WPOTY previews winning images
The 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest (WPOTY) has released a selection of its shortlisted images. The full results will be announced at a gala event at London’s Natural History Museum on Tuesday, October 17, at an awards ceremony in the Natural History Museum’s newly refurbished Hintze Hall. The 2018 contest will open for entries from 23 October.
Canon announces 4K camcorders
Canon has announced there new 4K camcorders. All three features a 15x optical zoom lens and support 4K recording via a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC DV 6 image-processor. Output is 4K/60p 4:2:2 MPEG-4 recording on to 2 SD cards.
Behind the Shot of “Drop” by Pietro Formis
Recently Pietro Formis shared his image “Drop” on the Wetpixel Facebook page. The image is a striking portrait of a freediver framed perfectly by a sea cave. Needless to say the image received a lot of attention on the page. We asked him to share with us how he got the shot.
Blackmagic Design ships DaVinci Resolve 14
Call for entries: Scubashooters Shrimp Festival
Adobe previews new Photoshop features
Adobe frequently releases a few “Sneak Peaks” of new technology that will be incorporated into future version of their Creative Cloud apps. In this instance, they have posted video of a Curvature Pen Tool that will be featured in Photoshop CC. This makes “path creation easier and more intuitive in Photoshop CC by enabling you to create paths more quickly and precisely.” Adobe add that this is one of many new features coming to Photoshop CC during 2017.
Rescuers save two manatees stranded during Hurricane Irma
Rescuers have saved two manatees stranded by Florida bay waters receding in the onslaught of Hurricane Irma. The manatees were spotted and rescued by Steven Reisinger, Michael Sechler, Marcelo Clavijo, and Donavan Norton. The rescuers were able to roll the manatees onto tarps and drag them 100 yards to deeper water where they swam off.
Hurricane Aid: Matched Donations to Direct Relief
We are sure the Wetpixel community are aware of the swathe of destruction that hurricane Irma has carved through the Caribbean and, it seems, will be doing again in Florida shortly. Following on this storm’s heels are two more hurricanes. Whilst there is little many of us can do to directly help those affected by these events, we all have friends and diving operations that are being impacted right now. Wetpixel has set up a direct fundraising campaign via Facebook to raise money for Direct Relief’s efforts to provide medicine and other health-related services in affected areas. We humbly ask the Wetpixel community to join us in trying to help those in need. Wetpixel will match the first $5K in donations.
- Canon launches gray/brown version of Rebel T6 dSLR (via )
- Special deal on Creative Cloud Photography plan at Amazon (via )
- Canon announces firmware updates for C300 (via )
- Nikon updates D500 C firmware to 1.11 (via )
- Video: South Africa’s sardine run (via )
- Vibrations from whale songs detected more than 650 feet away (via )
- Apple drops price on USB-C cables (via )
- Two-headed sharks keep turning up (via )
- The NYTimes unveils the daily 360 (via )
- Blackmagic Design updates DaVinci Resolve to 12.5.3 (via )