Contest: World Shootout 2014
The Eilat Red Sea shootout has teamed up with PADI and the BOOT show to launch the “Underwater Photography World Championship”. Held in conjunction with the Eilat Red Sea Shootout, individuals from a single country can band together to represent their nation, by entering a combined portfolio of 6 images. There is a prize purse of $3,000 for the winning team.
Coverage: Bahamas Underwater Photo Week part 2
Bob Cranston shoots 3D in California
Filmmaker Bob Cranston has shared some images of his 3D filming (using two RED EPIC cameras in a Gates Deep Atom 3D “beam splitter” rig) of a black sea bass (Centropristis striata). He comments, “Black Sea Bass were all but fished out 30 years ago, now they are back. Thanks to a 20 years of protection and ban of inshore nets. What a great fish success story”
Call for entrants: BSoUP Splash-In 2014
The British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) has announced that they will be holding their annual Splash-In contest on 5 July at Portland Marina, Dorset, UK.
Nauticam announces housing for Sony a6000
Nauticam has released details of their new housing for the Sony a6000 mirrorless camera. The NA-a6000 features one-handed control of both command dials, and the option of rear button AF actuation. In addition, the housing sports a redesigned (and colored) video record button and the option of switching from EVF to LCD and vica versa.
Coverage: Bahamas Underwater Photo Week
The Bahamas Underwater Photo Week has been created as an event “to capture a week in the underwater life of the Bahamas”. Conceived by Alert Diver’s Stephen Frink, the idea has been adopted by the Bahamas Diving Association and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, who have provided venues and funding to make it all happen. The concept is quite simple, to get four underwater photographers in the Bahamas at different venues and get them to shoot at the same time, producing a photographic documentary of the underwater life of the Islands at that time
Video: Cristina Zenato taming the untamed
British Virgin Islands announces shark sanctuary
The British Virgin Islands, which is comprised of approximately 60 islands and cays, has announce plans to protect shark species by creating a shark sanctuary within its waters. All commercial fishing of all shark species in the waters of the BVIs will be banned. Image from Shutterstock.
- Issue 77 of UwP magazine is now available to download (via )
- Underwater photography tips from Outside magazine (via )
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- New suit allows diving to 1,000 feet (305m) (via )
- Best UW compact cameras 2014 (via )
- Bloomberg’s Vibrant Oceans invests 53M (via )
- Full contact whale watching (via )
- Chilean fossil whale graveyard explained (via BBC)
- Australian divers rescue shark (via )
- Ancient uw forest to become marine sanctuary (via )