Galápagos added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in Danger
Known as a “melting pot of marine species…and unusual animal life,” the area was the first to be placed on the World Heritage List in 1978. However, “the number of days spent by passengers of cruise ships has increased by 150 percent over the past 15 years,” and it is believed the traffic and introduced invasive species are beginning to threaten the natural ecosystem. The List of World Heritage in Danger seeks to mobilize support for the conservation of threatened areas.
DivePhotoGuide / Wakatobi Underwater Photo and Video Festival
DivePhotoGuide.com has announced the first DivePhotoGuide / Wakatobi Underwater Photo and Video Festival and Shootout, from March 28 - April 15, 2008 in Indonesia. The festival is split into two sessions; from March 28 - April 4, guests will stay on the Pelagian liveaboard, and from April 4 - April 15, at the Wakatobi Dive Resort.
Land activities range from photo, video, and editing workshops to nightly reviews. There will also be weekly contests in wide-angle, macro, and video categories for the chance to win up to $10,000 in prizes from sponsors including Amphibico, Sea & Sea, Mares, H2O Photo Pros, and Ultralight.
EPIC 2007 Photo Contest winners
EPIC has posted the winners of its 2007 photo contest. Many of these winners are recognizable as Wetpixel members or individuals who have placed in other competitions this year. Congratulations to Justin Gilligan for a first place win in this year’s Sharks category with an over-under featuring a blacktip reef shark!
Digital Shootout Bonaire 2007 Winners
Check out the winning images and videos from this year’s Digital Shootout Bonaire 2007! After a tough week of non-stop diving, classes, and evening image critique sessions, we received nearly 400 entries in 4 categories from 60 participants.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the shootout! As we like to say each year, “All of us are winners. Some are just more prize-challenged.” We’ll see you next year.
Digital Shootout Bonaire 2007 Day 6
Today is the last official day of the Digital Shootout Bonaire 2007! We had an evening awards ceremony presentation that included a topside slideshow and an underwater slideshow of all the images submitted in the photo contest, followed by a presentation of this year’s winning images. After the show, more than 20 of us ended up at Papaya Moon, a relatively new Tex-Mex restaurant in town. When I left the group, they were having a great time at Little Havana…
DivePhotoGuide.com posts coverage from SCUBA Show 2007
Jason Heller of DivePhotoGuide.com traveled to Long Beach, California for the 2007 SCUBA Show as the presenter of the winning entries in the Under the Blue International Photo & Video Competition.
Although the event concluded a few weeks ago, DivePhotoGuide has also recently posted coverage of the Asia Dive Expo 2007, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand this year.
Digital Shootout Bonaire 2007 Day 5
Home stretch! We had a relatively light schedule today, with two boat dives in the morning, a short talk in the afternoon on how to shoot split images (by Jim Watt) and a mini-lecture on Photoshop techniques (sharpening and backscatter removal, by Berkley White). Jim, Berk and I held informal office hours for the rest of the afternoon, helping participants prepare their final image selects for submission into the photo contest.
Photo/video pro positions open in Yap and Bonaire
Our friends at the Manta Ray Bay Hotel in Yap, Micronesia, and at Capture Caribbean in Bonaire (at the Divi Flamingo Resort) are both looking for video/photo pros. Duties include shooting daily videos, renting cameras, downloading photos, teaching classes, and more.
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