DiveFilm launches new HD video podcast website
The very popular DiveFilm Podcast Video, after reaching such acclaim as “Featured Video Podcast” on iTunes, is now releasing certain episodes in ‘high definition’ both as web video downloads and as a podcast through iTunes.
Episode 38, “Humpback Whales of Roca Partida” by Eric Hanauer and Karen Straus, is the first DiveFilm video to be available both as a podcast and as a HD video web download. Viewers can access the iPod-version of this film through iTunes, or download a HD version to watch on their TV or computer monitor from DiveFilm’s new website, DiveFilmHD.com.
If you missed it, Episode 37 “Shark Fin Frontier,” by Wetpixel conservation moderator Shawn Heinrichs, strikingly portrays the destruction of sharks and their populations, and includes scenes recorded when Shawn and his diving group stumbled across poachers who had just recently completed finning sharks seen dead below their boat. DiveFilm Podcast Video is produced in association with Wetpixel.com.
Join Norbert Wu and Eric Cheng in Alaska, June 2007
Norb says, “If you are looking for the bargain dive trip of the century or an intense photo seminar-type trip, you should probably book a trip with someone who specializes in photo workshops.” Bargain trip of the century! Who can argue with that.
Also, there’s a good chance you’ll get to see Eric flood his new drysuit as he tries to figure out how to dive in cold water. Continue reading for details…
Doug and Lorenza Sloss release Underwater Photoworkshop DVD
Proclaimed by Wetpixel underwater video moderator Mike Veitch as “an excellent collection of informative tutorials”, the Underwater Photoworkshop instructional DVD has been released by Wetpixel members Doug and Lorenza Sloss.
Oriented towards the underwater photographer, but with tips on RAW conversion and output that can be applied to all photography, Underwater Photoworkshop features over seven hours of video instruction on editing techniques, and can be played in a computer DVD drive.
Continue reading for the full press release and more information on what’s covered in the instructional DVD…
Copenhagen Dive Show 2007 Video
Wetpixel user skawdiver has posted a nice, 3-minute video summary of the Copenhagen Dive Show 2007, which features (among others) Alex Mustard on stage. The video gave me a good sense of what the show was like, despite the fact that I don’t understand Danish.
If there is enough demand, skawdiver might be able to be convinced to post Alex’s entire speech (which is, thankfully, a version of English that I understand). :)
Wetpixel and Divester readers receive adoption papers for Cut-Tail
We previously reported that Wetpixel and Divester readers, with the proceeds of the t-shirt purchases, had adopted Cut-Tail, a 16-foot great white shark. The Shark Trust recently sent us Cut-Tail’s adoption papers, making all of us official ‘parents’ of this distinctive ocean inhabitant.
If anyone has the harrowing experience of encountering Cut-Tail (or any other great white shark) underwater at the Farallon Islands in California, be sure to let us know…
Surface: Tim Calver’s exhibit in Miami, Feb 3-28, 2007
Photographer and friend Tim Calver will be showing his work at the MCPA (Miami Center for the Photographic Arts) this coming February 3-28, 2007. Please join Tim at the opening of this show, “Surface”, between 6-9PM on Saturday, February 3rd.
Tim is a freelance photographer whose career takes him wherever water ebbs and flows. Each photograph in the exhibit was taken while freediving. The images explore the relationship of breath and water, the meeting of ocean and air, and the results are as much about the color, shape, and feel of water as they are about the things that live beneath its surface.
DivePhotoGuide.com announces Indonesia liveaboard survey winner
DivePhotoGuide.com has announced that, after a random selection of entries to the diver survey, Lionel Armitage of Castleford, England is the winner of the Indonesia liveaboard trip with Archipelago Fleet.
Visit DivePhotoGuide.com to see the full list of websites that participated in the survey, and to stay informed about additional promotions and prizes throughout the year…
New York Underwater Photo Society established
Inhabitants of New York interested in underwater photography have a new way to share their passion, the New York Underwater Photo Society (NYUPS). The society is open to individuals of all skill levels, from novice to professional, as well as those who live outside the region, and plans to have speakers featured monthly, with workshops and photo & video contests.
“New York, with our large number of divers and underwater photographers has not had such a forum…until now”, says Jason Heller, NYUPS President. Continue reading for information about the first meeting and to sign up for the society’s newsletter…
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