Masa Ushioda, Dancing with Whales
I was out in Hawaii last week and spent some time with Masa Ushioda, who has one of the best stock libraries of pelagic and blue-water animals around. He has a beautiful spread of humpback whales in the latest issue of Nature’s Best Magazine, which you should check out the next time you’re in a bookstore.
All of the whale photos were taken with a Canon D60 in a Sea & Sea housing. One of the 2-page spreads features two whales in it—one on each page. Don’t let the layout fool you: although it looks like two separate photos because one whale fits perfectly into each opposing page, but it’s really one, amazing frame.
Alex Mustard, Cover of Dive Magazine
BTS/Beneath the Sea 2005 Contest Winners
The Beneath the Sea 2005 contest winners have been posted! The winning photos are spectacular, and as usual, many Wetpixelians are represented.
BTS 2005 is coming up this March 18-20, 2005 in New York, just outside of Manhattan. I won’t be able to go this year, but hopefully one of our members will take a bunch of photos and send them to us!
UwP Magazine Issue #23
On the Wetpixel front, there is an announcement in the News section of UwP Magazine #23 about the new design of this site. Plus, there are articles by Dr. Alexander Mustard and James Wiseman. James details the decisions involved in his switch from Nikon to Canon, and Alex has written an in-depth review on Inon’s D2000 S-TTL strobe, and also a first-impressions look at his new Nikon D2X and housing.
RSS Syndication of Content
Here are some helpful URLs for those of you planning on following Wetpixel content by using RSS feed aggregators…
Wetpixel POTW Contest
Hello, guys. A quick reminder: the POTW contest still exists! The new format will allow us to eventually switch to a picture of the day format, instead of only allowing for pictures of the week. Ideally, we’ll run the contest like they do over at Steve’s Digicams, with monthly voting from POTD winners.
Please check out the new POTW page to see how to enter. For now, we have no themes, but we’ll figure out how to get them in the contest in the future!
Digital Shootout Bonaire 2005
UPDATE: June 5, 2005 - Spots still available! Airline tickets may be difficult to acquire at this point, but please try, if you are interested. :)
Hone your underwater digital photography skills and join Eric Cheng in Bonaire this July for the annual digital shootout! Last year we had a great time out in Fiji. This year, I’ll be lecturing on image management and sharing photos both electronically and in print. Other presenters include Jim Watt, Berkley White, and Dan Baldocchi.
Boston Sea Rovers Clinic 2005 Workshop
In Boston: two, three-hour digital workshops by Eric Cheng, Wetpixel’s administrator and editor. The first workshop covers digital underwater photography basics, and the second covers workflow from the camera to print.
- 11 More pilot whales found dead in Florida Keys (via )
- Local Hawaiians killing Monk Seals (via )
- Review of the Nikon AW1 (via )
- December edition of DIVEMAG now available to download (via )
- Japanese super sub discovered off Hawaii (via )
- December issue of DIVE magazine available to download (via )
- Seahorse shape aids stealth hunting techniques (via BBC)
- Protecting underwater real estate for fish (via )
- NOAA and state shark fin bans (via )
- New marine conservation zones for UK (via BBC)