Wetpixel receives Scuba Diving Magazine’s Editor’s Choice
In the November issue, Scuba Diving Magazine presents their first ever Editor’s Choice Awards, honoring the best in the dive industry. We are proud to announce that Wetpixel.com received the “Best Dive-Related Website” Editor’s Choice Award! Scuba Diving Magazine presented Wetpixel with an award on stage at this year’s DEMA Show, which was accepted by Christa Loustalot on behalf of Wetpixel.
I’d like to thank our community for making our site such a success!
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Pixmantec Rawshooter Premium 2006
Pixmantec has just announced the availability of Rawshooter Premium 2006 (Windows-only). The preview version of Rawshooter (2005) showed a lot of promise, with blazing RAW-conversion times and a focus on workflow and usability. Rawshooter 2006 is on sale for $59.00 until October 31, 2005, after which the price will increase by $40.00. Download the trial and compare it with your current RAW conversion software.
Medical Save-A-Dive Kit
As more divers travel to more remote destinations to experience the beauty of our underwater world, there are greater concerns regarding medical care. Eric has asked me to put together what I would consider a Medical Save-a-Dive Kit. I’ll preface this by saying I’m a cardiologist, not an infectious disease (ID) specialist. This list was put together based on my travel experiences and after discussions with one of my ID colleagues.
Nikon D200 Imminent
It looks like Nikon leaked photos of the D200, which people are speculating may be released in mid-December. We’ve cached images of the camera on a thread in our forums. Join in and help us figure out how to get the thing underwater!
Wetpixel sporadic downtime, Oct 25-28
Wetpixel is going to be upgrading software between Tuesday, October 25th and Friday, October 28th. Expect some downtime as we work on the code…
*UPDATE* 5PM, Oct 25: Wetpixel is back up, for now!
LAUPS 2005 Contest Winners Posted
The LAUPS has posted the winners of this year’s photo competition. A number of Wetpixel members placed or earned honorable mentions in the international competition. Particular Wetpixel friend and shark-lover Jim Abernethy took Best of Show with his photo of a Great Hammerhead. This year, LAUPS’s contest page features comments from the judges explaining why they chose the winning images. This is a very educational feature and something that will help future entrants to understand what makes for a “winning shot.” Continue reading for a list of the winners, Wetpixel winners (at least the ones I know) are highlighted in bold.
Visions Conference 2005 Report
Alex Mustard reports on the 9th annual Visions In The Sea underwater photography conference, which took place on 22nd October in London, England. The focus of this year’s conference was once again digital imaging underwater, and in the traditions of the conference, all the presenters took a much more technical approach to their talks not necessarily showing their strongest images, but really sharing the secrets behind their pictures. The speakers included Charles Hood, Martin Edge, Peter Rowlands and Jason Isley.
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