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News - December 2002

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Jim Church
BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition 2002
Blue Dolphin of Malta 2002 - Results
DIVER Image Calendar 2003Underwater Photography - a web based magazine

Nikon Coolpix 5000 and Subal CP5 housing versus Sealife Digital camera and DC200 housing
Beneath the Sea Digital Photo competition
BSoUP Meeting - Wednesday 18 December

Jim Church

It is with extreme sadness that we must report the passing of legendary UW Instructor, Author and Photographer, Jim Church. Jim passed awayearlier today at his home in Miami Lakes, Florida. In keeping with Jim's wishes there will be no formal services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's name to the Catholic Hospice, 14100 Palmetto Frontage Road, Suite 370, Miami Lakes, Florida, 33016.

Of all the accolades that Jim has received throughout his life, the one that meant the most to him was simply teacher. Jim spent his life as a teacher, first in the school systems of California and ultimately as a teacher to us all who ever wanted to take a picture underwater. There are very few among us who have not been influenced by Jim's writing or by his hands on instruction. Many of today's professionals started witha camera in one hand and Jim's articles and books in the other. His articles and photos have appeared in dive magazines for 32 years.

It would be fitting on this last night of 2002, that we all lift a glass in the direction of the nearest ocean and shout a toast to the wonderful spirit that was Jim Church. For those of us who have had the honor and privilege of knowing and loving the man, he will be missed more than words can express. For all of us, the world will be a little sadder and emptier in 2003.

God bless you Jim. You were and will remain one of a kind.

Mike Haber and Mike Mesgleski

BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition 2002

Congratulations to Linda Dunk who won this year's Open Portfolio Competition for the fourth time.

Fourth place went to Jane Morgan (winner of the Beginners Portfolio Competition for the DIVER Trophy last month), Third place went to Linda Pitkin and the runner-up was Len Deeley.

Full details: Open Portfolio 2002

Linda Dunk

Blue Dolphin of Malta 2002 Poster

Blue Dolphin of Malta 2002 - Results

The 10th Blue Dolphin of Malta International Underwater Photographic Competition was successfully held again between 12th - 17th November 2002, after a break of several years.

The event was organised by the Federation of Underwater Activities of Malta (F.U.A.M.), in collaboration with Malta Tourism Authority, the official carrier Air Malta and the Malta Maritime Authority.

See: Results

DIVER Image Calendar 2003

In order to publicise 'Image 2003', the 10th International Festival of Underwater Photography and Film, DIVER magazine are giving away a free 'Image Calendar 2003' with their December issue.

The calendar features stunning award- winning underwater photographs from 'Image 2001' taken by Darryl Torckler, Werner Thiele, Pete Atkinson, Alessandro Dodi,Tony White and Linda Dunk.

The 'Image 2003' competition caters for photographers at all levels of experience, with no fewer than 5 categories, and 18 classes, covering print, slides, manipulated images, portfolios, videos and cine film.

The competition takes place in the autumn next year. Closing date for entries is Monday 29 September 2003.

Further information: DIVER magazine

DIVER Image Calendar 2003 DIVER magazine Decemeber 2002

UwP Cover photo: Kathryn Westaway
Cover photo: © Kathryn Westaway
Underwater Photography - a web based magazine - latest issue free!

Underwater Photography is a web magazine edited by Peter Rowlands with articles by BSoUP members and others.

The December 2002/January 2003 issue of Underwater Photography (UwP no. 10) is now available for download free at Underwater Photography.

Nikon Coolpix 5000 and Subal CP5 housing versus Sealife Digital camera and DC200 housing

The December issue of DIVE Magazine includes a review of the Nikon Coolpix 5000 digital camera and Subal's CP5 housing and Sealife's Digital camera and DC200 housing by BSoUP member and DIVE's senior correspondent Charlie Hood.

DIVE Magazine December 2002

Beneath the Sea Digital Photo competition header

Beneath the Sea Digital Photo competition

Beneath the Sea has announced its first digital underwater photographic competition. There are two categories Open and Creative.

Deadline is 31 December 2003!

Further details: www.

BSoUP Meeting - Wednesday 18 December

The December meeting of the Society will take place at the usual venue, the Holland Club, Imperial College, South Kensington, London on Wednesday December 18th.

The Main Event will be the annual Open Portfolio Competition, followed by the Christmas Party. All members are invited to attend.


Annual Event: Open Portfolio Competition

Annual Event: Christmas Party

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