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BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition 2007

For the DIVE Magazine Trophy

Fourth - Alan James

Alan James - Fourth Open Portfolio 2007

© Alan James

2nd - Alex Mustard
3rd - Jane Morgan
4th - Alan James

Alan James

Alan James is sixty two years of age and lives in his birth city of Bristol
He runs a specialist underwater photography retail outlet based in this city
Alan started diving and underwater photography at the same time during 1984
He is an honorary life member of the BUPG and also a BSoUP member for many years.

Alan's comment was: 'This portfolio is perhaps not blessed with any amazing subject potential and certainly does not represent what I might consider to be my best work but it is based more on a balance of colour and composition compiled from subject material considered specifically for this purpose as the week unfolded. This created an interesting exercise that other Photographers might find well worth persuing, it can also be very enjoyable while creating a sense of purpose.

All of the images in his portfolio were taken during a post-op recovery week at Nuweiba in the Red Sea. The portfolio was completed using a Nikon D200 in a Sea and Sea DX-D200 housing and dual YS110 strobes

Alan's aim was to produce a portfolio from this trip that demonstrated a balance of Reds, Blues and Natural light backgrounds The top three images were produced using a 60mm macro lens on wide apertures and 1/60th shutter speed while the bottom shots were all close focus 10.5 fisheye lens at f22. and 1/250th shutter speed .

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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