Brazilian Underwater Photography Championship Results
The CNVFS (National Confederation of Underwater Photograph and Video) has just posted the winners of the Brazilian Underwater Photography Championship that took place from November, 11 through 14 in the city of Cabo Frio / Rio de Janeiro.
Currently the Championship is the only opportunity for Brazilian photographers to join the Brazilian Team that represents the country in the CMAS World Championships (Confederation Mondiale des Activites Subaquatiques). Three Wetpixel members were among the TOP 5…
The Digital Shootout Palau, April 1-11, 2006
Details for next year’s Digital Shootout are finally available! Please join us in Palau from April 1-11, 2006! There will also be an optional extension to Yap. Continue reading for more details…
NCUPS Sea 2005 Contest Winners
Winners have been announced for the NCUPS Sea 2005 underwater photo contest. As usual, Wetpixel was well-represented in the list of winners. Congratulations, everyone! There are some really beautiful shots in there.
Also, it’s apparent that in general, the quality of slide entries is starting to suffer as a result of the mass migration to digital. The last time I judged the NCUPS Sea competition, the Best of Show for slides ended up being a digital image printed to slide.
*UPDATE* Continue reading for comments from the judges…
New York, NY – (November 9, 2005) – To help the victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) has announced the launch of www.DEMAauction.com.
This DEMA-sponsored website will enable members of the diving community to donate items to be auctioned to the general public, with 100% of the winning bid of each auction item sold through the site from November 14, 2005 to December 16, 2005, to be donated to the American Red Cross to support the organization’s Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, and Hurricane Wilma relief efforts…
James Wiseman, HUPS Member of the Year
Wetpixel administrator James Wiseman has been elected Member of the Year by HUPS - the Houston Underwater Photographic Society. HUPS is one of the largest and most active uw photo societies in the US, hosting a photo gallery and presentations at Seaspace, offering quarterly photo workshops, and a monthly digital and slide photography contest. Congratulations, James!
Nikon updates D2x firmware, recalls some EN-EL3 batteries
Nikon released firmware 1.01 for Nikon D2x and D2Hs, which makes improvements to auto focus, fixes an AF assist bug when using certain Speedlights, improves flash performance and fixes a manual white balance bug.
They also issued a voluntary recall of some EN-EL3 batteries (for D50, D70 and D100) due to a shorting/overheating problem.
Apple’s Aperture: first looks
PDN and Rob Galbraith both have interesting first-look articles about Aperture, Apple’s upcoming photo management program. While we can expect many full-blown reviews to be coming out in the next month or two, these are worth reading if you just can’t wait:
Wetpixel restructures forums
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