Call for entries: Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia
Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide has announced the call for entries for the Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia competitions. The two competitions will run simultaneously, with prizes being awarded live on stage at the Our World Underwater film festival in Chicago (February 18-20, 2011), and exhibited at DEEP Indonesia in Jakarta (March 31 – April 3, 2011). The winning video entries will be podcast via the iTunes Divefilm HD channel.
Full details of both competitions are available at UnderwaterCompetition.com and the deadline for entries for both competitions is 17 January 2011.
Fiber optic ring-flash
Marcell Nikolausz, inspired by recent discussions on fiber optic snoots and Alex Mustard’s home-made ring-flash, has come up with a DIY idea in the forums to merge both: the Fiber optic ring-flash. Marcell has found that by using fiber optic cables, attached with Velcro around the lens port and firing his strobes down the fiber, he can make a ring-flash like look, without the bulk of a reflector.
He has also experimented with using a “half ring” for using with close focus wide-angle techniques.
Martin Edge and Alex Mustard On Underwater Photography
Alex Mustard and Martin Edge played host to over 240 underwater photographers in a packed lecture theatre at Imperial College, London on 6 November. UK equipment suppliers Cameras Underwater organized the event, with tickets on sale via their web site and in their shops. The fact that the turnout was so high is an indications of quite how eagerly awaited the Mustard/Edge combination lecture has been.
Technical Lighting Control releases the Aqua LED 800
Technical Lighting Control (TLC) has released the Aqua LED 800 focus and video light. The lights maximum output is 800 lumens, and it can be dimmed via a single button control in four stages. It is powered by two Lithium rechargeable batteries that can be removed and replaced, and is housed in an aluminum casing.
Save the date: DEMA party 2010, Thursday evening, Nov 18
It’s that time of year again! Wetpixel and our friends at DivePhotoGuide will be hosting our annual DEMA cocktail night on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 7-11pm. I won’t be able to attend DEMA this year, but Sterling Zumbrunn and Adam Hanlon will be in Las Vegas covering the show for Wetpixel. Sterling, Adam and Jason Heller (DPG) will have information about the party, so track them down on the floor! As always, you can also keep your eyes on the Wetpixel.com front page for party details.
Remember: what happens at the Wetpixel/DPG DEMA party stays at the party… unless it is captured on camera and blasted all over the web!
Wetpixel Alaska expedition, June 11-23, 2011
Earlier this year, Nautilus announced the Nautilus Swell, a new boat in their liveaboard dive fleet. The Swell is a beautiful, 90-foot ship with 7 ensuite staterooms that accommodates up to 14 divers.
Wetpixel’s June 11-23, 2011 expedition to Alaska will now be aboard the newly-refit Nautilus Swell and will run from Juneau to Sitka. Photographer Jason Bradley leads the trip. We have transferred our charter over from the Explorer, and have 5 spots remaining. Continue reading for full details!
Panasonic releases LUMIX GF2 Micro 4/3 camera
Panasonic has announced the release of the LUMIX GF2 Micro 4/3 camera. This interchangeable lens model features an aluminum body and has a smaller and lighter form factor than its predecessor, the popular GF1. Other features include a 12.1 megapixel sensor and full HD (1920 x 1080) recording capability at 60i/50i (NTSC)/(PAL).
Together: Dancing with spinner dolphins world première
The short film “Together: Dancing with Spinner Dolphins”, depicting the tender dance between New York choreographer/filmmaker Chisa Hidaka and wild dolphins premieres on 6 November, 2010 at two film festivals: The Big Apple Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas in New York, USA and the Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden, Colorado. The film can also be downloaded.
- There is a brewery that ages beer underwater in the Adriatic Sea (via )
- Canon has released firmware 188.8.131.52.00 for the Cinema EOS C200… (via )
- Canon updates EOS 1-D X Mark II firmware to 1.1.6 (via )
- A wildlife photographer’s gear stash (via )
- Nikon updates D5 firmware to version 1.21 (via )
- Insect photographer sues pest control company for $2.7m (via )
- Nikon updates D800 firmware to version 1.11 (via )
- A $3 million camera (via )
- The ocean’s most efficient jet engine is the chambered… (via )
- Nikon updates Capture NX-D to version 1.4.7 (via )