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Winning Imaes by Paul Colley

Cameras Underwater - Sponsor of the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition 2015 - 2018 and BIUPC 2015 and 2016

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BSoUP's Theme Portfolio Competition 2009

Fifth: Martyn Guess

1. Trevor Rees
2. Alex Mustard
3. Gareth Millson
4. Georgette Douwma
5. Martyn Guess
6. Len Deeley
Arthur Kingdons' Winning Theme Portfolio 2008

My Theme Portfolio

by Martyn Guess

I live in Dorking Surrey and earn my living as a Commercial property developer (or at least I did!!). I qualified to dive in 1995 and finished my Open Water course with my son Alex on his 12th birthday. He is now an Instructor specialising in Cavern diving. The following year when on holiday in Grand Cayman I was introduced to underwater photography by Cathy Church on a PADI speciality course. I quickly became hooked and bought my first camera a Nikonas V from Alan James on my return home.

All of the pictures for the Theme Portfolio were taken last November at Walindi Plantation PNG before I joined Martin Edge on a Photoquest trip to Loloata PNG. I was lucky to have such a photogenic subject even if it did keep hitting the dome port!

I used a Tokina 10-17 mm lense, fast becoming a favourite of mine together with my D300, Subal Housing and twin Inons. With the split shot I found it quite difficult to light the subject underwater whilst keeping half of the dome Port above Water and was very glad of my weight training trips to the gym! The three bottom shots were all naturally lit and being very shallow the underside of the surface had some fantastic reflections.
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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