UWP Magazine Issue #36 available for download
Featured again are many familiar Wetpixel members - contributors this month include Tim Rock, Mark Webster, Pete Atkinson, and Alex Mustard (with yet another cover shot). This issue’s articles range from reviews of Aquatica, Subal, and Seacam housings, to proper dome placement and the use of mid-range zoom lenses, and a guide to the increasingly popular destination of Bali.
UWP Magazine is a free PDF magazine, published every two months.
DivePhotoFest Philippines u/w photography workshop: space available
The DivePhotoFest underwater photography workshop at the beautiful El Galleon Resort in Puerto Galera, Philippines still has space available. The workshop runs from June 3-10, 2007 and includes 3 dives per day plus breakfast and lunch, as well as 7 nights accommodation at the resort.
Daily presentations will be given by Simon Buxton, Tim Rock, and Wetpixel video moderator Mike Veitch. Sponsors include Aquatica, Ikelite, Magic Filters, and the PADI Diving Society - society members will receive $50 off the package price. Full details and booking information can be found at the DivePhotoFest website.
ROV support vehicle catches rare oarfish
The crew of the ROV vessel HOS Innovator and the Saipem Innovator 9 ROV recently encountered and caught a rare oarfish at the surface near their boat - over 100 miles off the coast south of New Orleans.
The fish measured at over seven feet in length, but weighed only about six pounds, and has been preserved for donation to a research organization or aquarium for study. Crew member Dick Elliott took a few photographs of the experience - continue reading to view them…
Diving Clipperton Island video preview
Mary Lynn Price, producer of DiveFilm, has posted a 5-minute video preview of her recent trip to Clipperton Island, which includes an interview in Spanish with Roberto Chavez Arce, one of the Mexican divers and explorers on the trip. Arce talks about the need for protection of the island and surrounding reefs (no subtitles—I hope your Spanish is good). There is plenty of underwater video footage that accompanies the interview, which shows the beauty of the reefs around Clipperton.
Shark documentary to be featured at NCUPS
The Northern California Underwater Photographic Society (NCUPS) will be presenting a free showing of Sharks: Stewards of the Reef on Friday, May 11, 2007 in Millbrae, CA. The 30-minute documentary film, by David McGuire of Trillium Films, details the relationship between reef sharks and their environment, and the danger of forever losing both:
From over-fishing and the economics behind shark finning, to the escalating threats of habitat destruction, Sharks: Stewards of the Reef, examines the forces causing shark populations to plummet. Humans are now the top predators of the oceans and we are removing a critical link in the oceanic ecosystem.
Continue reading for the press release from NCUPS…
DEEP Indonesia 2007 winners exhibition
The organizers of the DEEP Indonesia 2007 Exhibition have posted coverage of the event, and they include a look at the very spacious display area for the prints of the winning images from the Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide DEEP Indonesia Competition.
The photos received excellent exposure - nearly 7000 visitors attended over the show’s four-day run. Continue to view the images…
National Association of Broadcasters Show 2007
Wetpixel conservation moderator and videographer Shawn Heinrichs attended the recent National Association of Broadcasters show held in Las Vegas from April 16-19. He came back with thoroughly researched impressions of some of the items on display, including the Sony XDCAM EX, Apple’s Final Cut Pro 6, and Color.
“This is a big show with every serious company engaged in broadcast and post production in attendance.” Continue reading for information and photos of many new or updated products, and Shawn’s feedback from some of the developers…
Solmar V launches new website, gives away free stuff
The new owners of the M/V Solmar V (the boat Wetpixel is taking to the Socorro and Revillagigedos islands in February of 2008) have launched a new website, designed by Wetpixel member Bonnie Pelnar.
As part of the celebration, they are offering several incentives to help everyone get as excited about the upcoming year as they are. Solmar V is giving away four free trips (and more)! Continue reading for the full release…
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- Adobe announces supported OS for updated Creative Cloud (via )
- Deadline to enter the Nature’s Best Photo contest Mar 31 (via )
- Poached sturgeon gets resuscitated (via )
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