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

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News - April 2007

March 2007
May 2007
News Archive


Turtle sightings on the increase
Website of the Week - Linda Frampton
Focuson - April 2007 - Abstracts
April BSoUP meeting
Website of the Week - Graham Eaton
Dive Magazine Hotshot - March Winner

Website of the Week - Mike Flavell
Curaçao Dive Festival
Website of the Week - Tamsin Eyles
ADEX' Photo Competition 2007
Stoney Cove/DIVER Magazine Photo Splash-in

British Splash-in Championship - 2007


Turtle sightings on the increase

The number of sea turtles visiting waters off the coasts of Devon and Cornwall may have been boosted. A study by biologists from the University of Exeter's Tremough Campus, in Cornwall has shown an increase in turtle sightings.

More than 300 turtle sightings have been recorded in the region's waters over the past century - 225 of them in Cornwall. Leatherback turtles have been the most frequently sighted species. More...

Leatherback turtle. Image Matthew Godfrey
Leatherback turtle


Linda Frampton's Home Page

Website of the Week - Linda Frampton

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Linda Frampton's is this week's choice.

If you are a BSoUP member and your website is not included on the BSoUP member's websites page, please send the URL of your site to the BSoUP Membership Secretary, Mike Russell

Subsequently your website will be added to the list. All we ask is that you provide a link on your website to www.bsoup.org


Focuson - April 2007 - Abstracts

Position Photographer Points
1 Shannon Conway 40
2 Eleonora Manca 40
3 Pedro Vieyra 37
4 Pedro Vieyra 30
5 Martha Tressler 18
6 Tony Baskeyfield 16

Thefirst two images each month qualify for the final inOctober, at which the overall winner will receive the BSoUP 'FocusOn' Trophy.

Congratulationsto Shannon Conway who won this month's Focuson competition,and to Eleanora Manca who was runner-up.

Both ofthem received 40 points, so the winner had to be decidedbased on the number of 1stplace votes cast by the audience.


Maria Munn

Wednesday 18th April 2007 at7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in The Holland Club, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7.

Technical - Getting More From Your Compact by Maria Munn

Compact digital cameras have created a major revolution in domestic image making over the last few years, and nowhere more significantly than underwater. Until very recently, general underwater photography was the domain of the specialist and a full setup was a major investment. Now, entry level compacts are completely affordable and more and more divers are equipped with them on trips. Maria has become somewhat of a specialist in
underwater compact digital photography. She will describe how to achieve creative shots by using different add-on lenses and lighting.

Maria is a self-taught photographer with a remarkable story. Defying doctors who said she wouldn't walk again, in 1997 she single-handedly embarked on an ongoing worldwide travel adventure visiting over 30 countries. Mostrecently, last year she led four successful compact camera photography trips to the Red Sea with Emperor Divers. Maria's work has been featured in many magazines not least of which on the cover of the Royal Photographic Society's magazine.

Focus on Competition - Abstracts

Focus on is a BSoUP member's only competition. Each photographer may submit a maximum of two 35mm slides or two digital images. See Rules and Entry Form

Main Event - Advertising Underwater by Zac Macaulay

Zac has been shooting for over twenty years for advertising, design andeditorial clients both in and out of the water. Some of the advertisingimages on his stunning website will no doubt be familiar to many of you. Heshoots on high-end digital systems with carefully controlled colour workflowmanagement. Zac is the proud winner of Image 2003-04 Festival of UnderwaterFilm and Photography and also the Canon British Underwater Image Festival2006.

Zac will talk about advertising underwater illustrating the relationshipbetween shooting in the underwater medium and selling companies products orideas. He will use initial scratch layouts or diagrams, some provided by theclient and describe how they were turned into a working ad., either in thesea or in a pool or tank. He will also describe the creativity, effort andteamwork needed to achieve the desired results.

Zac Macaulay (left), receiving DIVE's BUIF trophy from Helmut Debelius in 2006

Graham Eaton's Home page

Website of the Week - Graham Eaton

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Graham Eaton's is this week's choice.

If you are a BSoUP member and your website is not included on the BSoUP member's websites page, please send the URL of your site to the BSoUP Membership Secretary, Mike Russell

Subsequently your website will be added to the list. All we ask is that you provide a link on your website to www.bsoup.org


Dive Magazine Hotshot - March Winner

Congratulations to BSoUP member Dave Peake from Yelverton, Devon on winning the March Dive Magazine Hotshot monthly competiton 'Conservation Action' with this image of a Blue shark being released after tagging.

Each month Dive magazine runs a competition sponsored by Digital Diver for the best shot. Entries are judged on-line.

April's theme is 'Marine Abstraction'

To register and submit your image go to:

http://www.divemagazine.co.uk/

Image no longer available


Mike Flavell's Home Page
Mike Flavell's Home Page

Website of the Week - Mike Flavell

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Mike Flavell' is this week's choice.

If you are a BSoUP member and your website is not included on the BSoUP member's websites page, please send the URL of your site to the BSoUP Membership Secretary, Mike Russell

Subsequently your website will be added to the list. All we ask is that you provide a link on your website to www.bsoup.org


Curaçao Dive Festival

22 May - 2 June 2007

Curaçao has more than 60 identified dive spots surrounding its coastline with 57 coral species and more than 500 species of fish. The organisers invite you to the Curaçao Dive Festival 2007, to discover why Curaçao has been rated one of the best Caribbean islands for shore diving and snorkeling.

Full details: Curaçao Dive Festival

Cura�ao Dive Festival

Tamsin Eyles' Home Page
Tamsin Eyles' Home page

Website of the Week - Tamsin Eyles

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Tamsin Eyles' is this week's choice.

If you are a BSoUP member and your website is not included on the BSoUP member's websites page, please send the URL of your site to the BSoUP Membership Secretary, Mike Russell

Subsequently your website will be added to the list. All we ask is that you provide a link on your website to www.bsoup.org


ADEX' Photo Competition 2007

Deadlines:
Registration - 18 April 2007
Image submission: 20 April 2007

Call for entries: The categories for the ADEX Photographer of the Year Competition are Seascapes, Macro and Animal Behaviour.

The final round of the competition will be judged "live" at ADEX 2007, where the judges, made up of distinguished underwater photographers, will give their scores and critiques. There will also be a Q&A session for participants to learn the finer points of successful underwater photography.

For the top honour of "ADEX Photographer of The Year" the audience will cast their votes on the finalists selected from the three categories. Winners of any of the three categories stand a chance to win a SEACAM Nikon DSLR housing!

Participants must first register to compete with the competition application form (download) and submitted to APOYC@andshy;underwaterartists.com; deadline for registration is 18 April 2997 - 1600 hrs GMT +7.

Submission by email only; Images must reach us by email: 20 April 2007 - 1600 hrs GMT +7. We recommend you send registrations as soon as possible. Further information


Stoney Cove


Diver Magazine

Stoney Cove/DIVER MagazinePhoto Splash-in

Reminder! The Stoney Cove/Diver Photo Splash-in will take place on Saturday, 14th April 2007, starting off from the quayside at 8am. Competitors are welcome to turn up later but many of the best results in previous years have been from early starters. You can pre-register or simply turn up on the day.

Full details are available on www.divernet.com. To register, call Margaret at Stoney Cove on 01455 273089 or email: marg@stoneycove.com.


British Splash-in Championship - 2007

Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers in association with the National Marine Aquarium 

Mount Batten Centre and the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, Devon Saturday 7 July 2007.

There are two competitions - images taken on the day (film or digital) and prints taken prior to the event. Prizes, trophies and individual awards will be presented for winning images in each category (see below for full details). In addition, a grand prize will be awarded for the image selected by an independent panel of judges as the best taken in local waters on the day. This is again a fabulous one week liveaboard holiday in the Red Sea generously donated by Tony Backhurst Scuba.

Viewing and judging of the on the day images entered will take place at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth on the Saturday night.  Note that water taxis between the Mount Batten Centre and the Aquarium will be available.

British Splash-in Championship
Download this poster as a pdf


BSoUP T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts and jackets.

Jane Morgan, our Meetings Secretary, has a selection of BSoUP branded items of clothing for members to purchase. T-shirts will be available in navy blue or white with a white or blue BSoUP logo and the full name of the Society. Other items, sweatshirts and polo shirts, in navy blue with white BSoUP logo and name. Caps by special order!

Prices from £10 for T-shirts to £24.00 for jackets. You can buy yours at any of the monthly meetings of the Society or contact Jane Morgan

To order please contact

Jane Morgan

Tel: 0208 255 6939 (home)
07887 558832 (mobile)

email: jane@morganreefphotography.com



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