Aquatica announces Canon T2i/550D underwater housing
Aquatica today officially announced a housing for the Rebel T2i/550D - the AT2i housing. The housing is one of the smallest and lightest that Aquatica has made. It features connectors for a variety of strobes - including Nikonos, Ikelite, S6 and fiber optical connections. The housing also features a retractable lens release lever in order to be able to remove the camera body from the housing with both the lens and gears attached.
1 spot on Sep 2010 Bahamas sharks / dolphins / goliath groupers trip
We’ve just had a single cancellation for our September 11-19, 2010 Bahamas sharks, dolphins, goliath groupers trip. We’ll be with Jim Abernethy aboard the M/V Shear Water, and will be spending 4-5 days in the Bahamas photographing dolphins, tiger sharks, lemon sharks, and Caribbean reef sharks, and will then head back to Florida for 2-3 days of aggregating goliath groupers. Trip is led by Eric Cheng.
Byron Bay Shoot-Out results published
The results of the 2010 Byron Bay Shoot Out are now on-line.
Over 40 photographers took part in the event with the grand finale and the announcement of all winners taking place on Sunday 30 May. Congratulations to all the winners. The event took place over a week, with diving and social events each day.
Wetpixel Quarterly Issue 8 is at the printer!
We have just received the first few copies of Wetpixel Quarterly #8 to roll off of the presses, and it looks great! WPQ8 features Jason Bradley’s photos of deep-sea creatures, photos from last year’s Ultimate Indonesia expedition, a sperm whale feature, and more.
In about a week, WPQ8 should arrive at our mailing facility in Maine to be shipped off to subscribers — you should have your copies soon. If you are not a subscriber, you can pre-order a copy online!
New online underwater photography tutorials
Well known underwater photographers, authors and educators Jack and Sue Drafahl have launched a new online underwater photography tutorial site.
The subscription service will give access to training in underwater photographic composition, shooting macro photos, using RAW files, presenting your images professionally, and much more. The courses will also feature training in using Adobe photo editing software, including Photoshop and Lightroom. In addition, subscribers will also have advanced access to Adobe tutorials covering new content whenever Adobe releases software.
Lastly, there will be tutorials from additional well known underwater photographers including Ernie Brooks, Stan Waterman, Carl Roessler and Geri Murphy.
Guillaume Nery underwater base jump at Dean’s Blue Hole
Someone forwarded me a beautiful free-diving video of Guillaume Nery doing an underwater “base jump” at Dean’s Blue Hole. In the video, it is made to look like Nery reaches the bottom, but Dean’s Blue Hole is 202m deep, and the world record for constant weight free-diving without fins is supposed to only be 83m.
It’s a beautiful movie, and underwater image makers should be doing more work like this (although divers and conservationists will have a problem with the way Nery is shown getting back up to the surface).
Seahorn snoots launched
Seahorn has launched a range of snoots to suit many popular strobes. The snoot’s function is to diffuse your strobe light into a significantly smaller area, hence creating various interesting macro lighting effects. For more info on “snooting” please see Keri Wilk’s excellent article.
Please read on for details.
Amphibico housing for Sony HDR XR550V AND CX550V
Amphibico has introduced the Dive Buddy EVO HD Elite II for the Sony HDR XR550V and HDR CX550V video recorders.
The Dive Buddy has full electronic controls with mechanical white balance. It features a 3.5” LCD viewfinder and a built in moisture alarm. It is sold without ports, with flat or wide angle options available. It has a FOV of 69°, identical to that of the camera. It has been pressure tested to 330 feet, and is constructed of marine grade aluminum.
- Brian Skerry’s new book Sharks (via )
- A drop of water used as a lens (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS 5DS and 5DS R to v.1.1.1 (via )
- Humpback whales return to NYC in large numbers (via )
- DiCaprio and Mexican government draft plan to save Vaquita (via )
- Asian nations make plastic oceans promise (via )
- Great whites spotted off Santa Cruz beach (via )
- 10,000 coral transplanted in Bonaire (via )
- Nikon releases KeyMission 360/170 utility version 1.0.3. (via )
- After Effects CC version 14.2.1 is available (via )