US Congress considers banning shark feeding
Southern Fried Science reports that a bill is currently being passed through the US Congress that would ban the use of food to attract sharks withn US waters. This would include using chum, or feeding underwater in any form. Perhaps ironically, Section 3 of S. 3099, the “Access for Sportfishing Act of 2016,” specifically states that shark feeding would be banned “for any purpose other than to harvest sharks.”
Join Wetpixel for the 2017 Sailfish Safari!
Join Wetpixel for the 2017 Sailfish Safari! We will be in Isla Mujeres from 16 to 22 February 2017, snorkeling, photographing and filming these amazing charismatic animals and the stunning baitball action that results when they hunt the sardines (Sardinella aurita) that are in the waters surrounding the island during the winter.
1,000 images combined to create one underwater photograph
Photographer Catharine Nelson’s digitally manipulated underwater photograph, Submerged Number 1, took two months and 1,000 images to make. Swirling stalks of lily pads, fish and the surface backdrop were painstakingly composited together to create this final image. The subject of the image is a backyard pond in Ghent, Belgium where Nelson lives.
Kayakers experience humpbacks feeding in San Francisco Bay
A small group of kayakers experienced a rare sight this past sunday when they encountered a group of humpback whales feeding in San Francisco Bay. Lyrinda Snyderman and Dick Mallory from Petaluma, California were kayaking in the bay when they spotted a group of feeding seabirds and went to investigate. What they encountered was a group of feeding humpback whales, an encounter not often experienced in San Francisco Bay.
Norbert Wu: Fins for Underwater Image Makers Part 2
Underwater image maker, Norbert Wu, has updated his guide to fins for underwater photographers. Expanding on his original article for Wetpixel, Norbert has added tests of a few more fins. It should be stressed that Norbert’s results are based on the performance required by underwater photographers and filmmakers specifically.
Adobe updates Lightroom Mobile
Adobe has released a significant update to Lightroom Mobile. Both iOS version (2.4) and Android (2.1) now allows raw images to be imported via a card reader, edited and exported. Camera and lens support is as per the desktop version. The new versions allow linear and radial selections and copyright information can be added to all images on import.
Freeze Frame: Tipping at the start
Photographers sought for new reality series in the US
A new photographer reality series has just been announced and is seeking participants. The 5 part series is called Top Photographer with Nigel Barker and will be aired on AdoramaTV. The contest is open to all levels of US based photographers, from professional to hobby photographers.The grand prize winner will receive a $50,000 US photo gear package (including a Canon 1DX II) and an exhibition in New York City.
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