Wetpixel Live: Be the champ
Alex Mustard is celebrating the writing of “Be the Champ” columns in Diver magazine. The column is focused on underwater photography, and to celebrate its 100th edition, he approached a wide variety of underwater photographers for”one-line” advice. Adam and Alex discuss some of the communal wisdom shared and how fortunate we are to be a part of a supportive community.
Backscatter announces the Macro Wide 4300 Video Light
The team at Backscatter has announced their Macro Wide 4300 video light. It has 4300 lumen of output, variable over 3 steps with an 85° beam angle (6000°K) and a macro mode with a 1400 lumen spot beam. It is powered by two Nitecore NL2150HP rechargeable batteries which offer a burn time of 50 minutes at full power.
Wetpixel Live: 2021 Bite-Back Calendar
The shark conservation charity, Bite Back, has released its annual calendar, featuring lovely underwater imagery from a variety of talented underwater photographers. Alex and Adam discuss the 2021 calendar and how successful the charity has been at engaging people in the crucial front end of shark conservation.
Video: Red Sea Reefs from 2020 G20 Summit
The recent G20 summit, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia celebrated the Presidency’s second aim of “Safeguarding the Planet” with a documentary film about the Red Sea’s reefs shot by Sean Ruggeri and the team from OceanX. It was shot with a RED Digital Cinema Komodo, Laowa by Venus Optics 9mm T2.9 Cine and a Gates Underwater Products housing.
Wetpixel Live turns 100
Wetpixel Live is celebrating the release of episode 100. Aiming to discuss some of the issues raised on the Wetpixel forums, the Wetpixel Live YouTube channel is highly popular, thanks to all your interest and engagement. From today, we are also offering the option of purchasing the episodes to download and keep, for times when internet connectivity is limited, and to support the production of future episodes.
Wetpixel Live: DEMA Predictions
Alex and Adam get out their crystal balls and try to predict what the buzz would be at DEMA 2020, which has been canceled due to COVID-19. They discuss the hot new products that have already made their way to the marketplace and try to guess which ones everyone would have been talking about at the legendary Wetpixel/DPG Image Makers Party.
Wetpixel Live: Essential Advice about Housing Lanyards
Wetpixel Live: Wide Angle Composition
In his “Essential Guide to Composition,” Jim Church divides underwater wide angle images into 5 broad categories. Whilst it was written in the late 1990s, the advice still holds true for composing images today. Alex and Adam chat about how studying Jim’s book and thinking about how composition works can pay dividends for all underwater image-makers.
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