Rangers of the Reef: A documentary short on Misool’s no-take zone
The conservation efforts of Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat is well known in the underwater photography community. What may not be quite as well known is how they’ve managed to maintain a successful no-take zone for over ten years now. Brady Valashinas has created a documentary short to illustrate the work and coordination it takes to maintain the no-take zone.
Gates announces Pro Action housing
At the recent Wildscreen event in Bristol, England, Gates Underwater Products released their new Pro Action housing. It is designed for shooting action scenes underwater and is travel friendly. It has an integrated swivelling ST5 monitor and is compatible with RED DSMC1, DSMC2 and ARRI Mini cameras.
Solmar V releases statement about Great White shark video
Several days ago a video showing a great white shark breaching and then falling into a shark cage with a diver in it went viral. The response has sparked a lot of opinions and the conversation is well beyond the diving community as even the New York Times covered the story. The Solmar V, the operation with which the incident occurred, released a statement yesterday.
Hurricane Matthew Grand Bahama Relief
When Hurricane Matthew passed over the Bahamas last week, it hit the West End of Grand Bahama Island particularly hard. The aftermath of the storm revealed complete destruction of the local community that will take months to fully rebuild and recover. Thankfully there have been no deaths reported from the storm. Our friends at Epic Diving have organized a relief effort to directly support rebuilding the local community.
Hold Your Breath: An underwater portrait series for breast cancer awareness month
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, a new underwater portrait series is opening at the Delaware Contemporary this month. The series is really a love story and was shot by underwater photographer Joe Hoddinott of his partner Jess McIntern as she was going through her battle with breast cancer. The series is titled Hold Your Breath.
Color Finale launches Pro version
Color Finale color correction plug in for Final Cut Pro X is now offering an upgraded Pro version. It offers: Better color with Academy color science, more speed with Tangent control surface support, better efficiency with group grading, color grades can be saved as presets and it has an auto white balance color picker.
Live Reports: Wetpixel Macro Workshop 2016
We will be posting “live” updates from the Wetpixel/Alex Mustard Lembeh macro workshop over the next two weeks. This event has been eagerly anticipated after the amazing success of the first one in 2013. It is being held at Lembeh Resort from 1 to14 October.Please keep checking back as we will be adding regular reports as the workshop progresses and follow the hashtag “wetpixellembeh” on social media.
Dive into the Pink announces online auction
Dive into the Pink has announced an online auction benefiting the Young Survival Coalition and Project Pink Tank, two organizations supporting breast cancer related issues. The auction is currently open for bidding and will remain open through 5pm PDT October 7th. Auction items include everything from underwater photography gear, to international dive trips.
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