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BSoUP Meeting - April 2012

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BSoUP's April Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 18 April 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.

Nick Robertson-Brown: The challenge of competing and progressing in BIPP - driving my photography to a higher level by making me think outside the underwater world. 

Nick will discuss his progress and experiences in becoming an Associate member of both BIPP and the RPS, how these institutions can help you improve your photography, and what he thinks the advantages are in their membership. He will show the images he has used in his submissions and the images he thinks might help him progress to the next level.

Nick, with his wife Caroline, runs Frogfish Photography, based in Manchester, offering underwater photography tuition, trips in the UK and overseas, equipment sales (including Nauticam and INON). They are also photo-journalists for Sport Diver, writing a regular piece on marine life behaviour and photography, as well as reports on their travels to diving destinations all over the world.

Focus On Competition: Two of something (any pair of underwater creatures). The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members only may preview the Competition slideshow. You will be asked to login if you have not done so this session.

Nick Robertson-Brown
Frogfish Photography - Nick Robertson-Brown

Helen Rushton
See LIFE through the Lens - Helen Rushton

Helen Rushton: How topside photography can improve your underwater photography.

Helen will talk about issues such as composition, positioning, etc on land that we can then take underwater to improve our shots.

Helen has always been captivated by the sea. At a young age when living in the Middle East she would always be found either in the water or on the water sailing and this passion developed into a love of scuba diving, taking underwater images and then into landscape photography mainly involving water of some kind. It is this passion she brings to her photography and a willingness to share it with others by providing landscape photography workshops in Hampshire and Dorset where there are some stunning areas of the coastline. She has been a BSoUP member off and on for about three years but has been focussed on setting up her land photography business so underwater photography has temporarily taken a back seat (a situation she hopes will change soon!).

She is dedicated to making her images in camera as opposed to photo editing. 

 


Focus On - April - Results

The category for April was 'Two of something'. There were a total of 39 entries of which 32 were pre-selected for projection and voting at the meeting.

Congratulations to Alex Tattersall who was the winner with his image of two Manatees in Crystal Springs, Florida (right).

Congratulations also to Paul Flandinette, who came second with his image of two moray eels (below) and Richard Smith, who came third with his image of two whip gobies (belwo, right). There was tie for fourth place between Jane Morgan and Robert Bailey with their images of two manta rays and two seals respectively. Sixth place only 11 points behind the winner, was Pash Baker with her image of two whale sharks.

Alex Tattersall
1st © Alex Tattersall
Manatees
Crystal Springs, Florida
F9 1/80th

Paul Flandinette
2nd © Paul Flandinette
Moray Eels
Dahab, Egypt
f9.0 1/125th

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Alex Tattersall 32 6
2 Paul Flaninette 28 5
3 Richard Smith 25 6
4 Jane Morgan 24 5
5 Robert Bailey 24 5
6 Pash Baker 21 3

The top six may be viewed 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. You may choose to View either the Gallery or Sldieshow from the top left menu option View.

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

Next month's Focus On competition, which is open to BSoUP Members only, is Crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimps and even copepods and barnacles - give us your best crusty image). The competition will open shortly. Please read the Rules before entering Online.

Richard Smith
3rd © Richard Smith
Whip gobies
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
1/125th, f13, 105mm lens


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