Wetpixel Live: What is Good Quality Light?
A recent question raised on social media has prompted the question of what “good quality” light is, what it looks like, and closely related, how to achieve it. In this episode of Wetpixel Live, Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon attempts to define it and goes on to set out some ideas about how to achieve it too.
NOAA Webinar About Whale Sharks
Wetpixel member Paul Rosenblum has pointed out that NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries has published an amazing series of webinar recordings for those interested in the marine environment. Among them is a fascinating discussion about whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) with Travis Marcoux from the Hawaii Uncharted Research Collective. Please head on over and check it out!
Results: GDT European Wildlife Photographer
The 2021 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year has announced its results. The overall winner was a long exposure flash image of a barn swallow, captured by Karsten Mosebach and Bernhard Volmer. Although the contest does not offer a dedicated underwater category, there were a number of underwater images among the finalists. Hearty congratulations to all the winners and finalists.
Support the US Shark Fin Ban
Sea Save has launched a campaign to support the passage of the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act. It aims to ban the buying and selling of shark fin within the US. The Act was passed through Congress during the last session, but the Senate took no action. One way to ensure that the Act gets the attention it deserves from politicians is to send your elected representative an email expressing your support.
Issue 120 of UwP Magazine is Available
Issue 120 of Underwater Photography (UwP) magazine is now available to download. The May/June issue contains reviews of the Sony A1/Nauticam NA-A1, Z Cam E2, Nauticam WWL-1B, and INON GoPro accessories. Henley Spiers writes about the Under Bath Water contest while Alex Tattersall, Grant Thomas and Alasdair O’Dell have their images featured.
Wetpixel Live: UW Image-Making in Raja Ampat
Alex and Adam chat about one of the world’s classic wide angle underwater imaging destinations. Raja Ampat in Indonesia is often listed as the center of marine biodiversity, and the sheer volume and amount of life on its many reefs bear this out. Alex has recently kindly shared a gallery of his images from Misool on Full Frame, so the duo discusses some ideas about how to get the best of the area, and some creative ideas about image-making in underwater heaven on earth!
Wetpixel Live: Lembeh Reference Books for UW Image-Makers
After our previous episode about the photographic opportunities in the Lembeh Straits, we were asked about the best reference books for trips to the area. Hence Alex and Adam discuss their preferred reference books and also the books that have helped provide them with photographic inspiration about this iconic destination.
Wetpixel Live: Equipment Reviews for Underwater Image-Makers
Wetpixel recently published an excellent review comparing the Scubalamp D-Max strobe with the Retra Flash Pro. The review was compiled by Hannes Klostermann and Giacomo Rossi, who have provided a fantastic, thorough discussion of the pros and cons of both strobes. Alex and Adam discuss the review and how it emphasizes how important independent reviews are for underwater image-makers.
- Sony updates a7sIII firmware to version 2.01 (via )
- Nikon release firmware updates for Z series mirrorless cameras. (via )
- Nikon updates D6 firmware to version 1.2 (via )
- Canon releases firmware Version 1.3.1 for EOS R5 (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS R5, R6 and 1D X Mark III (via )
- Adobe updates Lightroom Classic and Lightroom to 10.2 and 4.2… (via )
- Firmware version 10.62 adds ProRes RAW support to Atomos Ninja V (via )
- Sony updates a7S III firmware to 2.00 and adds S-Cinetone (via )
- Nikon releases firmware 1.10 for Z6 II and Z7 II cameras (via )
- Nikon to release firmware version 1.10 for Z 7II and Z 6II… (via )