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Field Review: Nauticam EMWL With 160 Degree Lens by Alex Mustard Photo

Field Review: Nauticam EMWL With 160 Degree Lens by Alex Mustard

Alex Mustard kindly shares his thoughts about Nauticam’s EMWL. He was able to use it with a production-ready prototype of the new 160° objective during a recent trip to Canada, and, it is safe to say, found it great to shoot. Ho offers his views on the image quality it produces, how it focuses and copes with the depth of field, subject selection and how it handles in the water.

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Wetpixel Live: WPOTY 2022 Preview Images Photo

Wetpixel Live: WPOTY 2022 Preview Images

Alex and Adam discuss the marine-related images that were released by the organizers of the 2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest. Each year, the contest releases previews of a few of the images that were highly commended and uses these as marketing and to whet people’s appetites for the eventual winners. The team discusses the images, and attempts to discern what this year’s judges are looking for!

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Wetpixel Live: Nauticam Viewfinder Review Photo

Wetpixel Live: Nauticam Viewfinder Review

Alex has been able to try out Nauticam’s new 45° magnified viewfinders. These are available in two models, one specifically designed to cope with the wider exit pupils on (especially Sony) mirrorless cameras’ EVFs. In a discussion with Adam, they chat about magnified viewfinders in general, and then specifically Alex’s experiences with the new models. He concludes with a surprising finding as to which is his favorite!

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Wetpixel Live: Underwater Panorama Photo

Wetpixel Live: Underwater Panorama

The increased availability of panorama stitching software within existing photo editing packages has added a tool to the underwater image maker’s arsenal. Alex and Adam discuss some creative ideas about how to take advantage of these new capabilities and offer some practical tips to help photographers.

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Wetpixel Live: Switching to Mirrorless Photo

Wetpixel Live: Switching to Mirrorless

Currently, one of the most often asked questions during Alex and Adam’s workshops and trips is about when they are going to take the plunge and change to mirrorless cameras. In this episode of Wetpixel Live, they attempt to explain their decision-making process about their current camera choices and how they view the future in terms of the best options for underwater image-makers.

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Wetpixel Live: Strobes vs Lights for Off-Camera Photo

Wetpixel Live: Strobes vs Lights for Off-Camera

A frequently asked question during workshops and trips is the pros and cons of using flash lighting or continuous lighting for off-camera lighting. Alex and Adam chat about how they choose the type of light they use, depending on the environment and their creative goals.

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Wetpixel Live: Heart Attack Advice for Underwater Image Makers Photo

Wetpixel Live: Heart Attack Advice for Underwater Image Makers

Please forgive the somewhat irreverent title! Recently, while preparing for a dive, Wetpixel Live presenter Adam Hanlon had a heart attack, and he and Alex discuss the events surrounding it and his prognosis going forward. As a spoiler, expect to see Adam at a dive site near you sometime soon and in the interim, normal service is gradually resuming.

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Wetpixel Live: Keeping Your Strobes Firing Photo

Wetpixel Live: Keeping Your Strobes Firing

Typically, underwater photographers invest significant amounts of money and energy in obtaining the best lighting tools for their purposes. Almost all of these are powered by some form of rechargeable batteries. Alex and Adam discuss some of the challenges that these present and outline how they have evolved their charging hstrategies in order to ensure that they have light on their subjects when they need it.

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Wetpixel Live: Preparing Images for Publication Photo

Wetpixel Live: Preparing Images for Publication

Alex and Adam discuss how selecting and preparing images for stock libraries and publication is a different process from that of sharing them online. Specifically, some of the newer editing techniques are seen as potentially compromising image quality too much, and extreme edits of most descriptions are discouraged, with the emphasis being on providing images that are largely satisfactory in camera.

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Wetpixel Live: Strobe Triggering Advice Photo

Wetpixel Live: Strobe Triggering Advice

As both are recently returned from trips, Alex and Adam discuss some of the equipment issues that were experienced. In both cases, they have been running workshops, so get to see a wide variety of equipment-related problems. The general trend toward fiber optic strobe triggering places great reliance on the circuit boards that generate the flash signal, and photographers need to consider how to build some resilience in the field.

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