BSoUP Underwater Photography Championship win!

This weekend saw the annual British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) “splash-in” championships. Its a weekend I always enjoy because Plymouth, where it’s held, provides very varied dive sites and, whatever equipment the participants use, we are shooting in the same conditions. See this wetpixel article for an account of the event.

This year, I chose to dive solo and shoot a self-portrait. I had arranged some extra arms on the housing, so I could prop it up and aim the camera where I wanted. I found a nice location on the bow of the Scylla, just feet from the shot line. The technquie involves setting up the interval timer on the D200, swimming round into position and then gurning at the camera.

I was pleased with the composition and exposure, but I think I still have some way to go as a model! However, I was very pleased to win the “Mankind in the Sea” category with this image.

Self-portrati on HMS Scylla, Plymouth, July 2012