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BSoUP Meeting - May 2015

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Nigel Wade
Nigel Wade

Next BSoUP Meeting

Tuesday 19th May

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Tuesday 19 May 2015 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.

Nigel Wade: Shooting for Covers. Seeing your image displayed on the front cover of printed media is the ultimate goal for many photographers. A great shot is not all that’s needed to make the grade; indeed there are many aspects that have to be considered to be successful in a very competitive field. And of course a little bit of luck.

Nigel is the Technical Editor for Diver Magazine UK, producing editorial and pictorial articles covering all aspects of diving from technical equipment reviews, trip and destination reports, course reviews and safety features. He’s a former Divernet UK and Ireland Underwater Photographer of the Year and nominated finalist in the photography section of the British Travel Press Awards. His work is published monthly in Diver Magazine and has been published worldwide. Nigel has seen his images used for 6 of the last 12 covers in Diver magazine.
Focus On - Abstract (An abstract photograph should not immediately or easily reveal the identity of a subject, but engage the viewer initially through combinations of shapes, patterns or colours.) The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members may view the 31 entries in the Competition Slideshow.  You will be asked to log in if you have not done so this session. The competition has been judged by Steve Jones.  At the meeting all of the entries will be shown and Steve will present his winners with some feedback about how he chose them.  Focus On - Abstract
Focus On - Abstract
Stve Jones
Steve Jones

Steve Jones: Seascapes and Vistas. As a photojournalist, Steve considers his skills with a wide angle lens to be vital and in this comprehensive talk, he'll take us through a multitude of techniques & tips he's learned in over 20 years in the field.  Seascapes, wrecks, big animals and even capturing critters using wide lenses will be covered, along with an in-depth look at composition, lighting & equipment considerations.

BSoUP member Steve spent most of the 90's working as a professional instructor and dive guide in the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Med, Caribbean and North Atlantic. Specialising in guiding professional underwater photographers, Steve's own work was first recognised and published by Germany's Unterwasser magazine in 1996 and subsequently his images and articles have gone on to be published in over 25 countries. An allrounder as a photographer, Steve is a field editor at the Ocean Geographic Society and a member of the Ocean Artists Society.


Warren Williams
1st - Warren Williams

Focus On - Abstract - Results

Congratulations to Warren Williams who was the winner of this month's Focus competition - Abstract - with an image of leaves on the surface taken in a fast flowing river with a bespoke housed compact camera.

Congratulations also to Alex Mustard and Trevor Rees who came second and third respectively. Alex's image of a seafan was taken in Fiji with a Nikon D4 with a Trioplan 100mm lens. Trevor's image of sulphur deposits on the bed of a volcano lake was taken in Kleifarvatn, Iceland with a Nikon D600 with a Sigma 15mm lens.

There were a total of 31 entries and the competition was judged by Steve Jones.

The top six:-

Position Photographer Subject
1 Warren Williams Leaves on surface
2 Alex Mustard Seafan
3 Trevor Rees Sulphur deposits
4 Alex Tattersall Jewel anemones
5 Nicholas More Fish Eye
6 Christophe Mason-Parker Shoal
Alex Mustard
2nd - Alex Mustard
Trevor Rees
3rd - Tevor Rees

The top six may be viewed on the Home Page and the top six in the Gallery.

BSoUP Members only may view all the entries enlarged in the Competition Slideshow Archive. BSoUP Members may also read a summary of Steve's feedback for more details. You will be prompted to login if you have not already done so this session.

Next month's competition is Focus On - Monochrome. The competition will open shortly. Please read the Rules before entering online


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