Articles & News Tagged “Article”


Where to Scuba Dive in Papua New Guinea by Don Silcock Photo

Where to Scuba Dive in Papua New Guinea by Don Silcock

This is the second in a series of articles by Don Silcock on the fascinating and often misunderstoodPapua New Guinea. This article provides an overview of the main diving locations. If follows on from his first article Understanding Papua New Guinea and if you are interested in diving in PNG or looking for a new diving destination in SE Asia, you really should read this article!

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Opinion: How to achieve great imagery Photo

Opinion: How to achieve great imagery

As underwater photographers and filmmakers, we all attempt to create stunning, memorable imagery. Often we seek to emulate well known image makers and the results that they achieve. The profusion of imagery available to viewers means that if our imagery is to be considered exceptional, it needs to be unique and technically perfect. Wetpixel Editor, Adam Hanlon, provides some thoughts on how to achieve this.

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Close Focus: Rig Diver by Alex Mustard Photo

Close Focus: Rig Diver by Alex Mustard

Wetpixel, in conjunction with PADI, has launched a series of columns discussing the stories behind great images. The goal is to show how amazing imagery does not normally occur by chance, but is due to dedicate, technique, research and experience. The profusion of and accessibility to underwater imagery has lead to a misbelief that achieving great imagery is somehow “easy.” In this inaugural edition, Wetpixel Associate Editor Alex Mustard, talks about how he achieved his award winning image of a cormorant hunting beneath an oil rig off California.

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Article: Guidelines for Photographers Photo

Article: Guidelines for Photographers

Diver training agency PADI recently shared an image of a day octopus (Octopus cyanea) apparently “hitching a ride” on a Hawaiian green turtle (Chelonia mydas) on its Facebook page. Once they realized the issues with the image, it was swiftly removed, The organization has issued an apology and has asked Wetpixel to provide some guidelines for underwater photographers as to how they should interact with their subjects and the marine environment.

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Article: Protecting Your Photos Online Photo

Article: Protecting Your Photos Online

Petapixel has published an article by Faith Macanas, offering a comprehensive guide to “Protecting Your Photos Online”. She discusses how to: Copyright images, display images on the internet, sell and license images, ensure web security and safely store images.

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Freeze Frame: The Power of a Bigger Tank Photo

Freeze Frame: The Power of a Bigger Tank

In his Freeze Frame column, award winning filmmaker Evan Sherman points out that one simple way to increase your productivity when capturing imagery underwater is ti use a bigger tank. He also notes that it gives a greater safety margin and gives him greater buffer for contingencies.

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Review: Back Button Autofocus Photo

Review: Back Button Autofocus

Wetpixel presents a round up of tutorials and information about using back button autofocus (AF) activation. Most SLR and top end compact cameras now offer this option. By decoupling the AF and shutter release, images can be recomposed and if autofocus tracking is also used, subjects can be tracked as they about within the frame.

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Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: School of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks Photo

Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: School of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks

Norbert Wu presents the next in his series highlighting his favorite images from his career. He takes us to the Cocos Islands in the late 1980s and the large schools of scalloped hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini) that surround the islands. In his article, Norbert bemoans the “new” tradition of shark fin soup an the damage that it is causing to shark populations worldwide.

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