Wetpixel’s Eric Cheng to speak at TEDxBerkeley on April 3
I’m really looking forward to speaking at TEDxBerkeley, which will be held this coming Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Wheeler Auditorium at U.C. Berkeley.
I’ve just gotten confirmation that my 15-minute talk has been scheduled for 1:35 PM. The live webcast will start at 10:30 AM on Saturday, so if you aren’t able to get to Berkeley for the event, you can still stream it online.
If you can’t stream it live, you’ll be able to see all of the talks online at a later time; professional video folks will be producing more polished versions of the the videos suitable for podcast.
Maldives in RED, Howard Hall Productions
Howard and Michele Hall have posted a beautiful video compilation of RED ONE footage from the Maldives.
It’s 4 minutes of pure beauty, and is definitely worth watching (continue reading for embedded video).
Thoughts on Mini Domes
Mini-domes have been generating lots of discussion on the Wetpixel forums in the last few months, following new products released by Seacam, Aquatica and Zen, which have been covered here on Wetpixel.
Wetpixel’s Alex Mustard, a long-time fan of mini-domes, shares his thoughts and some tests, some with surprising results, discussing whether this is the next must have accessory.
Review: The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge
Popular Wetpixel member, Steve Williams, reviews the new 4th Edition of Martin Edge’s popular book The Underwater Photographer, often referred to as the bible of underwater photography techniques in the Wetpixel forums.
Steve passes on his thoughts on the new book and tackles the question of whether it is worth buying if you already have the 3rd Edition.
Click below to read the review.
Beneath the Sea 2010, day 3 coverage
Day 3 coverage of Beneath the Sea, including a write-up of Equinox, Canon, SeaLife, XIT404, and Pacific Housing Repair, with photos of lots of people including resort and liveaboard operators, well-known photographers, videographers, artists and marine biologists, and more!
Updated with text, 29 March 2010
Beneath the Sea 2010, day 2 coverage
Day 2 of Beneath the Sea was a whirlwind of activity on all fronts. The Wetpixel booth (#109) was crazy busy: subscriptions for Wetpixel Quarterly, boxed sets and t-shirts were flying across the counter all day, while I spent most of the day schmoozing with various equipment manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in an attempt to collect enough information for proper coverage of the show. Even though BTS is smaller than is DEMA, many brands of underwater photo and video gear are represented here, and it’s good to see familiar faces…
UPDATE: text added.
Beneath the Sea 2010, day 1 coverage
Beneath the Sea’s Friday night opening of the exhibit hall runs from 6-9pm—an unusual opening time for a dive expo, but a welcome one because it allows eager beavers to get in before the Saturday rush and exhibitors to warm up before the floor is overrun.
After we set up the Wetpixel booth (#109—come visit!), I decided that I should get an early start on booth coverage and started trekking down the exposition hall, aisle by aisle. It took me over half an hour to get out of our booth…
UnderWaterVisions is UK distributor for Nauticam
UnderWaterVisions are pleased to announce the official UK launch of Nauticam housings at the London International Dive Show (March 27-28, 2010). UnderWaterVisions is the official distributor of Nauticam products throughout the UK.
Nauticam is a new underwater housing manufacturer whose product line already includes underwater housings for the Nikon D90, D300s, D300, D700, and the Canon 7D.
- We’re killing the oldest fish in the sea (via )
- The last surviving sea silk seamstress (via )
- Saving endangered fish during a raging wildfire (via )
- Illegal fishermen caught red handed in East Timor by Sea Shepherd (via )
- First Global Ocean Refuge Systems awards announced (via )
- Adobe offers advice about D850 support in Lightroom (via )
- A dozen sharks found swimming in a basement pool (via )
- How plesiosaurs swam through the oceans (via )
- First 8K time-lapse shot with the Nikon D850 (via )
- Nikon updates software with D850 support (via )