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Feature: Ambient Light Photography


photo: alex mustard
Although long practiced in digital video, ambient-light photography is still fairly new to underwater still shooters. Wetpixel contributer and digital video veteran Craig Jones takes us through the basic theory of underwater ambient-light photography using filters and custom white balance. Shed your strobes!  Photos by Alex Mustard. [read the article]

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Digideep’s Red Sea Digital Shoot-out

Our good friends at Digideep are hosting a digital shoot-out in the Red Sea from September 1-8, 2003!

Fully equipped with the newest digital underwater photography gadgets they will go o­n a liveaboard to the famous wrecks of "Abu Nuhas" and "Thistlegorm" and the breathtaking National Park Ras Mohammed.

The livaboard vessel will be the King Snefro 6, a splendid dive boat with a nice crew. Far away from the growing tourism at Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada the digideep staff will give free tutorials o­n digital image manipulation and digital underwater photography during the whole trip. Free testing of all equipment is also included in the package.

Interested? Check out the Digital Photo Dive Safari website and let them know that Wetpixel sent you!
Facts:

Date:      September 1-8, 2003
Where:   North Safari, Red Sea. Departure from Sharm el Sheikh.
Price:     735 EUR (~$832 USD) for unlimited diving, food & drinks*

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Lumix 2003 Digital Photography Awards

We just received a note from Panasonic, notifying us about this year's Lumix Award competition. It might be interesting to submit underwater interpretations of this year's theme, "Man & Machine." Prizes include monthly Lumix camera and Palm Tungsten T handhelds, and a grand prize of an international 7-day photographic workshop.

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UMIE’s DCH-701 Housing for Canon PowerShot G3/G5

The new UMIE DCH-701 is designed for Canon PowerShot G3/G5 digital cameras. Semi-fisheye/Over-under photography can be achieved with WDP-701 glass dome port + built-in wide conversion lens. Precisely machined from solid block of POM resin. Full access to camera controls. Depth rated @ 60m (200ft).

UMIE also manufactures the DCH-501 Housing for MINOLTA DiMAGE F100/F300, and the DCH-301 Housing for Nikon COOLPIX 775. More information at their website.

Full UMIE DCH-701 Canon PowerShot G3/G5 housing specs ->

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Sipadan Water Village’s “Photo Week”

Photo Week at Sipadan Water Village Provides Unlimited Opportunities For Photo Enthusiasts

First-ever weeklong event allows participants to try new photo and video equipment while competing for valuable prizes in the Resort's impressive photo and video competition

(Austin, TX) Underwater photographers wanting to experience something different and unique should take a close look at Sipadan Water Village's "Photo Week" promotion. Scheduled for February 25-March 7, 2004, this popular resort getaway is offering participants the opportunity to plunge into new and different types of photo equipment, while experiencing o­ne of the world's truly unique dive destinations...

During photo week, all participants are eligible to participate in the photo and video contests. With prizes in three categories, 35mm, digital and video, participants will be vying for valuable prizes including a o­ne week stay for two at Sipadan Water Village including airfare (valued at almost $5,000), Scuba equipment from TUSA, Scubapro, Zeagle and Henderson, and many other prizes.

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UK Germany 10D Housing Ships

Our friends at Digideep.com have notified us that the first UK Germany Canon 10D housing is shipping:

Just a quick note to let you know that the first 10 Canon 10D housings are shipping this week from UK-Germany. AFAIK, he was the first to make a new housing for this camera. Let's wait when the SUBAL and JONAH housings finally ship. European pricing is:

2980 EUR for the SUBAL
2540 EUR for the Hugyfot Pro Version
2495 EUR for the UK-Germany
1986 EUR for the Hugyfot Lite Version
1899 EUR for the Jonah Housing


To keep o­n track with the latest changes visit this page: [Digideep's 10D Page]"

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Aquatica D100 Housing

Michael AW's review of the Aquatica D-100 housing.
Excerpt: "In early June this year I realised that I must go to Raja Ampat to complete a final shoot for my new coffee-table book, Richest Reefs, which I have just completed. Short of time, and with no chance for a re-shoot (by the time you read this the book will be printed and on its way to the bookshop), I decided to take a second digital camera along for the trip. The Nikon D100 camera body and its Aquatica housing arrived the night before my departure. The entire exercise of opening the boxes, preparing the housing, popping a CompactFlash (CF) card, lens and battery into the camera, and completing the rig with twin Ikelite strobes, took me about 30 minutes ..."

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