Final Call: Entries for UPY 2021 Photo

Final Call: Entries for UPY 2021

The 2021 Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) Contest closes for entries on 5 January at 23:59 (GMT). There are 12 categories, accepting images that have been taken within the past 5 years. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the global dive travel market, the contest is not awarding prizes beyond the kudos of the awarded images being judged from among the best underwater images.

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Issue 118 of UwP Magazine available Photo

Issue 118 of UwP Magazine available

Issue 118 of Underwater Photography (UwP) magazine is now available to download Articles in this issue include a review of the Think Tank Photo Freeway Longhaul bag, fluorescence photography, and strobe positioning. The featured location is Fuencaliente Necropolis and The Shot Chat is profiled, along with its review of UPY 2021.

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Wetpixel Live: Launching the Ocean Decade Photo

Wetpixel Live: Launching the Ocean Decade

The UN has declared 2021 to 2030 to be the “Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.” Underwater photographer and storyteller, Ellen Cuylaerts, has been advising the UN on this huge project and advocating that image-makers are active in trying to ensure that the world’s underwater places are documented in a manner that emphasizes both their beauty and fragility. On Wetpixel Live, she discusses the project with Adam and highlights how individuals can make a difference through the choices they make.

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Happy New Year 2021 Photo

Happy New Year 2021

Wishing the Wetpixel community the happiest of years for 2021. I think it is fair to say that most of us will not look back on 2020 with a great deal of fondness, but perhaps we should try to dwell on the positive parts of the year. I suspect that we are all looking forward to a return to some degree of normality in 2021. So, I hope that over the next year, I have the opportunity to dive and create imagery with as many of you as possible and to chat about issues of common interests and concern on the Wetpixel forums. May 2021 provide us with a “new start” and an opportunity to use our skills to capture the marvel and wonder of the world’s oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers.

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Nauticam Ships Housing for EOS C500 II and EOS C300 III Photo

Nauticam Ships Housing for EOS C500 II and EOS C300 III

Nauticam](https://www.nauticam.com/products/nauticam-c500ii-housing-for-canon-eos-c300iii-c500ii-camera-system-n120-port) is shipping their NA-C500II housing for the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III cinema cameras. Utilizing the N120 Port system, it adds the Nauticam to Canon SDK Control Board that enables a variety of electronic control functions. It offers monitoring via the Canon LM-V2 4.3” LCD monitor or SDI/HDMI external monitors.

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Wetpixel Live: 2020 UW Photography Round-Up Photo

Wetpixel Live: 2020 UW Photography Round-Up

Alex Mustard and Adam Hanlon discuss their underwater photography highlights from 2020. While the pandemic has curtailed travel plans significantly, it has also created new opportunities. They chat about the trips they did manage, the local diving opportunities that have presented themselves, the exciting new gear that has come to market, and how the pandemic lockdowns spawned Wetpixel Live.

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Scubalamp Announces D-Max Strobe Photo

Scubalamp Announces D-Max Strobe

Scubalamp has announced the imminent release of their D-Max strobe. It offers an underwater guide number of 32 controllable via 9 steps, via a circular flash tube with a color temperature of 5300°K. It has a 120° beam and can be triggered via both fiber optic and N5 electrical cables. It is powered by a Li-Ion battery pack containing 4 x 18650 cells, which offers 750 flashes at full power.

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Wetpixel Live: 5 Most Watched Episodes of 2020 Photo

Wetpixel Live: 5 Most Watched Episodes of 2020

Wetpixel Live is celebrating its six-monthly anniversary. Serendipitously, it was born out of a conversation between Alex Mustard and Adam Hanlon in which we were chatting about the effects we were both experiencing due to the travel restriction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the channel features 120 episodes and over 45,500 views, and we showcase here the 5 episodes that received the most views in 2020.

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