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Open Portfolio Competition

December 2011

2nd - Len Deeley

Len Deeley
2nd © Len Deeley

My Portfolio

by

Len Deeley

I first got interested in underwater photography in about 1981 At that time most of my diving was with dive clubs but in 1990 I founded Photosub Underwater Photography Club for the selfish reason that I wanted to dive with underwater photographers without all of the hassle associated with club diving. Of course BSoUP was also a major source of information and also an opportunity to meet with other people with the same interest.

In 2000 I took redundancy and that gave me the opportunity to concentrate on my photography as well as taking and organising dive trips and workshops. My trips over the years have included Egyptian Red Sea and Sudanese Red Sea, Sipadan (2 trips), Cocos Islands, Galapagos, Bonaire, Lembeh Strait and Gangga Island (3 trips), Rurutu and Rangiroa in French Polynesia, Aliwal Shoal in South Africa, Puerta Galera and Dumaguete in Philippines and, this year, Bali and Gili Trawangan in Indonesia. I also continue diving in UK waters. 

My portfolio images:

Five of the images in the portfolio were from the Bali and Gili trip. The blue spotted ray was taken at Sahl Hasheesh where I have taken several small groups as I have an apartment out there. Apart from the shrimp which was photographed with the black background I did a selection of the subject matters and cut out the background to concentrate all of the interest on the images, even slightly overlapping in one case. All apart from the Trigger fish which was taken with a 17-35mm lens the others were taken with 60mm lens I currently use Nikon D300 in a Sea and Sea housing with two Inon strobes. I am obviously delighted that it was well received.


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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