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Open Portfolio Competition

December 2011

Winner - Dray van Beeck

Dray van Beeck
Winner © Dray van Beeck

My Portfolio

by

Dray van Beeck

I was born in the Netherlands (1961) where I studied and taught Art. I started diving in 1997 and became a dive professional in 1998.

I have been teaching diving since 1999 in Malaysia, Canary Islands, Thailand, the Philippines and Egypt.

I have worked as a live-aboard guide in Egypt since 2003. Since 2006 for Blue O Two. On the boats I teach photo workshops.

I started under water photography in 2002 with the Canon Powershot S40 and  the Canon Powershot S70. In 2006 I upgraded to the Nikon D80 with Ikelite housing and DS125 strobes. and in 2008 to Nikon D300 with Hugyfot housing, 2x Inon Z-240 and 2x Ikelite DS 125 strobes.

I have published the following apps for Itunes:-


*Guide to UW editing and manipulations
*Guide to Advanced UW photography
*Guide to UW photography lighting
*Sharks of the Red Sea
*Wrecks of the Red Sea
*Treasures of the Sea
*Aqua Life Images (Fish id guide)

See www.synthaeum.com/ for more details

And the book:

*The Diving Photographer.

See www.aziabmedia.com/ for details

To learn more about me please visit my website http://drayvanbeeck.com/

My portfolio images:

1 Oceanic Blacktip shark Aliwal Shoals, South Africa Nikon D300 Tokina 10-17mm fisheye 2x Ikelite DS125 strobes

2 Suez seahorse Red Sea  Egypt Nikon D300 Nikon 60mm Macro 2x Ikelite DS125 strobes

3 Honeycomb moray eel Sodwana bay, South Africa Nikon D300 Sigma 10-20mm 2x Ikelite DS125 strobes

4 Octopus Red Sea  Egypt Nikon D300 Sigma 10-20mm 2x Ikelite DS125 strobes 1x snoot

5 Diver in the Chrisoula K Red Sea  Egypt Nikon D300 Tokina 10-17mm fisheye 2x Ikelite DS125 strobes

6 Magnificent anemone with anemonefish Red Sea  Egypt Nikon D300 Sigma 10-20mm 2x Ikelite DS125 strobes 1x snoot


BSoUP's Open Portfolio Competition Winners 1984-

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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