Wetpixel Live: Intro to Nauticam Optics
In this episode of Wetpixel Live, Adam chats to Nauticam owner, Edward Lai about the history and his philosophy behind Nauticam’s development of a range of water contact optics, specifically designed for underwater image makers. He explains why in some circumstances, these optics can improve image quality, particularly in low light, and gives a very interesting take on the issue of distortion.
Wetpixel Red Sea Imaging Safari 2023
Seeking shipmates for an amazing adventure capturing underwater imagery in Egypt’s exotic Red Sea. Wetpixel is running a further two trips aboard the lovely VIP ONE on 03 to 10 September and then 10 to 17 September 2023. As is always the case, we will tailor the itinerary and boat’s activities around making both trips photographically productive.
Call for Entries: Underwater Art Photo Contest 2022
Issue 128 of UwP Magazine is Available
Issue 128 of Underwater Photography Magazine (UwP) is available to download. It features a report of the Digital Shootout and reviews of the Olympus OM-1, Marelux’s SOFT and 140mm dome and a Smartphone monitor. Techniques covered include snoot techniques and black backgrounds, while Cancun’s whale sharks and weedy sea dragons are also discussed in articles.
Wetpixel Live: Underwater Panorama
The increased availability of panorama stitching software within existing photo editing packages has added a tool to the underwater image maker’s arsenal. Alex and Adam discuss some creative ideas about how to take advantage of these new capabilities and offer some practical tips to help photographers.
Preview: Wildlife Photographer of the Year
As a teaser, the Natural History Museum has released a series of images that were awarded as highly commended for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest. Check out some of the underwater/marine-related images.
Spaces Available: Wetpixel Raja Ampat Photo Safari
Due to late cancellations, we have two spaces available on the Wetpixel Raja Ampat Photo Safari! The trip has been fully booked for some time and is on the amazing Damai. It will depart and return to Sorong, taking in some of the most photographically productive reefs on the planet! Dates are 20 September to 01 October. Please email Adam for more details or to book.
UN Fails to Protect High Seas
The BBC reports that the United Nations has failed in its attempts to pass a global ocean protection treaty for the fifth time. The proposed plan was to regulate commercial activity on the high seas, the area outside of national controls. The goal was to designate 30% of the world’s oceans as protected areas, but countries failed to reach an agreement about fishing rights and funding and support for developing countries.
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- Blackmagic Design releases Davinci Resolve 17.4.4 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R5 and R6 to 1.51 (via )
- Nikon updates Z7II to 1.31 (via )
- Panasonic updates G9 and GH5s firmware (via )
- Nikon updates Z9 firmware to Version 1.10 (via )
- Nikon updates Z6II and Z7II firmware to 1.30 (via )
- Apple updates Final Cut Pro to 10.6 (via )
- Nik Collection version 4.2 is available (via )
- Nikon updates D6 firmware to version 1.32 (via )