Wetpixel Solomon Islands Expedition, Sep 11-25, 2007
Wetpixel.com and photographer Eric Cheng are leading an expedition to the Solomon Islands aboard the M/V Bilikiki from September 11-25, 2007! The Solomon Islands are one of my favorite dive destinations, and offer everything from tiny pygmy seahorses to huge barracuda tornados. The topography (both topside and underwater) is absolutely breath-taking, and the crew and guides on the Bilikiki are one of the best I’ve encountered.
In addition to the leadership of veteran managers Monty Sheppard and Michelle Gaut, Wetpixel members and award-winning photographers Cor Bosman and Julie Edwards will also be on this trip. Cor and Julie have literally spent months in the Solomon Islands aboard the Bilikiki, and their knowledge of the area is impressive. Eric Cheng will be onboard offering informal underwater photography advice.
To crop, or not to crop?
Wetpixel member Udo van Dongen has started an interesting discussion in the forums on the decision to crop or not. He writes,
My personal philosophy is that you can do almost anything to an image when it comes to colours, contrast, removing dust, unwanted models/turtles etc., because it was your personal experience which you can express in photos in the way you want to.
But cropping is something different to me. When you do cropping you can make any composition you like. Personally I think that, as an underwater photographer, you should be able to make a proper composition during diving and not only during post-processing.
DVExpo West 2006 official Wetpixel coverage
For the first time, we are proud to provide news coverage at this year’s DVExpo West at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Wetpixel video moderator Drew worked hard to provide Wetpixel readers full coverage of this event, highlighting the digital video products that matter to the underwater production studio.
Join Drew as he reports from downtown Los Angeles…
New underwater photography workshops website - DivePhotoFest.com
Professional photographers Simon Buxton, Wetpixel moderator Mike Veitch, and Tim Rock are pleased to announce the launch of a new underwater photography workshop website: DivePhotoFest.com.
The website features all the latest news and information about what to expect from one of their underwater photography workshops. Booking information, pricing, FAQs, dates, and contact details are all readily available for each of five upcoming 2007 workshops.
Forums, a blog, and photo galleries have been added to make this a great interactive website for anyone interested in the workshops or to chat about underwater photography in general.
Wetpixel’s Todd Mintz featured on DivePhotoGuide.com
Wetpixel moderator Todd Mintz has been featured on DivePhotoGuide.com with a short biography and image gallery.
DivePhotoGuide.com will soon be launching a robust dive operator guide and search engine, and asked Todd about his preferences…
I appreciate dive operators who recognize the individual skills and needs of each of their clients and adjust to try and meet these needs…I also prefer operators who are experienced and excited about what they are doing. That enthusiasm can radiate to the guests and make for a memorable experience for all.
2007 Moscow Golden Dolphin International Photo and Film Festival
The 6th Moscow International Diving Festival is making a final call for entries for the 2007 Golden Dolphin International Photo and Film Festival.
The competition is open to all levels of photographers, and there is no entry fee. The deadline of December 10th, 2006, is quickly approaching, so be sure to get your entries in if you plan to participate.
Continue reading for all the details…
DEMA 2006 Official Wetpixel Show Coverage
As we did in past years, we are proud to present exhaustive coverage of all underwater imaging products at the DEMA Show. Here in Orlando, we are working around the clock to bring you timely news of all of the digital imaging products on the show floor.
Drew Wong and I (Eric Cheng) are reporting for Wetpixel.com. Use this page to track all of the live posts and coverage from the show!
*UPDATE* ALL updates completed! (read full article)
DEMA 2006: Final people photos, Nov 11
It is, of course, impossible to walk the halls of DEMA without being stopped every few meters. I snapped photos of some of the brief encounters and wish I could dedicate an entire entry to each of these wonderful people!
Special thanks to Willy Volk of Divester.com for coming to DEMA and providing sister coverage along with Wetpixel. Thanks also to Drew Wong for his fantastic video coverage, and to Paul Ng and Lena Goh for helping to gather information. Jason and Wendy Heller (DivePhotoGuide) served as great company for the few minutes we had each day to socialize without consequences…
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