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News - September 2011

Please send items for the News to Brian Pitkin

August 2011
Coming Soon
News Archive


EMUP - Next Meeting
NUPG Splash-in 2011
Anima Mundi - Latest issue
Epson Red Sea 2011

Alex Tattersall wins Oonasdivers Competition
Nikon's new mirrorless camera
Website of the Week - Joe Daniels
British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011
San Francisco Ocean Festival
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Epson Red Sea - Photographer of the Year
BSoUP's U/W Excellence Competition Results
Ocean Leisure Cameras sponsor BSoUP
Oceania Dive and Ecotourism Expo
BSoUP Magazine - Latest issue
BSoUP - September Meeting
Website of the Week - Jeremy and Amanda Cuff
Editor recruited for SCUBA - BSAC's new magazine
Guide to Tropical Marine Fish iPad app

Wildlife in 3D
Celebrate the Sea Festival
DEMA
Pacific Northwest Diver e-Magazine - Latest issue
Website of the Week - Andrew Cooper
Lundy Splash-In 2011
Website of the Week - Shannon Conway
X-ray Magazine - Latest issue
Enter in Blue 2
Oceanz National Photo Competition
SUPS - Next Meeting
BUPG - Next Meeting
UwP - Latest issue
BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition 2011
Website of ther Week - Paul Colley
Ocean Art Photo Competition 2011


East Midlands Underwater Photographers
East Midflands Underwater Photographers

EMUP - Next Meeting

The East Midlands Underwater Photographers restart their monthly meetings on Tuesday 4th October downstairs in Nemo's Bar at Stoney Cove. The meetings starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp
Shetland: 4 EMUPers dive 60 degrees North by
Tim Priest, Gordon Brown, Tony Neal and Rob Cuss
Competition: On my holidays

EMUP is a collective of underwater photographers, underwater film makers, divers, non-divers and anyone interested in natural history. We aim to promote the fantastic underwater world and in doing so we aim to inspire people to take up diving, learn more, or improve their underwater photography.

EMUP launched in October 2007 and is now in it's fifth year.

EMUP organises eight monthly talks on the first Tuesday evening of the month starting in October. Each month they offer a talker on a given subject and a light hearted competition on a relevant theme to that month's talk. This is nothing serious, just the opportunity to show off your work. We aim to promote new photographers and so each month our competition will include a beginner's catagory.


NUPG Splash-in 2011

Congratulations to Jason Gregory who was the Macro and Overall Winner in the Northern Underwater Photographic Group's annual Splash-in this year.

The event was held at Treaddhur Bay, Anglesey on 3rd, September 2011 in awful conditions with rain all day and low visibility.

The competition will be reviewed at the next NUPG meeting on October 3rd at The Gurkha Grill Burton Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LH (Map),

For further details of NUPG and its activities please visit www.nupg.org.uk/

NUPG Splash-in Winner: Jason Gregory
NUPG Splash-in Winner ©Jason Gregory

Anima Mundi 4
Anima Mundi - Issue 4

Anima Mundi - Latest issue

The latest issue of the FREE Anima Mundi by Andrea and Antonella Ferari is now available for download.

Andrea and Antonella Ferrari are the husband-and-wife team who authored the ground-breaking, best selling guidebooks A Diver's Guide to Reef Life, A Diver's Guide to Underwater Malaysia Macrolife and A Diver's Guide to the Art of Underwater Photography - plus many others.

andquot;This is our best issue yet, featuring the debut on our pages of Brazilian biologist Edelcio Muscat and Canadian bird photographer extraordinaire David Hemmings. Contents also include Part 2 of our fully detailed trip report from Selva Verde Nature Reserve in Costa Rica, a stunning personal photographic portfolio by biologist Alejandro Arteaga and an in-depth, richly illustrated essay on tropical Mantis Shrimps, those fascinating and highly evolved predatory crustaceans.andquot;

To download your copy please visit www.animamundimag.com/


Epson Red Sea 2011

Your Perfect Excuse for a Vacation in the Red Sea

Take an exciting one-week break from your daily routine in the crystal clear water of the Red Sea. Meet people, dive, photograph fish, party all night long and maybe even win some prizes. This year- your chances are 3 times higher! 

The Epson Red Sea event is celebrating its 7th year in a row in Eilat, Israel. It is known worldwide as the International Underwater Photography Olympics and will take place this year in November 13-19 . The shoot-out days will be carried out in November 14-16 .

Register now at http://eilatredsea.com/

Epson Red Sea U/W Photo Competition

Alex Tattersall's Lionfish
Alex Tattersall's Lionfish

Alex Tattersall wins Oonasdivers Competition

The winner of the Oonasdivers photo competition featured on the front and back cover of our 2012 brochure is that Nauti-boy Dr Alex Tattersall. He receives a Red Sea diving holiday! Well done Alex!

Pick up your copy of the new brochure at The Birmingham Dive Show on 23/24 October or request a copy by contacting info@oonasdivers.com

For further details please visit www.oonasdivers.com/


Nikon's new mirrorless camera

The biggest news this week was, of course, the launch of Nikon's mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera system. The Nikon 1 system uses what the company is calling a 'CX' sized sensor, making it about half the size of the sensors in the Four Thirds cameras but still four times the size of the sensor in most consumer compacts. And it's this latter consideration that is significant since, (eye-watering) price aside, the J1 and V1 appear to be aimed at the kinds of the kind of buyers who want more capability than their compacts can offer but don't want a DSLR.

The launch has prompted a vicious backlash on both the forums and comments sections of the site. The high price, surprisingly large bodies and relatively small sensor being the main targets. We have to presume that Nikon has made this choice because the small sensor should mean very high-speed data transfers and lenses with small, light elements that make it easier to provide really fast contrast-detection autofocus. At least in the short-term it looks like Nikon believes keen photographers are better-served by DSLRs.

Further details www.dpreview.com/

Nikon 1
Nikon 1

Joe Daniels
Joe Daniels

Website of the Week - Joe Daniels

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP Member's website. This week's choice is Joe Daniels.

Joe's underwater photography has developed through his love for the marine world which began on a 6 month marine conservation project in the Seychelles. He then spent over 2 years in New Zealand and Australia, a year of this was working with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks on the Ningaloo Reef off Western Australia. Joe returned to the Seychelles for 3 months as a volunteer on the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles (MCSS) Whale Shark Monitoring Project.

Although he is a Divemaster he finds freediving his preferred method of taking pictures. Joe hopes to continue working with these gentle giants around the world promoting their conservation through his photography.

Joe currently lives in the Seychelles and works for Global Vision International on a Marine Conservation Project.


British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011

The winning image of a jellyfish was captured by Richard Shucksmith. His photo was taken at Sula Sgeir (meaning Gannet Rock) a small uninhabited Scottish island, 41 miles north of Lewis. The inhospitable area is home to exposed islands sustaining an astounding variety of marine life. The remoteness of these islands, as well as the challenge that comes with visiting them, makes Richard's incredible photo all the more special.

Greg Armfield, Photography and Film Manager from WWF said "A truly beautiful shot of a jellyfish that perfectly captures its iridescent colours and magical qualities. All the more remarkable that it exists in UK waters. Fantastic."

Competition judge Paul Wilkinson, Head of Living Landscape for The Wildlife Trusts, said "We are delighted to see how many people from around the UK were inspired by the competition to explore nature in their local area. This year's entries reflected a real passion, and affection, for local wildlife. This competition is a special opportunity to give the natural world that surrounds us the recognition, and reverence, it deserves."

The winners and a selection of commended entries can be viewed here.

Jellyfish by Richard Shucksmith
Overall winner: Jellyfish © Richard Shucksmith

San Francisco Ocean Festival
San Francisco Ocean Festival

9th Annual San Francisco Ocean Festival

7-11 March , 2012

The 9th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival is soliciiting films to be screeened over a five day period to thousands of ocean and film lovers who will be headed to San Francisco for this annual event. Filmmakers from around the world have come to know SFOFF as the premier ocean film festival.

Featuring over 50 critically acclaimed independent films, chosen from over 150 submissions, the films offer a rare and unique opportunity to learn about the vital importance of the world's ocean and participate in panel discussions, filmmaker Q&A sessions and special screenings unique to our film festival.

For full details please visit http://www.oceanfilmfest.org/


Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

21 October 2011 - 11 March 2012

Open 10.00 - 17.50 daily

Book tickets now

This world-renowned yearly exhibition at the Natural History Museum provides a spotlight on the rarely seen wonders of the natural world.

From 21 October, enter an atmospheric space inside the exhibition gallery and be inspired by this year's competition winners. The images are selected from 1000s of international entries and are beautifully displayed in sleek backlit installations.

Ticket prices

Adults £9

Child and concession £4.50

Family £24

Free to Members, Patrons and children aged 3 and under

Nearest tube: South Kensington
Visitor enquiries: +44 (0)20 7942 500

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Epson Red Sea - Last call to vote
Epson Red Sea - Last chance to vote


Epson Red Sea - Last chance to vote for the Photographer of the Year

The deadline for voting for the Epson Red Sea Photographer of the Year 2011 is Monday 26th September.

There are a total of 15 finalists each with three images placed ib the top 3 in each of the months April to October 2011.

Voting will be divided accordingly:
30% of all points - by registered online voters. 70% of all points will be given by 5 Judges 'The 3 winners will be the photographers who receives the highest combined score from the 5 Judges and the online voters.

Flights, accommodation (BB) and diving costs of the Photographer of the Year will all be covered, in order to enable this winner to participate at the Epson Red Sea 2011 shoot-out in Eilat.

To vote please go to http://eilatredsea.com/


BSoUP's Underwater Excellence Competition Results

Congratulations to Jane Morgan who was the winner of this year's Underwater Excellence Portfolio Competition. She won the UnderwaterExcellence tropy and a cheque for £250 donated by Dive Quest. See Jane Morgan's U/W Excellence Portfolio for more details.

Jane's portfolio comprised images of Bottlenose Dolphins taken in the Red Sea, a baby loggerhead turtle taken in the Bahamas and Whip Gobies taken in Manado. Jane uses a Nikon 300S and all three of her images were taken using a 16mm lens.

Second place went to Martyn Guess for his portfolio comprising a a nudibranch taken in Kima Bajo, a diver at Boo Window in Raja Ampat and a pink anemone taken at Raja Ampat using a Nikon D300 with macro and wide-angle lenses.

Third place went to Saeed Rashid for his portfolio comprising an image of seals taken in the Farne Islands, a nudibrach on a light box taken in the UK and a Red Sea jellyfish.

Unfortunately neither Jane nor Saeed were present at the meeting to enjoy their respective acheivements.

Jane Morgan - Bottlenose Dolphins
Jane Morgan ©
Bottlenose Dolphins in the Red Sea
Nikon D300S with a 16mm lens

Jane Morgan
Jane Morgan ©
Ababy loggerhead turtle taken in the Bahamas
Nikon D300S with a 16mm lens

A total of 32 portfolios were submitted for the competition. Twelve of these were pre-selected for projection by a panel comprising Martin Edge, Linda Pitkin, Martha Tressler and Brian Pitkin. The judges choices were collated by JP Trenque, who also prepared the excellent slideshow for projection at the meeting.

In addition to the top three the following portfolios were pre-selected for projection:- Gareth Millson, Nick Robertson-Brown, Joss Woolf, Paul Morgan, Georgette Douwma, Trevor Rees, Keith Lyall, Debi Henshaw and Paul Colley.

'Pre-selecting 12 portfolios was a very difficult task as the standard was overall high' said Brian Pitkin. 'The top and bottom half dozen portfolios were easy to identify, it was those in between that were most challenging'.

All of the portfolios were projected to the audience of about 100 BSoUP Members and guests present who were invited to vote for their favouriie three. And their task was even more difficult than the judges, who had as much time as they needed over the preceeding weekend to make their pre-selection.

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Jane Morgan 78 12
2 Martyn Guess 64 13
3 Saeed Rashid 36 9
4 Gareth Millson 34 5
5 Nick Robertson-Brown 33 4
6 Joss Woolf 30 7

Click on a name above to view enlarged with full details.

The top 6 portfolios may be viewed in the Gallery.

If any of the entrants who were pre-selected and not listed would like to know how they fared please contact Brian Pitkin.

BSoUP Members only may view all of the entries in the Competition slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you haven't already done so this session.

Jane Morgan
Jane Morgan ©
Whip Gobies taken in Manado
Nikon D300S with a 16mm lens

Next month BSoUP is holding its annual Bets of British Portfolio Competition. The Competition is now open to Members only for entries via the Competition Entries page. A portfolio must comprise of 3 images. Please read the Rules before entering.

BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition
Image © Pete Bullen

BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition

Ocean Leisure Cameras confirm sponsorship

We are delighted to announce that London-based Ocean Leisure Cameras have agreed to sponsor the competition this year.

Ocean Leisure Cameras have generously donated a voucher for £250 to spend at Ocean Leisure or Ocean Leisure Cameras plus a pair of tickets to one of their forthcoming Sunday afternoon in-store training sessions worth £100 for the winner of the Advanced British and Irish Print category.

Other sponsors of this year's competition include Oonasdivers, DIVER magazine, Mike's Dive Store and The Wildlife Trusts

All underwater photographers are invited to submit prints to the Competition. The best 80 will be mounted and displayed at the Dive Show at the NEC, Birmingham, where the public will be invited to vote for their favourites in each of four categories. The overall winner will be judged by an independent panel.

The competition deadline is 1st October.

For full details of the competition please visit www.bsoup.org/


Oceania Dive and Ecotourism Expo

7-9 October, 2011

RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia

The Oceania Dive and Ecotourism Expo (ODEX) is a spring consumer and trade show that is co-hosted with Blue Edge, an international freediving and spearfishing symposium and the 5th annual Underwater Festival. This event will be a family friendly 3-day extravaganza of product showcases, media launches and seminars relating to scuba diving, water sports, sustainable and adventure travel, underwater imaging, freediving, spearfishing, and marine conservation

Other Special Features Include IFandSN Blue Water Hunting Forum International Dive and Ecotourism Travel Hall Marine Science and Conservation Hubs More than 40 Seminar Presentations Cosplay@ODEX Competition Lucky Door Prizes Social and Networking events Underwater Festival Top 100 image display and much more.

For further details please visit http://www.odex.com.au/

ODEX 2011
Oceania Dive and Ecotourism Expo

in focus 96
Cover photo: Starfish © Dan Bolt

BSoUP magazine - Latest issue

The latest issue of BSoUP's magazine has now been sent to all members.

Issue 96 includes: Edtorial by Joss Woolf, Under the Spotlight - Georgette Douwma by Joss Woolf, Nuwieba - a photographers training ground by Keith Lyall, Bull Sharks in Fiji by Malcolm Nobbs, British Underwater Photography Championship with winners and judges comments, In the field - with the Raggies in South Africa by Gavin Parsons, Going Solo by Alex Tatttersall, Some thoughts on composite images by Trevor Rees, Photographing Boule Bay [Jersey] by Jeremy Cuff, BSoUP Officers, 2011.

This latest issue was edited by Joss Woolf, with the assistance of Paul Morgan and Mike Russell and produced by Gavin Parsons, to whom BSoUP extends its sincere thanks.

If you would like to receive printed copies of in focus, as and when it is published, then why not join BSoUP.

The deadline for submission of articles, images and ads for the Winter issue is 14th October, 2011. Please send all copy to Joss Woolf at josswoolf@hotmail.com


BSoUP - September Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 21st September 2011 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD. New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome

Main Event: An evening with Martin Edge. 'Common Faults and Edge Fixes' (Part 1)

Underwater Excellence: A portfolio of 3 images. The Competition is now closed. The Winner will receive £250 courtesy of DiveQuest. BSoUP Members only may view all of the entries in the Competition Slideshow, but you will be asked to log in if you haven't already done so this session.

Main Event:An evening with Martin Edge. 'Common Faults and Edge Fixes' (Part 2).

If you have entries for the BSoUP / DIVER Prints Competition 2011 you may hand them in on the night. Full details

Martin Edge
Martin Edge

JAUniverse Jeremy and Amanda Cuff
JAUniverse - Jeremy and Amanda Cuff

Website of the Week - Jeremy and Amanda Cuff

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP Member's website. This weeks choice is JAUniverse, the website of Jeremy and Amanda Cuff.

Since 1999, Jeremy and Amanda have developed considerable skills in both photography and writing through practical "in the field" experimentation and by attending various courses culminating in A-Level Photography Grade "A"s.

As underwater photographers they have studied with the UK's foremost teacher Martin Edge here in the UK and also in the Caribbean, Hawaii, the Egyptian Red Sea. They've also taken tuition with Kurt Amsler, a world renowned underwater photographer based in the south of France.

For further details please visit www.ja-universe.com/index.htm


Editor recruited for SCUBA - BSAC's new magazine

The British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) and publishers TRMG are pleased to announce that the editor of their new magazine, SCUBA, is the award-winning diving journalist Simon Rogerson. Formerly the editor of DIVE magazine, Rogerson has worked in the diving industry for 12 years and is a winner of the Professional Publishers' Association's editor of the year. Within a new structure he will work closely with BSAC to create SCUBA, a brand new diving magazine with a strong emphasis on British diving and the club system.
When the first edition of SCUBA is launched in November it will instantly become the UK market leader, the biggest-selling diving title delivered directly to the country's most avid divers.

To read more plese visit http://library.bsac.com/

Simon Rogerson
Simon Rogerson

Guide to Tropical Marine Fish - Volume 1
Guide to Tropical Marine Fish - Volume 1

Guide to Tropical Marine Fish iPad app

Andrea and Antonella Ferrari have announced the release of an app series for the iPad 2 entitled a "Guide to Tropical Marine Fish." Volume 1 has now been released, with the series eventually comprising a total of 5 separate apps, each featuring 100 species with full-screen photos and a detailed info file describing common and scientific names, distribution, size, habitat, color, pattern, life habits and identification features.

The first app (from whale shark to ocelot grouper) is available now via the Apple app store, with the further 4 to follow in October/November. Versions for iPad 1 will be available soon and an iPhone version will have its release date announced in 2012. Adam Hanlon, Wetpixel.


Wildlife in 3D

The Stereoscopic Society

12 November 2011 at 2.00pm for 2.30pm

St Pancras Church Hall, Lancing Street, London, NW1 1NA. (see Maps)

The provisional programme includes the following:-

Latrabjarg (Puffins); Icelandic seabirds including razorbills and puffins. African Wildlife; Kenya, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and The Gambia. Tanzania Safari. Sea Life of Mexico; whales, dolphins and sealions. Antarctic Odyssey; Falklands, South Georgia Antarctic Peninsula; seals, sealions, seabirds and lots of penguins. Fungi; micro and macro. Orchids of UK, Insects. Insects in flight and a selection of Dr Pat Whitehouse's work, from the following; Garden Natural History Natural history in 3D.

For further details please visit The Stereoscopic Society.

The Stereoscopic Society
The Stereoscopic Society

Celebrate the Sea
The Celebrate the Sea Festival

Celebrate the Sea Festival

Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

23-25 September, 2011

Celebrate the Sea is the most prestigious event of the sea in the Asia Pacific - first launched in 2002 as part of ADEX - Asian Diver Expo, the festival has been subsequently staged in Kuala Lumpur 2003 and 2004, Singapore 2005 and 2006, Philippines 2007, 2008 and 2009 - it has evolved to be the one of the most important international event of the sea. The 3-day event is comprise of showing the latest in marine feature documentaries, children's painting competition, exhibition featuring an international prints in competition, posters display on marine environmental issues.

Speakers and Judges attending:

Emory Kristof - National Geographic Explorer - discoverer of the Titanic, Howard and Michelle Hall - cinematographers - DEEP SEA and Coral Reef Eden IMAX 3D, Chou Loke Ming PhD - Professor Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Mark Erdmann PhD - Senior Advisor, Indonesia Marine Program, Michael AW - author Richest Reefs Indonesia, Beneath Bunaken, Ocean Geographic, Mathieu Meur - author Essential Digital Underwater Photography, Steve Jones - explorer, underwater photojournalist and BSoUPMember, Joe Moreira - Editor in Chief, Ocean Geographic, Evonne Ong - Editor, Ocean Geographic, Ronny Rengkung - underwater photographer - Indonesia, Special Guest - Valerie Taylor, shark expert and conservationist, Australia.


DEMA

The annual DEMA trade show is to be held from 2nd to 5th November at the Orange County Convention center in Orlando, Florida. As always, Wetpixel will be on-hand to cover the entire show, and plans are already underway for the by now famous Wetpixel cocktail party. Please stay tuned for announcements about dates and venues for the imaging party of the year.

Each DEMA show plays host to a series of seminars in the Image Resource Center on the show floor. The schedule of speakers has now been announced and among the speakers are Wetpixel's Associate Editor and BSoUP Committee Member Alex Mustard, and Senior Moderator Shawn Heinrichs.

DEMA Show 2011 is the only international trade-only event for the diving, action water sports and travel industries. Join the thousands of dive industry professionals who will gather at DEMA Show this November 2-5 in Orlando, Florida.

Adam Hamlon, Wetpixel

DEMA
DEMA

Pacific North West Diver
Pacific North West Diver. Cover image: Marli Wakeling

Pacific Northwest Diver - Latest issue

The current edition of the FREE bimonthly Pacific Northwest Diver e-Magazine published by the Pacific Northwest Underwater Photographic Society (PNWUPS) is available for download now!

The Pacific Northwest Underwater Photographic Society (PNWUPS) is an organization formed to encourage interest and participation in underwater photography. At its meetings, PNWUPS provides educational and entertaining programs geared to developing skills for both point and shoot and DSLR photographers.

To download your copy please visit http://pnwups.com/. You will need to register.


Website of the Week - Andrew Cooper

Each week we are highlighting a BSoP member's website. This week's choice is Andrew Cooper.

Andrew was born in 1965 and currently lives in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. He has always had a passion for water. When learning to swim, he always wanted to try the diving boards. Aged 6 he joined a diving club and progressed quickly. At the age of 13, he was travelling around the world competing in many international diving competitions and diving displays with his diving club (Highgate diving club).

Andrew represented Great Britain on the springboards and highboards in the World championships in 1978. Although diving ceased through injury, his love of water continued and he took up water skiing.

Andrew Cooper
Andrew Cooper


He eventually started scuba diving in 1999, when he joined Enfield BSAC 1105: www.enfieldbsac1105.co.uk
He is currently a BSAC Dive Leader www.bsac.com
Initially, all his diving was in the United Kingdom. However, scuba diving has taken him to many places around the world including Bali, Bermuda, Borneo, Burma/Myanmar, Cayman Islands, Cocos Island, Indonesia, Malaysia, Red Sea (north and south), Maldives, Thailand and South Africa.

On his 18th Birthday, he got his first SLR camera which went everywhere with him. Once the bug for scuba diving had taken hold, he had to take underwater pictures too. This has been his biggest passion ever since and always gets excited about his next trip...

Andrew was introduced to the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) in 2007. Talking to other members, seeing their images and going on BSoUP organised trips, has helped him to progress his photography further.

To learn more about Andrew and see some of his images please visit www.acimages.co.uk/


Lundy Splash-In
Lundy Splash-in 2011

Lundy Splash-In 2011

The Lundy Splash-in 2011 held over the August Bank Holiday weekend coincided with the island's 40th anniversary as a marine nature reserve.

The 26 entrants competed in three different categories with Owen Atkinson's seal image, taken on a borrowed compact camera, winning the overall prize.

Jeff Pavitt, Rob White, Rob Cuss, Alex Tattersall, Owen Atkinson and James Wright were amongst the prize winners.

To see their images please visit www.divingimages.co.uk/


Website of the Week - Shannon Conway

Each week we are highlightimg a BSoUP Member's website. This weeks' choice is Shannon Conway.

Shannon Conway is a professional underwater photographer creating images for the advertising, editorial and the fine art market. He has an energetic passion for his photography with the patience to capture that peak of the action. Get in touch if you wish to discuss any fine art, stock images, courses or just chat about underwater photography in general. If he does not contact you quickly he is underwater so please be patient.

To learn more about Shannon and see some of his images or enrol on a course please visit http://www.underwaterphotography.com.au/

Shannon Conway
Shannon Conway
X-Ray Magazine Issue 44. Cover: Matthew Meier
X-Ray Magazine Issue 44. Cover: Matthew Meier

X-ray Magazine - Latest issue

The latest issue of the FREE X-ray magazine is now available for download.

Big Mozambique issue: Mega fauna off East Africa with Don Silcock, Tofo and Zavora with Scott Bennett; Diving the islands of the Bahamas with Charles Stirling; Diving diversity on Grand Bahama Island with Matthew Meier; Audace wreck with Massimiliano Canossa; Tagging sharks on Palau with Georgina Wiersma and Peter Verhoog; Deep diving motivation by Wes Skiles; Natural light in underwater photography by Lawson Wood; Nudibranch safari in Norway with Christian Skauge; plus news and discoveries, equipment news, photo and video equipment, dive books, shark tales, whale tales and much more...

To download your copy please visit www.xray-mag.com/


Enter in Blue 2

19 November 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

de Stadssschouwburg Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Underwater Photography and Film, accompanied by Big Band Enter and featuring Ilse De Gendt, Gino Rosiers, Jean Jacques Rietjens, Christ'l Van Zandbergen, Luc Rooman, Serge Ego, Marc Vermeiren, Gino Meskens, Peter Poels, Harry Klerks, Els Van Den Borre, Bruno Van Saen, Sven Van Langenhove, Vic Verlinden, Miranda Minne, Els Pauwels, Hedwig Dieraert, Rinie luykx and Janny Bosman.

Presale andeuro; 7.50
Checkout andeuro; 10.00.

Tickets will soon be sold online at http://www.enterinblue.be/

Enter in Blue 2
Enter in Blue 2

Oceanz Dive COnference and Exhibition
Oceanz Dive Conference and Exhibition 2011

Oceanz Dive Conference, Exhibition and National Photo Competition 2011

Sat 12th and Sun 13th November 2011

Deadline: 13th October 2011

New Zealand's biggest Dive Show and Photo Competition is being staged at the Baycourt Complex, Downtown Tauranga

This will be a great competition, celebrating all areas of underwater photography with the real winner being our wonderful underwater assets. Through the competition we hope to inspire everyone to understand the value fragility of what lies within our seas and that we should strive to protect them.


SUPS - Next Meeting

Tuesday 13th September 2011
Focus-on: Groups.

Remember choose your best three images for both above and below the water. Also the initial selection of calendar images for 2012. The Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society meets every 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8pm at the Stevenage Arts Guild, Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK.

For further details about SUPG, please visit www.sups-online.com/

Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society
Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society

Bristol Underwaster Photography Group
Bristol Underwaster Photography Group

BUPG - Next Meeting

Tuesday 13th September 2011

The Meeting (start time 20:00hrs) will be at our normal venue - The Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5DQ (map)

It is easiest to access it via Durban Road, off Highwood Road - you can turn right at the traffic lights if coming from the Gloucester Road direction. The Casson Centre is the left hand part of the Patchway Community Centre, immediately next door to the Patchway Town Council Offices. There is off road parking adjacent to the Centre and further spaces along Rodway Road, near to the local Spa shop.

The monthly competition theme is 'Wide Angle'. Send your digital files to our new Competitions Member, Peter Plume, by midday this Sunday - 11th September.

Arthur Kingdon will give a presentation on Sharpness and Depth of Field. Arthur will also give a short tutorial on how to put a portfolio together - Next month is our British Portfolio competition.

Cathy Lewis will give a short tutorial on an aspect of Photoshop and Ian Jakeway will give a short presentation on Infra Red Photography Underwater


UwP - Latest issue

The latest issue of the FREE UwP Magazine is now available to download.

Issue 62 includes Editorial, New Products, Sola 4000 by Peter Rowlands, Nauticam GH2 Housing by Peter Rowlands, A6M Zero by Chris Hamilton, Things that glow by Alex Tyrell, Snails and Slugs by Mark Webster, Storm Clouds over Eden by Wade and Robyn Hughes, Back to the Future by Mark Webster, Parting Shot by Kristian Taylor.

To download your copy please visit www.uwpmag.com/

UwP #62
UwP #62. Cover image: Chris Hamilton



Paul Colley
Paul Colley

Website of ther Week - Paul Colley

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP Member's website. This week's choice is Paul Colley.

Paul Colley OBE MA FRAeS LRPS is a member of the Royal Photographic Society and the British Society of Underwater Photographers. As President of the Royal Air Force Sub Aqua Association, he takes every opportunity to pursue his passions for diving and underwater photography.

Although relatively new to both disciplines (he used his first underwater compact camera in 2006), he has been instructed by top UK photographers Martin Edge and Alex Mustard, to whom he is eternally grateful for passing on some essential skills. Paul is seeking to work with photography communities full time on reaching the end of his current contract.

To learn more about Paul and see some of his images please visit www.mpcolley.com/


Ocean Art Photo Competition 2011

Deadline: November 20th, 2011

Over $82,000 in prizes

Winners choose their own prizes

3 Categories dedicated to Compact Camera users, 12 categories total

Submit underwater photos taken anywhere, anytime

Judges include world-renowned underwater photographers Martin Edge, Marty Snyderman, Tony Wu, and Bonnie Pelnar

Open to all photographers

For further details please visit www.uwphotographyguide.com

Ocean Art Photographic Competition
Ocean Art Photo Competition 2011
 

 


BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition
Image: Pete Bullen

BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition 2011

Deadline: Saturday 1st October 2011

The annual BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition is scheduled to take place at the DIVE Show organised by DIVER Magazine at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham over the weekend of 22-23 October 2011.

There is a total of 4 trophies and 10 individual awards. Oonasdivers have generously donated a holiday at Marsa Shagra to be taken by 23 October 2012, which includes flights, transfers, 7 nights full board in a tent (upgrades available) and 5 days unlimited shore diving for the overall winner. The winner of the Overseas Print Category will recieve a voucher for £250 to spend at Cameras Underwater. Further prizes will be announced as and when they are confirmed.

The Comnpetition is now open. For furrther details 'lease see BSoUP / DIVER Prints Competition.


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