Wetpixel asks the Pros: Backup strategies
Wetpixel asks the Pros is a new monthly feature on Wetpixel that aims to tackle questions about underwater imaging by asking industry leading professionals how to do it! Our first article deals with the often ignored but absolutely crucial issue of backing up images and footage. 18 of the world’s leading underwater photographers and filmmakers give us their insights.
Brian Skerry named as Nikon Ambassador
Underwater Photographer Brian Skerry has been announced by Nikon USA as a Nikon Ambassador. This accolade comes after he was named as a National Geographic Photography Fellow just under a year ago. Skerry is also an outspoken advocate for marine conservation. (Image by Brian Skerry/National Geographic)
West coast sardine population collapses prompting fishing ban
Due to rapidly declining sardine population numbers, federal regulators agreed yesterday to halt commercial sardine fishing off the west coast from Mexico to Canada immediately and close next year’s season as well. Regulators hope to prevent the level of fishery collapse that famously affected Monterey Bay’s Cannery Row. (Image from Shutterstock)
Paper describes octopus locomotion
Review: Spyder5 monitor calibration system
As underwater image makers, we often ignore the devices that we use to store and edit our imagery on. Color management is a key ingredient in ensuring that images look their best, both on screen and in print and key ingredient in this is the calibration of monitors to ensure that they accurately reflect colors. Datacolor has just released their Spyder5 monitor calibration system, and Wetpixel has been able to test it.
Video: The Bulls of BAD by Howard Hall
Howard Hall has posted a stunning short film featuring the bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) of the Beqa Lagoon, Fiji onto Vimeo Featuring footage shot in 5K, Howard describes that the site sometimes gets around 100 bull sharks at one time, and that the sharks are so numerous that they chase the tiger sharks ((Galeocerdo cuvier) off!
Last chance to enter The Great Outdoors photo contest
ROV encounters sperm whale
The Nautilus Expedition has set out and is currently investigating the effects of natural gas seeps that occur in the Gulf of Mexico. The expedition is using ROVs to gather samples and data from the water column. During one of the vehicle’s dives, the ROV encountered a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) at 598m (1,962 ft). The animal was curious, circling the vehicle and its TMS a few times before moving off.
- Underwater Video with an iPhone (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Extinction: Beyond dinosaurs and dodos (via BBC)
- Elephant poaching ‘out of control’ (via BBC)
- Two hurt in giant lizard attack (via BBC)
- New and Rare Creatures Discovered off NZ (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Nikon D600 and Nauticam NA-D600 Review (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Sony Updates Firmware for NEX Series (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Nauticam Announces Housing for Sony NEX 6 (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Indonesia: WWF's Lida Pet-Soede on Overfishing (via DivePhotoGuide)
- RIP Point-and-Shoots? (via DivePhotoGuide)