Photographer’s Guide: Sodwana Bay by Kate Jonker
Underwater photographer Kate Jonker provides the Wetpixel community with an illustrated guide to South Africa’s Sodwana Bay. Situated on the North East coast of KwaZulu-Natal, Kates lovely images show why this year-round destination is deservedly popular with both local and visiting underwater image-makers.
Housing importation duties levied at Baja airports
Wetpixel member divrndeep has reported on the forum that Mexican customs officials at Cabo San Lucas (SJD) and La Paz (LAP) airports are enforcing a policy of charging an importation fee on underwater camera housings. She reports that the fee is based on 16% of the housing’s worth and that customs officials will use Google to ascertain a housing’s value. At the time of writing, there are no reports of this being implemented at other points of entry.
Getty Images abandons Right Managed image licensing
Getty Images has announced via email that from 6 November, they will no longer accept any new images under rights-managed (RM) licensing agreements. All images managed by the agency will only be on a Royalty Free licensing model. Images currently held by Getty under RM arrangements will be removed by the end of January 2020, with the RM licensing model being deleted completely by November 2020.
Roundup: Creative Cloud updates 2019
In conjunction with their 2019 MAX convention, Adobe has released a series of major updates to its Creative Cloud apps. Perhaps the coolest new feature is that Lightroom Classic 9 now has a splash screen featuring Wetpixel member Tobias Friedrich’s image! All updates are available to subscribers via the new Creative Cloud app.
App: Marine Life of the North Atlantic
A new iOS and Android app adds new functionality to the book “Marine Life of the North Atlantic Cape May to Canada.” It has identification for over 300 species and additional dive logging, notifications of species sightings and community sharing.
Anglerfish announces HD57 monitor
Anglerfish Creative Lighting has announced its AFCL-HD57 monitor. Designed specifically for underwater image-makers, the 5.7” IPS screen with full 4K resolution. Integrated into a waterproof housing, it has a separate battery compartment that uses a Sony F970 battery. It is shipping with a shade, ball mount, cable, bulkhead, and bulkhead adaptor.
Issue 111 of Underwater Photography Magazine is available
Issue 111 of Underwater Photography Magazine is available to download. Featured in this issue are reviews of the Sony A7R MKIV and Nauticam NA-A7R IV, Blackmagic BMPCC4K and Nauticam NA-BMPCCII, Sony FE 90mm F/2.8 Macro G OSS and Nauticam NA-EM1. Images from the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Monterey Shootout are displayed, along with articles about the Sony A7RIII, Komodo and Guadeloupe.
Pre-order Discount: The Underwater Photographer Edition Five
The fifth edition on Martin Edge’s seminal textbook The Underwater Photographer is going to press and is now accepting pre-orders. Due to ship in April 2020, the book has been extensively updated with rewritten chapters covering new equipment and techniques along with 400 new images.
- Adobe updates Lightroom and Camera RAW (via )
- Alien Skin updates Exposure X to version 4.5 (via )
- Sony releases firmware ver. 5.00 for a9 camera (via )
- Nikon updates Capture NX, ViewNX-i and Picture Control Utility (via )
- Apple updates Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Compressor and Motion (via )
- Olympus updates E-M10 II and E-M10 III to v.1.4 and v.1.2… (via )
- Canon updates EOS RP to firmware version 1.1.0 (via )
- DaVinci Resolve update V.15.3 is available (via )
- Olympus updates OM-D EM-1 firmware to v.4.6 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R firmware to v.1.1.0 (via )