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News - July 2003

June 2003
August 2003
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BSoUP Meeting - Wednesday 16 July
Rome festival of underwater pictures
Underwater Photography Magazine
Code of Good Practice for Underwater Photographers

New Fuji Films
BSoUP Splash-in - 5 July
Splash-in Barbeque - 5 July
Image 2003

Next BSoUP Meeting - Wednesday 16 July at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.

The Holland Club, Imperial College, London SW7 5BD.

Brian Pitkin- Splash-in review

This month, Brian Pitkin - our esteemed President, Webmaster and Splash-in 'Master of Ceremonies' - will present a review of the hugely enjoyable annual Splash-in event which was held at the Mountbatten Centre in Plymouth on Saturday, 5th July. This is hoped to include a photographic land record of the day's 'happenings' as well as covering the underwater activities and impressive 'on the day' and print achievements.

In Focus Competition - BandW

This month's 'focus on' competition is for Black and White pictures.

Arthur Hunking- Trials, tribulations and treats of becoming competant

Arthur has been taking pictures underwater for several years but has only become serious in the last two years. He has made approximately 1,000 dives in some 35 different locations(mainly tropical) and won the 2000/01 Papua New Guinea underwater photo competition in the novice category. His talk will be directed at sharing the things he has learnt using slides from many dive sites to demonstrate the points involved. Most of the ingredients of getting a good picture will be covered including; macro, wide angle,
elements of design, colour, framing, observation, the decisive moment, creature habitats, best use of conditions, lighting and practical tips on
the techniques involved. Quite recently he has realised that a great deal of improvement is possible without actually going underwater and he will also include his use of 'between trips' time to develop his skills.

We do hope those of you who are able to come along will do so as it proimises to be a very interesting evening.


5th International festival of underwater picture, Rome, 3-7 July 2003

For full details:



5th International festival of underwater picture, Rome, 3-7th July 2003 Poster

Underwater Photography Magazine
Cover Photo: Spawning Hamlets by Alex Mustard
Underwater Photography Magazine

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

The June/July issue of Underwater Photography (no. 13) is now available for download free at Underwater Photography.

Code of Good Practice for Underwater Photographers

The Code of Good Practice for Underwater Photographers, introduced by the Marine Conservation Society with funding from PADI's Project AWARE project and endorsed by the British Society of Underwater Photographers, the
Northern Underwater Photographic Group and the Bristol Underwater Photography Group as well as
being supported by the Sub-Aqua Association, the British Sub-Aqua Club and the Scottish Sub-Aqua
is now available on this site. Click for full details.

New Fuji Films

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc., Valhalla, N.Y., USA, introduced Fujichrome Astia 100F Professional (RAP 100F), a new color transparency film offering improved reproduction of skin tone and texture. The film combines smooth, natural rendering of skin tones from highlights to shadows with color fidelity across a full palette of hues.

Other features include: outstanding overall color accuracy; an RMS granularity of 7, which Fuji says is the finest grain yet in a color transparency film; and improved color stability. The lower the number, the lesser the fluctuation and the smaller the apparent grain. Astia 100F Professional will replace the current Astia 100 later
this year and is scheduled to be available during the third quarter of this year.

The company also announced Fujichrome Velvia 100F Professional (RVP 100F). The first new Velvia film in more than a decade is a color transparency film that brings the ultra-high-saturated color of Fujifilm's Velvia to the ISO 100 speed class. The film employs Multi-Color-Correction Layer technology, as well as a range of other new coupler and emulsion technologies. The Velvia 100F will provide new professional quality for a wide range of professional applications from the nature and landscape fields to commercial and product photography. The new Velvia also matches the ultra-fine grain of another Fujifilm product, Provia 100F Professional, with an RMS granularity of 8.
The Velvia 100F Professional is scheduled for availability for the commercial marketplace in the third quarter of this year. Fuji plans to continue making current Fujichrome Velvia (ISO 50) available for purchase following the introduction of Fujichrome Velvia 100F.

BSoUP Splash-in - 5 July

The Annual BSoUP Splash-in 2003 will take place on Saturday 5th July at the The Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth, Devon. Air is available on site from Deep Blue Diving, who also have boats for charter or hire.

All underwater photographers are invited to participate, whether they are members of BSoUP or not, but please note that non-members will have to pay higher entry fees.

Full details

Wrasse by Ken Sullivan, Winner on the Day BSoUP Splash-in 2002
Wrasse by Ken Sullivan
Winner on the Day
BSoUP Splash-in 2002

Splash-in Barbeque - 5 July

We have arranged for a barbeque for participants and their friends and family in conjunction with this year's BSoUP Splash-in.

The barbeque will take place between 7.00 and 8.00 p.m. on Saturday evening 5 July on the patio adjacent to the Waterside Room, at the Mount Batten Centre, where the slide projection and judging will take place.

A bar will be provided in the Waterside Room to save you having to trek up and down stairs to the upstairs bar!

Cost of the barbeque, with a vegetarian option, will be £8.00 per person. Tickets are limited! So please e-mail to reserve yours (this will help with booking).

Payment must be made no later than 12 noon on Saturday 5 July - otherwise your reserved ticket will be sold to someone else!

Alternative food and drink is also available from the upstairs bar (see Mount Batten Centre under' Food and Drink' for daily menu).

Image 2003

The 10th International Festival of Underwater Photography and Film, organised by DIVER magazine in association with BSoUP takes place soon.

The 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 winning images and a selection of the highly commended images will be on display at Dive 2003 - NEC - Birmingham - 15-16 November, where the awards and prizes will be presented.

Closing date for entries is Monday 29 September 2003.

Full details will be published shortly in DIVER Magazine and on the BSoUP website. In the meantime you may register by contacting at DIVER Magazine.

Image 2003

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