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BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition 2007

For the DIVE Magazine Trophy

Fifth - Arthur Kingdon

Arthur Kingdon - Fifth Open Portfolio 2007

© Arthur Kingdon

2nd - Alex Mustard
3rd - Jane Morgan
4th - Alan James
5th - Arthur Kingdon

My portfolio

by Arthur Kingdon

Arthur Kingdon

I started diving in 1968 and, almost straightaway, purchased a Nikonos 11 with standard lens. Even secondhand, it cost a couple of week's wages.  However, it lasted only a few dives until someone accidentally trashed it and I could not afford to replace it. I eventually bought a Nik IVa in 2000 and dabbled with UW photography for the next few years. My enthusiasm increased and a housed Nikon F4 came along. However, it was the purchase of a D100 and Aquatica housing, plus joining the Bristol Underwater Photography Group , that really got me hooked. I do more diving than I ever did and cannot wait to get back in the water. I now use a D200 but also enjoy using a Canon A540 compact from time to time. It's usually in my BCD pocket when I'm using a wide angle set up on the D200, enabling me to capture images such as the xeno crab which otherwise would be missed.

My thinking behind this portfolio was to show a mixture of photographic techniques with a balanced overall appearance. Three blue water images and three black background images seemed to fit the bill. I went for a dynamic appearance with the wide angle images and for a colour match with the squat lobster and crab.

Manta Ray

Manta Ray, Koh Bon, Thailand, Jan 2007. Nikon D200, 10.5mm, 2x Inon Z240


Lionfish reflection, night dive at Nuweiba, Oct 2006. Nikon D200, Nikor 28-105mm, 2x Inon Z240

Whale shark

Whaleshark, Seychelles, Oct 2005. D100, 10.5mm natural light

Squat lobster

Squat lobster, Lembeh, May 2007, D200, 60mm, 2x Inon Z240


Turtle, Seychelles, Oct 2005. Nikon D100, 12-24mm, 2x YS90

Xeno crab

Xeno crab, N Sulawesi, May 2007. Canon A540 compact using built in flash, no supplementary lens.

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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