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Sony Announces the Alpha 1 Mirrorless Camera :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Sony Announces the Alpha 1 Mirrorless Camera :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 Sony has announced the Alpha 1 mirrorless camera. It features a 50.1 MP sensor with a BIONZ XR™ imaging processing engine, which offers a native ISO range of up to 32,000 and a shutter sync speed of up to 1/400s when using the mechanical shutter. Video is available at 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 XAVC HS and RAW out to an external recorder. Lastly, the…

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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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Shutterstock and SumUp Partner to Give Merchants Access to High-Quality Images and Boost Online Performance – Photography Article

Shutterstock and SumUp Partner to Give Merchants Access to High-Quality Images and Boost Online Performance SumUp customers now get direct access to Shutterstock’s vast image library to create beautiful online storefronts and increase potential sales Throughout 2020, brick-and-mortar stores made enormous efforts to keep their businesses open and safe. This meant thinking outside the box and offering customers new options and experiences like curbside pickup, contactless delivery and limiting in-store capacity.  However, with clear restraints around what these in-store merchants…

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Photography and chill – Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider – Photography Article

Photography and chill – Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider In this challenging time in life it can also be challenging for us to find inspiration for our photography. By the way, top writing tip: – never use the same adjective twice in one sentence! Anyway, let’s dive into todays post. I’m Dave Williams, this is #TravelTuesday with Dave, and we still can’t travel… I’m not bitter, I’m just saying.Something I’ve found myself doing, and I’m sure many of you are in…

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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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ZY Optics releases redesigned $799 Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 lens for Leica M mount: Digital Photography Review – Photography Article

ZY Optics releases redesigned $799 Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 lens for Leica M mount: Digital Photography Review Zhong Yi Optics (ZY Optics) has released a Leica M mount version of its Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 lens, bringing an improved optical design specifically for Leica camera systems. Unlike the Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount versions of the lens, which are constructed of 10 elements in 7 groups, the Leica M mount version is constructed of 11 elements in…

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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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Leaves in Rain | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Leaves in Rain | G Dan Mitchell Photography Leaves in rain, Portland, Oregon.Leaves in Rain. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Leaves in rain, Portland, Oregon.Californians have been dealing with strange weather patterns for more than a decade now — a five-year drought, a few years of way above average rainfall, and then the current season that has been almost completely rainless up until now. As I write this the pendulum is apparently about the swing the other…

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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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5 Reasons I Chose The Canon R6 Mirrorless Over The R5 (and why I upgraded in the first place) – Photography Article

5 Reasons I Chose The Canon R6 Mirrorless Over The R5 (and why I upgraded in the first place) Last week the box I’ve been waiting for arrived from B&H Photo with my new Canon EOS R6 and a Tamron 150-600mm lens.When I shared the photos of my delivery on social (taken with my iPhone), I had a number of folks asking “Why did you choose the R6 over the R5?” so I thought I’d cover that here today (and…

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Point Reyes, Clearing Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Point Reyes, Clearing Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Morning fog clears aove the hills and bays of Point Reyes National Seashore.Point Reyes, Clearing Fog. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Morning fog clears aove the hills and bays of Point Reyes National Seashore.Living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Point Reyes National Seashore is merely a longish day trip for me. I haven’t been there since the onset of the pandemic, but in more…

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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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Spring Flow | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Spring Flow | G Dan Mitchell Photography Rushing spring water and reflections, Merced River.Spring Flow. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Rushing spring water and reflections, Merced River.For a place made of stone, the Sierra is a surprising transitory scene. Summer is brief, and wildflowers bloom and are soon gone. Color comes to aspens in the fall and is gone weeks later. Spring is the time of rushing water in the Sierra, from the high country to…

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Forest and Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Forest and Fog | G Dan Mitchell Photography Sunlight begins to thin the morning fog in a Monterey Peninsula forest.Forest and Fog. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Sunlight begins to thin the morning fog in a Monterey Peninsula forest.Today we visit the California coast below the Monterey Peninsula, at the Point Lobos State Reserve. (That is the actual name, though many of us casually refer to it as a state “park.”) I have gone to this…

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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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I Was One Click Away From Having My Camera Stolen! – Photography Article

I Was One Click Away From Having My Camera Stolen! This is a cautionary tale — one where I was literally just one click away from getting my $1,450 Canon EOS-R Mirrorless body ripped off. Here’s what happened:I wanted to buy the new Canon R6 Mirrorless bodyIt has all the stuff I want on it, (and yes, for goodness sake it has two card slots), and I’ve been waiting for what I hope will be the perfect camera for me,…

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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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New KelbyOne Course – Creating Landscape Composites: Advanced Techniques – Photography Article

New KelbyOne Course – Creating Landscape Composites: Advanced Techniques Creating Landscape Composites: Advanced Techniques with Bret MalleyGo beyond what your landscape images are, and imagine what they could be! Join Bret Malley in the follow-up to his Creating Landscape Composites class with a more advanced look at new features, cool effects, and fun techniques that allow you to unleash whatever you can imagine. From starting with a good foundation to incorporating a range of new elements to replacing the sky and making…

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Sandstorm Rising | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Sandstorm Rising | G Dan Mitchell Photography Clouds from a desert sandstorm rise above Death Valley National Park sand dunes.Sandstorm Rising. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Clouds from a desert sandstorm rise above Death Valley National Park sand dunes.Today I am sharing yet another of the Death Valley photographs from my spring 2013 visit when, among other things, I had a couple of opportunities to photograph in sandstorm conditions. Like many photographers I tend to photograph…

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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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Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains | G Dan Mitchell Photography A Death Valley sandstorm builds above sand dunes, obscuring distant desert mountains.Dunes, Sandstorm, and Mountains. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A Death Valley sandstorm builds above sand dunes, obscuring distant desert mountains.Once again I am discovering how many promising photographs get left behind when I first assess them shortly after making the photographs… and how valuable it is to revisit the original files later on. I typically…

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