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News - January 2004

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Trip to Sudan
BSoUP Meeting Wednesday January 21st

London Youth Underwater Photography Competition
Jane Morgan launches her own website

Trip to Sudan

Jane Morgan and JP are organising a 10-trip to Sudan 10-day trip from Friday 2nd April to Sunday 11 April 2004.

Further details:

Jane Morgan

BSoUP Meeting WednesdayJanuary 21st at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. UPDATE

Following our hugely enjoyable and informative meeting successes last year, we launch this new year with an evening dedicated
almost exclusively to digital underwater photography. Our speakers are working to a fairly tight schedule, but we anticipate there will be scope for open forum questions and discussion during the talks. The competition
is slide format this month, but we have invested in a digital projector and
will be introducing digital competitions very soon. We will endeavour to commence promptly at 8 p.m. as there is a great deal of interesting stuff to cover.


Alex will present a brief digital equipment overview, followed by a discussion on film vs. digital and digital compact vs. digital SLR together with the new techniques that digital allows. Alex is a BSoUP committee member, a highly accomplished photographer with many well deserved awards to his name, and a very popular speaker.


As a slightly incongruous but very interesting interjection in the digital line-up, John will present a brief, 10 minute introduction to the
opportunities for diving at Vancouver Island in Canada. John has been running dive operations from Vancouver for about 25 years and currently runs Browning Pass Hideaway, a floating dive lodge at the north of VI.


The theme is Abstracts. Maximum of 2 x 35mm slides per entry. No sticky labels please, mark your slides according to the competition rules



Alan will illustrate his work with some stunning A3 digital prints, and will present a personal perspective on the transition from film to digital. Alan has been actively working in underwater photography since 1985. He has many national and international awards to his credit. His work is well published, with well over 100 dive related magazine publications relating to worldwide travel and photographic experiences and also his UK book 'Beneath British Seas'.

Alan is a well-established and popular figure in the world of underwater photography and runs the retail shop and service centre 'Alan James Photography' in Bristol.


Charles will describe the publishing aspect of digital underwater photography including creativity and publishing requirements, digital's role in photo-journalism and post shooting image optimisation. Charles is our
third regular and popular speaker of the evening, he is senior correspondent
for Dive magazine and also runs adventurous overseas underwater expeditions.

As ever, whilst we realise not all members have easy access to the London meetings, we feel it is useful to keep you informed of the meeting contents and competitions.

gill mcdonald


Calling all students living in the London area. Imperial College Underwater Club (BSAC 64) is canvassing entries from divers under the age of 30, full time students or members of any London University or youth diving club for the 1st London Youth Underwater Photography Competition.

A panel of experts including David Bellamy and Alexander Mustard will judge entries in five categories including shots from the British Isles and 'Foreign Depths'. The closing date is 20th February 2004, after which 6 finalists will be chosen from each category. The 30 finalist's images will go on public display in a South Kensington gallery for 1 week (3-11th March) when the final judging will be made.

Prizes include Underwater strobes from Sea and Sea, wet-suits from O'Three, diving equipment from Mikes Waterfront Warehouse and regulators from Apeks and more.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Marine Conservation Society.
Further details, including a complete list of rules can be found at

If you wish to receive a A4 or A3 poster for your notice boards please reply to this email and I will send it. If you require ANY more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

We also have a rather groove FLASH animation for the WWW, if you can put this on your club site we'd be grateful.

We look forward to receiving your entries

James Clark

Diving Officer, Imperial College Underwater Club
Chairman, London Youth Underwater Photography Competition 2004

Jane Morgan launches her own website

BSoUP member Jane Morgan has just launched her own website.

Links to other member's websites can be found on the Links page.

Any BSoUP member who has a website not linked from the Links page who would like to include a link please contact Brian Pitkin.

In return we would ask that you provide a link from your site to

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