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Barracuda Explosion: recently published by National Geographic

Barracuda Explosion: published by National Geographic

I’m excited about the prospect of this year’s Dive Show at the NEC.  It’s one of those great crossroads of the diving world and you would struggle not to meet a thick handful of old friends as they congregate to see what’s new in diving, to lust after new gear and to listen talks about our undersea world.  I’ll be doing something slightly different this year.  For the first time I’ll be manning the British Society of Underwater Photographers stand, where I hope to meet and talk to plenty of like-minded photographers.  But I’ll also be giving another short presentation in the Photo Zone about the book that I’m currently writing: Winning Images with any Underwater Camera.  I’ll be using the image attached (and many others) to argue why composition matters more than technology.  I’m delighted to report that 2 days ago this image won another competition, this time one run by National Geographic.  What interests me is that the image is technically low average, with some over-blown highlights on the leading fish, and noise from post-processing to rescue my in-water exposure errors.  But I always sensed that it would generate interest and if you’re at the Dive Show on Saturday, drop in on my presentation at 10.20-1100 to hear me explain why.  If you’re there on Sunday, I would still love to see you at the British Society of Underwater Photographers, stand P12.

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