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BSoUP Meeting - May 2013

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan

BSoUP Meeting - May

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our new venue, in Room G.01 in the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD [Directions]. New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome.

One issue with our new venue is a lack of any local source for liquid refreshment, so we suggest you bring something for the break, some bottled water or something more substantial.

Paul Morgan: Developing a workflow system. In this third instalment of our technical talk series Paul will provide guidance on developing a workflow system for yourself, from planning your trip to getting back safely with all your fabulous pictures. The emphasis will be an overall workflow rather than detailed steps with software. Getting and keeping great pictures!

Paul is a former BSoUP Committee member and current member of the 'in focus' magazine production team, a keen underwater photographer, silver jeweller, magician, camper van addict and also retired with five grandchildren.

Focus On - Abstract: The competition is now closed. There were a total of 24 entries. BSoUP Members only may view all the entries on the in the Competition Slideshow. You will be prompted to log in if you have not already done so this session.

Alex Tattersall: Creating Memorable Images. With the proliferation of underwater images in the digital age, it is becoming more and more challenging to create images which have that wow-factor. This talk will draw on numerous images in an attempt to draw together categories that take photos a step beyond the norm. The hope is that you can reflect upon these during your own photographic endeavours to help your images 'stand out from the crowd'.

Focus On - Abstract - May
Focus On - Abstract - May

Alex Tattersall / Underwater Visions
Alex Tattersall / Underwater Visions

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. 

Focus On Results

 

Debbie Henshaw
1st - Debbie Henshaw

Focus On - Abstract - May 2013 - Results

Congratulations to Debbie Henshaw who was this month's winner of our Focus On Competition with an image of colourful crinoids taken at Nuweiba, Red Sea (f/16 1/200 ISO 200).

Congratulations also Mark Drayton and Warren Williams, who came second and third respectively.

There were a total of 24 entries.

 

How the top six scored:

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Debbie Henshaw 33 2
2 Mark Drayton 29 6
3 Warren Williams 28 7
4 Joss Woolf 24 5
5 Mark Atwell 18 4
6 Kirsten Harris 18 1

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery

Mark Drayton
2nd - Mark Drayton

Warren Williams
3rd - Warren Williams

BSoUP Members only may view all the entries (enlarged images and with named photographers) in the Slideshow Archive. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

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

Next month is the Focus On Competition theme is Predation. The competition is open to BSoUP Members only. Please read the Rules and guidelines before entering via the Competition Entry Form. Deadline is Sunday 9th June at one minute to midnight.


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