Contents a web magazine Feb/Mar 2003 e mail [email protected]
7 Readers Lives
8 News,Travel &
11 New products
28 Inon Z-220
16 Nikon D100 & Subal D10
by Alex Mustard
23 Colour filters
by Kelvin Aitken by Mark Webster
33 St Vincent by Kelvin Aitken
55 Mating mandarins
by Deb Fugitt
40 Cornwall by Shaun & Beth Tierney
by Jurgen & Anne Brauer
64 Antibes winner
by Alex Mustard
When I started UwP it never occurred to me that I would have to write an obituary but news of the death of Jim Church has saddened the underwater photography community and led to many glowing tributes to the master teacher.
It will always be a regret of mine that I never got to meet Jim in person but we corresponded occasionaly via e mail and I read his various postings on the UWPhoto forum.
Jim was a natural teacher and I doubt if there's an underwater photographer of my generation who didn't read and learn from his excellent books on underwater photography. He had a way of explaining even the most complicated theory in terms which were easy to grasp. I think his book on Composition is a classic example.
Nearly all of the tributes mention the warmth of the man, always willing to impart his vast knowledge for the good of others and to take time to listen and respond helpfully to questions he must have heard hundreds of times before.
Jim may no longer be with us but his wisdom and spirit will live on in our lives.
Last year he posted his latest list of "Churchisms" on the UWPhoto forum and I reprint it on the next page in his dear memory.
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