Underwater photos snag top places in NG Nature Photographer of the Year contest
Winners of the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 contest have been announced. The grand prize this year has gone to an underwater photograph by Greg Lecoeur. The winners this year include include incredible images from above and below the water. Grand prize is a 10-day trip for two to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions.
Results: DEEP Indonesia 2017
Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition. Special congratulations to Ralph Pace, who earned the “Best of Show” award with a fantastic image of a pelagic feeding frenzy in the waters of Mexico’s Revillagigedo Islands.
Subal announces Navy housing line
Subal has announced their Navy line of housings. Designed for military use, they have an anti reflective matt finish and have a subdued handle strap. They are compatible with all Subal ports and accessories and can also be used with specialized options for housing telephoto lenses. The Navy line is available for cameras from Nikon, Canon, Leica, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji and GoPro.
Adobe offers Keywording Tutorials
Adobe’s Lightroom Coffee Break’s latest episode is entitled “Using Keyword Sets.” In it, Adobe’s Benjamin Warde explains why Keyword Sets are limited to 9 keywords. In doing so, he reveals a tip that may well make key wording faster. In addition, Julieanne Kost offers more suggestion for speeding up keywording workflow.
Atomos announces Ninja Inferno Monitor/Recorder
Atomos has announced the release of the Ninja Inferno HDR 4K60p 10-bit 4:2:2 monitor recorder. Designed to allow the recording of 4K60p ProRes output over HDMI 2 from the recently shipped Panasonic GH5, it also offers HDR monitoring. Other compatible cameras include the Panasonic GH4, DVX200, HCX1000, UX180, HCX1, Sony FS7, Z100 and the JVC LS300.
PADI sells for $700 million
PADI has been purchased by an entity known as Mandarinfish Holding for $700 million US. PADI is the largest scuba diving training and certification organization in the world. To date PADI has issued more than 25 million certifications. Mandarinfish Holding is comprised of a group of wealthy families and endowments.
Report: The Photography Show 2017
Wetpixel presents a report from the UK’s largest consumer photographic show. Held annually at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, The Photography Show attracts over 30,000 visitors and features exhibits and talks for the leading equipment manufacturers and well known photographers
New waterproof drone with DJI camera is released
A new drone that is waterproof and uses DJI’s 4k camera, gimbal, and app, has been released. The HexH20 Pro V2 is the latest waterproof drone from Quadh20. The drone can fly in wet weather, has buoyancy devices, and can film below the waterline. The ability of the drone to make water landings makes it an appealing choice for underwater photographers looking to add a drone to their camera arsenal. The drone will be available March 31st with an MSRP of $6449.
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