Solmar V offers Wetpixel member free trip to the Socorro Islands
The Solmar V liveaboard has announced a special promotion for Wetpixel members - a free dive trip to the Socorro Islands on the 112’ vessel! The lucky member will be selected at the end of 2009 from the winners of the weekly Wetpixel Photo of the Week (POTW) Competition.
The competition is open to all Wetpixel members, free to enter, and features a new image theme every week. For all the details, continue reading for the full press release, or visit the POTW page to submit your photographs…you can’t win if you don’t enter!
Inon America announces business operations suspended
After over five years of supporting the underwater photographic community of the Americas, Inon America has been forced to close by its parent companies, Japanese manufacturers Inon, Inc and Seanet, Inc. Inon America President and Founder Mark Rupert today posted a press release explaining the circumstances behind the action, revealing that Inon, Inc. and Seanet, Inc. have decided to sell directly to their customer base and refuse shipments to the company.
We at Wetpixel are disappointed to hear such a situation has occurred, and hope that there may be an amicable resolution in the future. Continue reading or visit the Inon America website for the full press release, and be sure to voice your opinion in the ongoing forum discussion...
Alex Mustard writes PhotoPro Column
DIVE Magazine (UK) is proud to announce that underwater photographer and Wetpixel’s Associate Editor, Alex Mustard, will be writing a monthly column, PhotoPro. Alex said, “While PhotoPro unashamedly focuses on the methods of UW photography, it will not be a tech-fest mired in jargon. It is about the key aspects of the photographic process that differentiate producing a stunning shot from an average one.” PhotoPro starts in the February 2009 issue, on sale soon. Worldwide subscriptions available.
DIVE is the official publication of the British Sub Aqua Club and is the largest circulation English language dive magazine in Europe, distributed worldwide from South Africa to Australia to Asia and the US.
OWU 2009 and DEEP 2009 DEADLINES JAN 15th!
Attention photographers and videographers: the deadlines for the Our World-Underwater and Deep Indonesia contests are this week - 15th January 2009.
With over $75,000 of world-class prizes, major industry involvement, and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world as some of the best, these competitions can not be missed. Prizes include premium dive travel, underwater photo and video equipment, scuba diving gear and more!
Wetpixel Quarterly ships issue 5
Wetpixel LLC is proud to announce the immediate availability of issue #5 of Wetpixel Quarterly magazine. In its trademark landscape-oriented, high-resolution format, issue #5 celebrates Clark Little’s Living Glass Collection of exquisite surf photography from Hawaii and Magnus Lundgren stunning portfolio of underwater photographs from his native Scandinavia and around the world.
Also featured are surf photography portfolios by Ryan Beppu and Brown Cannon III, Tony Wu’s column The Photographic Eye featuring humpback whales, Eric Cheng’s Shot-O-Rama covering Seattle’s six-gill sharks, a report on Wetpixel’s Socorro Expedition by Alex Mustard and Berkley White’s column Saturated.
UWP Magazine Issue 46 available for download
Underwater Photography Magazine Issue 46 is now available for free download. The issue contains travel and product news relating to underwater photography as well as feature articles including FX for Nikonians by Alexander Mustard, Tamron 70-200mm Macro Lens by James Wiseman, The Underwater “Golden Hour” by Don Silcock, Life in the middle of the Atlantic by Andre Seale, Palau by Open Road by Tim Rock, Horseshoes and Dragons by Mark Webster, Kona: The Big Island by Michael Wicks, Doggone Dugong by Mark Webster, Mantas of the Maldives by Julian Cohen.
UWP Magazine is a free PDF magazine, published every two months.
OWU 2009 and DEEP 2009 photo/video contest deadlines approaching
Attention photographers and videographers: the deadlines for the Our World-Underwater and Deep Indonesia contests are coming up fast! Make sure you enter your images before January 15 2009. With over $75,000 of world-class prizes, major industry involvement, and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world as some of the best, these competitions can not be missed. Prizes include premium dive travel, underwater photo and video equipment, scuba diving gear and more!
New this year is a Novice category for the Our World Underwater contest, making it even easier for everyone from beginner to pro to compete.
Entry forms and detailed guidelines can be found at underwatercompetition.com
Editions Fifty Fathoms announced
Publisher Dietmar Fuchs announces a new, high quality, limited edition art magazine dedicated to underwater photography, called Editions Fifty Fathoms. The first issue contains portfolios of the work of Ernest H. Brooks II, Maurine Shimlock & Burt Jones, Udo Kefrig and Helmut Horn.
The Editions Fifty Fathoms will be issued in three series. Strictly limited to 50 copies, series 1 will be delivered with a special edition of the diver’s watch. In a print run of 1,829 copies, series 2 will be available from Blancpain boutiques worldwide; whereas the 1,000 copies of series 3 will be available exclusively ordered online as of June 2008 at the price of 50 euros. All will be individually numbered and may be signed by one of the photographers.
Happy Holidays and Good Shooting in 2009
Happy holidays, from the Wetpixel staff! Over the past calendar year, we saw hundreds of amazing images flow through the forums, check out the current best of 2008 thread, the Picture of the Week contest, and the annual Wetpixel / DivePhotoGuide photo / video contests (OWU and DEEP).
At the DEMA show, we hosted the largest happy hour yet, packing over 100 raucous people into a suite at the Hilton, much the chagrin of the hotel’s security. We also provided detailed and almost live coverage of all the underwater imagine related products.
As always, Wetpixel members have starred across the diving world, winning numerous awards and also featured in all sorts of media, including well-known magazines, books, and television shows.
And finally,Wetpixel Quarterly, our new print magazine featuring the best in underwater photography goes from strength to strength. Issue 5 of the acclaimed magazine, should be out soon.
Eric is currently on assignment in Antarctica, missing some home comforts, and has this message “Someone please eat some ice cream for me.”
Wetpixel would be nothing without its talented, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and generous members. Thank you for your support. Have a great holiday and Good Shooting in 2009.