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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Website of the Week - David and Debi
"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
"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
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.
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:-
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
Professionally, Mark works for a leading ship owning and
operating group in Hong Kong which has - again - been his home since
He is also a PADI-qualified scuba instructor and a PADI
specialty instructor in underwater photography and enriched air (Nitrox)
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.
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
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
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.
The latest issue of the FREE UwP is now available to
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.
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!
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.
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.