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BBSR Scientific Photography Course 2006 Photo

BBSR Scientific Photography Course 2006

Our friend, Dr. James Wood, is teaching a course on scientific photography at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR) this July 30 to August 19, 2006.  Why is the BBSR a good place to learn scientific photography?

As a mid-Atlantic island, Bermuda has many unique animals and plants. These include a critically endangered skink, an endemic species of killifish, a critically endangered endemic seabird as well as many introduced invasive species. Bermuda’s ecosystems include anchialine ponds, rocky shores with limestone formations, sea grass beds, mangrove forests, caves and coral reefs.  BBSR has been conducting field research for a hundred years. This course is taught in an environment where there is always a lot of interesting research going on.

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ScubaDiving Magazine 2006 Photo Contest Photo

ScubaDiving Magazine 2006 Photo Contest

Scuba Diving magazine has announced the winners of its 2006 photo contest.  Many Wetpixel members did great. Some that placed were Andy H (best in show!), John Gordon, Victor Zucker, Mary Lou Reid and more. The moderating team also did great, Luiz Rocha was first place on the macro category and Todd Mintz was second place on the people category, with his shot on the cover. Congratulations to all!  Winning images were not posted online yet, but are in the April issue of the ScubaDiving magazine.

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Video Seminar by Steve Fish on L&M’s website Photo

Video Seminar by Steve Fish on L&M’s website

Light & Motion has posted on their website part one of a video seminar by Steve Fish, which talks about wide angle lenses, depth of field, focus lock, filters, and white balance.  You can also sign up to be notified when part two of the seminar is posted.

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Boston Sea Rovers 52nd Clinic Report, 2006 Photo

Boston Sea Rovers 52nd Clinic Report, 2006

The Boston Sea Rovers hosted their 52nd Clinic on the weekend of Mar 4-5, 2006, again held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.  I stepped off of an airplane from Grand Cayman wearing far too little for Boston’s wind-chilled streets and waltzed into Friday evening’s invite-only party at Gamble Mansion, which is held annually for Sea Rover members and clinic speakers.  It’s a good thing I arrived late because I didn’t have a tie on and was afraid that I would violate dress code!  Even though I didn’t get to socialize for very long, I did stay long enough to see Berkley White (of Backscatter.com) wearing a suit and tie.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d see Berk in formal attire!  “But I’m wearing cut-offs underneath this,” he assured me…

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Ikelite Nikon D200 Housing Review Photo

Ikelite Nikon D200 Housing Review

Wetpixel member Jon Bertsch has posted a review of the Ikelite underwater housing for the Nikon D200 digital SLR, based on one of the first production housings.  There is an active discussion going on in the forums about the housing, and some very nice sample images.  Kudos to Ikelite for producing a housing so fast, and thanks to Jon Bertsch for the nice review.

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Mike Veitch on Shark Photography Photo

Mike Veitch on Shark Photography

Underwater photographers dream of creating powerful shark images.  But doing so is no easy task.  Contrary to what the media would have us believe, sharks are not ever-present predators lurking beneath the surface waiting to catch unsuspecting humans.  As experienced divers know, not only is it difficult to get close to sharks, many divers go for years without seeing one at all. 

If you are lucky enough to encounter sharks on your next diving adventure, here are some tips to help you capture stunning images.

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KDietz.com @ Intl Photo Hall of Fame Photo

KDietz.com @ Intl Photo Hall of Fame

Karl and Kimberly Dietz currently have an exhibition at the International Photography Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Check it out, if you’re in the area!  Karl writes:

As a result of our website, www.kdietz.com, Kimberly and I have been invited to display 30 of our best images in a solo exhibit featuring underwater photography in the International Photography Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. IPHF is a well respected organization in this region that promotes awareness and education of the history of photography. Their past exhibits have included notable photographers, so we consider it an honor to be asked to display.

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Our World Underwater 2006 - Photos Photo

Our World Underwater 2006 - Photos

Terry Schuller, from Ultralight Control Systems (a Wetpixel sponsor),  was kind enough to send us some photos and information from last weekend’s Our-world Underwater Show in Chicago.  Of special interest was the debut of the Ikelite DS200 substrobe and 8” dome port for fisheye and wide-angle zoom lenses.  All of the usual suspects were on hand to display their products and provide information on new products.  Continue reading to see the photos and captions.

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