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Clidive Lecture Series sees Frogfish Photography come to town

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Frogfish Photography give talk on underwater photography to Clidive members and guests in London

Over two years ago we met up with Preeda from Clidive BSAC 410 at a dive show and got chatting about underwater photography. She kindly asked us to come down and do a talk to her club and we readily agreed. However, due to all our overseas travels, we never quite made the dates work and so it took us all this time to get it planned. We were delighted they had persevered and travelled down to London by train, looking forward to the evening ahead.

The Clidive Lecture Series take place at a charming bar called the Troy Bar, in the Shoreditch area of London. Whilst the members and guests ordered some of the Caribbean dishes this place is renowned for, we setup our presentation and camera gear. Soon the room was packed, with only standing room at the very back.

We kicked off with some basics of underwater photography, giving a few tips and techniques, including how to avoid backscatter. We then moved on to showing some of our images from the UK and around the world, telling tales of our underwater adventures and showing how our images are used in magazines and other publications.

We got carried away telling tales about some of our up close and personal marine life encounters and had to admit to our audience that we were over-running, shouts from the slightly oddly lit red room urged us to continue and so we happily over-ran our allotted time. When we did finally finish, we took lots of questions from the crowd and then stayed on for refreshments and to chat together about underwater photography equipment and our favourite dive destinations.

Preeda was kind enough to write about us “A fascinating, interesting and incredibly entertaining talk. The audience was gripped from the moment Nick and Caroline started talking. Nick and Caroline shared lots of secrets of how they took award winning shots, lighting and their camera setup. Their photos told a story but I found the stories behind the images far more fascinating. I did not want the talk to end…

The evening saw people come from 7 different BSAC clubs, non-diving photographers and even family members attend. Profits from the talk will go to The Shark Trust which is Clidive’s nominated charity for this lecture series. Previous talks in this year’s series include Paul Cox from the Shark Trust and Richard Walker from Ghost FIshing. Head to the Clidive website to see what other great talks are coming up.

We love giving talks and offer a number of different lectures to school kids (as part of our work for Sharks4Kids and SeaStraw) as well as diving and photography clubs. For more information email us at info@frogfishphotography.com

For more information about Clidive please visit their website by clicking here.

Nick and Caroline (Frogfish Photography) are a married couple of conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University, in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively, with Nick being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a former high school science teacher with a DipEd in Teaching Studies. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour specializing in Caribbean Ecology. They are multiple award-winning photographers and along with 4 published books, feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press They are the Underwater Photography and Deputy Editors at Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures. Winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Photo-journalist of the Year for a feature on Shark Diving in The Bahamas, and they have been placed in every year they have entered. Nick and Caroline regularly use their free time to visit schools, both in the UK and on their travels, to discuss the important issues of marine conservation, sharks and plastic pollution. They are ambassadors for Sharks4Kids and founders of SeaStraw. They are supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit www.frogfishphotography.com

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WIN a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!

This torch delivers 1200 lumens of light powered by an ion rechargeable battery. There are 4 levels of brightness with burn times between 2-20 hours. Battery charge level is indicated via coloured lights around the on/off button. The beam angle is 10°. The anodised aluminium alloy housing sealed by double ‘O’ rings with a max operating depth of 100m. SRP £125.00 which includes torch, charging cradle and battery.

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported via the Marine Conservation Society that the UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has now become law. The Fisheries Act is the first legislation of its kind in nearly how many years?

Is it:

  • A) 60
  • B) 50
  • C) 40

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Liquid Sports Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch November 2020

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Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!

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This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve! 

There are some great deals to be had across the site – www.ndiver.com – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!

And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!

The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.

Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!

And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).

Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!

For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.

Photo credit: Joe Duffy

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