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News - May 2005

April 2005
June 2005
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New book - Another World by Dos Winkel
Venice International Photography Contest.
Caribbean Photo Contest

BSAC Travel Club Photographic Awards
May BSoUP meeting
New members websites

ANOTHER WORLD Colours, textures and patterns of the reef by Dos Winkel

The photographs in this book focus on the incredible colours, patterns and textures to be found - but more often missed - on coral reefs. Technical information about the tools and techniques used in capturing the images are provided and each image is captioned. The accompanying text includes information on the formation of reefs, the huge variety of organisims that make their lives on, and often give life to the reefs, and how crucial the reefs are to the well- being, not only the islands protected by them, but also the World as a whole.

Available mid-September. For further information please contact Juliet Henney - Publicity Manager, ACC Books.

Another World by Dos Winkel

Venice International Photography Contest

Every category of photographer is encouraged to submit prints to VIPC'05 and we hope to see you in Venice!

We are working to organize a great event for you and to help promote your work. Our staff is always available for you; please contact us if you should have any questions or concerns.

Further details: Venice International Photography Contest

Venice International Photography Contest

...'As photographers, we believe that the art of photography will find Venice to be the perfect venue to express the poetry and rhythm of each composition and shoot, for every culture and nationality.'

The closing date for the 2005 contest is the 31st of August 2005 at 23.59 p.m.

The Award Ceremony will be held in a beautiful palace in Venice, where the 111 winners (11 themes* 2 sections*5 prizes, plus the overall contest winner) will be awarded by our sponsors with cash prizes, equipment, gift certificates. trophies and medals.

Caribbean Photo Contest

From June this year, the Caribbean Diving Company are accepting entries from their guests for their underwater photographic competition. The best inages recived will be uploaded to their website. The winning entries will be published in DIVER Magazine or on DIVERNet. Prizes will include holiday discounts and subscriptions to DIVER.

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Silvertip shark by Pedro Vieyra
Silver-tip Shark © Pedro Vieyra

BSAC Travel Club Photographic Awards

Congratulations to BSoUP member Pedro Vieyra, winner of the BSAC Travel Club Photographic Award 2004. Pedro's picture of a silvertip shark won him a diving holiday aboard charter-boat Undersea Explorer in the Coral Sea, worth £1300.

This year's competition has just been announced and the prize is a Peter Hughes one-week holiday on its live-aboard Wave Dancer in Tobago.

To enter visit www.bsac travelclub.

May BSoUP meeting

The May BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday 18th May 2005 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.

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

This month we have a change to the normal format and are presenting a special film night featuring Guy Chaumette. Guy and Anita run multiple award winning underwater documentary film production company Liquid Motion Film, and rather than deliver wordage here, I will simply direct you to their excellent website

Check it out and you will see we are in for a very enjoyable and entertaining evening.


This month is the old favourite MACRO and we are running slide and digital competitions separately.

All the information was sent to you in an email on
30th April which I can resend if you email me (Gill McDonald to request it, alternatively check out the website for all the details as usual - Digital entries by Monday night latest please, as an attachment to an e-mail to:

Please give your full name and address and details of your images in the body of the e-mail.

The top 2 in each of slide and digital will go on to the 'focus on' final. Please note that you are still limited to a maximum of 2 images per entrant
regardless of whether 2 slide, 2 digital or one of each.

New members websites

Simon M Brown
Charles Erb
Malcolm Nobbs
Graham Smith
Elaine Whiteford

If you are a BSoUP member and there is not already a link from this site to your's, please e-mail with your name and the URL of your site.

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