Call for entries: Golden Turtle International Festival 2020
Job Opportunity: Content Creator at Six Senses in the Maldives
Six Senses are seeking a resident Content Creator at their resort in Laamu, Maldives. They are looking for an individual that is a visual storyteller who can create, edit and post underwater and topside imagery. The job specification describes the role: “The Content Creator will be passionate about capturing and telling our stories – all our stories, from marine conservation to wellness, from sustainability practices to culinary highlights, from our people to our product offering and artisanal experiences.”
Results: Ocean Art 2019
The results of the 2019 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition have been announced. The winning image was taken by Greg Lecoeur and features a crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga) diving close to some brash ice in Antarctica. The contest awarded 16 categories and many congratulations to the many Wetpixel members that are in the placings.
Canon publishes technical white papers about EOS 1D X Mark III
Ikelite ships housing for Nikon Z50
Ikelite has announced its 200DL housing for the Nikon Z50. Constructed of ABS-PC, it offers strove triggering via fire optic ports, or manual strobe triggering electrically. TTL is available with the addition of an optional converter. The housing uses Ikelite’s DL series ports and ships with a vacuum valve as standard.
Canon announces new services for photographers
Canon has announced two new services for photographers. Image Connect aims to connect photographers with potential customers via an online portal. Powered by the Canon Computer Vision AI engine, the new Photo Culling Plugin for Adobe Lightroom Classic can automatically cull images that the app identifies suffering from poor image sharpness, noise, exposure, contrast, closed eyes, and red eyes.
Nikon unveils the D780 full frame SLR camera
At CES, Nikon has announced a successor to the D750 full-frame SLR camera. The D780 has a 24.5MP sensor, combined with the EXPEED 6 image processor, giving a native ISO range of 100 to 51,2000 autofocus is via 51 points, combined with the SF algorithm from the D5. It can shoot 4K UHD video at 30 fps with full-pixel readout and 10-bit output with N-Log or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support.
Announcing the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2020
Wetpixel and DivePhoto Guide are excited to announce the rebranding of the Our World Underwater imaging contest. This year, it has become the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2020. Featuring a stunning judging panel of David Doubilet, Stephen Frink, Erin Quigley, Scott “Gutsy” Tuason, Keri Wilk and Tony Wu, the format of the contest will remain unchanged and will continue to represent the pinnacle of achievement for underwater image-makers. It is open for entries now and the deadline is 8 February.
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