Wetpixel sailfish expedition, January 17-24, 2010
Sailfish photos and video have been appearing all over magazines and websites for the past 2-3 years; Wetpixel has secured 8 days on the water snorkeling and photographing sailfish this coming January 17-24, 2010! Fly in to Cancun on the 16th and depart the 25th. Photographers Tony Wu and I are currently booked for the trip, and we’re looking for 2 more adventurous snorkelers / photographers (4 total, on the boat). We have 4-day or 8-day spots.
The price is approximately $500/day plus hotel, food, and airfare to Cancun, Mexico. Please contact Eric ASAP if you are interested! If you’re on the fence, check out Wetpixel moderator Shawn Heinrich’s video from last year. It is going to be insane out there.
DEMA special: save 10-15% on MarineLife Keywords
To celebrate our favorite domestic dive expo, MarineLife Keyword List is offering a DEMA discount this week (only). MarineLife Keyword list is an importable keyword list for Lightroom and Aperture that contains keywords for over 12,000 marine species.
Come visit us at the Wetpixel booth (#1068) for a brochure containing a 15% booth discount code! Those of you who aren’t coming to DEMA in person can still take advantage of our DEMA online special: save 10% when you purchase MarineLife Keywords online by November 15, 2009. See the MarineLife Keywords blog for full details.
Ikelite digital SLR housings now feature 4 port locks
Starting November 1, 2009, Ikelite digital SLR housings will ship with 4 port locks and a 1/4-20 threaded mounting point for the attachment of a focus light, video light, or other accessory.
Ikelite notes that all ports are compatible with the new locks with the exception of the #5510.10 Superwide Port Body. Anyone who purchased a new Ikelite dSLR housing after October 1 will receive a complimentary upgrade. Older housings can be upgraded for $150 plus return shipping.
See Ikelite’s website for full details regarding upgrades and turnaround time.
Show report: Canon Pro Photo Solutions 2009 (UK)
Canon’s blurb billed their Pro Photo Solutions as an unmissable event [in the UK] targeted specifically at professional photographers.
Designed by Canon to demonstrate the total workflow process from input through to output, the show will feature a number of specifically chosen partners. This event will not only offer advice from industry experts, hands on demonstrations, informative seminars and portfolio reviews,but will also provide professionals with techniques on how to maximise profit in the current climate….
DIVE 2009 UK show coverage
Dive 2009 is an annual two-day show held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK and this year more than 320 exhibitors were due to show their products.
Of specific interest to underwater photographers are the stands operated by Cameras Underwater, Ocean Optics,Ocean Visions, Fantasea Line, the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSOUP), Horvarth & Partner and The Underwater Channel. Seminars of interest to photographers will be Paul Duxfield’s (from Cameras Underwater) and Seed Rashid’s ‘Digital Clinic’, Maria Munn’s (Ocean Visions) ‘Fabulous Photography with your Compact Camera’, Cameras Underwater’s ‘Simple Solutions for Stunning Results’ and Mark Addison’s talk ‘High Definition Sharks’.
New book: The Colors in Mexico’s Waters
Team Wetpixel member Karen Doody (NCmermaid) has recently published a book of her images titled The Colors in Mexico’s Waters. This book of photos, accompanied by an engaging poetic text, is designed to inspire and delight the reader with the vibrant flora and fauna found both above and below the waters of Mexico’s Caribbean coast. From the tinest of fish faces to the granduer of the Mayan cenote system, the 8-1/2 x 11” hardback book features some of her favorite diving images.
A preview of The Colors in Mexico’s Waters is available online.
UwP Magazine #51 is now available for download
Our friends over at Underwater Photography Magazine have released issue #51, which is available immediately for free download. This issue includes previews and news about nearly two dozen new products for underwater photographers, as well as articles on technique by Alex Mustard, Simon Brown, and more. Also featured are winners of the Underwater World category of the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 competition.
Aquatica announces underwater housing for Nikon D300s
Aquatica has announced a new housing for the Nikon D300s, Nikon’s 12.3 megapixel SLR capable of 720p HD video. With the new housing, Aquatica introduces both optical fiber and regular Nikonos and Ikelite bulkheads for strobe sync. Aquatica also mentions that they provide fingertip access to all camera menus and video controls including both AF-ON activation and AE-AF lock buttons, which are accessible via a single lever.
The new D300s housing will be showcased next week at the DEMA show at booth #969.
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