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BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition 2006

For the DIVE Magazine Trophy

Runner-up - Sam Bean

Sam Bean

© Sam Bean

1st - Steve Jones
2nd - Sam Bean
4th - Alex Mustard

My Portfolio

by Samantha Bean

I have been diving for about 7 years and it was the fantastic underwater world that moved me to learn how to take images to show my family and friends and to cheer me up on those grey English days.

I am deeply indebted to many wonderful photographers who have generously given me their time and support.  In particular I would thank Martin Edge, Alex Mustard, Jane Morgan and JP Trenque who have helped and inspired me to learn from my horrible early blue images.

Sabre Toothed Blenny © Sam Bean Sabre Toothed Blenny with his rather cheeky grin was photographed in Sipadan using Nikon D70 with 105mm lens, f20 @ 1/60s
Liveaboard crew playing on the mooring line © Sam Bean The fisheye image of two of our liveaboard crew playing on the mooring line was captured in Red Sea using Nikon D70 with 10.5mm lens, f8 @ 1/125s
Yellow moray eel © Sam Bean The snarling yellow moray eel was captured in Sipadan using Nikon D70 with 60mm lens, f25 @ 1/125s.
Orang-utan crab © Sam Bean Orang-utan crab with hair being blown by the current was captured in Sipadan using Nikon D70 with 60mm lens, f25 @ 1/60s.
Yellow seahorse © Sam Bean Yellow seahorse nuzzling into the soft coral stalk was captured in Thailand using Nikon D70 with 60mm lens, f20 @ 1/60s.
Bohar Snapper © Sam Bean Bohar Snapper turning back from the main school of fish was captured in the Red Sea using 60mm lens, f8 @ 1/100s.

BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition

BSoUP's Open Portfolio Competition Winners 1984-

2017 Mark Drayton

2016 Taner Altigan

2015 Cathy Lewis

2014 Mark Drayton

2013 Jackie Campbell

2012 Mark Pickford

2011 Dray van Beeck

2010 Giordano Cipriani

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 JP Trenque

2007 Shannon Conway

2006 Steve Jones

2005 Jane Morgan

2004 Alex Mustard

2003 Charles Hood

2002 Linda Dunk

2001 Tony White

2000 Gary Clark

1999 Guy Middleton

1998 Hilary Driscoll

1997 Malcolm Hey

1996 Linda Dunk

1995 Linda Dunk

1994 Linda Dunk

1993 Linda Pitkin

1992 Charles Hood

1991 Georgette Douwma

1990 Mike Wong

1989 Mike Wong

1988 Mike Wong

1987 Georgette Douwma

1986 Georgette Douwma

1985 Warren Williams

1984 Georgette Douwma

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