Saga Ships 4’ Dome Port for Ikelite
Saga has announced a new BK-7 optical glass 4” (100mm) dome port for use with Ikelite DL port system housings. The dome has an external coating that maximizes light transmission, and an internal anti-reflective one. The port is optimized for use with fisheyes lenses, specifically, the Tokina 10-17mm and both Nikon and Canon 8-15mm lenses. The shade and back pane is constructed of anodized aluminum, and the shade is removable to allow for full circle images.
Wetpixel Live: Underwater Imaging in South Africa
Adam chats to underwater photographer Kate Jonker, who describes the amazing imaging opportunities that exist in the kelp forest and reefs of her backyard in the Cape, before overviewing some of the other spectacular dive sites and natural events that can be seen and captured in South African waters.
Nimar Announces Housing for Hassleblad X1D II 50C
Nimar has announced their housing for the Hasselblad X1D II 50C medium format camera. It accepts Nimar’s NIM-108 port system and is equipped with a vacuum leak detector and optical strobe trigger. It can also be optionally fitted with a 5 pin Nikonos bulkhead and a second side grip handle.
Call for Entries: SDUFEX 2021
Wetpixel Live: Critical Advice for Working with Dive Guides
Dive guides are a crucial and often undervalued component in successful underwater image-making. They provide logistics, share local knowledge, enable safety, and frequently find the very subjects that we capture. Alex and Adam talk about some of the practical things we can do to ensure that we get the best from our partnerships with these talented people, and how we can get them involved in our creative process.
Wetpixel Live: Guide to Shutter Speed
One of the three primary controls used to affect cameras’ exposure, shutter speed can also create specific creative effects. Alex and Adam discuss how the normal “rules” of shutter speed can be modified in the underwater environment and the settings that can help create innovative and beautiful imagery.
Wetpixel Live: What is Good Quality Light?
A recent question raised on social media has prompted the question of what “good quality” light is, what it looks like, and closely related, how to achieve it. In this episode of Wetpixel Live, Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon attempts to define it and goes on to set out some ideas about how to achieve it too.
NOAA Webinar About Whale Sharks
Wetpixel member Paul Rosenblum has pointed out that NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries has published an amazing series of webinar recordings for those interested in the marine environment. Among them is a fascinating discussion about whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) with Travis Marcoux from the Hawaii Uncharted Research Collective. Please head on over and check it out!
Results: GDT European Wildlife Photographer
The 2021 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year has announced its results. The overall winner was a long exposure flash image of a barn swallow, captured by Karsten Mosebach and Bernhard Volmer. Although the contest does not offer a dedicated underwater category, there were a number of underwater images among the finalists. Hearty congratulations to all the winners and finalists.