Wetpixel.com speed increase
I’ve made some changes to the back end that have resulted in much shorter page load times. Drive the system for awhile to let your local system’s cache adjust, and then let me know whether the changes have helped!
DEMA 2006: Light & Motion
Long promised, Light & Motion is showing their new Titan underwater housing for the Nikon D200, which looks like a real winner.
A departure from the previous D100 model, all of the Titan D200’s controls are located on the housing body itself. Even though the signature electronic handles are no longer present, all of the controls are still readily accessible while gripping the new handles with both hands…
Daniel Brown of AdobeEvangelists.com to speak at NCUPS meeting
Daniel’s presentation will detail the use of Adobe Photoshop to improve member-submitted underwater images, with a procedural walk-through, before/after comparison, and question and answer session for each image.
Continue reading for more details…
Alex Mustard’s appointment with the Queen
Wetpixel co-admin, Alex Mustard, recently had the opportunity and honor to show some of his images to the Queen (of England) and the Duke of Edinburgh, and to chat about underwater photography.
“The Queen is a keen photographer herself” Alex said, “and she asked me about the challenges of taking pictures underwater. I actually spoke more about the advantages; underwater we can move in three dimensions and therefore can approach the subject from any direction we choose, I told her. Imagine what land photography would be like if we could fly.”
Alex was unable to persuade the Queen to sign up to Wetpixel, but then maybe she is already a member under an alias? Congratulate Alex and read more about the experience in the discussion...
DEMA 2006: Fisheye/Seatool
Fisheye showed several new products, including the Seatool HVX200 Pro underwater housing for the Panasonic AG-HVX200 HD camcorder, Seatool underwater housing for the Sony HDR-SR1 and UX1 camcorders, and a prototype Seatool housing for Canon HV10 HD camcorder. They also showed the Seatool housing for Sony’s super-compact HDR-HC3 HD camcorder and its “technical” twin, a more rugged housing with a deeper depth rating ...
DEMA 2006: Ocean Arts Gallery and Emporium
Ocean Arts works with independent artists to host original artwork and fine art giclée prints with themes of the ocean and underwater realm. Ocean Arts is artist-friendly, featuring a low commission structure when compared to traditional agents and fine art galleries. A percent of all sales goes to ocean conservation.
DEMA 2006: X-Ray Magazine
Peter Symes is the man behind X-Ray Magazine, a Wetpixel media partner and complimentary international dive magazine published in PDF format. X-Ray’s goals are to educate and raise public understanding and appreciation of the underwater realm and its significance to the world.
X-Ray is free and available for download every other month.
DEMA 2006: DivePhotoGuide
I spent a lot of time with good friends Jason and Wendy Heller of DivePhotoGuide.com, whose booth I am using as both home base and a meeting point. DivePhotoGuide is a database of over 4,000 dive destinations which can be searched by various underwater photographer-specific criteria (e.g. has camera tables, has rinse tanks, etc.). In addition, DPG has a calendar of international photo competition deadlines and also hosts an ever-growing list of nearly 70 underwater fine-art galleries by well-known names.
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