Articles & News Tagged “Articles”
Reference Books for Black Water Subjects by Linda Ianniello
Linda Ianniello has compiled and shared a comprehensive list of resources to aid in the identification of blackwater creatures. By there very nature, these largely planktonic creatures are very challenging to catalog, especially perhaps since the images of them are normally captured hovering in the dark over very deep water! Included in the list is Linda and Susan Mears’ excellent BLACKWATER Creatures, A Guide To Southeast Florida Blackwater Diving.
Planning your Next Trip: How to get the Images You Want
Wetpixel editor Adam Hanlon overviews some ideas on trip planning. The better trip are planned, the more likely image makers are to be able to capture the imagery they desire. Adam outlines trip planning resources and discusses some considerations that need to be taken into account. Wetpixel is posting series of trip planning articles, to give the Wetpixel community something to do and to look forward to once our enforced “dry spell” is over.
Tutorial: Lightroom Field Workflow
Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents a tutorial that delves into a workflow option for using Lightroom as a tool to offload images in the field, do a first edit and sort, and then combine the trip catalog with a home catalog. This allows access to an entire image library, which, combined with Lightroom’s built-in search tools, makes it much easier to find images, particularly with large image collections.
Photographer’s Guide: Sodwana Bay by Kate Jonker
Underwater photographer Kate Jonker provides the Wetpixel community with an illustrated guide to South Africa’s Sodwana Bay. Situated on the North East coast of KwaZulu-Natal, Kates lovely images show why this year-round destination is deservedly popular with both local and visiting underwater image-makers.
Helen Pananggung of Lembeh Foundation: Blue Green Personality of the Year
The Blue Green Awards are presented at the annual ADEX Show in Singapore. Sarah Ann Wormald profiles the very worthy recipient of the “Personality of the Year” award. Lembeh Foundation’s Helen Pananggung is a human dynamo, motivating, persuading, cajoling and sometimes dragging (!) her community to embrace new ways of both reducing waste and upcycling the existing trash discarded in the area. Congratulations Helen!
Report: Nikon Professional Roadshow 2019
Wetpixel attended the recent Nikon Professional Services Roadshow and was able to get hands-on with the new Z series mirrorless full frame cameras. We were able to test the cameras’ autofocus with fisheye and macro lenses, albeit not underwater. In addition, Nikon was very keen to point out their firmware update will uniquely offer the option of outputting ProRes RAW over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V external recorder/monitor.
Travels with Inon’s Takuya Torii
Wetpixel Publisher Adam Hanlon recently spent a week with one of the hardest working individuals in the underwater imaging industry, Inon’s Takuya Torii. During the week, he attended the Inon UK event in London, dived in 5°C (41°F) water with multiple remote strobes, visited the Lake District and attended the BOOT show in Dusseldorf!
Laura James: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Filmmaker and conservationist Laura James is sharing a series of articles about filmmaking with the Wetpixel community. Laura has been a pioneer in the production of 360° immersive media. She has built her own camera rigs and has the goal of encouraging both filmmakers and amateurs to try making high-quality 360-video. In addition, Laura is a passionate advocate for the natural world, shooting films that inspire people to care for their environment, and helping to communicate complex scientific concepts to the general public and elected officials.
Help Protect Florida Giant Groupers by Walt Stearns
The Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) is hosting a public meeting on Thursday 26 April in Fort Lauderdale to discuss a proposal to open the breeding grounds of the critically endangered goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara) to fishing. [Walt Stearns]http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/fllcc-fort-lauderdale-marriott-north/) writes about the issues around this decision and appeals for individuals to “make their voices heard” either at the meeting or by signing the online petition.