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SCUBA Magazine, Sponsor of the Best of British Portfolio COmpetition 2014

The Wildlife Trusts - Sponsor of the the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition


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Federico Cabello. Sponsor of the Open Portfolio 2014

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Cameras Underwater - Sponsor of the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition and BIUPC 2015

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DiveLife, Manchester, Sponsor of the Open Portfolio Competition 2014

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Glass & Water by Mark Harris. Sponsor of BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition 2015

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DiveQuest - Sponsor of the Underwater Excellence

Diver Magazine - Sponsor of the Annual Beginners Portfolio Competition and the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition

Under Water Visions - Sponsor of the Splash-in 2013 and 2014 and BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition 2015

Sea & Sea - Sponsor of the British Underwater Photography Championship 2013

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News - October 2015

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Website of the Week - Robert Bailey
Cover Shot - Nick Roberston-Brown
Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition
Website of the Week - Rob White LRPS
World Shootout - National Team
DIVE 2015

BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition - Update
Festival mondial de l'image sous-marine
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Robert Bailey
Robery Bailey

Website of the Week - Robert Bailey

Robert is captivated by all things in nature.

He enjoys reportage style as well. He says, 'flirting with my subjects without being intrusive', is something he likes to try to do.

He's worked professionally on commercial television sets doing production photography, shot modern dance for the art department at the University of Calgary, and worked in a freelance capacity shooting a variety of subjects.

Rob also worked as a NAUI scuba instructor up to training director level at the University of Calgary from 1993-1999, and is still an avid diver. He never dives without his camera. From 2007-2009 he was chairman of the Leamington and Warwick BSAC Branch 217. The Telecommunications industry is his mainstay.

Photographer's work he is inspired by includes but is not limited to; David Doubilet, Michael Nichols, Bettina Rhiems, Ansel Adams, Helmut Newton, Jim Brandenburg, Paul Nicklen, and Alex Mustard in no particular order.

He's an active member of the British Society of Photographers (BSOUP), and the Bristol Underwater Photography Group (BUPG) and is obsessed by all things photographic.

Sport Diver Cover Shot - Nick Roberston-Brown

The November issue of SportDiver features a cover shot by BSoUP Member Nick Robertson-Brown.

The shot features Nick's wife and buddy Caroline doing the hammerhead signal as a great hammerhead swims over her head and another swims behind her in Bimini, Bahamas.

For more covers by BSoUP Members see Cover shots

Cover shot by: Nick Robertson-Brown
SportDiver - Nov. 2015

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition
Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

Deadline: 24th November, 2015

Over $75,000 in prizes! Winners choose their own prizes

The 5th annual Ocean Art underwater photo competition is underway and accepting entries, with over $75,000 in prizes. New for 2015 are three categories for mirrorless cameras as well as a "pool / conceptual" category with no limits on post production.

See the contest details & how to enter

Website of the Week - Rob White LRPS

Rob’s been teaching diving for the past 15 years and has been taking photos underwater for the past 10.

He’s had numerous articles and mentions in magazines and newspapers and has several awards to his name.

Last year, Rob was awarded a Licenciate distinction from the Royal Photographic Society for a panel of 10 images from both under and above the water. Details of which can be found on his blog page.

Rob now teaches diving and photography during his spare time near his home in Sussex and when he’s asked, provides photographic services to good causes around the country.

Rob White
Rob White

World SHootout

World Shootout - National Team

The World Shootout is calling for national team entries to the Underwater Photography Global Championship 2015. Each team consists of 3 photographers from the same country that submit a combined portfolio of 6 images. These can be taken anywhere is the world, but must have been shot between 1 January and 1 November 2015. Judging will take place live at the BOOT show, Dusseldorf on 30 January 2016.

Registration is open now and the deadline for submissions is 1 November.

DIVE 2015

NEC Birmingham

24th/25th October

Organised for more than 20 years by DIVER, Britain's best-selling diving magazine, each event attracts hundreds of exhibitors offering the latest diving holidays, training courses, and dive gear - on display and to buy - and is visited by thousands of experienced and aspiring divers from the UK, Europe and beyond.

The Dive Shows also deliver an unrivalled programme of free presentations from the world's top diving speakers. And this is combined with popular in-hall features such as the Try Dive Pool, Rebreather Pool, PhotoZone, and New Product Showcase, plus themed Travel and Dive-Training areas.

Dive 2015
DIVE 2015

Alex Mustard is the man who straightened us all out about the contents of our favourite Red Sea wreck, and he’ll be back with a new twist on “Thistlegorm’s Cargo” which requires you to get involved. Alex will also be talking in the PhotoZone alongside Martin Edge – and talking of the PhotoZone, drop into the audience at the Centre Stage to see some of the finest double acts since Eric & Ernie, including Saeed Rashid & Nigel Wade, Nick & Caroline Robertson-Brown and Jane Morgan & Gill McDonald.

Saturday 24th October 2015 - 9:30 am-6:00 pm and Sunday 25th October 2015 - 9:30 am-5:00 pm

BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition
BSoUP / DIVER Annual
Print Competition 2015

BSoUP / DIVER Annual Print Competition

Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers in association with DIVER Magazine

DIVE SHOW, NEC Birmingham

24-25th October 2015

The competition is now closed

This year we have again teamed up with DIVER Magazine to stage this major competition at the DIVE SHOW at the NEC, Birmingham over the weekend of 24-25th October 2015. A total of 80 of the best prints will be displayed at the show and all categories judged by visitors. A panel of judges will choose the overall winner of the grand prize.

We are delighted to announce that so far Cameras Underwater, Under Water Visions, Mark Harris and Paul Colley and The Wildlife Trusts have kindly agreed to sponsor the competition.

In addition we will be presenting one copy of 'Creating the future', 'Black & White', 'Street Life', 'General' and 'Colours' gifted to BSoUP by the Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA).

Festival mondial de l'image sous-marine

Deadline: 30th September 2015

The competitions categories have been modified this year in order to enhance the visibility and notoriety of the Prizes and awards.

New: The Blue Society Prize (1,500 euros), offered by Nausicaa, National Sea Center, will award a work presented in one of the categories of the Festival (Movie, Photo, Portfolio, Series thematic or book).

Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous Marine
Festival mondial de l'image sous-marine

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