New Feature Added - Tips for Using Adobe Camera RAW
We have just added a new beginner column written by Craig Jones and James Wiseman which describes a 10-step process for converting RAW files using Adobe Photoshop CS. Craig goes into great detail about how to use each and every feature of Adobe's Camera Raw converter. If you're wondering how to get the most out of your underwater photos then this article is a “must read.”
EPIC 2004 Photo Contest Winners Announced
EPIC has announced the results of their annual Environmentally aware Photographic Image Competition 2004. Among the winners were many Wetpixel members:
Sharks: Jim Abernethy - 1st, Rand McMeins - 2nd
Digital: Don Hughes - 1st, Rodger Klein - 2nd, James Wiseman - 3rd
Video: Jim Abernethy - 1st
Congratulations to you all!
Tips for Using Adobe Camera Raw
p align=”left”>This month, we have a guest column by Wetpixel Co-Administrator Craig Jones who shoots the Nikon D100 in a Nexus housing. Craig comes from a computer science background
Summer weather impacts Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
Severe summer weather conditions have had an impact on reef communities of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. High water temperatures, cyclonic winds and huge rainfall have all been responsible for some damage to many individual reefs in the world's largest coral reef system.
Mod Light and Video Housing from LMI
Light and Motion have released a new compact video housing called the Stingray III for the latest Sony MiniDV cameras HC20, HC30 and HC40. Nearly half the size of the original Stingray the new super compact Stingray III offers all of the same features of the full size model.
Other good news is that the popular Mod Light is back and improved. The Sunray Mod is powered by a rechargeable, memory free, high capacity, lithium ion battery. Burn times range from 50 minutes on the high setting to 90 minutes on low. Additionally, there is a conveniently located LED on the back of the light that informs the user of output levels, low battery warning and charging status.
Del Mar County Fair Underwater Photo Contest
The Del Mar County Fair 2004 has added an underwater photography category to its International Exhibition of Photography. The underwater photography category is sponsored by Gates Housings (also a Wetpixel sponsor!), and winners will be presented with cash prizes. Entries must be postmarked by April 30th, 2004.
Rob Galbraith: CF Performance w/ the D70
Rob Galbraith has updated his compact flash card performance database to include the new Nikon D70 digital SLR camera. I was shocked to see that when used with the fastest card in the test, the D70 records a RAW file at an amazing 4670K/sec! This is twice as fast as the older Nikon D100 and Canon 10D and almost three times as fast as the Canon Digital Rebel.
Aquatica developing a Kodak DSC Pro SLR/N Housing
Press Release Excerpt: Aquatica, one of the world’s true leaders in underwater housing design and development has recognized the potential of [the Kodak DSC Pro SLR/N] and is already producing the tooling for the first prototype housings for the new [camera]. The new housing will access all the key functions to a working depth of 300 feet. All ports will be interchangable with those of other Aquatica housings, keeping in line their policy of interchangability between systems…
- Local Hawaiians killing Monk Seals (via )
- Review of the Nikon AW1 (via )
- December edition of DIVEMAG now available to download (via )
- Japanese super sub discovered off Hawaii (via )
- December issue of DIVE magazine available to download (via )
- Seahorse shape aids stealth hunting techniques (via BBC)
- Protecting underwater real estate for fish (via )
- NOAA and state shark fin bans (via )
- New marine conservation zones for UK (via BBC)
- Video: Coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef (via BBC)