Report: CMAS World Underwater Photography Championship
Wetpixel editor Adam Hanlon reports from the 2019 CMAS World Underwater Photography and Video Championship, being held in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The 2019 Championship has 93 entrants from 20 countries (with 10 teams in the video category from 10 countries). Most teams consist of a photographer or videographer and an assistant, competing for the coveted title of “World Champion.”
New tutorials from Erin Quigley
Digital imaging guru Erin Quigley has added two new tutorials to her GoAskErin site. The first is entitled “The secret life of collections in Lightroom” and explains how these can be used as powerful organizational tools, while the second “Texture vs Clarity vs Dehaze” shows how the effects of these adjustments vary and how they can be used on different images.
Some 15 inch Macbook Pros banned from aircraft
Following the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advice, airlines are in the process of banning certain 15 inch MacBook Pro laptop computers from being carried onboard their aircraft. Their concerns relate to the risk of battery fires that may occur with computers sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Note that affected models will not be allowed onboard aircraft.
The Conception Tragedy: Update
Wetpixel offers an update to the events surrounding the Conception tragedy: The wreck has now been raised, and the final victim’s remains have been recovered, with authorities having released the names of 27 of our scuba sisters and brothers that perished so far. Our hearts go out to their friends and families. Stressing that the cause of the fire aboard the Conception is still undetermined, the Coast Gaurd has released an advisory for passenger boat operators that mentions the issues around charging batteries among other points.
Lacie announces SSD drives
Lacie has announced three new rugged SSD drives. The Rugged SSD Pro offers 2800MB/s speeds via Thunderbolt 3. Its Thunderbolt connection is backward compatible with USB 3.1. The Rugged SSD offer speeds of up to 950 MB/s. Lastly, the Rugged® BOSS SSD offers a Lightning connection (along with USB A) and an SD card reader.
Ikelite announces housing for Canon G5 X Mark II
Ocean Art 2019 is open for entries
Editorial: An update to the Conception tragedy
Wetpixel offers an editorial about the fire and subsequent sinking of the dive boat Conception on 03 September, which resulted in a terrible loss of life. Our hearts go out to those affected by this tragedy. The primary goal is to update the Wetpixel community to the process of the ongoing investigation and to show solidarity with the Californian dive community in their time of grief. A secondary goal is to try and dispell many of the incorrect rumors about the cause of the tragedy and to prevent any knee jerk reactions.
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