2020

Red Sea Reefs from 2020 G20 Summit :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Red Sea Reefs from 2020 G20 Summit :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 The recent G20 summit, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, celebrated the Presidency’s second aim of “Safeguarding the Planet” with a documentary film about the Red Sea’s reefs shot by Sean Ruggeri and the team from OceanX. It was shot with a RED Digital Cinema Komodo, Laowa by Venus Optics 9mm T2.9 Cine and a Gates Underwater Products housing. “After 400 million years and several…

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Top Cameras for Underwater Video in 2020 – Underwater Photography Article

Top Cameras for Underwater Video in 2020 As mirrorless cameras have gradually displaced DSLRs, we have witnessed the steady rise in the importance of the RECORD button—at the expense of the humble shutter release. This change has been driven both by the natural advantages offered by mirrorless camera technology and the ever-growing popularity of videos over still images in parallel with the continued shift to online content away from print media. So what kinds of specs should underwater shooters be…

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Juvenile Zebrafish Wins 2020 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition – Underwater Photography Article

Juvenile Zebrafish Wins 2020 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 1st place: Dorsal view of bones and scales (blue) and lymphatic vessels (orange) in a juvenile zebrafish by Daniel Castranova, Dr. Brant M. Weinstein, Bakary Samasa   There are macro photographers and then there are photomicrographers. You couldn’t capture this exquisite specimen on a blackwater dive: The winning image in the 46th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition is taken using confocal microscopy and image-stacking—by stitching together 350 individual images, in…

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Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) – Photography Article

Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) Nikon once again updated its Z lens roadmap, and we now know of a total of ten Z mount lenses that will be released in the coming years. The most exciting part is that we will soon be seeing top-of-the-line 400mm and 600mm super-telephoto primes in the line-up! Here’s a first look at the new lenses you can expect to see.The Updated Nikon Z Lens RoadmapHere is the latest version of the Nikon…

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 Winners – Underwater Photography Article

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 Winners Winner 2020, Under Water: The Golden Moment by Songda Cai, China   The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition has announced the 2020 winning images at a virtual awards ceremony live-streamed from London’s Natural History Museum. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 title went to Sergey Gorshkov from Russia for his heartwarming image of a Siberian tigress embracing an ancient Manchurian fir in the Russian Far East. It took almost a year…

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Results of Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Results of Wildlife Photography of the Year 2020 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 Alex Mustard and Adam Hanlon discuss all the underwater images that are among the placings of the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest on this special edition of Wetpixel Live. The competition is one of the most prestigious photography contest in the world and we offer hearty congratulations to all those among the placings. Alex and Adam review the images and offer…

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Resources Celebrating World Octopus Day 2020 :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Resources Celebrating World Octopus Day 2020 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, October 12th, 2020 It was World Octopus Day on 8 October, but there is perhaps no need for a specific day to celebrate these amazing creatures. Intelligent, charismatic and highly-evolved, octopus are amazing and sought-after subjects for underwater image makers. Their apparently infinitely variable appearance, and engaging behaviors allow for a huge variety of unique still and video images. Given that it is always a good idea to…

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NUPG – October 2020 ‘Front Cover’ competition instructions – Underwater Photography Article

NUPG – October 2020 ‘Front Cover’ competition instructions This month’s competition is for a magazine front cover shot – Simon Rogerson has kindly agreed to judge the entries for us. Have a look at some diving magazine covers to get an idea what he’ll be looking for. It’s not essential to have a person in the image, although a lot of magazine cover shots do. You will need to use this Photoshop template to assemble your entry. The steps are…

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Winners of the Nature inFocus Photography Awards 2020 Announced – Underwater Photography Article

Winners of the Nature inFocus Photography Awards 2020 Announced Second Runner-up, Conservation Issues: “Plastic Surfer” by Magnus Lundgren   The organizers of the annual Nature inFocus Photography Awards have announced the winners and runners-up in this year’s competition. The coronavirus pandemic resulted in the associated festival being canceled this time around, and instead the awards were announced at a live virtual event on YouTube. Around 14,000 images were submitted by more than 1,600 shooters. The Nature inFocus Photograph of the…

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PHIDEX Goes Virtual in October 2020 – Underwater Photography Article

PHIDEX Goes Virtual in October 2020 As the pandemic continues to disrupt dive shows around the world, the organizers of the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) have announced a virtual version of their event. Live-streamed via social media from October 9th to 11th, the dive conference will consist of webinars and online forums featuring both local and international presenters. Topics include underwater imaging, conservation, sustainable dive tourism, and dive tourism recovery. Accredited establishments can also participate in the show’s…

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First Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 Images Revealed – Underwater Photography Article

First Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 Images Revealed Highly Commended, Underwater: The night shift by Laurent Ballesta   London’s Natural History Museum has revealed some of the finalists of its Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 competition. This year’s contest saw nearly 50,000 entries from both professional and amateur shooters from around the globe. Among the “Highly Commended” photos is just a single image from the “Underwater” category: Laurent Ballesta’s wonderful capture of large topshells emerging at night to…

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ADEX India 2020 Goes Virtual in September – Underwater Photography Article

ADEX India 2020 Goes Virtual in September After the success of first ADEX Pixel Virtual Expo in early May—which replaced the usual Singapore event due to the pandemic—the organizers of the next ADEX India have announced the premier South Asia dive expo will also be taking place online. The new event, which is from September 11–13th, will use the same digital platform—ADEX Pixel Expo, or APE—to connect ADEX “attendees” to the dive industry in India, Sri Lanka and the…

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Insta 2020 – Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider – Photography Article

Insta 2020 – Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider Instagram is the main social media platform exclusively centred around imagery, but things have changed and video is becoming as important as photography. But what else do we need to know about the ever-changing Instagram in 2020? It’s #TravelTuesday here, I’m Dave Williams, and I’m about to share what I’ve learned so far this year. Let’s go!Instagram remains a huge means of exposure and if we want to progress our photography, be it…

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Slideshow: The winning images from the 2020 Potato Photographer of the Year contest: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

Slideshow: The winning images from the 2020 Potato Photographer of the Year contest: Digital Photography Review 2020 Potato Photographer of the Year Editor’s note: Image #10 (11th in the gallery) doesn’t strictly feature nudity, but may be considered NSFW, so proceed with caution accordingly. Yes, you read the headline right. The Potato Photographer of the Year is a real photo contest and this year’s winners have been announced. If you’re wondering where the idea for a potato photo contest came…

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Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) – Photography Article

Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (Updated July 2020) Everything you need to know about Nikon’s upcoming Z lenses.By Spencer Cox 33 CommentsPublished On July 21, 2020Nikon once again updated its Z lens roadmap, and we now know of a total of ten Z mount lenses that will be released in the coming years. Here’s a first look at the new lenses you can expect to see.The Updated Nikon Z Lens RoadmapHere’s the roadmap it replaces:In total, every Nikon Z lens we…

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Share Our Air 2020 Contest :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Share Our Air 2020 Contest :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, July 5th, 2020 Dive into the Pink has announced the winners of their 2020 Share Our Air contest. Over $20,000 was raised from the competition’s entry fees that will be donated to a study investigating the impact of COVID-19 on scuba divers. Congratulations to all the winners and to the contest on raising this amazing sum for such a worthwhile cause. Press release DIVE INTO THE PINK ANNOUNCES WINNERS…

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ScubaClick Announces Scuba.Digital 2020 Online Dive Show – Underwater Photography Article

ScubaClick Announces Scuba.Digital 2020 Online Dive Show With so many dive shows around the world canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably missing that connection with your fellow divers, and missing out on what’s happening in the industry. Scuba.Digital 2020, a new global online dive show, aims to fill that void. Like a physical show, Scuba.Digital’s goal is to “bring diving liveaboard operators, resorts, dive shops and clubs together online.” Attendees can tune in to live presentations,…

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Underwater Photo/Video Buyer’s Guide – Summer 2020 – Underwater Photography Article

Underwater Photo/Video Buyer’s Guide – Summer 2020 Summer has officially begun (with apologies to those of you in the wintry southern hemisphere), and while this promises to be unlike any summer any of us has ever experienced, we’re still hoping that we can get in the water sooner rather than later—and start shooting again. Until that happens, how about giving your rig a bit of a refresh with some new gear from our Underwater Photo/Video Buyer’s Guide? Once again,…

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UN World Oceans Day Photo Contest 2020 :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

UN World Oceans Day Photo Contest 2020 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, June 8th, 2020 Joanna Smart (Winner – Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean) The results of the Seventh Annual United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition have been announced. The judges were tasked with selecting 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place images from hundreds of entries in 10 categories. The winner of the 2020 theme (Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean) was selected by the organizers. Congratulations to all the…

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UN World Oceans Day 2020 Virtual Event – Underwater Photography Article

UN World Oceans Day 2020 Virtual Event This year, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, UN World Oceans Day will be a free all-digital event that’s open to all. Streamed from 10am to 5pm EDT (UTC−04:00) on June 8th, the event, which is produced in partnership with non-profit organization Oceanic Global, aims to raise global awareness about the abundance our ocean provides humankind, and our individual and collective duty to use its resources sustainably. The program includes keynote speeches, panels,…

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DEEP Indonesia 2020 – Deadline Two Weeks Away – Underwater Photography Article

DEEP Indonesia 2020 – Deadline Two Weeks Away The deadline for the 2020 DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition is just two weeks away! To be in with a chance of winning, you’ll need to enter by Saturday, March 7th at 11:59 PM PST. Along with the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition, the contest is part of the Underwater Competition Series, which is once again offering more than $100,000 in fantastic gear and dive travel prizes! Choose from among…

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Golden Turtle International Festival 2020 :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Golden Turtle International Festival 2020 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 The Golden Turtle International Festival is calling for entries to its 2020 contest. It is offering 13 categories for its Photo contest, along with 2 in Art and 2 in Eco-Posters. The contest is free to enter and the deadline for entries is 29 February. Press release The Golden Turtle International Festival is hosting its Wildlife Art & Photography competition for 2020 and invites authors around…

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Take my “2020 Photography Challenge:” Five Things to Push You Forward in 2020 – Photography Article

Take my “2020 Photography Challenge:” Five Things to Push You Forward in 2020 If you take an honest look at your photography from last year, and you don’t feel like you really pushed yourself forward in your work, I have something that might really help you push and stretch yourself in 2020. It’s about going outside your comfort zone and doing things you maybe haven’t done before or perhaps even thought of doing. It’s about making the most of the…

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NUPG – NUPG – 13th January 2020 Meeting – Underwater Photography Article

NUPG – NUPG – 13th January 2020 Meeting Competition Theme : Best of 2019 Guest Judge : Yo-Han Cha Our January competition will of course be “Best of 2019” and we’re delighted to say that Yo-Han Cha will be returning north to be our guest judge this time. To allow time for judging, the deadline for entries will be 8pm on Wednesday 1st January. The overall winner will be decided at the meeting on Jan 13th. You may enter up…

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