The British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP)
Inspiring and informing underwater photographers since 1967

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BSoUP's Sponsors

Kungkungan Bay Resort

Winning Imaes by Paul Colley

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

Brtish Divers Marine Life Rescue - Sponsors of BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition 2017

Carpe Diem, Sponsors of BUIPC 2017


Diver Magazine - Sponsor of the Annual Beginners Portfolio Competition and the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition

DiveQuest - Sponsor of the Underwater Excellence


Whether you are already an accomplished underwater photographer; whether you have just bought your first underwater camera; or whether you are somewhere in between; BSoUP is for photographers of all levels of skill and experience and with all types of camera.

We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to come along to a BSoUP meeting - and to keep on coming, so we don't just meet in person but also transmit our meetings live to members using easy-to-use software that lets you see the presentations live and even interact with those in London. The purpose of this page is to help you find us more easily; to give you an idea of what we do; and to find out how joining BSoUP can help you to improve your underwater photography.

Robert White
An underwater photographer with a shoal of Bat fish at Ras Mohammed, Egypt

Where and how to find us

BSoUP meets on the third Tuesday each month in Meeting Room 3, Union Building, Beit Quadrangle, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7 [Entrance via Prince Consort Road], unless stated otherwise (Directions). Bar faciilities are available on the ground floor. Members will get da calling notice with a link to join in on line if they cannot come to London.

Someone to meet you

The idea of just walking into a room full of people you don't know can be daunting for many of us. To overcome this, a couple of BSoUP Committee members are in the meeting room downstairs from 7.30pm to greet new and potential members; so come along early and introduce yourself.

If you have any questions before you come, feel free to contact any committee member. A list of committee members and their contact details can be found here.

Improve your underwater photography

At the monthly meetings you will be able to learn from talks on different techniques, as well as be inspired by presentations from other underwater photographers talking about what they do and showing their images. Take a look at this year's programme of speakers/events to see the usual format, topics and speakers. There is also 'social' time during the meetings!

A photo competition takes place every month. Whether you enter it or not, seeing the competition is a great opportunity to get an idea of what makes a good underwater image - and to see how your own images 'measure up' against the rest. Competition subjects for this year are listed here.

Most important of all, you will meet other underwater photographers at BSoUP meetings. During the social time you can talk to others about techniques and 'how to do it', equipment and how to use it, places to go and what to see there, and find out what's hot and what's not! 

Attending as regularly as you can, and taking part in competitions and other activities will help you learn more, be more inspired, and get to know people better.

Long distance members

Many members travel long distances to come to monthly meetings. However, for those who are too far away, there are still many benefits to joining BSoUP. If you live more than 50 miles from London you pay a reduced subscription. You will receive the magazine 'In Focus', be able to participate in members-only monthly competitions (and view competition entries before and after the competition takes place), pay reduced entry fees for the Splash-in competitions and other events that BSoUP organises from time to time, have full access to the Forum on the BSoUP website to exchange information with other members and advertise equipment for sale, and if you have your own website we will provided a link to it from the BSoUP website, where we also highlight one member's website each week in the News.

Student members

If you are a UK student we offer a further reduction on the annual subscription.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

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