Video: Ikelite Strobe Lock Maintenance
Ikelite has republished a video that runs through how to clean and recondition the closure mechanism of their DS160/161 strobes equipped with NiCd, NiMH or Li-Ion battery packs. If you find the locks start feeling a bit crunchy, it shows how to clean it out. Tools required include a thin flat screwdriver, q-tips, and a lint-free microfiber cleaning cloth.
New Shark Conservation Measures
There was great news for sharks on UN World Oceans Day. Seasave reports that Hawaii Governor David Ige signed nine new laws in a ceremony to mark World Oceans Day, including a ban on intentionally or knowingly capturing, entangling or killing a shark in state marine waters. Meanwhile, in the US Senate, a bill passed that bans the transport, sale, or purchase of shark fins.
Deep Visions 2021 is Open for Entries
Scubashooters.net has announced its 2021 Deep Visions Underwater Photography Awards. Categories include Portfolio, Macro DSLR, Wide Angle DSLR, Macro Compact Camera, Wide Angle Compact Camera, Blackwater, Sharks and Cetaceans, and Conservation. Entries are open now and the deadline is 30 June 2021
Happy World Oceans Day 2021
Happy World Oceans Day to the Wetpixel community and to image-makers worldwide! So, there is no doubt that every day should be World Oceans Day, but having the UN designate a day in which we all remember and reinforce our commitments to the planet’s oceans and use our imagery to help persuade people that they should be involved in finding solutions for their long-term survival, is a positive and motivating power for good. Please dive into your image libraries and share them wherever you can!
Results: United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition
The winners of the 2021 United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition have been announced. Many congratulations to all the winners in their respective categories, especially given that they have each signed the UN Charter of Ocean Commitments.
Wetpixel Live: World Oceans Day 2021
8 June is the United Nations World Oceans Day. Adam chats to the curator of the World Oceans Day Photo Contest, Ellen Cuylaerts about the origins of the day, the amazing events planned for it, and how underwater image makers can help ensure that the beauty, majesty, and perils of the world’s oceans can be highlighted on this special day.
Wetpixel Live: Color Spaces for Underwater Image-Makers
Many image-makers find that the colors in their images are not faithfully reproduced when they share images online or in print. Alex and Adam discuss the causes of this and go on to talk about how selecting the correct color space for a given purpose when exporting files can help ensure that our work is faithfully represented when it is displayed.
Inon Announces Z330 and D200 Type 2 Strobes
Inon has announced that they will release new versions of their Z330 and D200 strobes. They both feature a new “fly-eye” diffusion surface on the inside of their dome ports that suppresses uneven light distribution. This also makes for a wide beam spread from their integrated focus lights.
Call for Entries: Ocean Photography Awards 2021
The 2021 Ocean Photography Awards contest is open for entries. Categories are Conservation, Exploration, Adventure, Young (under 21), and Portfolio, and is open to all ocean photographers, including topside and coastal. The contest’s rules are available, and the deadline for entries is 31 July 2021.