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

Mikes

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

DiveQuest - Sponsor of the Underwater Excellence


Programme of meetings - 2020

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BSoUP meets on the third TUESDAY of each month in Meeting Room 3, Union Building, Beit Quadrangle, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7 2BB, unless otherwise stated (Directions).

Bar facilities are available on the ground floor. Please identify yourself to the bar staff as a BSoUP Member. Meeting delegate cards are available in the Meeting Room, which allow you to purchase drinks at the FiveSixEight bar on the ground floor. Please do not take glasses into the Meeting Room, plastic alternatives are available.

The meetings begin at 7.30p.m. for 8.00 p.m. and are informal and informative.


Tuesday
21st January, 2020

Nick Watson - Initial thoughts about next steps for BSoUP

Focus On Competition: Black & White. Definition: An image in shades of only black and white.

Paul Colley - 10 tricks (tips) to make your images more memorable

Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB

Tuesday
18th February, 2020

Saeed Rashid, TBN

Focus On Competition: Habitat.
Definition: Evoking a sense of place with the habitat as a major element of the image to convey how an animal is an integral part of its environment.

Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB

Tuesday
17th March, 2020

Zac MaCaulay - A career from photography & wildlife to film and commercial. 

Theme Portfolio Competition: Theme portfolio. Definition: A portfolio of 6 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.

Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB

Tuesday
21st April, 2020
Martyn Guess - subject TBN

Focus On Competition: Conservation. Definition: An image depicting mans negative, or positive impact on our underwater environments from anywhere in the world.

Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB


Tuesday
19th May, 2020
Alex Tattersall, subject TBN

Focus On Competition: Animal Portrait. Definition: The judges will be looking for an image that captures the character or spirit of the subject in an imaginative way; and expect to get a sense of the animal’s “personality” from the photograph.

Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB


Tuesday
16th June, 2020
Speaker to be announced

Focus On Competition: Invertebrates. Definition: An image revealing the beauty of any of the multitude of smaller animals without backbones.

Room to be confirmed
Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB

Tuesday
21st July, 2020
Speaker to be announced

Focus On Competition: Wide Angle. Definition: Any photo that shows a wider angle of view than the human eye (35mm focal length), including over-under shots (half in the water, half out) and close-focus wide-angle photos.

Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB


Tuesday
18th August, 2020

Speaker to be announced

Focus On Competition: Animal Behaviour. Definition: Entries can show any aspect of wildlife behaviour or an action. This could be unusual, interesting, amusing or remarkable behaviour, or depict something familiar in a new light.

Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB


Saturday 29th August, 2020

British & Irish Underwater Photography Championship - An open 'on-the-day' national competition with multiple categories for all British and Irish underwater photographers.

Rules and Entry form

Tuesday
15th September, 2020

BIUPC Results

Suzan Meldonian, Black Water Macro

Focus On Competition: Underwater Excellence. Definition: A portfolio of 3 individual images showing a variety of photographic skill, with at least one wide-angle and one close-up image.

Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB

Tuesday
20th October, 2020
Nigel Motyer, subject TBA

Focus On Competition: Best of British. Definition: A portfolio of 3 individual images that showcases both variety and beauty in the underwater world of British waters.

Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB

Saturday & Sunday
24/25th Oct, 2020
DIVE 2019 - visit us on the BSoUP Stand in the Photozone and vote for your favourites images in the annual BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition NEC, Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT

Tuesday
17th November, 2020
Speaker to be announced

BSoUP/ Diver Print Competition Awards - A competition in association with DIVER magazine with multiple categories for printed images.

Focus On Competition: Beginners Portfolio. 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.

Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB


Tuesday
15th December, 2020
Annual General Meeting.

Focus On Competition: Abstract. Definition: A visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, and or with post production processes..

Christmas Party
Union Building
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BB


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