Stop the destruction of reef life in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez
Tomorrow is the last day to voice your support of Mexico legislation NOM-064, “intended to ban destructive fishing gear and techniques” used in commercial fishing in the Sea of Cortez. Over the last few years, the reef life in the area has significantly declined as a result of “pistoleros” (night divers with spear guns) and individuals on hookah equipment that drive the remaining fish into monofilament nets.
Sea Watch has issued a call to action to contact Mexican government and civic officials to encourage the implementation of NOM-064. Please show your support - sending an email takes less than a minute and requires only your name and e-mail address (if you wish to include either).
10Bar Ultra Compact Focusing Light Review
After growing dissatisfied trying to take photos with focus lights that left hotspots in the frame, Wetpixel member Jeff Mullins decided to try the 10Bar LED Ultra Compact Focusing Light, with its advertised ‘auto cut-out’ feature.
The camera focused almost instantly and after releasing the shutter, the strobes fired, the light switched-off and the image appeared on the camera LCD. A second later the light switched back-on…
Continue to learn the story of Jeff’s attempt to photograph an egg-laden boxer crab and his impressions of this very small focus light…
Fantasea announces FP-5000 housing
Fantasea Line has announced the FP-5000 underwater camera housing for the Nikon Coolpix P5000 digital camera. The housing has buttons that provide access all camera functions, a built-in diffuser, a depth rating of 200 feet, and also features a new, form-fitting design.
The purchase of any Fantasea housing includes a year of pre-paid flood insurance built into the cost. Continue reading for the full press release…
Shark Trust ‘Sharks In Focus’ 2007 Photo Competition
The Shark Trust, along with Diver Magazine, has opened the “Sharks In Focus” photo competition to submission of entries. Intended to “celebrate the beauty and highlight the vulnerability of sharks,” the grand prize winner will receive a week-long diving holiday for two in the Maldives. Sponsors include Barefoot Traveller, Suunto, Mares, Ocean Optics, and Fujifilm.
The August 31, 2007 deadline is fast approaching, and while there is no entry fee, there is a limit of two submissions per entrant, so choose wisely. The top photographs will be displayed at the Dive 2007 exhibit at NEC Birmingham in October and published in the 2008 Diver Magazine calendar.
UWP Magazine Issue #37 available for download
Issue 37 of Underwater Photography Magazine is now available for download. The issue contains articles by Tim Rock, Mark Webster, Jeff Mullins, Mattieu Meur, Gerald Rambert, Stan de la Cruz, Andi Voeltz and Alex Mustard. It also contains events, travel and new product announcements from the world of underwater photography.
UWP Magazine is a free PDF magazine, published every two months.
Sea & Sea announces 10 megapixel DX-1G underwater camera
Sea & Sea has announced the DX-1G underwater housing and 10 megapixel 1G camera with built-in Vibration Correction, expected to be released in August. The camera features a 24-72mm fixed lens, 2.5” LCD display, and a shutter response time of only 0.1 seconds, with the option to take another photo in just one second.
The camera can record images in RAW format, has both aperture-priority and manual exposure modes, and records movies at 30fps. The companion housing is rated up to 50m depth and has two fiber-optic cable sockets. Continue reading for the press release from Sea & Sea…
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.
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