Podcast: Episode 9 of the Underwater Tribe Series
Wetpixel Moderator, Mike Veitch has released episode 9 of the Underwater Tribe Diving and Adventure Podcast. It features photographer Ethan Daniels. Previous podcasts have featured Gray Bevan, Serge Abourjeily, Graham Abbott, Christian Loader, Oli Christen, Marianne Nyegaard, Jenny Karmy and Rich Horner among others.
Video: Phase Detection Autofocus explained
ZY Productions has posted a video on YouTube explaining how phase detection autofocus (AF) works. Phase detection is only available in SLR cameras, as it requires a dedicated AF sensor and a translucent section of the camera’s mirror, which are both components you will not find in a mirrorless camera. AF is a key camera function in challenging underwater photographic environments.
Florida holds public meetings about short based shark angling
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced that they are revising the regulations governing land based shark angling in the state. The goal is to restrict “cruel and unnecessary” handling practices that causes fatalities among protected shark species even when they are released. There is a series on public workshops about the issue and comments can also be submitted online.
The Shark Trust endorses shark aquarium project
Behind the Shot: Joe Platko
Joe Platko has shared a fantastic shot of a harbor seal on the Wetpixel Facebook page. Judging by the number of likes and comments, people really like this shot. So we asked him how he got it and this is what he said.
New origami robot made for collecting delicate deep sea creatures
A new collection robot has been developed by Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The new robot is a solution to collecting “squishy” and delicate deep sea organisms. The 3-D printed polyhedron folds into a hollow dodecahedron and is known as a Rotary Actuated Dodecahedron (RAD).
New web series from ScubazooTV in production
A new web series from Scubazoo is currently in production and set for release soon. The new series is from the same team that brought you “Borneo From Below” and will feature the same host Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski. This time the series takes place in Timor-Leste, one of the ocean’s last frontiers and home to the largest animal on earth, the blue whale.
Call for Entries: 2018 SoCal Shootout
Bluewater Photo Store has announced that the 2018 SoCal Shootout is calling for entrants. It is being held from 14 to 16 September, with registration open from now until 13 September. The contest offers categories for a variety of different types of equipment and different photographic techniques.
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- Olympus global open photo contest (via )
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