Wetpixel/DPG Masters: Entry Deadline Approaches
The deadline for the 2020 DPG/Wetpixel Masters Photo and Video Competition is approaching fast. The contest is a “purist” imaging contest with minimal categories and an amazing panel of judges with some of the most accomplished underwater image makers on the planet. The deadline for all entries is 11:59 PM PST on 08 February 2020.
Review: Mike Bartick on the Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot
Mike Bartick provides a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated review of the new Backscatter MF-1 flash and OS-1 snoot. As Mike notes, these products offer some very interesting and unique creative opportunities. Mike also feels that as it is also fundamentally easy to use, this makes snoot photography more accessible.
Wetpixel to attend the Red Sea Diving Festival
Photographers Boaz Samorai and Noam Kortler have organized the Red Sea Diving Festival in Eilat, Israel from 11 to 14 March. Among the events during the festival are underwater imaging workshops, film screenings, and a photography competition. Wetpixel’s Adam Hanlon will be attending and presenting, so please keep checking back for updates from the festival.
Coronavirus: Travel Updates
The coronavirus outbreak in China has started to affect travel. On Thursday, the Papua New Guinea Immigration and Citizenship Authority suspended all online visas, on-arrival visas, and flights from Asia. This was subsequently reversed today, barring individuals that have visited Wuhan Province. we have started a thread on the Wetpixel forum and encourage people to post their experienced and findings as the situation changes and develops.
Field Review: Think Tank Stash Master 13
Wetpixel presents a review of the Think Tank Photo Stash Master 13. This travel cube is a water-resistant padded container with adjustable internal dividers that can provide protection to underwater imaging equipment when it is placed inside a dive bag or suitcase. This adds flexibility and additional options in avoiding airline baggage limits.
Retra ships Prime and Pro Flashes
Happy Lunar New Year
The Wetpixel community wishes those that are celebrating the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, a very happy New Year and all the very best for the year of the rat. We hope your celebrations were joyous and that the forthcoming year will be prosperous and peaceful. We also hope that you will achieve all your underwater imaging goalsand that your diving will be safe and enjoyable.
Major Announcement: Lembeh vs Anilao Shootout in December 2020
Wetpixel is proud to announce the underwater photography event of 2020! From 8 to 15 December, four teams are going head to head in the world’s toe heavyweight macro destinations. In Lembeh, there will be a team at NAD and Solitude Lembeh Resort. In Anilao, there will be teams at Aiyanar Beach and Solitude Acacia Resort. The resorts are recruiting for their teams now, so please reach out to be a part of this amazing event.
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