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BSoUP Meeting - February 2014

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The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Tuesday 18 February at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in Meeting Room 3, Union Building, Beit Quadrangle, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7 [Entrance via Prince Consort Road] (Directions). New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome.

Caroline Robertson-Brown: Sex in the Sea - how an understanding of marine life behaviour can help you get the shot you want. A brief look at types of behaviour such as territoriality, symbiosis, feeding (and how not be become food), colouration and of course, sex; and a little bit of knowledge on this subject can assist your underwater photography.

Frogfish Photography
Frogfish Photography

Focus On Molluscs
Focus On - Molluscs

Focus On - Molluscs. The Competition is now closed. There were a total of 48 entries, 31 of which have been shortlisted for projection. Entrants whose images have not been shortlisted have been notified by e-mail.  BSoUP Members only may view the shortlisted portfolios in the Competition Slide Show. You will be asked to login if you have not done so already this session.

Nick Robertson-Brown :What's the Angle - using photography to create a story. As a photo-journalist, getting the shots to tell the story can be a one-shot affair. Like nearly every underwater photographer, you normally get one dive per site, about 40 - 70 minutes and then on to the next location. If I do not get the shots, I cannot get get the story and if I haven't got the story, then I don't get paid.

This talk is a wander through some of the stories and accounts and how you can be better prepared to get the images you want.It will also help to demonstrate how you could get your stories published.

Nick and Caroline are a husband and wife team that make up Frogfish Photography. They are photo-journalists with a passion for the marine environment, and also Chair & Secretary of the NUPG. Nick has just had his first book published: Underwater Photography Art & Techniques and will be happy to sign any books on the night. He will have some new ones with him too!  Frogfish Photography offers tuition, equipment sales, commissions & articles. They also run specific underwater photography trips both in the UK & overseas; now including Wining & Diving group trips following the success of the series in Sport Diver. Wine is the couple's other passion and they are currently working with Oz Clarke on another oenological venture.

Underwater Photography Art & Techniques
Underwater Photography Art & Techniques


Focus On - Molluscs - Results

Congratulations to Trevor Rees who was the winner of this month's Focus On competition with an image of a Sea Hare (Aplysia punctata) on kelp taken in June last year at Loch Eriboll, north coast of Scotland using a Nikon D90 with a Tokina 10-17@17mm lens.

Congratulations also to Mark Pickford, who came second with and image of a juvenile squid taken in Weda Halmera, Indonesia last May with a Nikon D300 with a 60 mm macro lens, and Caroline Robertson-Brown who came third with an image of a nudibranch in mid water, accidentally flushed from its substrate by the dive guide's fins.

Trevor Rees
1st © Trevor Rees

Mark Pickford
2nd © Mark Pickford

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Trevor Rees 35 7
2 Mark Pickford 27 6
3 Caroline Robertson-Brown 25 5
4 Mark Drayton 18 4
5 Ellen Cuylaerts 18 3
6 Terry Steeley 14 2

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

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

If you entered and were not in the top six but would like to know how your image fared please contact Martha Tressler.

Next month's competition is the annual Theme Portfolio Competition is now open for entries. Deadline SUnday 9th March.

Caroline Robertson-Brown
3rd © Caroline Robertson-Brown


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