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BSoUP Meeting - July 2014

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July BSoUP Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Tuesday 15 July 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.

Annual Event: Splash-in Review.  Brian Pitkin will recap the events of the weekend in Plymouth and show the winning images.

Focus On - Green Water (Definition: anything taken in cold water which is normally green - so the UK, Ireland, Norway, Canada, New Zealand and South Australia qualify but the Canaries and Mediterranean dont, no matter how cold it feels!).

The British Underwater Photography
Championship (Splash-In)

Focus On July
Focus On - July - Green Waters

The Competition is now closed. There were a total of 25 entries.  BSoUP Members only may view the entries in the Competition Slide Show. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.
Paul Colley: Winning Images with ANY Underwater Camera.  Paul will present the key concepts for underwater composition that he researched in depth for his very recently-launched book, Winning Images with Any Underwater Camera.  The book is already receiving critical acclaim from respected members of the Society and dive industry, including one view that this book will become the underwater shooters' bible for composition.  Paul will bring some copies of the book with him and offer BSoUP members a 20% discount on the night (and signed copies for those that would like them).

Paul Colley CB OBE is the owner/director of pcuw photography ltd, a life Vice-President of the RAF Sub Aqua Association, a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society, an active member of the Bristol Underwater Photography Group and a BSoUP committee member.  He is an INON UK entry-level underwater photography instructor working with the Scuba Place, concentrating on shark photography in Cuba.  He has designed bespoke courses for high-profile clients and runs a coaching/mentoring scheme for them, mastering in underwater photography composition.  Paul is also working with the charity Blue Marine Foundation on the biggest solvable problem on our planet; the crisis in our oceans.

Paul Colley and his book

Focus On - Green Waters - Results

Congratulations to Charles Hood who was the winner of this month's Focus On Competition - Green Waters - with an image of a Blue Shark at the surface taken with a housed Nikon D3 with a 20mm lens at 1/200 th sec @ f8 in Cornwall.

Charles Hood
1st © Charles Hood
Trevor Rees
2nd © Trevor Rees

Congratulations also to Trevor Rees and Warren Williams who came second and third respectively. Trevor's image of a nudibranch was taken with a housed Nikon D90 with a 60 mm lens at 1/200th sec @ f16 in Wemyss Bay, The Clyde, Scotland. Warren's image was taken with a polecam.

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Charles Hood 31 6
2 Trevor Rees 20 3
3 Warren Williams 17 3
4 Robert Bailey 17 1
5= David Smith 16 4
5= Nicholas Watson 15 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 Wrecks - with a bonus if you dive in the UK; you may enter two images if at least one is taken in UK waters. Deadline: Sunday 10th August. Please read the Rules before entering.

Warren Williams
3rd © Warren Williams

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