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News - November 2019

October 2019
News Archive

Print Competition Results
Beginner's Portfolio Results
Monthly meetings on Vimeo
Beginner's Portfolio Competition
BSoUP Members Competition Wins

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2019 DIVER Magazine/ BSoUP Print Competition Results

Hannes Klostermann won the annual print competition with a split level image of blacktip reef sharks. He won the public vote to achieve top spot in the advanced overseas category and his image was independently selected by a panel of three judges as the best overall.

The judges chose Jenny Stock's image of a freediver inside a cave in Tonga as the overall runner up and the public chose the same image as runner up in the overseas category.

All entrants can see the full results in the BSoUP Gallery and BSoUP members can see feedback for the judges' selections at the link below after logging in to the BSoUP web site. BSoUP DIVER Mag Print Competition judges' feedback

Beginner's Portfolio Results

Charlotte Mosley won this year's beginners competition with a black and white portfolio of images (no image details provided). Charlotte's name will be engraved on the newly-restored BSoUP beginners trophy and she will receive a BSoUP trophy to keep.

Simon Dean came second with images of an oceanic white tip shark, a seahorse and a sea snake.

Third place went to Theresa Henley with pictures of a Tompot blenny, a coral shrimp and a school of Bumphead parrotfish.



You can see the top six portfolios at the gallery and BSoUP members can read the judge's feedback including comments about selected other portfoilios and images after logging on first.

The next competition is Focus On - something different.


A single image is required. There are no rules and any subject matter is allowed. Your entry should ideally be something not often seen - or something familiar but photographed or processed in a novel and different way.





The judge will be announced soon.

Monthly meetings on Vimeo

We've made progress getting monthly meetings recorded and onto an accessible archive, so those who miss the meetings can still get the information afterwards. For BSoUP members only, if you go to the page at this link Meeting recordings (you'll need to log in to the BSoUP web), you can access a recording of the presentations and competition feedback through a Vimeo page. Currently going back to August, I hope to expand this to achieve a rolling archive of the last 12 months' meetings. You'll also find a link to this called 'meeting recordings' on the members' login menu. For others who would like access, please do join BSoUP.

Beginner's Portfolio Competition

Definition: A portfolio of 3 individual images for photographers that have not won or been placed in a major competition. The images can be of any subject matter.

A portfolio is a collection of images intended to showcase a photographer's style or method of work. Typically, the work reflects a photographer's best work or a depth in one area of work.

The images do not need to work together as a portfolio. Please submit three separate images avoiding three on one page.

Nur Tucker - Beginners Portfolio Competition 2016

Please submit your single jpeg image at 1400 pixels wide (max for a landscape) or 1050 pixels tall (max for a portrait) at 72 ppi.

If you need help resizing or with file naming please refer to the BSOUP website

Additionally, please indicate what your subject is, where it was taken, and what equipment was used.

Our judge this month is Dave Alpert.

All images will be projected at the meeting and will be judged as anonymously as possible.

The email for submitting entries is:

BSoUP Members Competition Wins

Congratulations to Alex Mustard and Joe Daniels whose images scored in European Wildlife Photographer of the Year with images of Anthias and Pygmy Seahorses (Alex) and a Whale Shark (Joe).

Congratulations also to Laura Storm who took 2nd place in the Underwater Wonders category of the 2019 National Wildlife Photo Competition with her night black water image of a jellyfish


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