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Roisin Maddison – the challenges of shooting in UK waters

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Underwater photographer Roisin Maddison will be gracing the Tech / UK Diving Stage at the GO Diving Show to discuss the challenges of shooting photographs in UK waters – and explain what you can do to get eye-catching images.

Roisin Maddison, an underwater enthusiast and an up-and-coming nature photographer, both above and below the surface, will be on the stage from 2.45pm-3.30pm on Sunday 5 March. Her love of nature stems from a childhood exploring and investigating the outside world.

After being given her first camera at the age of 13, Roisin became obsessed with photographing everything she saw – a passion that followed her into her teens, where she chose to take photography both at high school and college before deciding on it as a career, choosing to study Marine and Natural History Photography at Falmouth University. 

Roisin was introduced to the underwater world in 2013 when she started her dive training. Since then she has progressed in both diving and underwater photography and is now a qualified dive instructor. She has used her photography to write for various magazines and to film for multiple production companies. Marine life has become incredibly important to Roisin, and she aims to use her photography to raise awareness of the smaller and lesser-known marine species.

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Roisin Maddison with her trusty camera

Tech / UK Diving Stage

Saturday 4 March

10.45am-11.30am – TECH John Kendall – Archaeology in the dark – Digital mapping in
flooded caves

11.45am-12.30pm – UK Tim Clements – What happened to early season diving in Scotland?

12.45pm-1.30pm – TECH Vic Verlinden – Diving the Lusitania

1.45pm-2.30pm – UK Sally Cartwright – Denial, and decompression illness

2.45pm-3.30pm – TECH Lanny Vogel – HMS Bounty – the challenges of remote diving expeditions

3.45pm-4.30pm – UK Clare Dutton – Building a dive empire in North Wales

Sunday 5 March

10.45am-11.30am – UK Leigh Bishop – Great British wrecks

11.45am-12.30pm – TECH Rannva Joermundsson  – Expedition Buteng

12.45pm-1.30pm – UK Oli Van Overbeek – Life after COVID – the changing face of UK diving

1.45pm-2.30pm – TECH Tiffany Norberg – Subject TBA

2.45pm-3.30pm – UK Roisin Maddison – The challenges of shooting photographs in UK waters

GO Diving Show – tickets now available!

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The GO Diving Show in 2023 is partnered with Seiko Prospex

Tickets are now available for the GO Diving Show, partnered with Seiko Prospex, which is on 4-5 March 2023 and is once again taking place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, on Stoneleigh Park, slap-bang in the middle of England. Tickets are £15 per person, and group discounts are available, so rustle up your dive club or dive centre members and plan a great day out to kickstart the UK season. Remember, complimentary parking is included in your ticket price!

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Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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