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News - August 2018

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Susnnah Snowden-Smith

Focus On - Something Tiny - Results

Congratulations to Susannah H. Snowden-Smith who was the winner of this month's Focus On - Something Tiny competition. Susannah's image is of a Roughead blenny, taken in Grand Cayman

Congratulations also to Andrew McKelvie, who came second, with an image of a Skeleton shrimp taken in Indonesia and Kirsty Andrews, who came third, with an image of as Shrimp riding a jelly taken in Eilean nan Ron, Northern Scotland.

The competition, comprising a total of 32 images, was judged by Simon Rogerson.

The top six:-

Position Photographer
1 Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
2 Andrew McKelvie
3 Kirsty Andrews
4 Roni Rodrigues
5 Martyn Guess
6 Kate Jonker
ANdrew McKelvie
Kirsty Andrews

The top six may be viewed on the Home Page and in the Gallery. BSoUP Members may view all of the images in the Competition Slide Show and Simon Rogerson's feedback for all of the entries. You will be prompted to login if you have not done so this session.

Next month's competition is Underwater Excellence Competition: Definition: A portfolio of 3 images showing a variety of photographic skill, with at least one wide-angle and one close-up image.

Underwater Photographer of the Year

"We’ve made a small tweak to the rules that allows our backroom team (currently Saeed Rashid and Dan Bolt) to be allowed to enter the competition. This is because they are not involved in the judging - so we don’t see why they can’t enter. The change will also make it easier for us to recruit future helpers as the contest continues to grow. Because both Saeed and Dan have been successful in UPY in the past there is a good chance that they will be in the future. So we feel it is better that folks know now. It will be on our website when we launch the 2019 contest - but we know not everyone reads all the rules etc that carefully!" Alex Mustard. See Meet the gophers
Dan & Saeed
UPY Gophers Dan & Saeed

Beit Hall
Entrance to Beit Hall in Prince Consort Road

BSoUP August Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting is on Tuesday 21st August at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in Meeting Room 3, Union Building, Beit Quadrangle, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7. Entrance via Prince Consort Road.  New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome.

Our intended speaker has had to pull out at short notice so for the first part of the evening we will be holding an image review session in which we invite audience participation. The images are from various sources which have been chosen by members of the committee.

Monthly Competition - Something Tiny

Definition: An image of any small subject that is an example of close-up macro photography where high magnification has been achieved. An exact subject size is deliberately not specified.

There were 32 entries and the competition is now closed. The competition has been judged by Simon Rogerson who will present the top six along with his comments. 

The anonymous competition slide-show  'Something Tiny'  may be viewed by members only. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session. 

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Focus On

Simon Rogerson
Simon Rogerson

Simon Rogerson - Onwards and downwards - 20 years in diving journalism.

Simon Rogerson, prolific photojournalist and Editor of SCUBA magazine, shares stories from two decades at the sharp end of underwater reportage. Simon will talk about his favourite photographic locations, as well as recalling stories about the people who have inspired him along the way. In a packed presentation, Simon will address role of diving journalism in the digital era and present a mini breakout section on storytelling, the origins of Tiger Beach and how everyone with a camera can make the world a (slightly) better place.


Members, if you cannot get to London, please feel free to log in and listen to the meeting live from your desk top or mobile device.  The instructions and password to do so was sent to you by e-mail.

British and Irish Underwater Photography Championship

Saturday 1st September

Dive your favourite sites in our seas, rivers and lakes in British and Irish waters during this increasingly popular competition.

Categories for different experience levels and camera users..

Divers will compete for the title British and Irish Underwater Photography Champion 2018 and the Peter Scoones Award, plus additional trophies and prizes. More..

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