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BSoUP Meeting - August 2013

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August BSoUP Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 21st August 2013 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. 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.

An evening with Martin Edge: Inspiration for All  The talk is a refreshed and updated look at my "Think & Consider' approach to u/w photography.  It was conceived with the sole intention of improving the skills, abilities and creative thinking of the audience in attendance.  In essence it's all about my way of 'doing things'.  Many years ago I learnt that to achieve great pictures we have to think about great pictures whilst we're underwater. This 'underwater' attitude is at the forefront of my whole approach and is fundamental to my teaching, coaching and mentoring philosophy. You won't be disappointed!
Martin has been around the underwater photo circuit since the early 80's. He first attended BSOUP in 83, won Best Beginner portfolio in 85 and then a string of BSoUP competitions, Bovisand Splash-In's etc. A dedicated Nikonos user for many years, he started writing travel articles for Diver and Subaqua Scene magazine.  In the late 80's together with Jim Eldridge, Martin took a 6 projector underwater Audio Visual 'on the road' around UK, Ireland and Europe. 

Martin Edge
Martin Edge

Martin Edge's website
Martin Edge's website

In 1989 He found himself in a classroom, teaching photography to several divers from Poole and the rest as they say 'is history'.  He began running UWP courses in Bournemouth in 1991 and shortly afterwards, photo  workshops around the world. His first book was published in 1996 and since then he has written a total of 4 editions of The Underwater Photographer, with numerous foreign translations.

Martin became an Life Member of BSoUP in 2009 for his contributions to  photography.  In 2012 he sponsored a special competition for BSoUP members.  The winner, an up and coming photographer selected as someone with potential, won a day's course with Martin.  This year will see his 264th u/w photo article in Sport Diver magazine (one article a month for the last twenty two years). He's a regular presenter together with Alex Mustard at both LIDs and NEC Dive shows. He teaches one to one courses in Bournemouth and together with his wife Sylvia continues to hold workshops abroad.

Focus On - British Wide Angle

The competition is now closed. There are a total of 28 entries. BSoUP Members may view all the entries in the Competition Slideshow. You will be prompted to log in if you have not already done so this session.


1st © Warren Williams
1st © Warren Williams

Focus On Results - British Wide Angle

Congratulations to Warren Williams who was the winner of this month's Focus On Competition - British Wide-angle - with a split shot taken in a weir. Warren took the image standing in a river wearing chest-high waders, proving you don't have to get wet to get great images.

Congratulations also to Libby Gawith and Pedro Vieyra who came second and third with a seal resting under water and a Blue shark respectively.

There were a total of 28 entries.

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Warren Williams 55 13
2 Libby Gawith 35 7
3 Pedro Vieyra 26 4
4 Keith Lyall 22 4
5 Rob White 20 3
6 Alex Tattersall 16 4

2nd © Libby Gawith
2nd © Libby Gawith

3rd © Pedro Vieyra
3rd © Pedro Vieyra

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

BSoUP Members only may view all of the entries in the Competition Slideshow Archive. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

If you are not in the top six and would like to know how you scored please contact Brian Pitkin. As I don't currently have an internet connection and am relying on WiFi hotspots to check my mail, please be pateint.

Next month's Focus On Competition is Underwater Excellence. The winner will receive a cheque for £250.00 courtesy of DiveQuest. The deadline is Sunday 8th September at one minute to midnight. Please read the Rules before entering via the Online Entry Form.

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