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Europe’s first underwater sculpture garden in place Photo

Europe’s first underwater sculpture garden in place

Jason deCaires Taylor, known for his underwater sculptures, has unveiled his latest project off Lanzarote in Europe. The sculptures, which are casts of real people, feature refugees, and figures walking towards a fence, not paying attention. The pieces are collectively known as the Rubicon installation.

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Mini tutorial: Lightroom Auto Advance Photo

Mini tutorial: Lightroom Auto Advance

Adobe’s Lightroom Coffee Breaks mini tutorial series has featured an episode about “Rating Photos with Auto Advance”. If the caps lock key is on while adding star ratings, color labels or flags, the app auto advances through the images in the selected folder.

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Happy Lunar New Year Photo

Happy Lunar New Year

Wishing all the members of the Wetpixel community that celebrate the lunar New Year a very happy year of the monkey! We hope that you have prosperity and lots of amazing, safe underwater encounters over the next year.

猴年大吉.

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Final Call: Our World Underwater 2016 Photo

Final Call: Our World Underwater 2016

The deadline for entries to the 2016 Our World Underwater contest is here! All entries need to be in by today, 6 February at 11:59PM PST. In case you aren’t aware, the Our World Underwater contest is the first part of the Underwater Imaging series, which offers up $100K in total prizes. This year’s Our World Underwater contest also offers a $1,000 cash prize to the “Best in Show” winner.

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UW Technics releases TTL converter Photo

UW Technics releases TTL converter

At the recent BOOT Show, Subal, Nauticam, BS Kinetics and others were showing or offering new TTL circuitry that enables both electric and fiber optic TTL (and manual) triggering of strobes. Wetpixel has done a little digging, and can now reveal the actual specifications of the board. Currently available only for Nikon cameras, and for use with Z240 and YS-D1/D2 strobes, there are plans to launch versions for Canon and perhaps Sony, as well as for additional strobes.

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Borneo from Below: Seahorses Photo

Borneo from Below: Seahorses

This week’s episode of Borneo from Below features Seahorses and the threats they face in the open ocean. Bertie discusses the natural history of these fascinating critters and visits a store selling a shocking amount of dried seahorses for use in tea with dubious health benefits.

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Sony announces the α6300 mirrorless camera Photo

Sony announces the α6300 mirrorless camera

Sony has announced the α6300 mirrorless camera. It features a 24.2MP APS-C sized sensor with the BIONZ X image processing engine to give a native ISO range of 100 to 51,200. The camera’s AF system features 425 phase detection AF points resulting in the claim that it has the fastest AF system of any APS-C sized camera. 4K video in Super 35mm format is available with a data rate of 100Mbps.

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Wild Oceans: Crab uses urchin shield Photo

Wild Oceans: Crab uses urchin shield

Earth Touch Wild Oceans has uploaded a new video filmed by Mark Thorpe. The video features a crab using a fire urchin as a shield by carrying the critter on its back. This remarkable symbiosis situation protects the crab from hungry predators while the urchin gets a ride to a free meal.

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Counting down: Our World Underwater 2016 Photo

Counting down: Our World Underwater 2016

Wetpixel and Dive Photo Guide’s Our World Underwater photo contest is approaching its final deadline for entries. The contest is one of the biggest and most respected underwater imaging competitions in the world, and the winners will share in over $10,000 worth of prizes. If you haven’t yet submitted your entries, now is the time to do so! The deadline for entries is 6 February.

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Call for entries: BigPicture 2016 Photo

Call for entries: BigPicture 2016

The BigPicture Natural World Photography Contest is calling for entries. There are numerous categories, including one for “Aquatic Life” and a portfolio contest on Coral Reefs. Entries are open now, and close on 31 March. There is a a discounted entry fee available until 14 February.

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