In the depths of winter, Chris Stevens and I decided to teach the BSAC Underwater Photography SDC. Twelve people signed up – a 50/50 mixture of our own branch members and some from the Oxford University branch (OUUEG). We held theory sessions in our clubhouse, followed by three specific trips tailored towards underwater photography: Porthkerris in Cornwall, Plymouth in Devon, and Chesil Cove in Dorset. Following each of these trips, we had an image review session where we discussed the photos taken, assisted with post-processing and made suggestions for improvement.
You can see the results below – in no particular order. Well done to everyone who took part – the results are very good for a group with little or no previous experience and one of the coldest springs for UK diving that I can remember!
A glance at the TV listings for this weekend should turn your attention to the new series set to cause an explosion of interest in UK diving.
Britain’s Secret Seas is presented by BSAC scuba diver Paul Rose and his team, and the first episode, ‘Giants of the West’ – will be televised this Sunday, BBC2 at 8pm.
The website for the show says “Featuring glorious underwater photography, this HD series reveals our native waters as being every bit as dramatic, colourful, and surprising as the oceans of the world” – we can hardly wait….. and if anyone else feels the same they can watch preview clips on the Britain’s Secret Seas website.