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Guest Blog: Concert Photographer Brad Moore – Photography Article

Guest Blog: Concert Photographer Brad Moore Photo by Robby KleinPHOTOGRAPHING THE ATLIVE CONCERT SERIES FOR MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUMLast year, back before all of this craziness hit, I was hired to photograph the ATLive Concert Series for Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. To make sure I was properly equipped to photograph the event, I got some gear from my friends at LensProToGo. Thankfully, they had the new Nikon 180-400mm lens, which came in incredibly handy for the shows! Here is the recap…

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Prise de Courcelles 1918 | André Ruiter Stereoscopy – Black & White Photography Article

Prise de Courcelles 1918 | André Ruiter Stereoscopy Prise de Courcelles is a triptych of 45x107mm glass stereoviews published by Brentano’s from Paris. It shows the horrors of The Great War. In a previous post I showed one stereoview from Prise de Courcelles (“The taking of Courcelles”) to illustrate Brentano’s role as a wholesaler. In this post I will cover the complete triptych. The three images were very popular and were common in the collections sold by retailers after the…

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Memory Card Essentials :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Memory Card Essentials :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 Adam and Alex provide some advice about one of the unsung but critically important components of any imaging system: Memory cards. They discuss the types of cards available, how to select a card, and what you can do when they go wrong. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the Wetpixel Live YouTube Channel. This will then notify you when additional episodes are posted in the future.…

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More Than 500,000 Sharks Could Be Killed to Produce a Coronavirus Vaccine – Underwater Photography Article

More Than 500,000 Sharks Could Be Killed to Produce a Coronavirus Vaccine By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, September 29, 2020 @ 08:00 AM (EST)Source: Miami Herald According to shark conservation organization Shark Allies, around half a million sharks may be killed in order to produce a key compound—squalene—that will likely be used in a future COVID-19 vaccine. Squalene is a natural oil made in the livers of sharks that is used in an adjuvant called MF59, an ingredient that helps promote a…

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Fighting for Space on the Limestone Shelf – Underwater Photography Article

Fighting for Space on the Limestone Shelf North Direction Island’s unassuming topside view belies the breathtaking reef below   In the far northern section of the Great Barrier Reef lies North Direction Island. Over the last several years, this small, uninhabited steep granite island has been through the eye of some of the most destructive Category 4 and 5 cyclones to date—Ita in 2014 and Nathan in 2015—and was at the center of the coral bleaching event in the summer…

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Different Photowalk Opportunities – Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider – Photography Article

Different Photowalk Opportunities – Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider #TravelTuesday still isn’t quite what it should be, but then again nothing is at the moment. Something else that’s adapted to the change in the world around us is this year’s Worldwide Photowalk, and that’s what I want to explore today. I’m Dave Williams, and I’m here every Tuesday on ScottKelby.comYesterday Scott showed a video explaining the reasons for the Photowalk, one of which is the Springs Of Hope Kenya Orphanage. There…

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Adobe Teases Advanced “Color Grading” Tool for Lightroom – Underwater Photography Article

Adobe Teases Advanced “Color Grading” Tool for Lightroom In a new teaser video, Adobe has unveiled a novel tool called Color Grading coming soon to Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, and Adobe Camera Raw. The new feature, which will replace the current Split Toning panel, takes its inspiration from the Lumetri Color panel in video-editing software Premiere Pro. The tool’s three-wheel design is indeed very reminiscent of the color wheels in applications for editing video: In addition to being able to…

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Starfishes and Other Echinoderms of the Tropical Indo-Pacific – Underwater Photography Article

Starfishes and Other Echinoderms of the Tropical Indo-Pacific Reef ID Books has released a new book called Starfishes and Other Echinoderms of the Tropical Indo-Pacific. The comprehensive photo guide by Andrey Ryanskiy covers the region from the Red Sea to Hawaii, Marshall Islands and Guam. The 93-page book includes images of 450-plus species, including 126 starfishes of the region, and the author claims more than 100 species have never appeared in field guides or popular books before. The guide features a…

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Mayer Optik Gorlitz ship Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Mayer Optik Gorlitz ship Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, September 28th, 2020 Meyer Optic Görlitz are shipping their new version of the Trioplan 50mm f/2.8. Available in Canon, Nikon, Sony and MFT (among others) mounts, the lens is sharp at distance, but also allows for soap bubble bokeh when used at shorter distances. The Trioplan 50 f2.8 II is available to order now, priced at around €876.34. From Meyer Optic Görlitz Trioplan 50 f2.8 II…

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Adobe Previews new Lightroom Functionality :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Adobe Previews new Lightroom Functionality :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, September 28th, 2020 Adobe has released a “sneak peak” of some new functionality that they play to add to Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. The Advanced Color Grading tool will replaces the previous Split Toning panel. Using a three-wheel interface, the new tool will allow user to adjust color values in the midtones. Each wheel works alongside a slider to provide complete HSL control for highlights, midtones and shadows.…

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Part Two of How Wildlife Photography Became Art :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Part Two of How Wildlife Photography Became Art :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, September 28th, 2020 In the second episode discussing the release of a new book celebrating the images from the last 55 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contests, regular contributor Alex Mustard and Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon chat about the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest, why image makers should enter it, its forthcoming awards ceremony and some ideas about choosing your images. If you enjoy this…

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How Wildlife Photography Became Art :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

How Wildlife Photography Became Art :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, September 28th, 2020 Alex and Adam discuss and preview a new book entitled “How Wildlife Photography Became Art,” which features a curated collection of images from the last 55 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contests. Part one of two episodes discusses the book and the amazing collection of imagery that is contained within it. Wetpixel Live is a series of video episodes, providing answers to common problems experienced by…

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Short Video Clips | Fredericksburg Aerial Drone Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Short Video Clips | Fredericksburg Aerial Drone Photography Our post-production services now include short videos to dress up aerial drone video clips that we have taken. This service is ideally suited to real estate firms that want customized information added to their advertising clips. Our full-service videos include a number of video clips and photos, introduction slides, overhead map photos, closing slides, and audio track options. The difference with our short videos is that only one selected video clip is…

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It’s Worldwide Photo Walk Week! – Photography Article

It’s Worldwide Photo Walk Week! We’re just 5 days away!It’s this coming Saturday, October, 5th, so head over to the official site and see if there’s a photo walk near you (we have photo walks™ organized in cities all around the world). Plus, you’ve got a chance at some awesome prizes (and you don’t have to enter the photo contest to still have a shot at some prizes), you’ll take lots of photos, and you’ll just have just a ton…

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Ikelite Releases Updated Housing for the Sony a6000 – Underwater Photography Article

Ikelite Releases Updated Housing for the Sony a6000 More than six years after its announcement in February 2014—a lifetime in digital camera technology—the Sony a6000 is still a current model. That should tell you something about the camera that started the Japanese company’s hugely popular E-mount APS-C mirrorless line. And video aside (no 4K here), the spec sheet wouldn’t be out of place on a camera purchased in 2020, including the 24.3MP sensor and impressive 11fps burst shooting with continuous…

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Nauticam Shipping Housing for Canon EOS R5 – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam Shipping Housing for Canon EOS R5 Nauticam is shipping its new housing for the Canon EOS R5, the company’s 8K-video-capable full-frame mirrorless camera. Like the full-frame EOS R, the EOS R5 is built around the larger RF-mount, and the new housing uses the same N120 port system, which supports both RF-mount lenses and EF-mount lenses via any of Canon’s three EF-to-RF adapters. The NA-R5 housing offers all the usual Nauticam trimmings: integrated handles, ergonomic control placement, dual right thumb…

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Finding Your Wide-Angle Reef Scene – Underwater Photography Article

Finding Your Wide-Angle Reef Scene When shooting wide-angle reef scenes, creating a compelling composition can be a challenge   One of the biggest challenges when shooting wide angle is deciding what to include in your frame. It’s much easier when you’re shooting a large subject like a manta, whale shark or fish school, but when faced with an expansive reef, it can be hard to find your shot. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when composing reef…

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Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Review – Photography Article

Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Review Nikon updated its 600mm super-telephoto lens in July of 2015, replacing its “G” version with a completely brand new design and optical formula. The Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR was released with the best optical technology Nikon had at the time, including a faster autofocus motor, a magnesium alloy construction, and two fluorite elements for significant weight reduction. In fact, compared to its predecessor, Nikon was able to reduce the weight of…

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Photo Lab with Joerg Blessing – Underwater Photography Article

Photo Lab with Joerg Blessing Pro underwater photographers Jeff Milisen and Rico Besserdich take a detailed look at five of reader Joerg Blessing’s images, giving him pointers and feedback on how he might improve them.   Low tide in the Maldives, Panasonic Lumix GH4, Panasonic 8mm fisheye lens, Nauticam housing, dual Inon Z-240 strobes, f/16, 1/200s, ISO 200   Jeff Milisen: You nailed a lot of the points that make split shots so difficult: find compelling subjects both above and below…

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Get Your Official Worldwide Photo Walk T-Shirt (and a brief update) – Photography Article

Get Your Official Worldwide Photo Walk T-Shirt (and a brief update) OK, we are off and running, and you guys are making an INCREDIBLE difference in the lives of the great kids at the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya. We just launched last week and we’ve already raised over $5,000 for the orphanage, and people are stepping up in BIG ways — donating above and beyond on their own, and just doing remarkable things. It’s really just so awesome!!!The…

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Ikelite Ships Housing for Sony a6000 :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Ikelite Ships Housing for Sony a6000 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Friday, September 25th, 2020 Ikelite is shipping its housing for the Sony a6000 mirrorless camera. Constructed of Ikelite’s signature white ABS and featuring the DLM port system, the housing has optional TTL strobe triggering, a port for adding a vacuum system and the camera’s LCD screen can be tilted inside the housing to make it easier to view. The Ikelite 200DLM/A housing for Sony a6000 is shipping now at…

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Photographing Whitetip Sharks :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Photographing Whitetip Sharks :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Friday, September 25th, 2020 Egypt’s Red Sea offers a fairly unique opportunity to photograph oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus) sharks without bait. With the help of some of his amazing images, regular contributor Alex Mustard and Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon discuss some of the techniques that can help provide underwater photographers with memorable images of these iconic and increasingly rare animals. Wetpixel Live is a series of discussions that aim to answer some…

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Nauticam ships NA-R5 housing for EOS R5 :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nauticam ships NA-R5 housing for EOS R5 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Friday, September 25th, 2020 Nauticam is shipping its housing for the Canon EOS R5 camera. Using their N120 port system, the housing offers compatibility with both RF and EF lenses with the EF to Rf mount adapter. It has an additional control to give access to the EF to EOS R Mount Adapter with Control Ring. Strobe triggering is via optional manual or TTL optical converters. The NA-R5…

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Canon Unveils the EOS C70 Cinema Camera – Underwater Photography Article

Canon Unveils the EOS C70 Cinema Camera Serious video content creators are being increasingly drawn to mirrorless (and DSLR) cameras due to their form factor and relative affordability, and Canon has now responded by announcing a new digital cinema camera that resembles the EOS R5 more than the EOS C300 Mark III. Enter the EOS C70, complete with Canon’s new RF lens mount. The C70 features the same Super 35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) CMOS sensor found in the C300…

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The Grid, Episode 444: Bad Camera Reviews and How To Fix Them – Photography Article

The Grid, Episode 444: Bad Camera Reviews and How To Fix Them The Grid, Episode 444: Bad Camera Reviews and How To Fix ThemJoin Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna as they discuss what’s wrong with camera reviews, as well as offer solutions on what they’d like to see to make them better!New KelbyOne Class: Photographing Montana Big SkiesHead out to big sky country in the Terry Badlands of Montana, and join Moose Peterson for an adventure of learning and photography.…

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Canon announces EOS C70 Cinema Camera :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Canon announces EOS C70 Cinema Camera :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, September 24th, 2020 Canon has announced the EOS C70 Digital Cinema Camera. It features an RF lens mount and still camera-like ergonomics. Capable of internally recoding 4K/60p to its twin SD cards, the C70’s Super 35mm DGO sensor is combined with the DIGIC DV7 processor to offer up to 16 plus stops of dynamic range. The EOS C70 will be available in November 2020 for $5499.00. Canon has…

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Shooting in Limited Visibility :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Shooting in Limited Visibility :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, September 24th, 2020 With many of us not being able to travel, we are turning to creating underwater imagery in our home locations. For those of us that live in temperate climes, this often involves shooting in somewhat limited visibility. In Wetpixel Live today, Adam and Alex chat through some thoughts and ideas about creating memorable images in less than ideal water conditions. Wetpixel Live is a YouTube channel devoted…

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Photographer of the Week – Songda Cai – Underwater Photography Article

Photographer of the Week – Songda Cai Hiding in plain sight: A small fish hides inside a jellyfish    When it comes to separating the pros from the average Joes of blackwater underwater photography, sometimes the choice is black and white.  Take for example our latest Photographer of the Week, Songda Cai. You could start to assess his blackwater prowess through various awards by the NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year or the Windland Smith Rice Nature’s Best Photography Awards.…

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Around 400 Pilot Whales Dead in Grim Record Stranding – Underwater Photography Article

Around 400 Pilot Whales Dead in Grim Record Stranding By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, September 23, 2020 @ 08:00 PM (EST)Source: BBC Roughly 400 whales have died around Macquarie Heads on Tasmania’s west coast in Australia’s biggest stranding on record. A pod of around 270 long-finned pilot whales were found beached on Monday, followed by another 200 the next day. Rescuers are working tirelessly to help the animals, with 50 saved by Wednesday. Dozens of people are using slings and other gear to pull…

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T-shirt Available to Accompany Jeff Milisen’s Blackwater Book – Underwater Photography Article

T-shirt Available to Accompany Jeff Milisen’s Blackwater Book With the release of the new book “A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawaii” not long away, author Jeff Milisen has teamed up with artist Christine Pham to produce a very cool tee featuring Christine’s digital rendering of Jeff’s award-winning image of a sharp-eared enope squid Ancistrocheirus leseurii, photographed in the waters of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The limited edition shirts are available through Bonfire.com through October 5th and will ship in mid-October. Short…

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