Call for Submissions: ADEX Ocean Gallery 2023
Call for Entries: UN World Oceans Day Contest 2023
The United Nations are soliciting entries to the tenth World Oceans Day Photo Contest. Categories include: No Time To Waste, Putting the Ocean First, The Wonderful World of Tides, Ocean is Life, Big and Small Underwater Faces, and Underwater Seascapes. The deadline for entries is 23 April, with the winning images being announced at the UN on 8 June during the World Oceans Day celebrations.
UN Agrees High Seas Treaty
The BBC reports on the passing of the High Seas Treaty by the United Nations last week. The agreement aims to add 30% of the planet’s high seas into marine protected areas (MPAs) by 2030. The new MPAs will only allow activities within these areas but only “provided they are consistent with the conservation objectives.”
Wetpixel Live: Winning Images of UPY 2023
Alex and Adam discuss a selection of the winning images from the 2023 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest. As is the case with these reviews, they provide a critical review of what they like (or dislike) in each image and attempt to explain the reasons for the image’s success.
March/April Edition of UwP Magazine Available
Issue 131 of Underwater Photography (UwP) magazine is available to download. It has articles about the UPY 2023 and Wetpixel/DPG Masters winners and reviews of the Marelux SOFT Pro snoot by Kate Jonker and Sony strobe triggers. Great White sharks and Hanifaru e are featured, along with Baja and Sulawesi.
Reef ID Books Releases Guide to Marine Worms
SDUFEX is Calling for Entries
The San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition (SDUFEX) is calling for entries to the festival, which will be held on 6 and 7 October 2023 at the San Diego Qualcomm Auditorium. Full details of rules and procedures are available from the contest’s website, and the submission deadline is 15 June.
Wetpixel Live: Old Lenses for New Cameras
The transition of full frame mirrorless cameras from SLR has reduced the number of lens options available to photographers, and given the tiny number of those using them underwater, there are some gaps in appropriate lenses for using with them. Alex and Adam discuss some of the older lenses, including Nikonos, and how some of these may work with the new cameras, while others currently will not.
- Nikon updates Z6 and Z7 firmware to version 3.5 (via )
- Nikon updates Z9 firmware to version 3.0 (via )
- Panasonic GH6 firmware version 2.2 is available (via )
- Blackmagic Design updates DaVinci Resolve to 18.0.3 (via )
- Nikon D7500 firmware update version 1.11 released (via )
- Topaz releases DeNoise AI to v3.7 (via )
- Black Magic updates DaVinci Resolve to 18 beta 5 (via )
- Capture One announces version 15.3.0 (via )
- DxO updates Nik Collection to version 5 (via )
- Nikon offers firmware updates for D5 and D6 cameras (via )