LAUPS 2005 Contest Winners Posted
The LAUPS has posted the winners of this year’s photo competition. A number of Wetpixel members placed or earned honorable mentions in the international competition. Particular Wetpixel friend and shark-lover Jim Abernethy took Best of Show with his photo of a Great Hammerhead. This year, LAUPS’s contest page features comments from the judges explaining why they chose the winning images. This is a very educational feature and something that will help future entrants to understand what makes for a “winning shot.” Continue reading for a list of the winners, Wetpixel winners (at least the ones I know) are highlighted in bold.
Visions Conference 2005 Report
Alex Mustard reports on the 9th annual Visions In The Sea underwater photography conference, which took place on 22nd October in London, England. The focus of this year’s conference was once again digital imaging underwater, and in the traditions of the conference, all the presenters took a much more technical approach to their talks not necessarily showing their strongest images, but really sharing the secrets behind their pictures. The speakers included Charles Hood, Martin Edge, Peter Rowlands and Jason Isley.
China Dive Expo 2005, Shanghai
The magnificent Shanghai Exhibition Centre was the venue of China’s 1st ever dive show in late September 2005. This dive expo was organised by Suntec Integrated Media and East West MICE who for the past 11 years also organised the largest dive show in Asia, ADEC. Amongst the exhibitors at the show were equipment suppliers, certification bodies, dive travel related companies, dive clubs and dive associations based in China.
Wetpixel Server Issues, Oct 22-28
Hello, guys. I will be making a few changes to the Wetpixel server over the next week, so please bear with me. Symptoms of the changes and additional server load may include sporadic downtime and/or server slowness. But don’t worry: we will resume normality as soon as possible.
DEMA 2005 Sony HDV Camera Report
Wetpixel video moderator Drew Wong went around the DEMA Show 2005 looking at the new housings for the Sony HDV cameras. Continue reading for full report and photos…
DEMA 2005 Show Report
Christa Loustalot (photographer, artist, and Wetpixel rookie) covers the DEMA Show 2005, which took place from October 4-7 at the Last Vegas Hilton Convention Center. Christa ran around getting the scoop on all the latest underwater photography and video products on the floor. Our DEMA report has descriptions and photographs of just about every new product being featured. Continue reading for the full show report…
Alex Mustard wins at BBC Wildlife Competition
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Alex Mustard for winning the Animal Portraits category in this year’s BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest! Alex’s hamlet photo also placed as a runner-up in the Animal Behaviour: All Other Animals category.
The BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the word’s most prestigious photo competitions. An exhibition of winning photographs is at London’s Natural History Museum from 22 October 2005 until 23 April 2006.
We’re proud of you, Alex! See Alex’s website for more, amazing photos.
Results: Seahorses of the World Photo Comp
Congratulations to Wetpixel administrator Dr. Alex Mustard for his 3rd place win in the Seahorses of the World Photo Competition. Alex’s photograph of a freeswimming Hippocampus bargibanti taken in the Lembeh Strait took a third place spot. Congratulations are also in order for Wetpixel member David Harasti who also won a third place for his photograph of a Hippocampus breviceps called the “Punk Seahorse.” Stweart Sy aka Scubastu also received an honorable mention in the competition.
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