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BSoUP Meeting - April 2014

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Colin Doeg
Colin Doeg

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Tuesday 15 April 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.

Colin Doeg: Tethered Shooting. What is tethered shooting? Tonight those who have never heard of it will find out. The technique has long been favoured by studio photographers because it enables their clients to see the images on computer screens or monitors as they are being taken. It is also used during demonstrations at photographic exhibitions so images can be shown to audiences on big screens. Tonight Colin Doeg , co-founder and first chairman of the Society, will explain how it can be used to good effect when you want to experiment with ideas for lighting effects and lenses and how he wishes it had been available in the days of film when BSoUP was created and he was trying to improve his images!

Focus On - People (divers/snorkelers/swimmers, the subject can be anyone in or under the water, and this time it can be taken in a swimming pool!)  The Competition is now closed. There are a total of 31 entries.  BSoUP Members only may view the entries in the Competition Slide Show. You will be asked to login if you have not done so already this session.

Warren Williams: THE  PLUTO H.U.D PROJECT (photographing in rivers with a pole-cam). This project started due to my constant desire to look into streams, brooks, and rivers. I started looking when I was about eight years old and have never stopped. Having gone full circle on the diving  scene I thought I would look again with a pole-cam configuration of my own design and construction. This is the sort of thing we did in the early days of BSoUP when equipment was not commercially available - we had to make it to do the job! I do miss the  BUZZ of those days. This presentation will show you some of the things I have found, but not all.  (From Martha - we've seen some stunning images from Warren's underwater exploration of rivers in BSoUP competitions over the last couple of years - now he is finally going to show us how he got them!)

Focus On People
Focus On - People

Warren Williams
Warren Williams

Warren is a BSoUP Honorary Life Member and served nine years on the BSoUP Committee. He is well known for his design and construction of specialised underwater photographic equipment, has been involved in judging underwater photographs for national and international exhibitions and film festivals and has lectured to The Royal Photographic Society. He has won numerous awards for his underwater photography including British underwater photographer of the year at Diver Magazine's 1979 Brighton Festival of Underwater Photography, Underwater Photographer of the year at the Irish Underwater Council's Film Festival (3 times), BSoUP's Best of British Trophy (4 times), Dive International Magazine's Award for Best British Underwater Photographer, and 18 Gold, 6 Silver and 9 Bronze Medals together with numerous trophies in various national and international exhibitions and film festivals.


Focus On - People - Results

Congratulations to Laura Storm who was the winner of this month's Focus On competition with an image of a freediver at one with a pod of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin taken at White Sand Ridge, The Bahamas at 1/640secs. f/8.0 ISO 200.

Congratulations also to Rick Ayrton and Caroline Robertson-Brown who came second and third respectively. Rick's image features a triathlete training and was taken at Cromhall Quarry, South Gloucestershire with a Nikon D200, 10.5mm, 1/640, f4.5. Caroline's image features a swimmer in a pool.

 

Laura Storm
1st © Laura Storm
Rick Ayrton
2nd © Rick Ayrton

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Laura Storm 28 7
2 Rick Ayrton 26 3
3 Caroline Robertson-Brown 12 1
4 David McBride 11 2
5 Nick Robertson-Brown 9 1
6 Helen O'Keeffe 8 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 me.

Next month's Focus On competition is Silhouettes and is now open. Deadline Sunday 11th May. Please read the Rules before entering.

Caroline Robertson-Brown
3rd © Caroline Robertson-Brown

   

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