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!
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.
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