Underwater Photography

Buddy Diving for UW Photographers :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Buddy Diving for UW Photographers :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 Alex and Adam chat through one of the most hotly discussed topics when it comes to underwater photographers and how they carry out their dives. From their extensive experience, they provide thoughts and advice about how to be a good buddy, both to other underwater photographers and to non-photographers. If you want to see more of these videos, please subscribe to the Wetpixel Live YouTube Channel.…

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Why Underwater Photography in Freshwater? – Underwater Photography Article

Why Underwater Photography in Freshwater? I’m often asked why I’m interested in freshwater fish like bass and walleye.  Well, the freshwater world has never had an ambassador in the same way the oceans had Jacques Cousteau.  Perhaps, all of us who spend time in lakes can collectively be some sort of equivalent to that.I think there’s always room for more good photographers, and I think interest in freshwater fish will continue.  I’d encourage beginners to learn about their subjects.  Become…

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Nauticam Releases the Next Generation of Wet Wide Lens, WWL-1B – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam Releases the Next Generation of Wet Wide Lens, WWL-1B The NA-A7C with Sony’s new FE 28–60mm f/4–5.6 and Nauticam WWL-1B   Alongside the announcement of its new housing for the Sony a7C, Nauticam has unveiled an updated version of its Wet Wide Lens: the WWL-1B. Optically, the new lens is the same as the WWL-1, but it includes an integrated aluminum buoyancy collar that makes it weigh almost nothing—120g—in water. (A similar effect was achieved with the old WWL-1…

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Florida Springs by Jason Gulley :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Florida Springs by Jason Gulley :: Wetpixel.com The US state of Florida boasts more than 1,000 springs. Most of these springs discharge crystal clear groundwater from the porous limestone bedrock that makes up the Floridan aquifer – one of the most productive and spring-dense aquifers globally. These springs’ future is threatened by increasing groundwater consumption needed to slake the thirst of a growing population and expand agricultural industry and pollution from septic tanks, farm animal waste, and fertilizer. Over the…

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Isotta Ships Housing for Sony a7S Mark III :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Isotta Ships Housing for Sony a7S Mark III :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, January 25th, 2021 Isotta is shipping their housing for the Sony a7S III. It has a 120mm bayonet port mount and can be fitted with two fiber optic or electrical flash sync bulkheads. It is also supplied with two M16 and one M24 port, to allow for HDMI out if required. The Isotta housing for the Sony a7S Mark III is shipping now, priced at 2.690,00…

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Nauticam Announces Housing for Sony a7C – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam Announces Housing for Sony a7C Nauticam has unveiled its housing for the new a7C, Sony’s new compact full-frame mirrorless camera. Unlike the Alpha 7 and Alpha 9 series full-frame cameras, the a7C takes its design inspiration from the a6000 series of cameras with APS-C sensors. Built around the N100 port system, like Nauticam’s housings for the full-frame a7 series, the NA-A7C features integrated handles, ergonomic control placement (including right-hand thumb lever for AF-On), and the company’s vacuum check and…

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Isotta Announces Housing for the Sony a7S Mark III – Underwater Photography Article

Isotta Announces Housing for the Sony a7S Mark III Isotta has announced its latest housing for Sony’s Alpha 7 series—the a7S Mark III. The videocentric full-frame mirrorless camera takes 4K to new heights with both 60p and 120p capture—at 10-bit 4:2:2 color depth—using full-pixel readout without binning. It’s also the first Alpha-series camera that can output 4K/60p 16-bit RAW video over HDMI. Isotta’s housing solution for the a7S III is similarly video-focused. Alongside the signature red anodized aluminum construction, integrated adjustable…

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UW Workshops and Courses :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

UW Workshops and Courses :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, January 24th, 2021 Adam and Alex discuss the wide range of courses and workshops that are offered for underwater photographers. They emphasise the difference between photographically productive dive travel and dedicated learning experiences, and chat about Alex’s new online learning option. Wetpixel Live is a series of discussions that aim to answer some of the questions that frequently crop up on the Wetpixel Forum. With over 130 episodes posted, and…

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Nauticam Releases Housing for Sony a7C :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam Releases Housing for Sony a7C :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, January 24th, 2021 Nauticam has released details of their housing for the Sony a7C mirrorless camera. It utilises the N100 Port system and has an M24 port for HDMI 2.0 compatibility. It ships with an integrated tray system with access to critical controls from the handles, and an integrated vacuum circuit. Strobe triggering is via fiber optic, with an optional LED flash trigger. The NA-7C housing is shipping…

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Nauticam Ships WWL-1B :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam Ships WWL-1B :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, January 24th, 2021 Nauticam is shipping their WWL-1B wet wide angle conversion lens. It offers an 130° field of view with a compatible 28mm lens, and ships with an integrated aluminum buoyancy collar and a hard cover. Mounting is with Nauticam’s Bayonet Mount II, and like WWL-1, it offer full zoom through. WWL-1B is shipping now, priced at $1,465. Introducing WWL-1B The next generation of WWL-1 is here! The WWL-1B features…

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Inon Releases High CRI Lights :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Inon Releases High CRI Lights :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, January 24th, 2021 Inon has released a new series high CRI LED torches. Available in 30° and 75° versions, the “h” series lights have a color temperature of 6500°K with a CRI of 90. The new lights are shipping now, please consult with your local dealer for pricing information. Press release High CRI LED flashlight LE600h-S, LE600h-W INON INC. is pleased to announce new addition of “h” series LED…

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“A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawaii” by Jeff Milisen – Underwater Photography Article

“A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawaii” by Jeff Milisen A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawaii, by Jeff Milisen   Blackwater diving is the practice of scuba diving in the open ocean at night to view small marine organisms that rise up from the depths below. Most of these animals are in the larval or juvenile phase of life and as such are tiny and often unique in appearance, making the activity especially popular with underwater macro…

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Favorite Images of 2020 :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Favorite Images of 2020 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Friday, January 22nd, 2021 Traditionally, Alex started a popular thread on the Wetpixel forum that called for people to post their favorite images from the preceding year. To celebrate the image making opportunities for 2020, he has shared his favourite images on Wetpixel Live, to inspire people to share their imagery on the “2020 Favorites” thread over on the forums. Please head on over, check out the thread and share yours.…

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Inon Announces High-CRI LED Flashlights – Underwater Photography Article

Inon Announces High-CRI LED Flashlights LE600h-S: Standard 30-degree version   Inon has announced new additions to the company’s h-series LED flashlights, which use high-CRI LEDs to produce natural light output at 6500K, making them well-suited to underwater imaging. The LE600h-S has a 30-degree beam, while the LE600h-W is a wide version with a 75-degree beam. Inon says the natural light quality means the flashlights can be used as a primary light source for photography and video, and also function as…

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Alabama’s 60,000-Year-Old Underwater Forest Under Threat – Underwater Photography Article

Alabama’s 60,000-Year-Old Underwater Forest Under Threat Just off the coast of Alabama lies a unique relic of Earth’s past: an ice age cypress forest at a depth of around 60 feet. Discovered by a local diver in 2012, the submerged forest has quickly garnered interest from scientists—as well as firms that want to salvage the tree stumps for commercial use. Last year, a furniture company attempted to apply for a permit to exploit the site. Samples taken from the…

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Sony Teases Alpha Mirrorless Camera Announcement – Underwater Photography Article

Sony Teases Alpha Mirrorless Camera Announcement Doing anything next Tuesday morning? Nothing that can’t wait, eh? Well, if you’re the type of person to get excited by the next Sony Alpha mirrorless camera, you might want to tune in to the Japanese company’s YouTube channel at 10am EST on January 26th. As teasers go, Sony really aren’t revealing much beyond the tagline—“The one never seen”—and a dynamic background evoking things that go fast. Could this be the next full-frame…

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Photographer of the Week – Rusty Childress – Underwater Photography Article

Photographer of the Week – Rusty Childress A dynamic shot of a lemon shark, Bahamas   Rusty Childress began his career as a photojournalist in 1978, but spent the next three decades years working in the automotive industry while continuing to take pictures along the way. He learnt much of what he knows about photography by trial and error, and in 2007 decided to escape the corporate world for good and launched The Main Event Imaging LLC, an outdoor event…

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Career Advice for UW Image Makers :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Career Advice for UW Image Makers :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, January 21st, 2021 The term “Pro” is frequently used when referring to photographers, but what this actually means is somewhat vague. To remedy this, Alex and Adam discuss some of the ways that underwater photographers can derive income and build a career from taking pictures underwater. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the Wetpixel Live YouTube Channel. This will then notify you when additional episodes are…

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Wetpixel Live: Copyright Advice :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Wetpixel Live: Copyright Advice :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, January 18th, 2021 In part due to a new simplified claims process in the US, Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon provides an overview of copyright, and how underwater image makers might protect their work from being used without reward. He stresses that he is not an intellectual property lawyer, but tries to provide some basic principles and ideas to ensure that if your work is used without permission, you understand what…

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Seacam Announces Canon EOS R5 and Atomos Ninja V Housings – Underwater Photography Article

Seacam Announces Canon EOS R5 and Atomos Ninja V Housings Seacam has taken to Facebook to announce that the company has been “working non-stop” on its new Silver housing for the Canon EOS R5. The housing offers full access to the camera’s controls (including the rear multi-controller); accepts both R- and EF-mount lenses (via Canon’s adapters); and features three ports for strobe triggering, vacuum, or remote control, in addition to a specially developed HDMI 2.0 port. The flagship full-frame mirrorless…

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UW Lighting Tips :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

UW Lighting Tips :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, January 17th, 2021 Photography is all about capturing light, and for most underwater photographers, this means using flashes or strobes. Adam and Alex discuss some crucial advice to help ensure that lighting does not prevent photographers from capturing beautiful images. If you want to see more of these videos, please subscribe to the Wetpixel Live YouTube Channel. You will then be notified when we add additional episodes in the future. With…

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Shooting a Short Underwater Film on the GoPro – Underwater Photography Article

Shooting a Short Underwater Film on the GoPro The kind of arresting perspective that would be hard to pull off with a conventional camera (frame grab)   For years the underwater imaging world has generally been led by the assumption that bigger is better. Bigger cameras, bigger housings, and bigger lights have always been synonymous with better quality. But then the GoPro came along, one of the most popular yet smallest cameras to ever hit the market. The unassuming size…

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The Whale Shark and the Remoras – Underwater Photography Article

The Whale Shark and the Remoras The final award-winning image (Sony a7R Mark III, 8–15mm fisheye at 15mm, f/10, 1/250s, ISO1600)   In June 2020, I went on an expedition with my team from Baja Shark Experience to document wildlife off the coast of Los Cabos in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and the effect of reduced vessel traffic due to the lockdown and the coronavirus situation. Our first sight that day was an impressive school of 50-plus silky sharks, and…

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Seacam Announces Housings for EOS R5 and Ninja V :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Seacam Announces Housings for EOS R5 and Ninja V :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Saturday, January 16th, 2021 Seacam has released images and details of their new Silver housing for the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera and a housing for the Atomos Ninja V recorder/monitor. The housing is compatible with Seacam’s port system and has three standard ports for vacuum, remote control, or strobe triggering, along with a specific port for Seacam’s new HDMI 2.0 bulkhead. It is compatible with…

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Saving One Shark at a Time – Underwater Photography Article

Saving One Shark at a Time A few years ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when some images came up of an oceanic whitetip shark that was slowly being strangled by one of those rubber regulator necklaces. The necklace was tightly constricting the shark’s gill area, making it difficult for the shark to process oxygen among other things. I thought the image was difficult to see, and felt sorry for the shark, but scrolled on by as there…

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Ocean Art 2020 :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Ocean Art 2020 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Friday, January 15th, 2021 Alex and Adam discuss a selection of the winning images from the 2020 Ocean Art Underwater Photography contest. The winning images represent a stunning body of work but, as always, the duo attempt to provide a constructive critique of them. If you want to see more of these videos, please subscribe to the Wetpixel Live YouTube Channel. You will then be notified when we add additional episodes in…

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ViewSonic Unveils 32-Inch 8K Color-Accurate Monitor – Underwater Photography Article

ViewSonic Unveils 32-Inch 8K Color-Accurate Monitor ViewSonic has announced a new series of monitors called ColorPro ideally suited to photography. The monitors feature a “color-blind mode with advanced color adjustments for improved color recognition.” The top model in the series is the 32-inch VP3286-8K, which offers a native resolution of 7680×4320—in other words, 8K—and displays 99% of the Adobe RGB color space. The monitor comes with a small “puck” that works both as a calibration device and as a module…

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Ocean Art 2020: Results :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Ocean Art 2020: Results :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, January 14th, 2021 Wide angle 1st Place and Best in Show: “The Day of the Tentacle” by Gaetano Dario Gargiulo The results of the 2020 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest have been announced. Hearty congratulations to Gaetano Dario Gargiulo for his winning CFWA image of an octopus with its tentacles on the dome and to all the other photographers and members of the Wetpixel community among the placings. Press release…

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Photographer of the Week – David Valencia – Underwater Photography Article

Photographer of the Week – David Valencia Great white sharks, Isla Guadalupe, Mexico   Although for most people travel was impossible last year, the unofficial prize for most popular dive destination in 2020 would have to go to Baja California, Mexico. This may be partly due to the fact that it was one of the first destinations to open its door to divers after the initial worldwide coronavirus lockdown, but also because it has exploded onto the underwater photography scene…

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OWC Unveils Envoy Pro FX “Ultra Rugged” SSD – Underwater Photography Article

OWC Unveils Envoy Pro FX “Ultra Rugged” SSD By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, January 14, 2021 @ 06:00 AM (EST)Source: DPReview OWC has announced a new “ultra rugged” SSD—the Envoy Pro FX—offering sequential read/write speeds of up to 2,800MB/s. The SSD is housed in aluminum, giving it an IP67 waterproof rating as well as acting as a heat sink. The Envoy Pro FX is plug-and-play with any device with a USB-A, USB-C or Thunderbolt connection, but if you want the ultra-fast 2800MB/s read/write…

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