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Oyster Diving, Sponsors of BIUPC 2017

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

DiveQuest - Sponsor of the Underwater Excellence

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Kungkungan Bay Resort

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

Deadly Oceans

Doug Allan - Freeze Frame

News - July 2013

Please send items for the News to Brian Pitkin

June 2013
Coming Soon
News Archive


HP Red Sea World Shoot Out - Images of the World
Website of the Week - Charles Hood
Ultimate Guide to Sea Turtle Photography
BSoUP / DIVER Annual Print Competition 2013
Website of the Week - Anthony Holley
Inon Colour Temperature Filters
Shooting for Publication
Focus On - Reflections - Results
Micronesia Dive Guide
Website of the Week - David and Debi Henshaw
Pacific Northwest Diver
Next BSoUP Meeting
BSoUP in the Press
Artists United for Coral Reefs: Forests of the Oceans
Website of the Week - Mark Hardy

British Underwater Photography Championship 2013
HP Red Sea World Shoot Out - Images of the World
SUPS - Photoshoot
HP Red Sea - World of U/W Images - Shoot OutAfrican Diver - Latest issue
UwP - Latest Issue
The 2020VISION Street Gallery
Website of the Week - Martyn Guess
British Underwater Underwater Championship
NUPG - Next Meeting
BUPG - Next Meeting


HP Red Sea World Shoot Out
HP Red Sea World Shoot Out

HP Red Sea World Shoot Out - Images of the World

Register by July 31st and win a free set of Images in any category you register to.

Participating in Images of the World categories doesn't necessarily mean you have to get wet again!

Select your best and most impressive underwater images and video clips, taken anytime and anywhere in the world, and submit them to any of the following Images of the World categories.

Best Wrecks
Sharks
Video Clip
Video Action
Children

Further details at https://www.worldshootout.org/


Website of the Week - Charles Hood

Each week we highlight a BSoUP Member's website. This week's choice is Charles Hood.

Charles is aPhotojournalist, Photographer, Skipper and Diving Instrutor based in Cornwall. He currently uses a Nikon D3 in an Aquatica Housing with Sea&Sea Strobes.

Charles' website includes over 1600 images of Basking Sharks, Blue Sharks and Sunfish. To view them and to learn more about him please visit charleshood.com/

Charles Hood
Charles Hood


Underwater Photography Guide
Ultimate Guide to Sea Turtle Photography

Ultimate Guide to Sea Turtle Photography

Underwater Photography Guide have posted an Ultimate Guide to Sea Turtle Photography, A Hawaii-Centric Guide to Sea Turtles, Where to Find Them, Photo Tips & Behaviors by Jeff Milisen.

Jeff Milisen has interests firmly rooted in anything rel to marine biology. Such a varied career has led him to spend considerable time in remote habitats. When not plying the open ocean or poking around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, he visits the multitude of dive sites around his home in Kona. Wherever his exploits go, he is sure to have his dive gear and camera packed and at the ready.

You can read the guide at www.uwphotographyguide.com/


BSoUP / DIVER Annual Print Competition 2013

Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers in association with DIVER Magazine

at the DIVE SHOW, NEC Birmingham

26-27th October 2013

Deadline for entries 15th September 2013

The Awards Ceremony will take place at the BSoUP Meeting on Wednesday 20th November 2013 in the Royal Scholl of Mines, Imperial College when the results were announced.

Prizes will be announced shortly.

Further details at Print Competition

BSoUP /DIVER Print Competition 2013
BSoUP /DIVER Print Competition 2013

Image: Last year's overall winner by Joss Woolf

Anthony Holley
Anthony Holley

Website of the Week - Anthony Holley

Each week we highlight a BSoUP Members website.

This week's website is Anthony Holley's Nudibranchs.

"I was introduced to nudibranchs when I started taking macro pictures back in 1985. These pages catalogue some of the hundreds of nudibranchs I have seen and photographed in more than 3,600 hours of diving in over twenty countries. Some of these countries are not represented here due to most of the diving there being research or other work, and so I was not taking pictures for my own use".

Anthony is a BSoUP Committee Member.

Visit Anthony's Nudibranchs at www.holleyuwphoto.com/


Inon Colour Temperature Filters

Inon has published a short free pdf and iBook guide to using diffusers in order to adjust a strobe's color temperature. Alex Mustard has long been a proponent of balancing lighting and camera color temperatures, and the Inon article lists the advantages of using a warming filter as improving skin tones, enhancing warn color subjects and bringing blue water color back into the image without changing the foreground (subject) colors.

Download the pdf at www.inon.jp/

InonInon Colour Temperature Conversion Filters


Shooting for Publication by Nigel Wade
Shooting for Publication

Shooting for Publication

Nigel Wade has made the PowerPoint presentation of the talk 'Shooting for Publication' he gave to BSoUP on Wednesday 17th July (see below) available.

BSoUP Members only may download a copy from Meeting Presentations. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

You will need either Powerpoint or a Powerpoint Viewer or OpenOffice to run the presentation.

 


Focus On - Reflections - Results

Congratulations to Pash Baker who was the winner of this July's Focus On Competition with an image of a Lionfish reflected in the surface at night under the pier at Nuweiba, Egypt.

Congratulations also to Joss Woolf and Rob Cuss who came second and third respectively with their images of Archerfish in mangrove and a Rainbow trout, both reflected in the surface.

There were total of 20 images submitted.

Pash Baker
1st © Pash Baker

Joss Woolf
2nd © Joss Woolf

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Pash Baker 25 5
2 Joss Woolf 21 5
3 Rob Cuss 14 1
4 Libby Gawith 13 1
5 Caroline Robertson-Brown 12 3
6 Dougie Souness 11 0

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

BSoUP Members only may view all of the entries in the Competition Slideshow Archive. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

If you are not in the top six and would like to know how you scored please contact Brian Pitkin.

Next month's Focus On Competition is British Wide Angle.  A challenge, we know, but let's see some wide angle images that show the beauty in British waters. The deadline is Sunday 11th August at one minute to midnight. Please read the Rules before entering via the Online Entry Form.

Rob Cuss
3rd © Rob Cuss


Truk Lagoon by Tim Rock
Truk Lagoon by Tim Rock

Micronesia Dive Guide

by Tim Rock

This book is available for download on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes. Books must be read on an iOS device.

The Micronesian islands hold the best wreck diving sites in the world as well as amazing reefs, deep dropoffs and isolated atolls. Truk Lagoon (Chuuk) was the site of the famous WWII air raid that lasted three days and sunk dozens of Japanese ships in the waters of the vast inner lagoon. Today, they are shipreefs, historic wrecks adorned in corals and full of marine life. For history lovers or reef divers, these amazing sites have the potential to fill every diver and snorkeler with sensory overload.


Website of the Week - David and Debi Henshaw

"Our experiences in diving and underwater photography started some 14 years ago. It takes us to many exciting places around the world, meeting people with similar interests many of which have become friends and of course giving us the opportunity to capture images of some of the worlds unique creatures of the seas."

"Being able to spend time with the subject allowing us to develop our skills without the worry of keeping up with the crowd is an important factor when choosing our destinations. Research and recommendation is the key to the best locations and of course a bottomless pocket to get you there. How we relish the thought of packing all our gear wishing that for once we could meet the weight restrictions, queuing at the airports only to find you are in the wrong queue, spending endless hours in departure lounges waiting for a connection, sitting in aircraft seats that were designed for teddy bears and having "shared air" with your fellow passengers always returning home with the lurgy - another trip? - can't wait."

Digital Diving: David and Debi Henshaw
Digital Diving: David and Debi Henshaw

"We think our philosophy and objectives are no different to anyone else that is involved in diving and photography and that is simply to enjoy, improve and be privileged to be part of these unique experiences."

David and Debi Henshaw


PNWD05
Pacific Northwest Diver

Pacific Northwest Diver

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

The July, 2013 issue includes Archives: Dr Hans Haas (1919-2013), Photographers/Videographers, God's Pocket, BC, News Corner, Technical Corner and Travel Corner.

To download your copy please visit http://www.pnwdiver.com/


Next BSoUP Meeting

Wednesday July 17th

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in lecture theatre 2.28 in the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD (Directions). New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome.

Annual Event: Splash-in Review.  Brian Pitkin will recap the events of the weekend in Plymouth and show the winning images.

Focus On - Reflections. The Competition is now closed. There were a total of 20 entries so no short-listing was carried out.

Splash-In 2013
Splash-In 2013

Nigel Wade
Nigel Wade

The Competition slideshow is now available to BSoUP Members only. You will be asked to log in if you have not done so this session.

Nigel Wade: Shooting for Publication Nigel will talk about capturing images that tell the whole story, in his studio, on location and underwater, for use in multimedia publications.  

Nigel has been diving for 28 years and taking a camera underwater for the last 15; he is a former Divernet UK and Ireland underwater photographer of the year. He is now a fulltime professional photographer working in the hospitality / tourism industry and he also works as a freelance photo journalist for Diver magazine UK. His work has been published worldwide.


BSoUP in the Press

The annual British Underwater Photography Championship (Splash-In) which took place last Saturday 6th July at Mount Batten, Plymouth is featured elsewhere on the internet:-

Scuba Tours Worldwide
Western Morning News

Wetpixel

and in the Times and Times iPad app. (Monday 8th July).

BSoUP Members only may view a slideshow of all entries, but you will be asked to login if you have not done so this session.

Scuba Tours Wordlwide
Scuba Tours Worldwide : Main Sponsors


Artists United for Coral Reefs: Forests of the OceansOcean Artisits United have posted a video on YouTube featuring this year's Summer theme 'Artists United for Coral Reefs: Forests of the Oceans'

The video runs for 16:39 mins and includes stills by BSoUP Members Steve Jones and Rico Besserdich among others.


Website of the Week - Mark Hardy

Mark first snapped underwater photographs with an amphibious Sea & Sea MotorMarine II camera, and was otherwise armed only with the first edition of Martin Edge's book "The Underwater Photographer". He subsequently met and learned from Martin Edge who has since become a mentor and friend. Recent trips with Martin include photographic expeditions to Lembeh Straits (Sulawesi), Sipadan (Borneo), Chuuk (Micronesia) and Raja Ampat (Indonesia).

After his MotorMarine II, Mark shot with a housed SLR system comprising a Nikon F100 with fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses in a Subal housing with a single Subtronic strobe. In 2006, he made the switch to digital and a Nikon D200 (still in a Subal housing) combined with dual Inon strobes.

Professionally, Mark works for a leading ship owning and operating group in Hong Kong which has - again - been his home since 2002.

He is also a PADI-qualified scuba instructor and a PADI specialty instructor in underwater photography and enriched air (Nitrox) diving.

Mark Hardy
Mark Hardy


Dan Bolt
Overall Winning Image © Dan Bolt

British Underwater Photography Championship 2013

The Results

Congratulations to Dan Bolt who was the Overall Winner of the British Underwater Photography Championship 2013 with an image of himself inside a wreck taken with an Olympus E-PL5 at 1/60th @ f10. ISO 320.

Dan won a one week diving holiday for two in the Maldives (exclusive of flights and taxes) courtesy of Scuba Tours Worldwide and an individual trophy.

Full Results

British Underwater Photography Championship Group Shot by Pete Ladell
British Underwater Photography Championship Group Shot © Pete Ladell


HP Red Sea World Shoot Out - Images of the World

Register by July 31st and win a free set of Images in any category you register to.

Participating in - Images of the World categories doesn't necessarily mean you have to get wet again!

Select your best and most impressive underwater images and video clips, taken anytime and anywhere in the world, and submit them to any of the following Images of the World categories.

Best Wrecks
Sharks
Video Clip
Video Action
Children

Further details at https://www.worldshootout.org/

HP Red Sea World Shoot Out
HP Red Sea World Shoot Out


Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society
Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society

SUPS - Photoshoot

Tuesday 9th July, 2013

The Annual SUPS Photoshoot takes place on Tuesday 9th July at Stanborough Lakes, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts (see www.hertfordshire.com/). Post Photoshoot pub to be announced.

SUPS normally meets every second Tuesday of each month from 8pm at the Stevenage Arts Guild, Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK. The next indoor meeting is on Tuesday 13th August.

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


HP Red Sea - World of Underwater Images

The HP Red Sea World of Underwater Images Shoot Out takes place during the week 20-26th October in Eilat Israel.

Main Category - 5 Best Images

Fish of the Year

Fish & Fashion Category

National Team Category

Full details of the event at www.eilatredsea.com/

HP Red Sea World of Underwater Images
HP Red Sea - World of Underwater Images

African Diver 27

African Diver 27. Image: Dave Caravias

African Diver - Latest issue

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

Issue 27 include Ed's Logbook, Diving Eilat, Funding research through Dolphin Eco-Tourism, Dave Caravias, Killer Whales Supporting the disabled, Moving Mozambiques sea turtles off the dinner menu, and DUC Shootout 2013.

To download your copy please visit www.africandiver.com/index.php/


UwP - Latest Issue

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

Issue 73 includes Editorial, News, Travel & Events, New Products, Numana Italian Lembeh, Bermuda Reef Life, Wakatobi, Farne Island seals, Whale Sharks, SW Ramblings, Digital photo books, eBook review and Parting Shot.

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

UwP 73
UwP 73. Image : Jack Perks


2020VSIION Street Gallery at More London
2020VSIION Street Gallery. Image: Daniel Jarvis

The 2020VISION Street Gallery

Brighton seafront

3-29 July, 2013

The FREE 2020VISION street gallery exhibition moves to Brighton seafront (between the pier and East Street Bastion) on 3rd July and remains open until 29th July. The street Gallery is part of the 2020VISION Roadshow which aims to increase the relevance of nature to a wide audience, communicating the value of repairing and reconnecting our natural habitats and encouraging people to actively engage with natural landscapes whether in the wilds of our mountain ranges or in a small pocket of wildness in our towns and cities.


Website of the Week - Martyn Guess

Martyn Guess is a commercial property developer based in Cranleigh Surrey. He started diving over 25 years ago and has from school days had an avid interest in photography.

His first forays into underwater photography were with a Nikonas film camera in Grand Cayman with Cathy Church but for many years has embraced the world of digital photography and currently uses a Nikon D800 and Nauticam housing with twin Inon strobes.

He is a good friend and former student of Martin Edge and has travelled the world with his model wife Sue seeking out new underwater photo opportunities. A self-confessed warm water diver his ambition is to get into UK diving!

Martyn Guess
Martyn Guess

He is a well-known and successful underwater photographer and his images regularly appear in dive magazines and travel brochures and are often placed in top positions within National and International competitions. He now teaches underwater photographer from his home pool. See www.martynguessphotography.com/


British Underwater Photography Championship 2013
British Underwater Photography Championship 2013

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

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, and other great prizes.

The 2013 British Underwater Photography Championships (Splash-In), 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.

Please note the deadline for registration for the buffet was Monday 22nd June. You can still register to compete on Friday evening, 5th July at the Mount Batten Hotel.

Further details at Splash/2013/intro.php


NUPG - Next Meeting

Monday 8th July 2013

The next meeting of the Northern Underwater Photography Group takes place on Monday 8th July at Gurkha Grill, 198 Burton Road. West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LH (map).

Talk: Alex Tattersall

Competition: Anemones

Favourite Five: John Spencer

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

Northern Umderwater Photography Group
Northern Underwater Photography Group


Bristol Underwater Photography Group
Bristol Underwater Photography Group

BUPG - Next Meeting

Tuesday July 9th, 2013

The next meeting of the Bristol Underwater Photography Group takes place on Tuesday 11th June at their normal venue - The Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5DQ (map)

Monthly Competition - Reflections

BUPG Splash In - Judging

BSoUP Splash In Review

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


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