A digital imaging expert, Terry has worked alongside Adobe, Apple, Wacom, X-Rite and Hewlett Packard as a presenter at seminars worldwide. He is also the creator of the highly-acclaimed seminars: Capture Edit Print, Creative Suite Essentials, Totally Colour Managed and Photoshop for Photographers.
An active and passionate diver since 1997, it was not until the Spring of 2012 that Terry first took a DSLR camera into the water. Immediately hooked, he describes himself as ‘no longer a diver. I am now an observer, and the oceans, rivers and lakes are my studio.’
His love for underwater photography led him to take a work sabbatical in 2013, choosing to challenge himself to shoot in many different environments to further his knowledge and experience. During this time Terry travelled to the Bahamas, Maldives, Philippines, Egypt, South Africa, Alaska, Thailand and Wakatobi.
Although his sabbatical is, sadly, not permanent, and mouse, monitor and keyboard must replace fins, mask and camera as his work tools, Terry will continue to take time each year to return to the water and further expand his portfolio and his knowledge of the fascinating underwater world which will always hold new discoveries for him.
A Photographic Guide to Nudibranchs of South West England
After many weeks and months of hard work by the authors, and no small amount of patience by all our interested parties and friends; Dan, Terry & Bernard are delighted to be able to announce that their new book 'A Photographic Guide to Nudibranchs of South West England' is now available!
This new book takes extensive knowledge of diving in the south west and combines it with the most up to date scientific information available about nudibranchs. Using over 500 photographs to identify 65 species of nudibranch (including 4 potentially new species), as well as several similar marine animals, there has never been a more complete look at the variety of slugs to be found off the south west coast of England.
Bernard Picton is a leading authority on European nudibranchs, and along with co-authors Dan Bolt and Terry Griffiths, can claim nearly a century of diving experience between them.
The book is more than just a detailed listing of species descriptions; with a foreword by Dr.Alex Mustard and chapters looking at habitat and how to spot and identify your nudibranchs, it is also a thoroughly good read. Features such as interactive, clickable images are used alongside galleries of photos. There is even a My Nudibranchs widget where you can keep track of all the species you have spotted.
Richard learnt to dive in 1996 and has since logged over 2500 dives and training up to Dive Master status. Diving allows Richard to indulge his love of natural history and through his skills as a photographer he is able to communicate his love to a wider audience. Richard graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Zoology from the University of Southampton, England in 2002 and an MSc in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2005, for which he was also awarded the Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement. Combining this academic knowledge of the ocean's environments with his photographic skills, Richard is able to document the marine habitats with unique and stunning images.
The Nudibranch Photo Competition 2014, sponsored by Nauticam UK, has been founded to celebrate nudibranchs and their allies. There are just two categories in this inaugural contest: British Nudibranchs and Nudibranchs of the Rest of the World. The prizes have been specially selected to appeal to nudibranch photographers.
The winner of each category will receive the brand new Super Macro Converter from Nauticam. Photographers can enter up to 10 images in total, split between the categories. The judges are Alex Mustard, Bernard Picton and Constantinos Petrinos.
Google has added more underwater locations to its Oceans Street View. The underwater portion of Street View was first launched in September of 2012. There are now more than 16 countries included in these virtual scuba dives.
Congratulations to BSoUP member Ellen Cuylaerts who was unanimously voted the World Champion 2013 in the underwaterphotography.com competition.
"While presenting winning images in almost every category of the competition, it is clear that Ellen, from the Cayman Is., especially stands out in the field of wide angle behavior shots. This award is very well deserved after a year in which Ellen consistently submitted breathtaking images to almost every category of the contest and took an active part in our community".
Congratulations also to BSoUP member Paul Colley who was the runner up in the Creative - Manipulated category.
The UnderwaterPhotography.com photo contest is the longest running and most prestigious online, or off. If you want to make a name for yourself it is THE place to do it. One of our medals is the reward for all the hard work underwater photographers put in chasing those great shots in far-flung destinations. It's the industry's most coveted prize because it says you succeeded in the most competitive environment there is, against the top talent of the moment.
Some numbers for 2013 - A total of 7,850 entries from which 1,269 incredible hotshots have been chosen by our trusted members. The top 181 shots have reached the final round out of which 93 were awarded medals or runner-ups in 17 categories. 50% of the entries are macro shots and over 25% taken in Indonesia or Egypt.
2020VISION Images in Russia
In partnership with Nature Picture Library, an exhibition of 2020VISION images, entitled "Wildlife of the UK", was recently shown at "The Undisturbed Russia" festival in Moscow, as part of a cross culture year between Russia and the UK. It's great to see people all over the world enjoying 2020VISION!
The exhibition includes prints by BSoUP Members Alex Mustard and Linda Pitkin
Neil Rosewarn has enjoyed a passion for photography and art for the past 20 years. He studied photography at Portsmouth University and during his time there had an overwhelming urge to take his camera underwater. His first project was to photograph swimmers during their daily training sessions at Portsmouth Northsea swimming club.
Being passionate about art, design and photography as well as nature, outdoor pursuits and travel; underwater photography provides Neil with a perfect medium in which to work. Travelling to Egypt, Malaysia, Seychelles, Cayman, Philippines, Micronesia and of course the Cornish coast provides a feast of visual opportunity.
Neil is an active member of the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) and regularly enters competitions. His most recent and significant achievment to date is winning the Scuba Pro Young Photographer Award in the British Underwater Image Festival. He has also reached the semi final of the 2007 Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards as well as 2nd and 3rd in the best photo of 2006 BSoUP Focus On competition. He uses a Nikon SLR camera with a Sea and Sea housing.
Neil wants to use his abilities as an underwater photographer to celebrate the amazing diversity of life that our planet holds. Hopefully people will see and enjoy his work and do their best to protect and preserve the coral reefs and eco systems.
In an effort to counteract the carbon emissions generated by travelling to these exotic and incredible locations Neil has decided to offset the carbon emmissions. This is done through the Climate Care website. Anyone reading this is encouraged to do the same
British Wildlife Photography Awards
Deadline: 3 May 2013
The sixth annual British Wildlife Photography Awards competition is inviting entries, with the promise of fine prizes and exposure through publishing and display.
An overall prize fund worth up to £20,000 includes products from lead sponsors Sky and Canon, and the overall winner bags a cheque for £5000.
The competition, for terrestrial and aquatic photography in Britain by amateurs and professionals, covers stills - including a new section for black and white images - and video. Divers enter the Coast and Marine category, sponsored by WWF-UK.
Category winners and commended entrants have their work showcased in a book and touring exhibition. They also attend an awards ceremony in September at London’s Mall Galleries, hosted by naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham.
The competition highlights “the talents of photographers practising in Britain” and “the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history”.
Photographers will compete in seven themed categories to win over $40,000 in prizes, including underwater photo equipment and premium dive travel packages to some of the top photo destinations in the world.
The DEEP Indonesia competition is part of a unique series, that together with the Our World Underwater competition, has a prize pool of over $90,000. The prestigue of these contests means that winners also achieve the glory of being named some of the world’s best underwater photographers. Esteemed judges include leading professional underwater photographers and magazine editors from around the world.
Winners will be announced online, published by our media partners worldwide and exhibited during the DEEP Indonesia Expo.
The fee to enter is $10 per image. As with all UnderwaterCompetition.com events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.
World Shootout 2014
The World Shootout is on and will continue during January-July, 2014!
Cash and prestigious prizes, 9 creative categories, 3 winners on each category and complete freedom to choose your own diving destination!
Submit your best and most impressive underwater images, taken anytime and anywhere in the world, and win some of the most valuable prizes ever awarded to underwater photographers, including a $5,000 check for the 1st prize!
With Andy Rouse, Alex Mustard, Peter Cairns and Bertie Gregory.
In association with the John Muir Trust
The stunning images, film and sound gathered by the 2020VISION team forms the basis of 2020VISION’s main output, a multi-city ‘roadshow‘ whose centre-piece is a street gallery exhibition accessible to millions of people nationwide, at locations throughout the UK between 2012 and 2015. The exhibition is supported by a series of events including an outdoor audio-visual show and THE VISION! theatre show featuring several of the 2020VISION photographers. Some venues have also chosen to host a launch event to kick the roadshow off in style and maximise media attention.
The Roadshow aims to increase the relevance of nature to a wide audience, communicating the value of repairing and reconnecting our natural habitats and encouraging people to actively engage with natural landscapes whether in the wilds of our mountain ranges or in a small pocket of wildness in our towns and cities. More at http://www.2020v.org/
Linda is the author and photographer of four books, and a number of articles. Her stock photography features widely in books, newspapers, magazines and journals, including Professional Photographer, BBC Wildlife, Nature, and leading diving magazines. Other uses of her photographs include calendars, brochures, cards, advertising, and in an IMAX multi-screen presentation. Linda also undertakes commissioned photography.
She serves occasionally on juries for photography competitions, and has been a jury member for BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts), for the 2002 Television Craft Awards.