Spaces available: Douglas Seifert’s Jetties of South Australia trip
In January, DIVE Magazine’s World Editor and Wetpixel Supporter, Douglas Seifert is running a special once-in-a-lifetime expedition to photograph the magnificent macro sea life of the Jetties of South Australia. He has just let us know that a few spots have opened up due to very last minute cancellations, so they are up for grabs immediately.
Results: Ocean Art contest 2013
The results of the 2013 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest have been announced. Entries were received from over 50 countries. Best of Show and winner of the Cold Water category was Viktor Lyagushkin’s image of ice diving with the subject lit with an off-camera strobe. Congratulations to all the winners and especially to the many Wetpixel members in the placings.
Sea & Sea announces housing for SONY RX100 models
Sea & Sea has announced the release of their aluminum housing for the Sony RX100 versions 1 or 2. The MDX-RX100/II is supplied with a bumper pad kit that allows it to be used with either version of the camera. It also features a flash deactivation lever, a multi pad controller and a control ring for the camera’s front command dial.
Review: Lightroom for the Underwater Photographer
Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a review of Doug and Lorenza Sloss’s tutorial series entitled “Lightroom for the Underwater Photographer.” This comprises over 15 hours of lessons, split into 68 individual videos and covers virtually every facet of using Lightroom to manage and process digital images and video. The tutorials can be loaded onto most devices, including iPads, iPhones, Macs or PCs.
Field review: Nikon D7100 and Subal ND7100
Wetpixel Associate Editor Alex Mustard provides an in-depth field review of the Nikon D7100 SLR and the Subal ND7100 housing. The D7100 currently represents the most advanced DX camera in the Nikon line-up, so if of particular interest to macro shooters and to those that are holding out for a new “pro” DX camera from Nikon.
Nauticam ships housing for PowerShot S120
Nauticam is shipping their housing for the Canon PowerShot S120 compact camera. It features access to the camera’s front command dial, a 67mm thread on its lens port to facilitate the attachment of accessory lenses and fiber optic bulkheads for strobe triggering.
New iPhone housing on Kickstarter
Ovision has initiated a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of their aluminum iPhone housing. The housing is compatible with all iPhone 4, the 5 and 5S models and is waterproof to 300ft. Ovision has also released a free App that simplifies control of the phone when it is in the housing.
Image: Giacomo Marchione’s Clownfish
Giacamo Marchione has shared a wonderful shot of two Clownfish on a white anemone. Here he shares how he got the shot while scuba diving in Wakatobi, Indonesia.
- The Neptune Undersea Observatory Project (via )
- 11 More pilot whales found dead in Florida Keys (via )
- Local Hawaiians killing Monk Seals (via )
- Review of the Nikon AW1 (via )
- December edition of DIVEMAG now available to download (via )
- Japanese super sub discovered off Hawaii (via )
- December issue of DIVE magazine available to download (via )
- Seahorse shape aids stealth hunting techniques (via BBC)
- Protecting underwater real estate for fish (via )
- NOAA and state shark fin bans (via )