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BSoUP's Theme Portfolio Competition 2009

Third: Gareth Millson

1. Trevor Rees
2. Alex Mustard
3. Gareth Millson
4. Georgette Douwma
5. Martyn Guess
5. Len Deeley
Gareth Millson's Theme Portfolio 2009

My Portfolio

by Gareth Millson

I've been diving for seven years and started taking photos with a Canon S45 compact in 2003, I got my current Canon 20D in 2004, I use this inside an Ikelite housing with twin DS125 Strobes. 

All of the shots in the portfolio were taken just off Middle Garden, Sharm El Sheikh on July 30th last year when we were fortunate enough to experience four 4-5m Whale Sharks cruising around a large sardine baitball. 

All shots were taken in a single dive using the Canon 10-22mm WA lens with +2 Dioptre behind the 8"Dome Port.  This was a very dynamic dive, there were a lot of people in the water, at least fifty divers and almost as many snorkelers so in order to shoot quickly when the background was empty I chose to shoot mostly in Shutter Priority, selecting a shutter speed between 1/100s and 1/160s with -1/3EV exposure compensation and a speed of ISO 100.  For the close-ups, both strobes were firing on full power, were mounted on 12" arms and angled outwards slightly.  For speed during the silhouette shot the strobes were just rotated to point backwards instead of switching them off.

I'm half of Scorpionfish Underwater Photography with Videographer Pash Baker, our website is

BSoUP Theme Portfolio Competition

Theme Portfolio Winners




2019 Laura Storm

2018 Terry Steeley

2017 Martyn Guess

2016 Mikko Voipio

2015 Pash Baker

2014 Robert Bailey

2013 Martyn Guess


2012 Keith Lyall

2011 Trevor Rees

2010 Martyn Guess

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 Arthur Kingdon

2007 JP Trenque

2006 Alex Mustard

2005 Alex Mustard

2004 Jane Morgan

2003 Linda Dunk

2002 Linda Dunk

2001 Linda Dunk

2000 Sue Heaps

1999 Bob Allen

1998 Bob Allen

1997 Anne Owen

1996 Ken Sullivan

1995 Anthony Holley

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