Boxfish Luna Underwater Drone offers 4K ProRes Raw
Review: Backscatter Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot by Morten Bjorn Larsen
Danish photographer Morten Bjorn Larsen kindly provides a synopsis of his experiences of using the Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot to the Wetpixel community. He lists several distinct usage categories for the flash, including subject separation, different beam sizes, oval cards, framing subjects, and wide angle. He notes that he has found the flash combination to be both versatile and easy to use.
Wetpixel Live: Winning Marine and Underwater Images from WPY 2021
The 2021 Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest has just announced its results. Notable in this year’s contest is the number of underwater and marine reacted images placed in the rankings, the overall winner being an underwater image and our fellow contributor Alex’s well-deserved win of the Natural Artistry category. In this episode of Wetpixel Live, he and Adam discuss all the marine and underwater-related winners.
Results: Marine-Related Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021
2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Results Livestream
The 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is announcing its results live in an online ceremony from the Natural History Museum, London. Congratulations to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Underwater Category Winner, Lauren Ballesta with his picture of spawning grouper from Fakarava, French Polynesia, and to Natural Artistry Category Winner, Alex Mustard.
Easydive Ships LeoR Universal Housing
Easydive are shipping their new LeoR universal camera housing. It offers camera control via USB, WiFi, IR or Bluetooth and is now compatible with many SLR and mirrorless cameras, along with the BlackMagic Pocket camera. Other features include an integrated OLED display and an Android App that allow the housing to be configured as required. Dual SDI out is available as are two external battery packs.
Introducing the 2021 Masters Esteemed Judging Panel
DPG and Wetpixel are excited to announce the judges for the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2021: Imran Ahmad, Mike Bartick, Florian Fischer, Stephen Frink and Jennifer Hayes.
Live Report: CMAS World Underwater Photo and Video Championships
Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon is in Porto Santo, Portugal reporting live from the 2021 CMAS World Underwater Photo and Video Championships. The event has attracted 48 teams from 18 countries to compete in a live shootout or “photosub” style imaging contest, which carries prestigious national awards for the winning teams, and (perhaps brief!) fame for the winning individuals. The contest runs from Monday 4, through to Sunday 10 October and Adam will be posting daily updates from it, so please keep checking back to find out all this is going on!
- Nik Collection version 4.2 is available (via )
- Nikon updates D6 firmware to version 1.32 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R5 Firmware to v1.4.0 (via )
- Nikon releases firmware updates for Z6 II, Z7 II and Z50 cameras (via )
- Canon updates EOS 1D-X III to 1.5.0 (via )
- Sony Firmware update for Alpha 1 (via )
- Canon updates C70 firmware to version 220.127.116.11 (via )
- Canon updates EOS 5D Mark IV firmware to 1.3.3 (via )
- Nikon updates Z6, Z7 and Z50 firmwares (via )
- Nikon updates D6 firmware to version 1.30 (via )