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Coming Soon

BIUPC

BSoUP's Sponsors

Carpe Diem, Sponsors of BUIPC 2017

Mikes

Liveaboard.com, sponsors of BIUPC 2016

O'Three - Sponsor of the BIUPC 2015 and 2016

Apeks

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

DiveQuest - Sponsor of the Underwater Excellence

Scuba Travel

Kungkungan Bay Resort

Cameras Underwater - Sponsor of the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition 2015 - 2017 and BIUPC 2015 and 2016

Deadly Oceans

Scuba Tours Worldwide

Underwater Camera Store

Buddy Watcher

News - March 2013

Please send items for the News to Brian Pitkin

February 2013
Coming Soon
News Archive


Deep Sea ID for iPhone or iPAD
2020 VISION Street Gallery Exhibition
Latest Good Beach Guide results disappoint
Nik Software plugins from Google
BSoUP at LIDS
Nikon D600 versus D800
Backscatter's Best Underwater Compact Cameras
Theme Portfolio Results
Demand protection for English seas now
BSoUP Magazine 'in focus' - 100th edition
Website of the Week - Paul Colley
BSoUP Meeting - March 2013
HP Red Sea Online Competition 2013
Website of the Week - Jackie Campbell
Pacific Northwest Diver - Latest issue
BSoUP Membership Subscriptions 2013
LIDS 2013 Speakers

Underwater Photography Courses
Using Photoshop Elements in Lightroom - Video
2020VISION Roadshow
DEEP Indonesia Results
Changes at Ocean Optics
X-Ray Magazine - Latest issue
Website of the Week - Pete Bullen
The British Wildlife Photography Awards
African Diver - Latest issue
UwP - Latest issue
Photo Basics 1 - Martha Tressler
SUPS - Next Meeting
NUPG - Next Meeting
BUPG - Next Meeting


Deep Sea ID for iPhone or iPAD

By Natural History Museum

Deep Sea ID is a field guide interface to the World Register of Deep-Sea Species (WoRDSS) that currently stores on your device (for offline access) the taxonomic information for over 20,000 deep-sea species, over 350 high-resolution photographs of deep-sea specimens as well as links to online taxonomic tools, sources and important references. The app is designed for the scientific community but also offers a visual tour of the remarkable biodiversity of deep sea life that is of interest to educators and the general public.

Download FREE from iTunes for iPhone or IPad at https://itunes.apple.com/

World Register of Deep-Sea Species (WoRDSS)
World Register of Deep-Sea Species (WoRDSS)


2020VISION Street Gallery
2020 VISION Street Gallery Exhibition

2020 VISION Street Gallery Exhibition at More London

Throughout May

On Wednesday 1 May, the 2020VISION outdoor street gallery opens at More London, situated between London Bridge and Tower Bridge on the south bank of the Thames. The free exhibition, in partnership with Friends of the Earth and their new inspirational project Picture the Earth, will remain in place until the end of the month.  Go on, grab one of those over-priced cappuccinos and enjoy some if the most inspiring photography of the UK's wildlife and natural landscapes!

Further details about 2020VISION


Latest Good Beach Guide results disappoint

Last year's relentless rain and flooding led to an increase in the amount of sewage ending up in the sea. That's why we're urging swimmers to beware - as our latest Good Beach Guide recommends fewer beaches. Only 403 of the 754 UK bathing beaches tested in 2012 have excellent water quality. That's just over half, and 113 fewer beaches than were recommended last year. Even more concerning is that 42 beaches failed to meet even a minimum European standard for bathing water quality - 17 more than in last year's Guide. Read more.Vote with your feet - check www.goodbeachguide.co.uk before heading to the beach.

MCS Good Beach Guide
MCS Good Beach Guide


Nik Collection
Nik Collection from Google

Nik Software plugins from Google

Google has announced its plans for the distribution of Nik Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture plug-ins. The company acquired Nik software in September 2012, and was widely criticized for removing the Snapseed desktop app. Perhaps in response to this, Google has announced today that it will sell the Nik Collection by Google which includes HDR Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro 2, Viveza 2, Sharpener Pro 3 and Dfine 2 for an international price of $149.

There is also a free 15 day trial of the suite available and if a user has purchased one or more Nik plugins in the past five years, he or she will be upgraded to the full suite free of charge.

Full details at www.niksoftware.com/


BSoUP at LIDS

BSoUP were as ususal present at the London International Dive Show at Excel, London Docklands.

In addition to the BSoUP Stand, the Prints from last year's BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition were on display.

BSoUP thanks Pete Ladell, Pete Tatton, JP Trenque, Pash Baker, Rob White, Paul Morgan, Martin Davies, Alison Major, Mike Brodbelt and Katherine, Jo Horrocks, Keith Lyall, Mike Russell, Mike & Jan Maloney, Martha Tressler, Anthony Holley, Dave Smith, Mark Feldman and Brian and Linda Pitkin for manning the BSoUP Stand over the weekend and DIVER for sponsorship.

BSoUP_Stand_2013
BSoUP Stand at LIDS


Nikon D600 versus D800
Nikon D600 versus D800

Nikon D600 versus D800

Alex Mustard presents a side-by-side review of the underwater performance of Nikons D600 and D800 full frame cameras. The review was carried out during the annual Nudibranch Safari which is held at Gulen Dive Resort, near Bergen, Norway. During the event, Alex was able to swap between the cameras on consecutive dives, which he says, made the differences and similarities easy to spot.

Full article at wetpixel


Backscatter's Best Underwater Compact Cameras 2013

As they do every year, Backscatter exhaustively searched and tested dozens of compact cameras to find the best match between portability, price, and the goals of an aspiring underwater photographer. From their own waters of Monterey, to the Caribbean, to the Coral Triangle, and Micronesia, they have spent hundreds of hours shooting compact cameras underwater.

Backscatter's Best Underwater Compact Cameras 2013

Best Entry Level Camera - The GoPro Hero 3 with the Backscatter Flip3 Color Correction Filter. Camera & Housing starting at $199

Best Waterproof Camera - The Olympus Tough TG-2. Camera & Housing starting at $690

Best Point & Shoot Camera - The Sony DSC-RX100. Camera & Housing starting at $1050

Best Entry Level Mirrorless Camera - The Olympus PEN Series. Camera & Housing starting at $1447

Best Advanced Mirrorless Camera - The Olympus E-M5. Camera, Housing & Port starting at $2505

Read the full in depth review at https://www.backscatter.com/


Martyn Guess
1st © Martyn Guess

Theme Portfolio Results

Congratulations to Martyn Guess who is this year's winner of the Theme Portfolio Competition with six split images.

Congratulations also to Rob White and Michael Davidge who came second and third with their images of anemonefish and wrecks respectively.

A total of 20 portfolios were projected and displayed for judging by the over 100 members present at the March meeting.

 

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Martyn Guess 68 17
2 Rob White 66 10
3 Michael Davidge 38 6
4 Mark Pickford 37 6
5 Sean Arrowsmith 35 6
6 Joe Daniels 30 7

 

Rob White
2nd © Rob White

Michael Davidge
3rd © Michael Davidge

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery, click on an image or the photographers name.

BSoUP Members only may view all the entries (enlarged and with named photographer) in the Slideshow Archive. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

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

Next month is the Focus On Competition theme is Macro and Close-up. The competition is open to BSoUP Members only. Please read the Rules and guidelines before entering via the Competition Entry Form. Deadline is Sunday 7th April at one minute to midnight.


Demand protection for English seas - before it's too late!

A public consultation on Marine Conservation Zones opened late last year. Scientists say 127 Marine Conservation Zones are needed to help protect English seas for years to come. Ignoring that advice, the Government is only consulting on 31. Read more about the campaign background.

Coleen the Quahog's future is out of her hands. You can help BUT time is running out! The consultation closes at the end of March.

Before it's too late, please take part in the public consultation and tell the Government why 127 Marine Conservation Zones is the only answer.

Marine Conservation Society - MArine Conservation Zones
Marine Conservation Society
Marine Conservation Zones


in focus 100
in focus 100th edition. Cover: Peter Scoones

BSoUP Magazine 'in focus' - 100th edition

The 100th edition of BSoUP's magazine 'in focus' was mailed to all members yesterday.

This special bumper issue, comprising 100 pages, was compiled by Joss Woolf assisted by Mike Russell, Paul Morgan and Chris McTernan to celebrate the 100th edition. With images on nearly every page, the magazine includes an Editorial by Joss and articles by BSoUP members - A brief history of time - Peter Scoones and Colin Doeg, Moments and memories by Martin Edge, Beneath the surface by Paul Colley CB OBE, Rays of the spectrum by Colin Doeg, Sun, sealions and burritos by Alex Tattersall, My day with Martin Edge by Heather Morris, Liquid Sculptures by Rob White, Northern Underwater Photography Group by Tony Gilbert, Getting the most out of BSoUP by Clive Allcorn, Shooting common subjects in a different way by Rico Besserdich, Bristol Underwater Photography Group by Arthur Kingdon, The great nudibranch hunt by Martha Tressler and Anthony Holley. BSoUP extends its thanks to all advertisers whose support offset some of the cost of production.

BSoUP Members may also download this special edition and some earlier issues of 'in focus' as pdfs. See Downloads for details. You will be asked to login if you have not already donw so this session.


Website of the Week - Paul Colley

Paul Colley CB OBE MA FRAeS LRPS is the director of pcuw photography ltd, President of the RAF Sub Aqua Association, a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and a member of the British Society of Underwater Photographers. Top UK photographers Martin Edge and Alex Mustard have both coached him and he remains eternally grateful to them for passing on some of their considerable knowledge and skills. Paul's images are widely published and have won international recognition up to gold medal standard.

Paul is a Master Scuba Diver and Assistant Instructor with PADI, and a BSAC Open Water Instructor trained in advanced mixed gas diving. Current projects include: publishing two books about underwater photography (a diving and snorkelling guide for Ascension Island and a book about advanced underwater photography techniques); and working with other companies to teach underwater photography.

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

Paul Colley
Paul Colley


Royal School of Mines
Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, Prince Consort Road
South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD

Next BSoUP Meeting

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our new venue, in Room G.01 in the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD (Directions). New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome.

Alex Mustard: Equation Free Domes. Domes are essential for wide angle underwater photography, but not the most exciting subject for a talk. So Alex has promised to put this important talk first so that you're still awake, and he won't be including any equations to send you to sleep! This is a talk filled with practical advice and real world examples to show you the strengths and limitations of different domes and how these vary with different wide angle lenses and different formats of camera.

The talk will focus on mini-domes and their use for close focus work, while contrasting the positives and negatives associated with larger domes and why they can be necessary to get the best out of full frame camera.

Alex is an award winning underwater photographer known for pushing the boundaries to find new ways of capturing images.  He is also the inventor of Magic Filter, associate editor of Wetpixel.com, contributing editor DIVE Magazine, honorary editor Ocean Geographic Magazine, senior contributor Underwater Photography Magazine, author of The Art of Diving and Reefs Revealed and leader of trips and workshops.  Finally he is on the committee of the British Society of Underwater Photographers!

Alex Mustard
Alex Mustard

Keith Lyalls' winning Theme Portfolio 2012
© Keith Lyalls' winning Theme Portfolio 2012

Theme Portfolio Competition for the BSoUP Theme Portfolio Trophy - a portfolio of 6 images. The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members only may preview the Competition slideshow. You will be asked to login if you have not done so this session.

Alex Mustard: Two Legs Good, Three Legs Better. Tripods are a mainstay of photography on land, but rarely used underwater except for long exposures of wrecks or shooting video. Alex will give an overview of suitable tripods for underwater use and then run through some of the more innovative types of images we can produce with them. Techniques covered will include creative long exposures, painting with light, HDR, backlighting and timelapse. The talk will cover using tripods both for cameras and lighting.


HP Red Sea Online Competition 2013

Your FREE RIDE to the Eilat Red Sea Shoot-Out in Eilat!

General InformationPhotographer of the Month
Between the months of January and May, the Eilat Red Sea 2013 Online Competition will take place. Each month during the competition, amateur and professional photographers from all over the world are invited to submit a portfolio of 3 digital photos. By the end of each month, 3 photographers will be announced as the winners of that particular month, chosen both by the public and by a panel of five international judges.Photographer of the Year
An online competition among all the monthly winners (15 photographers) will then begin on June 1st, 2013. Online voters and a panel of 5 internatioal judges will eventually select one of the competitors as the Photographer of the Year.

HP Red Sea Online Competition
HP Red Sea Online Competition

Prize
Flights, accommodation and diving expenses will all be covered for the Photographer of the Year, in order to enable this winner to participate at the Eilat Red Sea 2013 shoot-out in Eilat. The 9th annual Eilat Red Sea competition will be held on October 20-26, 2013, in Eilat. Innovative categories and some very worthy prizes are planned for this year, making it very much worthwhile to be elected as the Photographer of the Year.

For further information please visit www.eilatredsea.com/


Jackie Campbell
Jackie Campbell

Website of the Week - Jackie Campbell

"I was born and raised in Ireland and childhood holidays were spent with my family in the West of Ireland or with my Grandparents enjoying the outdoors. My parents instilled in me an enormous appreciation for the beauty of the countryside and for the wildlife that we encountered. I learnt to swim when I was very young and don't remember a time when I wasn't enchanted with the ocean and the creatures that live there. In 1996, I went to Australia on a working holiday and booked myself on a PADI open water scuba diving course the day after I landed - well before accommodation or a job were organised !

Unsurprisingly, I was instantly hooked and spent most weekends diving around Sydney. I didn't get involved in underwater photography until relatively recently. I've never taken a photography course, preferring instead to learn by trial and error - at times more of the latter! Much has been learnt from fellow divers and photographers, willing to pass on and exchange various pieces of tips and advice. Underwater, I enjoy the flexibility of using a compact camera. My current choice is the Canon Powershot S90. This camera has manual mode to give users more control over the image. Having a compact camera system underwater allows me to change lenses during the dive, thereby giving me the option of switching between wide angle and macro on the same dive. On land, I have very recently entered the world of the DSLR and am still on a very steep learning curve, enjoying the creative potential that a DSLR allows."


Pacific Northwest Diver - Latest issue

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

The March 2013 issue includes:- Featured photographers and videographers areJohanna Raupe from Granite Falls, Washington, Trisha Stovel from Vancouver, BC and Bruce Kerwin from Bainbridge Island. Bandito Charters, Tacoma, Washington, is featured operator,Overcoming Film's 36 Shot Limit, The 2013 Northwest Dive & Travel Expo photo contest, Edith Widder's February, 2013 amazing TED talk on videoing giant squid, Making a Pole Cam, Part 2, Monterey Bay & Pt Lobos, Third Annual Six Gill Shark Week at Barkley Sound, Adams River Sockeye Salmon, La Paz Whale Sharks, Sea Lion, & Critters, Grey Whale Moms & Babies: Bahia Magdalena.

Pacific Northwest Diver
Pacific Northwest Dive

Subscriptions
BSoUP Membership Subscriptions 2013

BSoUP Membership Subscriptions 2013

The annual BSoUP Membership subscriptions fell due on 1 February 2013. Quite a large number of members have paid already. Our thanks for doing so.

Please would those who haven't yet done so make life a little easier for our new Treasurer and new Membership Secretary and pay your subscription now. There are lots of benefits in being a BSoUP Member. Subscription rates remain unchanged from last year. Please see Join.php on how much and methods of payment.

BSoUP Members don't forget you can login to check and if necessary change your e-mail address, postal address and password. Select 'Edit my details' from the Members menu. If you have never logged in before you will initially be treated as a 'Guest' until an Administrator upgrades you to 'Member'. If we don't have your correct details we won't be able to post you copies of the magazine or send you information via e-mail.


LIDS 2013 Speakers

23-24 March 2013, ExCel, London Docklands

This year's speakers on the DIVER STAGE include Steve Warren, John Liddiard, Paul Rose, Andy Torbet and Monty Halls.

Speakers on the LONDON STAGE (near the Photozone) over the weekend include Simon Rogerson, John Bantin, Saeed Rashid, Mark Powell, Alex Mustard, Ben Burville, Bryan Stanislas, Alex Tattersall, Paul (Duxy) Duxfield, Paul Colley, Maria Munn, Simon Gardener and Gavin Parsons.

N. B. Not all are speaking both on both Saturday and Sunday so check out the programme at www.diveshows.co.uk/

LIDS 2013 Speakers
LIDS 2013 Speakers


Courses, workshops and expeditions
Courses, workshops and expeditions

Underwater Photography Courses

Thinking of going on an underwater photography course or workshop? Did you know that there is a list of these on this website and that this has been recently updated?

Courses listed are lead by underwater photographers who are mostly BSoUP Members and include events in 2013 and early 2014.

Please visit www.bsoup.org/Courses.php to see the full list of Courses, Workshops and Expeditions.


Using Photoshop Elements in Lightroom - Video

Paul 'Duxy' Duxfield gave a talk at BSOUP last month and has committed the salient points to video on YouTube for you to watch again, or if you didn't make it along, you can see what Duxy was talking about on the night.

Duxy said 'Its an early attempt with the screencasting software so sorry if I have made any glaring presenting errors, but I only had the dog as an audience this time, and it feels a bit weird to be talking to myself!!'

Watch the video on YouTube at http://youtu.be/nzn2ZXxDc6Q

Using Photoshop Elements in Lightroom and
Using Photoshop Elements in Lightroom and
creating a mask to help remove backscatter


2020VISION Roadshow at the RGS
2020VISION Roadshow at the RGS

2020VISION Roadshow

Royal Geographical Society, London SW7

Friday 17th May, 2013

Some of the UK's top nature photographers, Andy Rouse, Alex Mustard, Mark Hamblin and Peter Cairns, will gather in London on 17 May to present an evening of spell-binding imagery and personal anecdotes from 2020VISION, the most ambitious nature photography project ever staged in the UK. Taking place at the stunning Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, THE VISION theatre show, part of the 2020VISION Roadshow, will provide a fascinating insight into the ethos behind the project, reveal inspiring stories from throughout the country where our natural ecosystems are being repaired and re-connected, and showcase some of the very best wildlife and landscapes the UK has to offer.

Tickets �12.00. Further details at http://www.2020v.org/


DEEP Indonesia Results

The results of the DEEP Indonesia competition have been anniounced.

Congratulations to Hamid Rad who won Best of Show for his 1st place image from the Reefscape category. Winners can be seen online, and will be published by our media partners worldwide and exhibited during the DEEP Indonesia Exposition Jakarta, Indonesia.

Congratulations also to BSoUP Members David Henshaw, Alex Tattersall and Lena Roy who won Silver in the Reefscapes category, Bronze in the Animal Portrait category and Silver in the Surf category respectively.

DEEP Indonesia
DEEP Indonesia

The prestigious DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition is part of a unique series hosted by DivePhotoGuide & Wetpixel, in association with DEEP Indonesia, Indonesia's first and premier diving, adventure travel and extreme sports expo. Photographers competed in seven themed categories to win over $40,000 in prizes, including underwater photo equipment and premium dive travel packages to some of the top photo destinations in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. More at www.underwatercompetition.com/

Ocean Optics
Ocean Optics

Changes at Ocean Optics

In order that he can concentrate on fully supporting a new venture, INON UK, Steve Warren has stepped away from retailing Subal equipment.

Existing clients of Subal housings from Ocean Optics can be assured that Mark Koekemoer, former manager of Ocean Optics and co - developer of INON UK underwater photography courses will continue to support your underwater photography with the Subal system personally and, for new Subal owners, you'll soon discover that Mark's advice and encouragement long after you've bought your Subal will be invaluable.

Mark has opened his own underwater camera company specialising in Subal underwater camera equipment for Compact Systems Cameras and DSLR's. Mark has a well earned reputation for integrity and will ensure you purchase the equipment that is exactly what is required to take the pictures you want. His reputation as an underwater photography educator is founded on developing INON UK underwater photography courses (the only underwater photography courses approved by a major underwater photographic equipment manufacturer), his presentations at the dive shows and diving conferences and his authorship of articles for numerous publications. He is a contributing author to Martin Edge's "The Underwater Photographer", simply the bible of how to take underwater pictures.

X-Ray Magazine - Latest issue

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

Issue #53 includes Diving the Maldives; Croatia's Murter Island; Wreck diving in Chuuk and Guam; Cave diving under Budapest; The new sport of hockey under ice; Mako magic; Making the shot in a Mayan cenote; Getting in shape for spring; Learning cave diving with Pascal Bernab�; Housings for mirrorless cameras; Brilliant fish on silk by Daniel Jean-Baptiste of St. Lucia; Plus news and discoveries, equipment and training news, books and media, underwater photo and video equipment, turtle news, shark tales, whale tales and much more...

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

X-Ray Magazine
X-Ray Magazine


Pete Bullen
Pete Bullen

Website of the Week - Pete Bullen

Each week we highlight a BSoUP Member's website.

Award winning photographer, Pete Bullen, lives and works in Gozo the sister island to Malta. Pete offers underwater guiding for photographers tired of being hurried around a guided circuit, coaching in all aspects of underwater photography and spends hours in the water every year capturing the memory for divers learning to dive and setting out on their new adventure.

To learn more about Pete and his courses and see some of his images please visit http://oceanfoto.co.uk/


The British Wildlife Photography Awards

Deadline 4th May, 2012

The British Wildlife Photography Awards recognise the talents of photographers practising in Britain, whilst at the same time highlight the great wealth and diversity of Britain's natural history.

Now in its fifth year, this highly acclaimed and prestigious competition has captivated the nation with outstanding and beautiful imagery. It is a celebration of British wildlife as well as a showcase for photographers.

The competition is open to professional photographers, amateurs, young and old, and any nationality. Everyone is eligible. All images must have been taken in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013
British Wildlife Photography Awards 201
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In addition to still photography there is a great opportunity to capture wildlife in action and win an amazing prize. Wildlife in HD Video sponsored by Sky+HD.

Young photographers aged 18 and under may enter the Young People's Awards - up to 4 images FREE.

With a prize fund of £20,000, and �5,000 cash for the overall winner, winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a national touring exhibition and stunning book.


African Diver 71
African Diver 26
: Cover Joe Daniels

African Diver - Latest issue

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

Features in issue 26 include an article on South Africa's exciting but extreme diving shark hotspot, Protea Banks, and one on some of the more interesting wrecks of the Red Sea. We also have an article on turtle conservation efforts in Mozambique where poaching is reaching an unprecedented scale. Free-spirited free diver and yogi Helen Garner Weaver graces our Women and Diving section and Joe Daniels' photography is an underwater photographer's delight to look at. Finally, we feature Deep Trekker's exciting affordable ROV which we think has many applications for scientific and recreational divers.

To download your copy please visit http://africandiver.com/


UwP - Latest issue

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

Issue 71 includes News, Travel & Events, New Products, Product Reviews, Techniques, Locations, Competition results and Parting Shots.

To download you copy please visit www.uwpmag.com.

UwP 71
UwP 71
: Cover Alex Tattersall


Photo Basics 1
Photo Basic 1 - A talk by Martha Tressler

Photo Basics 1 - Martha Tressler

If you are a BSoUP member and missed Martha Tressler's talk 'Photo Basics 1' at the January meeting you can now download a pdf version.

Martha covered Exposure, Aperture, Shutter Speed Depth of field and ISO. And offered some tips on using memory cards.

To download the pdf, login if you haven't already done so this session and select 'Meeting Presentations' from the Members Menu. Then select 'Photo Basics 1'.

You can also download Keith Lyall's talks on 'Wide-angle' and 'Histograms' from the 'Meeting Presentations' page. Future talks will be listed on that page as they become available.


British Underwater Underwater Championship

Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth, Saturday 6th July

Win a one-week liveaboard holiday to the Maldives (excl. flights) for two people courtesy of Maldives Scuba Tours

The 2013 British Underwater Photography Championships, organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP), will take place on Saturday 6th July at Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon. All underwater photographers are invited to participate, whether they are members of BSoUP or not.

BSoUP are delighted to announce that the judges for the best overall image are Underwater Photojournalists Charles Hood and Jane Morgan.

Further details at Splash/2013/intro.php

British Underwater Photography Championship 2013
British Underwater Photography Championship 2013

Image: Charles Erb Runner-up in the
Mankind in the Sea Category, 2012

Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society
Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society

SUPS - Next Meeting

Tuesday 12th March, 2013

The next meeting of the Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society will be held on Tuesday 12th March at the Stevenage Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg, Stevenage SG1 1XN. 8:00 pm start.

Focus-On 'Invertebrates''The Phillipines' - a selection of shots by Jude and Ruaraidh Forest. Ray Allen will show his selection of 5 images.

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


NUPG - Next Meeting

Monday March 11th

The next meeting of the Northern Underwater Photographers takes place on Monday 11th March at the Gurkha Grill, West Didsbury, Manchester (map).

Steve Warren (Ocean Optics/ INON) will talk about and show off INON kit.

Lisa Collins (Diver Magazine) will be talking about some of her assignments.

For further details about NUPG please visit www.nupg.org.uk

Northern Underwater Photography Group
Northern Underwater Photography Group

Bristol Underwater Photography Group
Bristol Undrewater Photography Group

BUPG - Next Meeting

Tuesday 12th March, 2013

The next meeting of the Bristol Underwater Photography Group will be on Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at their usual venue - The Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5DQ (map)

The March competition theme is 'Monochrome'.

There will be two presentations:

1. The Story of HMS Stock Force by Rick Ayrton and Steve Mortimer.

2. Remote Strobes by Trevor Rees

For further details about BUPG please visit www.bupg.co.uk/


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