Underwater Photographer scoops BIUPC title for third time


Trevor Rees, a prolific British underwater photographer has won the British and Irish Underwater Photography Championship for the third time. The Championship engages British and Irish photographers in a demanding on-the-day shoot out, where competitors can chose to dive anywhere in the UK or Ireland, but they have limited time to take photographs and submit them to the judges.  There are strict limits on image processing.

BIUPC 2019 Champion and wide-angle winner Trevor Rees

At the announcement in London last night, the Chairman of the British Society of Underwater Photographers Paul Colley revealed that both British and Irish photographers had shared honours overall, but the judges had given top marks to Trevor’s in-camera composite of an anemone, which won the wide-angle category and overall Championship.  As well as the individual trophies, Trevor retains the Peter Scoones trophy, which was created in memory of BSoUP’s most famous founding father.

Best Newcomer Karen Ho

Karen Ho won best newcomer and Jane Morgan took the close-up category with a striking colourful rendition of an amphipod in an anemone.  The recently-established new category for mankind’s impact on the environment was won by Yo-Han Cha, chairman of the Northern Underwater Photography Group and the compact category was won by Grant McCarry.

Winner Mankind’s Impact on the Environment Yo-Han Cha

Winner Close Up Jane Morgan

Winner Compact Grant McCarry

You can see the full list of winners, runners-up and commended images at this BSoUP web link.
Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit www.frogfishphotography.com.

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