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News - December 2016

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November 2016
Coming Soon
News Archive

Anima Mundi - Latest issue
Website of the Week - Mario Vitalini
New 2017 Calendar – Jeremy and Amanda Cuff
Underwater Photographer of the Year

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Anima Mundi - Latest issue

The latest issue of the FREE magazine Anima Mundi is now available to download.

Issue 25 includes The Bird-poo Crab spider; Exploring Namibia's desert ecosystems; India's Keoladeo Ghana National Park; A tribute to the most elegant of the large cats; The Humpback whales of Tonga and Parting SHot.

To get your copy please visit

Anima Mundi 25
Anima Mundi #25

Mario Vitalini
Mario Vitalini -

Website of the Week - Mario Vitalini

"Mario, currently a PADI Master Scuba Instructor, has been involved in photography since his earliest years (he started in front of the camera as a baby model, posing in Colombia’s first ever nappy print ad campaign!)  So it was only to be expected when he started diving in 1989 that he grabbed a Nikonos V and started taking photographs.  And has not stopped since!

In today’s ever changing digital age, there are few digital cameras on the market that he does not know.  His roles at Cameras Underwater and Ocean Leisure Cameras allowed him to indulge in his love for cameras. It was here that he also come to understand the problems many customers face when trying to chose a camera… then trying to work out how to get the most out of it!"

BSoUP Annual General Meeting

The BSoUP AGM will take place at the BSoUP Meeting on 20 December 2016 at 7.30p.m. for 8.00 p.m. in the Metric Bar on the ground floor of the Union Building, Beit Quadrangle, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7 2BB [Entrance via Prince Consort Road]. See Directions.

Agenda and papers are available for members to download from this website - see AGM Documents. You will be prompted to login if you have not already done so this session.

Annual General Meeting

Having retired as Chairman of the British Society of Underwater Photographers, I spend much of my spare time taking photos underwater, either in the UK or abroad and I organise photographic trips with Hidden Depths Dive Tours.

Working as a volunteer RNLI crewmember on the Thames has also given me access to new photographic opportunities, which I hope to explore further in the future."

New 2017 Calendar – Jeremy and Amanda Cuff
2017 Calendar
Jeremy and Amanda Cuff

New 2017 Calendar – Jeremy and Amanda Cuff

Photographers, photojournalists and BSOUP members Jeremy and Amanda Cuff have published a new 2017 Calendar titled “Diving Dreams” which is now available.

Jeremy said, “The Diving Dreams 2017 Calendar features a variety of images, mostly from our dive travels over recent times, and includes destinations such as Egypt, Hawaii, Guadalupe, Galapagos, the Maldives and the UK.”

The 2017 Calendars can be ordered now - please visit Jeremy & Amanda’s website at for further information and prices.

The website features a wide selection of photography and articles with particular emphasis on scuba diving and travel, although other topics such as abstracts and black and white photography are also included.

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017

Deadline: 2nd January 2017

The Underwater Photographer of the Year
competition is now open for entries and the closing date is January 2nd 2017.

UPY has become a very prestigious competition and has attracted a world class standard of entries but there are categories for all levels to encourage all underwater photographers to enter and have the chance to be voted Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017.

Two new categories have been added; Portraits
and (International) Compacts.

The judging team remains the same but this
year Peter Rowlands is the Chairman as Alex now
has increased family commitments. Peter, Alex
and Martin Edge will spend two days together in
mid January 2017 to give your entries the time and respect they deserve.

Underwater Photographer of the Year
Underwater Photographer of the Year

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