Call for Images: Historic Manta ID shots
Wetpixel member and contributor Burt Jones is appealing for “historical” image contributions to the Bird’s Head Seascape Manta ID database. Specifically, they are seeking images of mantas taken in Raja Ampat in 2009 or earlier. The database already has over 1400 identified individuals. While mantas are protected within Raja, they are not in the rest of Indonesia. By showing that they have large migratory patterns, this can be used to motivate the government to institute protections nationally.
Wetpixel Live: Guide to Fotosub Competitions
On Wetpixel Live, Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon and regular contributor Alex Mustard discuss the unique characteristics of Fotosub underwater photography contests. Sometimes known as Splash-Ins or Shootouts, these contests are a big feature of underwater imaging in some parts of the world, yet are often poorly understood and followed in English speaking countries.
Nauticam ships NA-EM10IV housing for Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
Nauticam are shipping their aluminum housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera. Equipped with the N85 port system, it offers fiber-optic strobe triggering using the camera’s own flash. Th housing ships with stiffening brackets and a shutter release extension for use with (optional) trays.
Wetpixel Live: How to win Photography Contests
Ikelite ships housing for Sony a7S III
Ikelite is shipping their 200DL housing for the Sony a7S III camera. Compatible with the company’s DL port system, the ABS-PC housing offers electrical strobe triggering as standard, or TTL via na optional converter. It ships with a vacuum port and an M16 accessory port for attaching an external monitor.
Wetpixel Live: Underwater Photography at Night
Night diving offers an opportunity for different subjects and creative techniques for photographers. In this episode of Wetpixel Live, Alex Mustard and Adam Hanlon provide some practical advice about setting up the gear and honing techniques to maximize the potential for striking shots.
Wetpixel Live: Workflow for Underwater Photographers-Part 2
We discussed Alex Mustard’s workflow in an episode of Wetpixel Live and in this episode, the spotlight gets turned on Adam Hanlon, who explains the steps of his imaging workflow. He discusses with Alex how he wrangles his images in the field, and how he manages them once he returns home.
WDHOF Announces Class of 2021
The Women Divers Hall of Fame will add 6 new members in 2021. Huge congratulations to Patricia Beddows, Denise Herzing, Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Dení Ramírez Macías and Allison Vitsky Sallmon. The Wetpixel community will likely recognize Allison’s name. She is an accomplished photographer, author, long-time Wetpixel member and founder of Dive into the Pink, which, among other activities, hosts the annual Into the Pink contest.
- Nikon updates Z5 firmware to 1.02 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R5 and EOS R6 to version 1.1.1 (via )
- Nikon updates D6 firmware to 1.10 (via )
- Canon releases RAW Plugin 2.0 for Final Cut Pro X 10.4.9 (via )
- Nikon Z50 firmware updated to v.2.01 (via )
- EOS-1D X Mark III firmware updated to version 1.2.0 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R5 firmware to v.1.1 (via )
- Premiere Pro v. 14.3.2 is available (via )
- Adobe updates Photoshop to v. 21.2.2 and Camera Raw to 12.4 (via )
- Adobe updates all versions of Lightroom (via )