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!
Lars Kirchhoff: Middle-German Champion
Congratulations to Lars Kirchhoff (digideep‘s technical admin), who scored 4th and 2nd place in category E (Beginner Digital) during the Middle-German Championship in underwater photography.
Due to the two leading positions he was awarded with the title “Middle-German Champion” in this category. The ceremony was held on 19th March 2005 near the Olympic Stadium in Berlin by the Landestauchportverband Berlin a division of the German Diving Association VDST .
Adobe Announces Photoshop CS2
Adobe has announced Version 2 of it’s popular RAW conversion and image editing software. There are many new features (new file browser, optical lens correction, noise reduction), but the one I find the most exciting is multiple RAW image conversion. This function is the main draw of Adobe’s competition’s package (Capture One) - as it lets the user set up a batch of raw conversions, all with different settings, and then process the RAW files all at once in the background.
Olympus Announces PT-E01 Underwater Housing for the E-300
Olympus has announced a polycarbonate housing for their Evolt E-300 digital SLR camera called the PT-E01. The housing is rated to 60 meters and accepts interchangable ports. The release date is targetted for June. The unit comes wired with a proprietary bulkhead, but it’s probably simple to change out with a third party N5 bulkhead, allowing the use of most underwater strobes.
Light and Motion Mako PC1000
Light & Motion has announced the introduction of the NEW Mako housing for the first ever 3 chip Video, 3 megapixel Still camera, Sony DCR-PC1000. Available accessories include a Super Wide Angle lens that increases the angle of coverage and a 2.5” color Monitor Back.
San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition
We’ve received the announcement for the 6th Annual San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings, October 14 & 15, 2005 at the state-of-the-art, large-format theater at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. Continue reading for more details and how to enter.
Wetpixel Bahamas Shark Expedition
DivePhotoGuide.com Launches Beta
DivePhotoGuide.com launched in beta during the Beneath the Sea show this past weekend. Currently, divers and photographers can sign up for a free beta-membership with access to photo galleries from some of the top underwater photographers in the world, photo contest calendars and breaking news.
- Algae helps coral survive in the hottest reefs on the planet (via )
- California beach turns white from unusual hail (via )
- Twenty20 is the world’s largest crowdsourced stock photo… (via )
- A tour of the Atlantis underwater suite Dubai (via )
- New archaeological discovery off Britain to change history (via )
- Sea levels rose 4 inches along the northeast in 2 years (via )
- Olympus releases firmware v3.0 for OM-D E-M1 (via )
- Graveyard of giant lemurs discovered in Madagascar (via )
- Video: Octopus captures a crab, out of the water (via )
- Google’s Eric Schmidt gives $10M to Monterey Bay Aquarium (via )