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Secrets of the Sea by Callum Roberts andamp; Alex Mustard

World's Best Wildlife Dive Sites by Nick and Caroline Rbertson-Brown


News - November 2011

Please send items for the News to Brian Pitkin

October 2011
Coming Soon
News Archive


African Diver - Latest issue
Camera Raw 6 User Guide
Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown in Metro
Website of the Week - Jason Gregory
BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition Results
Epson Red Sea Results
Sport Diver Magazine online
SCUBA Magazine
Read DIVER on iPad and Android
DIVE Magazine now available FREE online
2020Vision
Beginners Portfolio Competition
Ocean Art Photo Competition 2011
BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition 2011 Awards
Domes without the Drone
Sport Diver Magazine relaunches Images feature
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Website of the Week - Paul Flandinette
NCUPS SEA 2011 Competition
MCS Good fish guide
Pacific Northwest Diver - Latest issue

Electric-blue lobster found
BSoUP - Next Meeting
IUCN - Barometer of Life
European Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Martin Edge's Presentation to BSoUP
Website of the Week - Tamsin Eyles
BSoUP Beginners Portfolio Competition
WhaleFest 2011
DEMA
BUPG - Next Meeting
SUPS - Next Meeting
Enter in Blue 2
Ocean Art Photo Competition 2011
X-Ray Magazine - Latest issue
UwP - Latest Issue
Oasis  Photo Contest
Website of the Week - Charles Erb
Diving Indonesia's Bird's Head Seascape


African Diver
African Diver - Cover Photo: Andrew Woodburn

African Diver - Latest issue

The latest issue of the FREE African Diver is now available to download.

Issue 20 includes Ed's Logbook, Shark nets in Paradise by Luke Sorensen, Shark spotters by Paul Hunter, Yoga and Freediving by Helen Weaver, Diving with Asthma by Norrane Dovey, Coopers Light Wreck, How to photograph sharks by Allen Walker and Shark Warrior - Lesley Rochat.

To get four copy please visit www.africandiver.com/


X-Rite publishes the Camera Raw 6 User Guide

X-Rite has released the English version of Francesco Marzoli's Camera Raw 6 User's Guide as a free pdf. The 37-page electronic guidebook covers the development of RAW files and the differences between the various formats such as RAW, JPEG, TIFF, DNG. It also covers the tools in Camera Raw and integrating workflows with Adobe Bridge, in order to enter metadata and to catalog images. Lastly, it give an in-depth review of Camera Raw's sharpening and color-correction functions.

The free e-book can be downloaded as a pdf.

Adam Hanlon, wetpixel

X-Rite Camera Raw
X-Rite Camera Raw 6 User Guide

Nick & CAroline Robertson-Brown in Metro
Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown in Metro

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown in Metro

BSoUP members Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown feature in today's Metro (Tuesday 29/11/2011), the free London newspaper.

Nick, 59, and Caroline, 38, quit their office jobs after he cheated death in a road smash. Just 24-hours after he came out of hospital, the adventure-loving pair jetted off to Florida to train as scuba diving instructors - and the rest is history.

The couple, from Didsbury, in Manchester, are now set for global fame with their eye-catching images which have been nominated for a string of awards.

Mr Robertson-Brown, who loves getting the 'in your face' shots, said: 'It's hard work but hard work of the nicest kind. It's always so exciting.

'It was a big leap to leave well-paid employment but we wanted to do something different.'

One of the couple's favourite pictures is of two blacktip sharks called The Krays (above, left). It was highly commended at this year's National Geographic Photo Contest and came second in BSoUP's Focus competition in January this year. The image, which was taken off the coast of South Africa, got its name because it resembles the famous photo of gangster twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray taken by David Bailey in the 1960s.

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/

Website of the Week - Jason Gregory

'I was already a keen photographer including natural history photography when I decided to extend my range into the underwater world. I learned to dive with the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) because their standard training included learning skills for all types of sea conditions. I live in Yorkshire, England.'

'My first digital system was the Nikon D200 in a Subal housing, with my original Sea and Sea YS90 strobes. This system also worked perfectly but all too soon Nikon launched the D300 camera to replace the D200. Thanks to a conversion kit (not made by Subal), I am able to use the D300 in the Subal D200 housing. Current lenses that I use underwater are the Nikon 60mm macro (new type) and Nikon 105mm macro, the Nikon 24-50 zoom (little used), a 2x converter and Tokina 10-17mm DX 'fish- eye' lens. All used with various Subal ports. Strobes are supported by Ultralight Control System arms.'

To learn more about Jason and to view some of his images please visit http://www.britishmarinelifepictures.co.uk/

Jason Gregory
British Marine Life Pictures - Jason Gregory

BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition 2011
BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition 2011

BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition Results

A list of the 80 prints from this year's BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition that were displayed at DIVE 2011 at the NEC Birmingham over the weekend of 22-23rd October is now available as a pdf file.

The list includes the number of votes cast for each print by visitors to the show and their position in each category.

If you would like a copy of the list please contact Brian Pitkin. A total of 180 prints were submitted, so there will be quite a few disappointed underwater.photographers.

To see the results and winning images with details and comments, please visit Results.


Epson Red Sea Competition Results

The Nominees and Winners of this year's Epson Red Sea Underwater Photography Competition have been announced.

During the month of August, the whole underwater world performed as one huge festival, hosting professional and amateur photographers competing with each other for some very worthy World ShootOut prizes.

Prizes worth 70,000 USD were awarded to the winners of the 7 categories, including cash, diving trips to dreamy destinations, underwater photo equipment and more.

226 photographers participated in the World ShootOut competition. Participants submitted their images from 27 different countries all around the world, including Alaska, China, Egypt, Russia, Tahiti, Mexico, Papua New Guinea and more.

For full details please visit www.worldshootout.org/

Epson Red Sea
Epson Red Sea

Sport Diver
Sport Diver

Sport Diver Magazine

Sport Diver magazine is the official magazine of PADI's International Diving Society in the UK.

With the introduction of our new HTML5 format, you can now view your digital editions of the magazine on all HTML5 compatible devices including the iPad. To do this simply visit this login page (www.sportdiver.co.uk/digitalsub) on your mobile device and access the editions as you would on your PC or laptop. If you have any questions regarding taking out a digital subscription, please feel free to contact us at digitalsubscriptions@archant.co.uk

For further details please visit http://subscriber.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/


SCUBA Magazine

SCUBA is the official magazine of Britain's biggest diving club, the British Sub-Aqua Club.

The first (December 2011) issue of the BSAC's new SCUBA magazine is now available.

SCUBA is published monthly and is circulated to BSAC members and is available to purchase on the news-stand.

SCUBA brings you all the latest news, views and features on UK and BSAC club diving, snorkelling and all the important developments in our sport.

For further information please visit www.scubamagazine.co.uk/scuba-issue-1

SCUBA December 2011
SCUBA December 2011

ipad android

Read DIVER on iPad and Android

Full replication of the print version of DIVER magazine, available globally in a flexible, easily-browsed form.

That's what's offered with the versatile new DIVER App.
Designed to supply a digital version of the magazine at a reduced price for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, the DIVER App can be downloaded from iTunes, and costs £1.79 including a free issue of the magazine.

Already available as an app designed for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices via iTunes, DIVER Magazine can now also be downloaded to Android mobile phones or tablets through the Android Market application at a price of just £1.99.


DIVE Magazine now available FREE online

DIVE magazine is now free to subscribe to via any of its electronic platforms which include versions for PC/Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phone and Kindle FIRE. The print version remains a paid-for option. The latest edition is available now and for the next few months, digital readers will be able to access it and DIVE's digital archives for free.

From March 2012, there will be a yearly fee (£10/$16) for access to the archive, but access to the current issue will remain free.

For more information, please either visit DIVE Online's website, or search for Dive Magazine in your respective App store.

DIVE Online Screenshots
DIVE Online Screenshots

2020Vision
2020 Vision

2020Vision

For those of you who missed Linda Pitkin's excellent presentation at this month's BSoUP meeting, here's a chance to catch up.

Watch the 2020Vision video trailer (then click the video link)

Visit the 2020Vision website to view Linda's blogs.

Alex Mustard, the only other underwater photographer in the 20 strong photographic team, has also posted blogs.


Ocean Art Photo Competition 2011

Deadline: November 20th, 2011

Over $82,000 in prizes

The deadline for the 2nd Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is coming up in 4 days, on Nov 20th.

There are over $82,000 in prizes, including over 35 liveaboard and resort packages, which makes it one of the largest underwater photo competitions ever held.

There are 12 categories including 'Novice dSLR' and 3 Compact camera categories. Other categories include Macro, Wide-angle, Behavior, Portrait, Supermacro, Nudibranchs, Cold/ Temperate water, and Divers/ Fashion/ Commercial shots.

For further details please visit ww.uwphotographyguide.com/

Ocean Art Photographic Competition
Ocean Art Photo Competition 2011

Sean Arrowsmith
Winner: ©Sean Arrowsmith

Beginners Portfolio Competition for the DIVER Trophy

The annual Beginners Portfolio Competition for the DIVER Trophy is open to anyone who has not won first, second or third in a national or international competition. This year's event attracted a total 29 entries. All were projected and the audeince present invited to vote for their favourite three.

Congratulations to Sean Arrowsmith who was the winner. Sean wasn't present at the meeting, but he will be awarded the DIVER Trophy and a cheque for £100 at his next appearance.

It was fiercely fought contest between Sean and Mark Pickford, who had the same number of votes but fewer first places.

How the top six scored:

Pos. Photographer   Points Firsts
1 Sean Arrowsmith [Details] 45 9
2 Mark Pickford [Details] 45 7
3

Andrew McKelvie

[Details] 30 5
4

Robert Kemp

[Details] 25 5
5

Caroline Roberston-Brown

[Details] 21 6
6 Gaby Zimmermann-Nenadal [Details] 21 3
Mark Pickford
Runner-up © Mark Pickford
Andrew McKelvie
Third © Andrew McKelvie

The top six may be viewed larger in the gallery by clicking on a photographer's name (above).

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.

If you were not one of the top six and would like to know how your scored, please contact Brian Pitkin.

Next month's competition is the Open Portfolio Competition, which is open to all underwater photographers.

Please read the Rules before submitting your six images online as a single jpg image.


BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition 2011 Awards

The Awards for the winning entries in this year's BSoUP / DIVER Print Competiton, held at the Dive Show at the NEC Birmingham over the weekend of 22-23rd October, were presented at the monthly meeting at Imperial College last night.

Tanya Perdikou, Press Officer for The Wildlife Trusts, presented awards to the top six British prints. Brian Pitkin, helped by Anthony Holley, presented the trophies and prizes to the winners and runners-up in the four main categories present at the meeting .

To see the results and winning images with details and comments, please visit Results.

BSoUP would like to thank the competition sponsors DIVER Magazine, Oonasdivers, The Wildlife Trusts, Calumet Photographic, Cameras Underwater, Ocean Leisure Cameras and Mike's Dive Store for their generosity.

Overall Winner : Alex Mustard's winning shot of sea lions bursting through a shoal of baitfish in California
Overall Winner
Alexander Mustard's winning shot of sea lions bursting
through a shoal of baitfish in California
.

Domes without the drone from Wetpixel on Vimeo. Run time 40:25

Domes without the Drone

At every DEMA show, speakers are invited to deliver talks about aspects of underwater imaging at a stage within the Imaging Resource Center. BSoUP Committee Member and Wetpixel Associate Editor, Alex Mustard delivered a talk entitled "Domes without the Drone" at the most recent show and wetpixel were on hand to film it. The talk is less about dome port theory, and more on the practical pros and cons of various types of domes available, together with situations in which one type may be preferable over another.

Adam Hanlon, Wetpixel


Sport Diver Magazine relaunches Images feature

The American Sport Diver Magazine has relaunched its Images feature on underwater photography as part of a magazine-wide re-design.

The column will be written by different photographers each issue, with Wetpixel's Associate Editor and BSoUP's Committee Member Alex Mustard kicking things off with an article on photographing behaviour.

The aim is for each article to provide useful tips for photographers of all levels.

A one year subscription to Sport Diver magazine, including the World's Best Diving and Resorts Special Issue, a combined value of $59.85 is currently offered for only $29 + FREE sports bag. Or you can subscibe to a Digital version for $3.99 US per issue. You can also browse the contents online at a much reduced size.

For further details please visit http://www.sportdiver.com/

Sport Diver Magazine
Sport Diver Magazine


Veolia Environnmente Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Veolia Environnmente Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Veolia Environnmente Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Open until 11th March 2012

After months of anticipation, the winners of Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 have been announced and the exhibition is now open at the Natural History Museum, London (Map and Directions).

More than 100 prize-winning photographs from the competition's 17 categories are now on show in the exhibition, which runs until 11 March 2012.

Browse the winning images in the online gallery

See images from the 2011 awards ceremony

Book your tickets online

The Museum is open every day, including Sundays and bank holidays, but closed 24 - 26 December from 10.00 a.m. to 17.50 p.m. Last entry 17.30 p.m.

The exhibition will tour nationally and internationally after its launch in London.

For further information please visit www.nhm.ac.uk/


Website of the Week - Paul Flandinette

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP members website. This week's choice is Paul Flandinette Underwater and Wildlife Photography.

"In 2005 I re-discovered underwater stills photography after a long break when my old film camera system and I got 'seperated' on a dive. It wasn't until I realised how liberating digital photography was that I decided to return to underwater photography."
"Nowadays, I'm increasingly spending my time in the Far East with my stills camera, dive gear.... and very patient wife and diving partner Gill."
For further information please visit www.paulflandinette.com/

Paul Flandinette
Paul Flandinette

NCUPS : SEA 2011
NCUPS : SEA 2011

SEA 2011 International photo and video competition

Deadline: December 9, 2011.

The Northern California Underwater Photographic Society (NCUPS) is proud to announce that the 47th Annual International Underwater Photo and Video Competition and the Bob Commer Award of Excellence in Underwater Photography is accepting entries!

The competition is open to amateur photographers and videographers from around the world. Award sponsors of the SEA 2011 competition, with prizes totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars, include SCUBA ecotourism resorts, travel agencies, and luxury live-aboard dive boats, as well as SCUBA and photography equipment manufacturers. Previous competitions have brought in the finest still images and video entries from underwater photographers and videographers around the world!

The Rules and Regulations, and the Entry Form are available on the new and improved NCUPS website!


New MCS online guide and Pocket good fish guide

The Marine Conservation (MCS) is the UK Charity protecting our seas, shores and wildlife.

They have published a new online guide and 'Pocket good fish guide', a consumer guide to eating sustainable food.

MCS' vision is for seas rich in wildlife, abundant fish stocks and pollution free beaches and bathing waters - seas that are fit for wildlife to thrive in and for people to enjoy, and seas that will support future generations with abundant resources.

MCS champion the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches.

For further information please visit http://www.mcsuk.org/

MCS Good Fish Guide
MCS Good fish guide

Pacific North-West Diver
Pacific Northwest Diver

Pacific Northwest Diver - Latest issue

The latest issue of the FREE Northwest Pacific Diver is now available to download.

The featured artist is videographer Laurynn Evans, and our featured operator is Pacific Adventure on Hood Canal. We will be checking out photos and videos from the Coquitlam SCUBA Club, Marker Buoys, and Jefferson Dive Locker. Also in this month's issue are some holiday gift ideas for... underwater photographers and videographers, 2012 travel plans, underwater seminars, plus a feature about lessons learned on insuring your equipment.
To download your copy please visit http://pnwups.com/


Electric-blue lobster found

The European lobster is typically a dark blue colour when it is alive. However, this specimen's unusual colour stood out and so it was spotted by fishmonger Rex Goldsmith at Billingsgate Market, London, at the end of last week.

'It's the most striking blue lobster I have seen in my 30 years in the business,' said Rex who was buying supplies for his shop, The Chelsea Fishmonger. 'It was too nice to put in a pot and boil,' he said, and instead contacted crustacean scientist Paul Clark at the Natural History Museum. Paul is a former member of BSoUP.

Paul confirmed the species of lobster as the European (or common) lobster, Homarus gammarus, which is native in the UK. Paul and his colleagues prepared a temporary tank for the lobster, pumping air through sea water, to help revive the animal.

This striking specimen will be on display at the London Aquarium, once it has been through quarantine, and so can be admired there for hopefully many more years to come.

Further details www.nhm.ac.uk/

Blue lobster Normal lobster
The strikingly coloured electric-blue European lobster (left) was caught off the east coast of Scotland and spotted at a London fish market in November 2011. Compare it with the normal lobster (right)

BSoUP/DIVER Print COmpetition 2011
BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition Awards

BSoUP - Next Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 16th November, 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.

BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition Awards All of the winning images from this year's Print Competition will be projected and the trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Beginners Portfolio Competition for the DIVER Trophy: A portfolio of 6 images. The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members only may view all of the portfolios in the Competition Slide Show. You will be asked to login if you have not done so already this session.

2020VISION by Linda Pitkin.

2020VISION is the most ambitious nature photography project ever staged in the UK. Using the power of visual imagery, it aims to enthuse the public at large about the value of restoring our most important habitats - not just for healthy wildlife, but for the well-being of us all.

Linda Pitkin is the author of four books and has over a thousand published images to her credit. She is one of only two underwater photographers on the project (the other is Alex Mustard). She will talk about her assignments and show many of the images she has taken this year. The project has pushed those involved to new challenges. Linda, has had a mixture of successes and failures, battling with near impossible missions and British weather!

To learn more about Linda and see some of her work please visit http://www.lindapitkin.net

2020Vision
2020VISION

Arkive website
Arkive website

IUCN - Barometer of Life

The latest report from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species shows that 61,914 species have now been assessed, providing a better insight than ever before into the state of the world's biodiversity.

The IUCN Red List now not only contains a higher number of species, but also a greater diversity, moving it a step closer to becoming a true 'Barometer of Life'.

To view a list of all threatened species please visit www.arkive.org/species/. Information about their status complete with images is provided.

If its just fish you're interested in then please visit www.arkive.org/fish/.


European Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The "European Wildlife Photographer of the Year" awards were presented at the International Nature Photography Festival in Germany.

Underwater photographer Magnus Lundgren from Sweden was awarded first place in the Underwater category with a shot of a sailfish striking a ball of sardines and second place in the Mammals category with a vertical shot of a pod of sperm whales sleeping.

To view all of the winners please visit www.gdtfoto.de/

Sailfish by Magnus Lundgren
Sailfish by Magnus Lundgren

Martin Edge - BSoUP Talk September 2011

Martin Edge's Presentation to BSoUP

21st September 2011

by Jo Horrocks

Martin Edge's presentation to BSoUP on 21st September 2011 was recorded by Jo Horrocks and is now available to BSoUP Member's only in six approx. 15 minute videos.

View list of all six.

Note: You will be required to login, if you haven't already done so this session.

Not a BSoUP Member? Why not join now?


Website of the Week - Tamsin Eyles

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP Member's website. This week's choice is Tamsin Eyles Photography.

Tamsin takes photographs on land and underwater. She has travelled widely visiting Belize, Bequia, Caymans, Maldives, Malta and the Red Sea since she took up underwater photography.

Her work has included several articles and cover shots in DIVE Magazine and other diving publications and last year Tamsin came third in the Epson Red Sea online competition in August.

To view some of Tamsin's work and acheivements, please visit www.teup.co.uk/.

Tamsin Eyles
Tamsin Eyles Photography

Will Clark's Winning Portfolio 2010
Will Clark's Winning Beginner's Portfolio 2010

Beginners Portfolio Competition for the DIVER Trophy

Deadline: Wednesday 9th November

The Annual Beginners Portfolio Competition is held in November and is open to BSoUP members and non-members alike, provided that they have not come first, second or third in a national or international competition

Each photographer must submit a portfolio of six images via the Online Entry Form. Please read the Rules before entering.

When submitting the portfolio, all six images should be laid out on a black background, 1400 pixels wide by 1050 pixels tall (at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch), organised in two rows of three images, and saved as a jpg file.

See the 'Re-sizing Images For Competitions' for more details but please NOTE that individual image sizes given are for guidance only - you may wish to include images of different sizes to those quoted. This is fine provided the entry has two rows of three images.

All portfolios will be judged by the audience present at the meeting.

The winner will receive the DIVER Trophy and a £100.

The sponsor, DIVER Magazine, reserves the right to publish the winning portfolio.

Daniel Norwood's Beginner's Portfolio 2009
Daniel Norwood's Beginner's Portfolio 2009

WhaleFest
Planet Whale's WhaleFest

WhaleFest 2011

The Hove Centre, Brighton, UK

Sat. 5th - Sun. 6th November

Whalefest is the UK's first and largest event for people with a passion for Whales and Dolphins

With over a quarter of a million people taking whale and dolphin watching trips each year in the UK, and millions more folk who love and care about these charismatic animals, it's time to bring everybody together for the event of the year - welcome to WhaleFest!

Each day, dive in to our packed programme of events. Meet the life-sized Blue Whale, take a real-time whale watching trip or find yourself inside the weird world of the Blubber Belly! Discover the deep ocean and learn how whales talk, listen, think and feel.


Be inspired by our entertaining speakers including wildlife celebrities and some of the world's leading whale and dolphin experts, or get involved with the many activities run by participating whale and dolphin conservation charities, from rocky shore excursions to marine mammal medic training courses!

Then why not surf the many stands selling whale and dolphin tours, adopt-a-whale packs, and all the latest products for whale watchers. You'll find everything, from binoculars to sunglasses, books to eco-holidays! Finally, there are quiz shows, question and answer sessions, speakers corner, exclusive book launches and much, much more!

WhaleFest is organised by Planet Whale, the world's largest online search engine for whale and dolphin watching trips. The Planet Whale website and WhaleFest share the same vision: to provide whale and dolphin conservation organisations and sustainable whale watching companies with a free platform to promote their work to the widest possible audience.

Help us to help them, and be part of something big! For further details please visit www.planetwhale.com


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

Bristol Underwater Photography Group
Bristol Underwater Photography Group

BUPG - Next Meeting

Tuesday 8th November

The next meeting of the Bristol Underwater Photographic Group will be at the normal venue - The Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5DQ (map) on Tuesday 8th November at 8.00 p.m.

Monthly Competition - Creative (in camera)

Presentation - My Underwater Photography - Dan Bolt

Presentation - GoPro Hero HD Camera Introduction - John Miller

Sharpening Tutorial - Rob Bailey

For further details please visit http://www.bupg.co.uk/


SUPS - Next Meeting

Tuesday 8th November 2011

The next meeting of the Stevenage Underwater photographic Society takes place on Tuesday 8th November from 8pm at the Stevenage Arts Guild, Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK.
An Evening with Linda Pitkin

Linda is the author of four books featuring her underwater photography and has contributed to numerous other books, magazines and websites. See her website for further details. .

For further details please visit http://www.sups-online.com/index.php

Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society
Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society

Enter in Blue 2
Enter in Blue 2

Enter in Blue 2

19 November 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

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/


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

X-Ray Magazine 45
X-Ray Magazine # 45 : Cover image: Jill Heinerth

X-Ray Magazine - Latest issue

The latest issue of the FREE X-Ray Magazine is now available to download.

Issue 45 includes The Red Sea: Discover Nuweiba with Charles Stirling and Taba with Peter Symes; Charles Stirling also takes us to the Canary Islands' oasis of Lanzarote; Discover the Wanli wreck with Carol Tedesco; Bonnie McKenna interviews cave diver, Jill Heinerth; Learn the do's and don't's of shark diving with Andy Murch; Educate yourself on managing narcosis with Dr Barry Fowler; How to use flash in underwater photography with Lawson Wood; Don Silcock shows us the B17 Black Jack wreck in Papua New Guinea; plus news and discoveries, equipment and training news, underwater photo and video equipment, squid news, shark tales, whale tales and much more...

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


UwP - Latest Issue

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

Issue 63 includes News, Travel and Events, New Products, Product Reviews, Techniques, Marine Life, Locations and Parting Shot.

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

UwP63
UwP 63 : Cover image: Peter Scoones

Oasis Photo Contest
Oasis Photo Contest

Oasis Photo Contest

Deadline: November 30, 2011

Entries are invited for the second Oasis International Photo Contest .

More than andeuro; 30,000 in prizes will be given in the international contest of nature photography OASIS PHOTO CONTEST 2011.  And more than 100 awards in cash, trips and photographic equipments will go to the winners.
Ten winners will be selected from each category.

The competition is indeed divided in 10 different sections including Underwater Photography.


Website of the Week - Charles Erb

Charles Erb is a school Science teacher based in the middle of England with a passion for UK diving and underwater photography. His favourite locations are along the UK's South West coast, Western Scotland, West Wales and the North East coast. This site exists to showcase some of his favourite images and communicate some of the passion behind their creation.

Charles is a member of Worcester Divers, British Society of Underwater Photographers and the East Midlands Underwater Photography Group, as well as a sometime contributor to Dive Magazine. His regular dive buddies are Trevor Rees and Rob Bailey.

Charles regularly give talks about UK diving, the challenges and excitement of underwater photography and dispelling the myth that there is little of beauty or interest to see beneath the waters around UK waters.

To see more of Charles' images please visit www.undersea-images.com/

UnderSea-Images Charles Erb
UnderSea-Images Charles Erb

Diving Indonesia's Bird's Head Seascape
Diving Indonesia's Bird's Head Seascape

Diving Indonesia's Bird's Head Seascape

Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock have recently published a new book on Bird's Head Seascape.

Home to more than 1600 fish species and three-fourths of the world's known corals, the Bird's Head Seascape, the global epicenter of marine biodiversity, is one of the world's premier dive destinations.

This book is the only comprehensive guide to the 200+ sites where divers can observe this wondrous gathering of whale sharks, manta rays, secretive octopus and never before-seen fish. Detailed information on endemic marine life, the regions cultures, suggestions for land adventures and travel tips make this an indispensable guide for anyone traveling to this enchanted destination.

The book which is reviewed by Drew Wong on the wetpixel website is available for US$35.00 from the fishid website http://www.fishid.com/

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