retailer as a means to practice Mandarin Chinese and to get discounted toys.  After returning to the UK to finish his PhD in Chinese culture, to justify his repeated dive trips to his wife, he set up Underwater Visions, now UK distributor for Nauticam, Fisheye, iTorch, Cameq, Stix products. Alongside this, he also leads photography trips for Oonasdivers and Divequest, both keen supporters of BSoUP. 

Alex and Kat Tattersall
Alex and Kat Tattersall

1st - Robert Bailey, Juvenile Box fish, Red Sea
1st - Robert Bailey
Juvenile Box fish, Red Sea

February's Focus On Competition - Results

Bailey's Boxfish Best

Congratulations to Robert Bailey who was the winner of February's Focus On Competition with an image of a juvenile boxfish taken in the Red Sea. This BSoUP Member's only competition was on the theme 'Yellow'.

Congratulations also to Tony Baskeyfield and Anthony Holley who came second and third respectively with images of a Dorado taken in Desroches Island, Seychelles and a Nudibranch. Both Alan Smith and Georgette Douwma came 4th= with identical scores with images of a Fang Tooth Tiger Moray, taken in Poris, South Tenerife and a Yellow boxfish with a Cleaner shrimp, taken in Rinca, Komodo NP, Indonesia. Sixth place went to Dave Baker for his image of a Masked Butterflyfish taken in the Red Sea.

There were a total of 47 entries.

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Robert Bailey 37 9
2 Tony Baskeyfield 15 3
3 Anthony Holley 12 2
4= Alan Smith 11 2
4= Georgette Douwma 11 2
6 Dave Baker 10 2

The top six may be viewed larger in the Gallery.

2nd - Tony Baskeyfield, Dorado, Desroches Island. Seychelles
2nd - Tony Baskeyfield,
Dorado, Desroches Island. Seychelles

3rd - Anthony Holley, Nudibranch
3rd - Anthony Holley
Nudibranch

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 competition category is the annual Theme Portfolio, which is open to BSoUP Members only.

Each photographer must submit a portfolio of six images on any theme. When submitting the portfolio, all six images should be laid out on a black background, 1400 pixels wide by 1050 pixels tall (at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch), organised in two rows of three images, and saved as a sRGB jpeg file. The overall image must be no taller than 1050 pixels and no wider than 1400 pixels. Larger images will be rejected by the server.

Details will be announced shortly when the competition opens and sponsorship is confirmed


     
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