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.
Call for Entries: Underwater Tour Awards
The Underwater Tour Awards has partnered with Take 3 for the Sea to launch their annual photography contest. It features categories for: Underwater Characters, Underwater Scenes, Topside Scenes, Aquatic Abstracts, Underwater Black and White, and Reportage. It is open for entries now, with a deadline of 19 September.
Wetpixel Live: Switching to Mirrorless
Currently, one of the most often asked questions during Alex and Adam’s workshops and trips is about when they are going to take the plunge and change to mirrorless cameras. In this episode of Wetpixel Live, they attempt to explain their decision-making process about their current camera choices and how they view the future in terms of the best options for underwater image-makers.
PHIDEX is Open
The Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) is now underway at the SMX Convention Center in Manila. It is being held from 19 to 21 August and it features lots of talks by eminent underwater photographers, including Alex Mustard, Gutsy Tuason, Tom St. George, Bo Mancao, Tobia Friedrich, Rafael Caballero, Jerome Kim, Renee Capozolla, Ram Yoro, Mike Bartick, and Adam Hanlon.
PHIDEX Photo Contest Call for Entries
The Philippines International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) has announced that in conjunction with the event, they are hosting an online photo contest. In order to enter, entrants must physically attend Phidex, and the image(s) must have been taken in the Philippines. The contest is accepting entries now.
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- Sony Firmware update for Alpha 1 (via )