New Italian Digital Photography Book
Italian Publisher Digital Life Style has just released a new book “Fotografia subacquea per turtisti digitali” by Enzo Borri. This book, only available in Italian at present, includes chapters on the basics of digital photography, underwater light and optics, camera maintenance, composition, filter photography and post processing. The book is in full colour and is 128 pages long. It costs Euros 11,90.
Wetpixel Member Martin Heyn - Scubadiving Photographer of the Week
Wetpixel member Martin Heyn (aka NWDiver) was selected as Scubadiving.com’s photographer of the week. You can view some of Martin’s photos, along with image capture and equipment data on their website. Congratulations to Martin for this recognition.
25th California Beach Dive Photo Competition
The 25th California Beach Dive Photo Competition will take place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 and 29, 2005 in Monterey, California. The event is sponsored by the Northern California Underwater Photographic Society.
Underwater photographers shooting either film or digital images are welcome to compete for the honor of winning and a great selection of prizes.
All diving has to be done from the beach: NO BOATS, which is a great equalizer. All shooting is on Saturday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pick up registration materials in the morning, shoot, return film or download digital images in the afternoon.
There’s a great dinner party Saturday night, film shooters select entries Sunday morning, awards ceremony and prize selection is 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Prizes include trips to to exotic dive locations and great dive gear.
Wetpixel Member Todd Mintz - Inon Artist of the Month
Long-time Wetpixel member Todd Mintz is featured as Inon America’s Artist of the Month for April. Todd’s photos from the Bahamas, British Columbia, and Indonesia are proudly displayed with photo and equipment commentary. According to Todd: “I relish the challenge to improve and adapt to the new situations that underwater photography provides. I feel it is a continual learning process. Each situation, setting and subject is different and requires practice, thought and a little luck. If I am lucky enough, and all the elements come together I may capture that photograph that was in my minds eye when I originally planned the trip. That said I also realize that it takes many people to make a great photograph. I have been fortunate to have been around some great underwater photographers who have been extremely gracious to impart bits of wisdom and experience my way.”
Canon 350D Review Posted at Dpreview.com
Check out Phil Askey’s review of the Canon 350D “RebelXT” at DPreview. This camera received a “Highly Recommended” rating and looks like a considerable improvement over the first Digital Rebel. The review contains sample images and Phil’s image noise comparison table. Also included is a “rollover” image, showing the body differences between the older and new Digital Rebel cameras.
Wetpixel Member Jack Connick Featured in Xray Magazine
More Nikon D2X Images, Underwater
I know you’re all interested in seeing more photos from the Nikon D2X, underwater. Wetpixel co-admin Dr. Alex Mustard has posted some images from his recent trip to the Caymans, focusing on fish behavioUr and portraits.
Wetpixel Bahamas Shark Expedition 2005 Report
We’re back (intact) from the Wetpixel Bahamas Shark Expedition 2005, which was EPIC. I’ve posted my trip journal, which contains a daily diary of events, and more than 250 images. Subject photographed include tiger sharks, great hammerhead sharks, lemon sharks, reef sharks, and more!
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