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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

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Underwater World Stony Cove

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

DiveQuest - Sponsor of the Underwater Excellence

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News - March 2019

February 2019
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Blue Planet UK
Theme Portfolio Competition - Results
March BSoUP Meeting
DIVE 2019

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Blue Planet UK
Steve Brown & Gillian Burke present
Blue Planet UK

Blue Planet UK

Celebrating marine life from all corners of the UK as we dive deep to explore the health of our oceans. Steve Brown and Gillian Burke introduce this 5 Episode series - one each day this week at 16.30 hrs.

Each episode of the programme will be available shortly after broadcast on BBC iPlayer.

Theme Portfolio Competition - Results

Congratulations to Laura Storm who came first in the annual Portfolio Competition with a stunning collection of freshwater shots.

Congratulations also to Martyn Guess and Joe Daniels who came second and third respectively.

There were a total of 15 entries. The competition was judged by Joss Woolf.

Laura Storm

Martyn Guess

The top six:-

Pos. Photographer Subject
1 Laura Storm Water Lilies
2 Martyn Guess Frogfish
3 Joe Daniels Ambon eggs
4 Keith Lyall Octopi
5 Nur Tucker Lembeh Macro
6 Jo Horrocks Sponge critters

The top six may be viewed on the Home Page and the Gallery.

BSoUP members may view all of the entries in the Competition archive and see the judge's comments. You will be prompted to login if you haven't already done so this session.

Next month's Competition is Corals. 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.

Joe Daniels

50 mile radius

March BSoUP Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting is on Tuesday 19th March at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.  Meeting Room 3, Union Building,  Beit Quadrangle, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7 [Entrance via Prince Consort Road]. New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome.

The Future of BSoUP 

BSoUP Chairman Paul Colley will give a short update about current thinking for BSoUP’s future and then lead a discussion with members.  For those not able to attend the London meeting, Paul is keen that members use the GoToMeeting live chat facility to forward ideas or comments during the discussion.

Competition:  Theme Portfolio

Definition:  A portfolio of 3 images shown together as a single composite image. The images should sit harmoniously together, but can be of any subject matter. Images may be of the same subject or scene, or they may be different subjects, but there should be an obvious connection between them.

There are fifteen portfolios entered and these have been judged by Joss Woolf who will present the top six along with her comments at the meeting.  You can view all of the entries by clicking on the following link - Theme Portfolio 2019. You may be asked to log in if you have not already done so.

Joss is based in North London and has been taking underwater pictures for sixteen years.  She is currently editor of BSoUP's In Focus magazine and organizes the speakers for BSoUP meetings. 

Theme Portfolio 2019
Competition:  Theme Portfolio

Meeeting Room 3
Meeting Room 3

An image review with a difference

Paul will show some diverse images by a range of BSoUP members, with no particular theme.  He will encourage a discussion about the images, which may be very wide ranging to embrace any aspect about the technical and artistic approaches to our underwater photography.

And if you cannot attend.....
If you are a BSoUP member and wish to join the meeting remotely from your computer, tablet or smartphone, please use the link below and the password sent to you via e-mail.

DIVE 2019 - 26/27 October

THE MOVE INTO Hall 1 at the NEC for last year’s Dive Show proved popular with both exhibitors and the 15,000-plus visitors who turned up over two days for the premiere event in the UK diving calendar.

Impressive internal and external enhancements to the nation’s top events venue were also extremely well received, and Hall 1’s location just inside the NEC (Birmingham) Main Entrance was a welcome bonus.

So with the NEC in greater demand than ever from organisers large and small wishing to enjoy the best profile for their events, the Dive Show is delighted to have secured prime weekend dates of 26/27 October for DIVE 2019.

DIVE 2018

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