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News - June 2007

May 2007
July 2007
News Archive

Website of the week - Steve Jones
Focus On - June 07 - Creative
RovingEye competition
June BSoUP meeting
Scuba Diving Magazine 2007 Photo Contest
Alan James - wedding and website of the week

Scuba Diving Magazine 2007 Photo Contest
Website of the Week - Charles Hood
Turks and Caicos Annual U/W Photo Competition
Splash-in shapes up
RSMAS Underwater Photography Contest 2007Website of the Week - Jack Jackson


Website of the Week - Steve Jones

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Steve Jones 's is this week's choice.

Steve is an award winning photographer whose work has been published in numerous publications worldwide.

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 http://www.bsoup.org

Steve Jone's homepage

Position Photographer Points
1 Graham Eaton 35
2 Graham Eaton 30
3= Len Deeley 26
3= JP Trenque 26
5 Pedro Vieyra 25
6 Trevor Rees 19

Focus on - June 2007 - Creative

Congratulationsto Graham Eaton who won the first and second places at thismonth's Focuson competition.

The first two images each month qualify for the final in October,at which the overall winner will receive the BSoUP 'Focus On'Trophy.


RovingEye Competition

Sydney-based image library RovingEye are organising a 6-photo essay competition to recruit new talented photographers, the winner of which will receive a Nikon D200 camera with an AFS 18-70mm lens with a SanDisk Extreme III 4GB flash card.

The work of the top 14 finalists will be published in beautifully presented coffee table books and each finalist will receive a copy. Also each finalist's photo essay will be printed and feature in an exhibition to be held in Sydney. Finalists will be invited to attend the opening night, along with VIP sponsors, RovingEye clients and special guests.

The deadline for the competition is 10 July 2007.

 

 

RovingEye
RovingEye Competition


June BSoUP Meeting

Wednesday 20th June 2007 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in The Holland Club, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7. Directions.

If you can make the meeting, please get your drinks at the bar in time to start promptly 8.00 p.m.

Technical - a pot-pourri of technical tips by Martha Tressler, Anthony Holley and JP Trenque

A mixed hors d'oeuvres of useful advice and bite-sized nuggets of Photoshop tips from some knowledgeable members of your committee.

Focus on competition: Creative

No holds barred on the creative front, aside from the usual rules. Rules and entry details on the website www.bsoup.org
Main event- Field notes: Trials with bew lenses, by Alex Mustard
We are very grateful to Alex for stepping into a vacated slot at the last minute. Alex will give an informal talk about his trials with four new lenses he has been using underwater during the last few months. First up is Tokina's new Fisheye zoom - the 10-17mm which seems to be a must-have lens designed specifically for underwater photography. Then, Alex will describe two new macro lenses. First, Nikon's new 105mm macro lens, which incorporates image stabilisation for the first time in a macro lens, making balanced light macro much more achievable. Next, Sigma's 150mm macro, a tough lens to use (being the equivalent of 225mm on a film camera), but a powerful one when the right subjects present themselves. And finally a detailed look at Alex's fisheye-teleconverter technique, which provides an unusual view of macro foreground and wide angle background. This lens is well suited to approachable critters both in the UK and abroad. Alex will discuss the strengths, weaknesses and techniques required for each.

Alex shoots with a Nikon D2X in a Subal housing. He is BSoUP's digital officer, as well a co-administrator of Wetpixel. He is a contributing editor of Dive Magazine, columnist and editorial consultant for FiNS Magazine, honorary editor of the new Ocean Geographic (launched this month) and senior contributor to Underwater Photography Magazine. Alex is a popular speaker on underwater and wildlife photography and regularly gives talks both in the UK and abroad. Alex's images have won him many awards, including at both the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Antibes Festival for the last two years. Although his girlfriend has beaten him in the last two BSoUP 'focus on' competitions!

Check out Alex's excellent website at www.amustard.com


Alan James Photography - wedding and website of the week

Congratulations to BSoUP members Alan James and Heather Hammond who were married last Saturday!

After their honeymoon, Alan and Heather return to their successful business Alan James Photography on Monday 18 June.

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Alan James's, as luck would have it, 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 http://www.bsoup.org

Alan and Heather James
Alan James Photography


Tompot Blenny by Mark Thomas
Tompot Blenny© Mark Thomas

Scuba Diving Magazine Photo Contest 2007

Congratulations to BSoUP member Mark Thomas. from Northwich, Cheshire. who received an honorable mention in Macro category in the Sucba Diving Magaine Photo Contest 2007 with his image of a Tompot Blenny (left).

The contest, now in its third year, includes four categories, Wide-angle, Macro, Marine Life and Topside. The winning Wide-angle image by Todd Mintz recieved $1,000 cash and a dive trip for two to Manta Ray Hotel in Yap, Micronesia. The winning Macro image by Patrivck Weir won Scubapro MKII/S555 regulator and a dive trip for two to Scuba Club Cozumel on Cozumel. The winning Marine Life image by Jose Alejandro Alvarez won a Nikon D200, Aquatica housing, Inon D2000w strobes Prize: Scubapro MKII/S555 regulator and a dive trip for two to Journey's End Resort in Belize. There were numerous other prizex for second and third place.

All the winning images can be viewed at www.scubadiving.com/2007_photo_contest


Website of the Week - Charles Hood

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Charles Hood's is this week's choice.

Charles is DIVE Magazine's senior correspondent and author of '100 best dives in Cornwall'.

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 http://www.bsoup.org

Charles Hood's Home Page
Charles Hood's Home Page

Turks & Caicos Underwater Photographic Competition

Turks & Caicos Underwater Photographic Competition

Turks and Caicos Third Annual Underwater Photo Competition

After successful inaugural Underwater Photographic Competitions in 2005 and 2006 that produced exceptional winning photographs, the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board announces the Third Annual Turks and Caicos Underwater Photographic Competition to be held in the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies from June 1st through September 30th, 2007.

$25,000 in Prizes

Along with $10,000 in cash prizes and approximately $15,000 in subsidiary prizes such as dive travel, cameras and photographic equipment, the Grand Prize Winners will have their photographs published by the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands as a set of COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS, each bearing a winning photograph, the photographer's name and country of origin.

Winning photographs and those worthy of "Honourable Mention" will also be included in an annual, international "Out Of The Blue" calendar presenting excellence in underwater photography with each photograph assigned to a particular month of the year.

Full details www.underwaterphoto.tc/


Splash-in shapes up

Things are shaping up for this year's British Splash-in Championship organised by BSoUP in association with the National Aquarium. The print competition attracted a total of 112 entries with 47 in the Oversea category, 27 in the British and Irish category and 38 in the Advanced category.

All of the prints are being mounted ready for display at the National Aquarium on the 16 June and will be judged by visitors to the Aquarium.

Last year's exhibition at the National Aquarium
BSoUP Exhibition at the National Marine Aquarium 2006


Clown fish on a coral reef by Alex Tattersall
Clown fish on a coral reef © Alex Tattersall

RSMAS Underwater Photography Contest 2007

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) in Miami has posted the winners of its 2007 Underwater Photography Contest.

Congratulations to BSoUP members Alex Tattersall, who won the Wide-angle category with an image of a Clown fish on a coral reef (top left), and to Annelise Hagen who was runner-up in the Wide-angle category with her image of a dolphin (bottom left) and third in the Macro category with an image of a Lion fish (bottom right).

The overall winner was Patrick Weir from the Cayman Islands.

Further details www.rsmas.miami.edu/

Dolphin by Annelise Hagen
Dolphin © Annelise Hagen
Lion fish by Annelise Hagen
Lion fish © Annelise Hagen

Website of the Week - Jack Jackson

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Jack Jackson's is this week's choice. Jack is a freelance author, photographer and photojournalist.

Jack is the author or main contributor to nearly 20 book titles on dive sites and trekking, including several also published in other languages.

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 http://www.bsoup.org

Jack Jackson's Home page
Jack Jackson's Home Page


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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