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News - February 2020

December 2019

In Focus latest copy
Focus on - Habitat - Results

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Cover Image: Friendly Sea Lions by Henley Spiers

In Focus magazine - latest copy

The latest issue of our magazine has been mailed to all members. BSoUP Members only can download a pdf copy after logging in and using the 'magazine downloads' link.


Through Snell's Window - Henley Spiers
Magical Misool with Martin, Mustard & Mantas - Catherine Holmes
Focus On Competition Results
BSoUP / DIVER Mag competition results
BSoUP Opinion 2019 "Humble Pie" - Alex Mustard
An Introduction to Digital Printing - Atanas Petros

This issue was edited by Joss Woolf and produced with help from Chris McTernan, Mike Russell and Paul Morgan.

Focus On - Habitat - Results


1st - Mark Drayton

Congratulations to Mark Drayton who came first.

There were a total of 22 entries. The competition was judged by Saeed Rashid.

The top six:-

Position Photographer
1 Mark Drayton
2 Rick Ayrton
3 Hannes Klostermann
4 James Emery
5 Arthur Kingdon
6 Rob Bailey

2nd - Rick Ayrton

3rd - Hannes Klostermann

The top 6 can be seen in the Gallery. After logging in, BSoUP members can view the full results and feedback here.

The March 2020 Competition is the Theme Portfolio. The competition will open shortly.

Please submit your images at 1400 pixels wide (landscape) or 1050 pixels tall(portrait) at 72ppi and at a size less than 1M. Please indicate what your subjects is, where it was taken and what camera system you used.


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