LAUPS 2008: 46th International contest winners announced
The Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society (LAUPS) has announced the winners of their 46th Annual International Underwater Photographic Competition. Congratulations to Denis Palbiani for winning best in show for his beautiful photograph “Lady” of a hermaphroditic Mediterranean nudibranch.
Among the award winners are plenty of familiar Wetpixel names - you can view the winning photographs and videos here.
Dean Burman featured on BBC’s One Show
Popular Wetpixel member and filmmaker, Dean Burman, popped up on UK televisions last night on the BBC’s One Show, a half-hour eclectic magazine program that is broadcast on BBC 1 each week night at 7pm, which attracts audiences of over 5 million. Dean was interviewed by Miranda Krestovnikoff and followed on a dive off the Welsh coast for a feature on the plight of sharks in British Waters.
For those who missed the show, you can watch it on the BBC iPlayer during the next week (episode: Monday (24/11/08), fast forward to 23:55 to see Dean’s piece), iPlayer is currently only available to UK IP addresses.
Dive with Wetpixel in Lembeh, Indonesia, Mar 1-6, 2009
Join us at Black Sand Resort in Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, from March 1-6, 2009!
About 8 of us will be staying at Black Sand before the official start of the Ultimate Indonesia expedition, which means we
for those of you who might want to join us in some of the best critter diving on the planet.
UPDATE: Trip has booked full!
Join us at the Digital Shootout Bonaire 2009
Join Berkley White (Backscatter), David Fleetham, Dan Baldocchi (Light & Motion), and Mary Lynn Price (DiveFilm) for the Bonaire Digital Shootout 2009! From June 6-13, 2009, we’ll work with you to improve your underwater photo and video skills. Learn the latest digital imaging techniques from some of the industries top professionals while diving the rich waters of Bonaire.
Equipment sponsors Sea & Sea, Light & Motion, Ikelite, Ultralight, and Aquatica will have demo gear available for you to use, and at the end of the week, we’ll give out prizes for the best images and videos of the week!
Wetpixel expeditions and gear pages revamped
As many of you know, Wetpixel started selling t-shirts not long ago, and we just announced the pre-sale of our collector’s edition archival boxes for Wetpixel Quarterly magazine. We also continue to run trips to photographically-productive dive destinations around the world. Check ‘em out!
Fiji’s first annual Ultimate Shark Photo & Video Shootout
Join professional photographers DAVID FLEETHAM and SHAWN HEINRICHS for a photo and video shootout at one of the most energized shark dives in the world in one of the world’s top dive destinations – the Fiji islands!
Aqua-Trek’s Ultimate Shark Encounter™ provides a stage for success for those once-in-a-lifetime shark images and videos. Nurse sharks, lemon sharks, silvertip, whitetip, blacktip, grey reef, bull sharks (huge) and tiger sharks (enormous) all frequent this amazing dive.
Dates are April 16-25, 2009. $3,250 per person including airfare from Los Angeles. Continue reading for full details…
Wetpixel Quarterly Collector’s Edition is now available for pre-order
Tired of your luscious issues of Wetpixel Quarterly being exposed to the elements? This archival, anodized aluminum box, with laser-engraved artwork, will store and show off your first four issues of WPQ in style. The WPQ Collector’s Box features lift-off lids, are fully archival and feature finger notches on the sides to facilitate removal of the lids. Each box is 1” thick and holds 4 issues (1 year) of Wetpixel Quarterly magazine.
We are offering a limited number of boxes pre-stuffed with the first four issues of Wetpixel Quarterly. Issue #3 is already officially sold out and issue #2 is running dangerously close, so this is now your only way to get them!
Wetpixel Collector’s Boxes and Team Wetpixel t-shirts are available from our new Merchandise and Swag page.
Wetpixel t-shirts available for order
(REPOST) We are excited to announce the immediate availability of organic cotton Team Wetpixel t-shirts! You saw all the Wetpixel staff wearing ‘em at DEMA, and now, you can get one for yourself. This is only the second shirt Wetpixel has ever done. The design is simple; we wanted something that we ourselves would wear proudly (and we do).
To order, go over to our eBay item listing. We ship worldwide. There are limited quantities available, so act now!
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