Expedition: Whale shark aggregation near Isla Mujeres, August 2011
Every summer, hundreds of whale sharks aggregate off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to feed on bonito spawn. Last year, we had a group of at least 250 whale sharks In an area the size of a couple football fields. Wetpixel has chartered the Lilly M, a comfortable sportfish boat, and will be bringing a few photographers along to capture the incredible experience. The trips will be led by world-renowned photographer, Douglas Seifert, and are in August, 2011.
Eric Cheng and Sterling Zumbrunn launch Noodletron
Wetpixel publisher Eric Cheng has joined forces with Wetpixel Moderator Sterling Zumbrunn to launch Noodletron, a website that will cover the very latest in technology, photography, and social media. Eric and Sterling share a passion for cameras, mobile computers, workflow efficiency and the tools that help them work smarter. The site will cover the latest apps for Mac, iOS and Android platforms, as well as developments in the world of photography and video.
The site has launched with a gigantic iPad 2 review.
Call for entries: Epson Red Sea 2011 online
From April until August 2011, the Epson Red Sea 2011 online competition will take place. Each month photographers can submit an entry of three pictures and three of these entries will be chosen monthly, by public voting and a panel of five international judges. An online competition will then be held between the monthly winners, beginning on 1 September 2011, to select the Photographer of the Year. The overall winner will win: Flights, accommodation and diving costs to participate at the Epson Red Sea 2011 shoot-out in Eilat.
Entries for the April competition can be submitted now.
Beneath the Sea 2011
Wetpixel was fortunate to have had two reporters at the Beneath the Sea 2011 show at Secaucus, New York. After putting a request on the forum for people to cover the show, Wetpixel moderator Drew Wohl and Matthew Potenski stepped in to give our community a flavor of what went on. Many thanks to both of them for providing such great coverage.
Drew’s coverage is available straight away once you click through, if you would like to jump to Matthew’s please follow this link.
MIC Gadget releases CF card reader for iPad
MIC Gadget has announced the release of a Compact Flash (CF) card reader that can be fitted to an iPad or iPad 2. The reader plugs into the dock connector port on the iPad and is compatible with all UDMA and non-UDMA CF cards. It reportedly supports read/write speeds of up to 133MB/s.
It is available now for $29.90.
SNUPS announces underwater photo shoot
The first SNUPS photo shoot out is to be held at three venues in the Philippines. These are: Anilao from May 20-24, Dauin from May 27-31 and Cebu from June 3-7 all this year. This is the first year of what is planned to be an annual competition, and the use of three venues will allow the marine biodiversity of the Philippines to be showcased.
SNUPS re offering a discounted early entry for the event, and this is available now.
Atomos release Ninja and Samurai ProRes convertors
Atomos has announced the release of the Ninja and Samurai touchscreen HD recorder, monitor and playback devices. These capture video direct from the camera in an Apple Pro Res format onto 2.5” hard disks. The Ninja can capture from any camera with an HDMI output, whereas the Samurai can capture from cameras with a HD/SD SDI stream as well. Video can be imported from the devices via FireWire 800 or USB 2 and 3 into a computer for editing.
The Ninja is available now at $995 and the Samurai will be available in the summer at $1495.
2011 London International Dive Show
The 2011 London International Dive Show as held at the ExCel center, London over the weekend of 26/27 March. A new feature for the show this year was the Imagezone; a dedicated area for underwater imaging comprising trade stands and seminars, lectures and talks. Industry members attended from all over the world, making the show an important one for underwater image makers worldwide.
Wetpixel Associate Editors Adam Hanlon and Alex Mustard were on hand to report on the event.
- Nikon updates firmware for Df, D810, D610 and Coolpix cameras (via )
- Nikon updates firmware for D850, D750, D500, D7500, D7200,… (via )
- Canon releases service advisory for EOS 70D (via )
- Panasonic updates firmware for GH5, GH5s and G9 cameras (via )
- Nikon releases firmware version 1.30 for D5 camera (via )
- Plastic bag found at the bottom of the Mariana trench (via )
- A closer look at the taxidermy anteater photo (via )
- Photo of an osprey with a shark with a fish (via )
- Adobe updates Lightroom Classic to 7.3.1 (via )
- Sony updates a7 Mark III firmware to 1.01 (via )