Bird’s Head Manta ID database launches
The Bird’s Head Seascape site and the Indonesia Manta Project have partnered to develop an online research tool that seeks to better understand manta ray via photo identification. The BHS Manta ID site offers the opportunity for individuals to upload images of mantas photographed within the archipelago. The manta’s markings can be compared and a database of individual animals and their movements be built up.
Call for entries: Beneath the Sea 2016
Beneath the Sea 2016 is calling for entries. There are three awards available: The David Doubilet award for photography, the Stan Waterman for video and the Jim Church for creative photography. The winners will be announced at the Beneath the Sea show which will be running from 1 to 3 April 2016. The deadline for entries is 31 December 2015.
Image: The Approach by Allen Walker
Inon announces domes for Olympus 8mm fisheye lens
Inon has announced that they are releasing two optical glass ports for the Olympus ED 8MM f1.8 Fisheye lens. The EPO1 is compatible with the E-M5 Mark II, E-PL7, E-PL6 and E-PL5 while the EP02 is for the E-M1 and E-M5 cameras. In all cases, the lenses are designed for use with the respective Olympus PT-EP housings. Both have multicoated inner surfaces.
Oceanography for Everyone community launches
Oceanography for Everyone is designed to create a community for the sharing open-source hardware and tools for monitoring and understanding the marine environment. Within each project, there are “resources, build guides, 3-D printer codes, code repositories, and, eventually, databases”. The site is working closely with the OpenROV project to create tools that can be deployed from or by the ROV.
Mustard and Edge to present at Dive 2015
The Dive Show 2015 is being held at the National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, Uk on 24 and 25 October. Apart from the stands displaying and selling of underwater imaging related equipment, the show also features a number of lectures and seminars. Wetpixel Associate Editor Alex Mustard and co-host Martin Edge will be presenting their talk: “CAMERA SETTINGS IN THE SEA”. Wetpixel will be there and are reporting “live” from the show.
Three Sisters Spring rules unchanged
Lightroom update: Adobe to restore import dialog
Responding to a large number of complaints, Adobe has announced that it will offer the legacy import workflow in its next release of Lightroom. The same post also lists the steps needed to roll the 2015.2/6.2 update back. Another option is to use Photo mechanic to quickly import images.
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