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Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: Spotted Dolphins, Bahama Banks Photo

Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: Spotted Dolphins, Bahama Banks

In this episode of underwater photographer Norbert Wu’s favorite images column, he talks about photographing and interacting with a group of wild Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) on the Bahamas Banks. He describes not only the imagery he captured, but also the amazing experience of spending time with these animals in the water

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Ask the Pros: Split shots Photo

Ask the Pros: Split shots

Each month on Wetpixel we ask the pro shooters from our community for their input on an article about a topic that many underwater shooters have enquired about. This month’s topic is all about capturing split or over/under images or footage. These shots are amongst the most sought after, partly because they re very commercial, and partly as they are very challenging to do well! Our pro has excelled themselves and produced what is probably the most comprehensive volume of information on capturing the perfect split shot.

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Article: Avoiding data loss Photo

Article: Avoiding data loss

American Photography’s Pro Photo Daily has published an article entitled “Protecting your Photo Files”. It contains valuable advice on how to use and look after memory cards in order to prevent data loss.

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Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: My first photographs Photo

Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: My first photographs

In those week’s episode of underwater photographer Norbert Wu’s favorite images column, he tells the story of how he came to be an underwater photographer, and shows us some of the first images he took. They were shot with a Nikonos IV and feature macro images of a spotjaw blenny (Acanthemblemaria rivasi).

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Review: Nikon FX wide-angle lenses Photo

Review: Nikon FX wide-angle lenses

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a review of most of the available rectilinear wide-angle lens choices for Nikon full-frame camera. The aim is to evaluate individual lens’s performance underwater, but also for this to be a reference for those seeking information about lens choices. As other test lenses come available, the tests will be added to, so please keep checking back for updates

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The Hydrous: Producing 3D Models Underwater Photo

The Hydrous: Producing 3D Models Underwater

Yasmeen Smalley presents an introduction to the uses and techniques of 3D photogrammetry as a scientific tool for measuring coral reefs and assessing environmental impacts on them. An non-profit organization, the Hydrous has used the technique to map coral reefs in Hawaii, the Solomon Islands, the Maldives, Guam and Palau.

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Stop press: Housing compatibility update Photo

Stop press: Housing compatibility update

Wetpixel has spent the day at The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. There will be full report to follow, but during the show, we were able to do some testing in terms of housing compatibility with the new models from Nikon and Canon.

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Choose your weapon: SLR versus video cameras for filmmaking Photo

Choose your weapon: SLR versus video cameras for filmmaking

Filmmaker Jonathan Bird has written an article suggesting that people re-evaluate the use of SLR cameras for filmmaking. He points out that there are significant drawbacks in doing so, particularly underwater, and that there are very good video camera alternatives available. The article is meant to create discussion and debate, so we have created a topic on the Wetpixel forum for this to spread over on to.

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Test: Optical performance of Nikonos 15mm, flat and dome ports Photo

Test: Optical performance of Nikonos 15mm, flat and dome ports

Inventor, manufacturer and filmmaker Pawel Achtel shares his tests of the performance of cinema lenses behind flat and dome ports as well as the use of the Nikonos 15mm wide-angle lens. They were tested using a RED Epic camera in 5K mode, shooting Spatial Frequency Response charts underwater with the camera held in a rigid frame to ensure repeatable results.

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