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Wetpixel Live: Holiday Purchases :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Wetpixel Live: Holiday Purchases :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 Fashionably late (!) Adam and Alex discuss what new gear they are considering purchasing over the Black Friday/Holiday period. In common with many underwater image-makers, they concentrate on the accessories and ancillary items that increase productivity underwater and in front of the computer. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the Wetpixel Live YouTube Channel. This will then notify you when additional episodes are posted in…

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Diving the Thistlegorm :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Diving the Thistlegorm :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 Dived Up has started shipping their new visual guide to diving the wreck of SS Thistlegorm. Combining historical detail with ground-breaking 3D and photogrammetry and Alex Mustard’s stunning imagery, it offers a unique way to enjoy the wreck. It is shipping now in a limited edition hardback from Divedup.com, Amazon, online, and your local dive retailer Press release Diving the Thistlegorm The Ultimate Guide to a World War…

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At the Heart of the Coral Triangle: Celebrating Biodiversity :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

At the Heart of the Coral Triangle: Celebrating Biodiversity :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 Alan Powderham and Sancia van der Meij’s new book “At the Heart of the Coral Triangle: Celebrating Biodiversity” is now available to pre-order. Featuring Powderham’s photography along with scientific explanations, it concentrates on less observed reef creatures and offers insights into many unique animal behaviors and relationships. At the Heart of the Coral Triangle: Celebrating Biodiversity is available now to pre-order with…

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

Ocean Photography Awards 2020 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 On Wetpixel Live, Alex Mustard and Adam Hanlon discuss the results of the new Ocean Photography awards. The contest is a venue for ocean imagery, both above and below the surface, and as they discuss, this offers creative opportunities that “dedicated” underwater photography contests do not. As is always the case, the pair offer constructive criticism about the lovely winning images. If you enjoy this episode, please…

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Nikon Z Series Roadmap :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Nikon Z Series Roadmap :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, November 30th, 2020 On today’s Wetpixel Live Alex and Adam discuss the recently released roadmap for lens development of the Nikon Z series mirrorless camera system. Nikon has also announced that it will add two new SLRs in 2021, so they ruminate on what might be in store and how this might affect camera choices. If you want to see more of these videos, please subscribe to the Wetpixel Live…

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To Flip or Not to Flip :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

To Flip or Not to Flip :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Saturday, November 28th, 2020 Following on from a current thread on the Wetpixel forum, Alex and Adam discuss their personal preferences with regard to using flip adaptors for ancillary wet lenses. Although popular and convenient, these brackets do inevitably have some drawbacks. Wetpixel Live is a YouTube channel devoted to short films helping explain the hard-edged information people need to improve their underwater images. To see more of the…

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Columbia Announces Ban on Shark Fishing :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Columbia Announces Ban on Shark Fishing :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Saturday, November 28th, 2020 Columbia’s President Iván Duque has announced that artisanal and commercial shark fishing within Columbia’s waters will be prohibited. In addition, he announced that those affected will be able to replace their income derived from shark fishing by receiving payments for “environmental services”. “Today we have made a government decision, supported and sustained, and that is that any form of shark fishing is prohibited in Colombia,…

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Be the champ :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Be the champ :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Friday, November 27th, 2020 Alex Mustard is celebrating the writing of “Be the Champ” columns in Diver magazine. The column is focused on underwater photography, and to celebrate its 100th edition, he approached a wide variety of underwater photographers for”one-line” advice. Adam and Alex discuss some of the communal wisdom shared and how fortunate we are to be a part of a supportive community. Wetpixel Live is a series of discussions that…

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Backscatter announces the Macro Wide 4300 Video Light :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Backscatter announces the Macro Wide 4300 Video Light :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Friday, November 27th, 2020 The team at Backscatter has announced their Macro Wide 4300 video light. It has 4300 lumen of output, variable over 3 steps with an 85° beam angle (6000°K) and a macro mode with a 1400 lumen spot beam. It is powered by two Nitecore NL2150HP rechargeable batteries which offer a burn time of 50 minutes at full power. The Macro Wide 4300 is…

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2021 Bite-Back Calendar :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

2021 Bite-Back Calendar :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 The shark conservation charity, Bite Back, has released its annual calendar, featuring lovely underwater imagery from a variety of talented underwater photographers. Alex and Adam discuss the 2021 calendar and how successful the charity has been at engaging people in the crucial front end of shark conservation. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the Wetpixel Live YouTube Channel. This will then notify you when additional episodes…

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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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Wetpixel Live turns 100 :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Wetpixel Live turns 100 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, November 23rd, 2020 It is a celebration of sorts, with Wetpixel Live episode 100 being released yesterday. Originally conceived by Alex Mustard as a way of staying engaged about underwater image-making when we were prevented from doing so due to COVID-19, the series has blossomed into a general discussion and attracts large numbers of viewers. Thank you all for your support and feedback. Throughout, we have aimed to chat about…

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Wetpixel Live: DEMA Predictions :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Wetpixel Live: DEMA Predictions :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, November 23rd, 2020 Alex and Adam get out their crystal balls and try to predict what the buzz would be at DEMA 2020, which has been canceled due to COVID-19. They discuss the hot new products that have already made their way to the marketplace and try to guess which ones everyone would have been talking about at the legendary Wetpixel/DPG Image Makers Party. Wetpixel Live is a series of…

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Essential Advice about Housing Lanyards :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Essential Advice about Housing Lanyards :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Saturday, November 21st, 2020 Adam and Alex discuss some dos and do-nots about using housing lanyards and how they attach their housings to themselves when shooting underwater. Both tend not to use lanyards a great deal, and they set out their reasons for this in the episode. Wetpixel Live](http://www.youtube.com/c/Wetpixel-live) is a YouTube channel devoted to short films helping explain the hard-edged information people need to improve their underwater images. To…

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Wide Angle Composition :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Wide Angle Composition :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, November 19th, 2020 In his “Essential Guide to Composition,” Jim Church divides underwater wide angle images into 5 broad categories. Whilst it was written in the late 1990s, the advice still holds true for composing images today. Alex and Adam chat about how studying Jim’s book and thinking about how composition works can pay dividends for all underwater image-makers. Wetpixel Live is a series of video conversations that aims to answer…

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RIP Ernest H. Brooks II :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

RIP Ernest H. Brooks II :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 The celebrated underwater photographer and artistic inspiration for a whole generation, Ernie Brooks, sadly passed away last night. Alex and Adam share some thoughts about him and his images and celebrate the stunning body of work that he produced over a lifetime of photographing “The Silver Sea.” The Wetpixel community’s thoughts go out to his family and friends at what must be a terribly difficult time.…

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Sony Announces FX-6 Cinema Camera :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Sony Announces FX-6 Cinema Camera :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 Sony has announced its FX-6 full frame digital cinema camera, which shares the traditional cinema camera form factor with the technology of the Alpha mirrorless camera system. It has a 4K 10.2MP backside-illuminated CMOS Exmor R sensor with the Sony Bionz XR image processing engine from the Sony a7S III. Sony notes the sensor offers 15+ stops of dynamic range and has a maximum ISO of…

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GDT Photographer of the Year :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

GDT Photographer of the Year :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, November 16th, 2020 Adam Hanlon and Alex Mustard discuss the finalists of the Underwater category in the GDT European Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest 2020. This contest, open to photographers based in Europe or GDT members globally, tends to select images that are photographically and artistically creative. This makes them a great source of inspiration! Wetpixel Live is a series of video episodes, discussing about topics and equipment…

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EMWL Half Term Report :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

EMWL Half Term Report :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Sunday, November 15th, 2020 Both Adam and Alex have been shooting the Nauticam EMWL lens. Sadly, the UK wide lockdown has currently curtailed their testing, but in this episode, they give their impressions about this innovative lens system, gathered from their experiences thus far. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to the Wetpixel Live YouTube Channel. This will then notify you when additional episodes are posted in future. Wetpixel Live…

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Shooting for Assignments :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Shooting for Assignments :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Friday, November 13th, 2020 Continuing to offer advice based on their experience, Adam and Alex provide some guidance on how to complete an imaging assignment. They discuss their experiences when shooting together during the Bahamas Underwater Photo Week for Alert Diver and the Bahamas Diving Association. Wetpixel Live is a YouTube channel devoted to short films helping explain the hard-edged information people need to improve their underwater images. To see more of…

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Who Will be Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021? :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Who Will be Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021? :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Thursday, November 12th, 2020 Adam Hanlon and Alex Mustard discuss the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest 2021, which is now open for entries. They chat about a new award for images taken “close to home” that the extension of entries to images captured up to 5 years before the deadline. Adam mentions that the Wetpixel/DPG contest series will be running in Spring/Summer 2021. Wetpixel Live…

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Multimedia Workflow for Underwater Creators :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Multimedia Workflow for Underwater Creators :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 One half of NewMediaSoup, a dynamic multimedia company and part of the team that produces GoAskErin, Joel Penner kindly shares with Adam Hanlon how he wrangles multiple imaging data streams while on location. He discusses working with underwater, time-lapse and drone footage, along with still images and managing to combine them all into daily highlight reels Wetpixel Live](http://www.youtube.com/c/Wetpixel-live) is a YouTube channel devoted to short films…

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Blackmagic Design releases Resolve 17 beta :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Blackmagic Design releases Resolve 17 beta :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, November 9th, 2020 Blackmagic Design has released a beta of DaVinci Resolve 17. The color page has new HDR grading tools, redesigned primary controls and AI based magic masks. For cutting, there is precision audio trimming and a graphical trimmer. Smart reframe is powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine on cut and edit pages and live effect, title, and transition previews on cut and edit pages. The beta…

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Erin Quigley on Workflow :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Erin Quigley on Workflow :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, November 9th, 2020 Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon discusses workflow with GoAskErin creator Erin Quigley on Wetpixel Live. Erin kindly takes us through how she shoots to get the best for the editing process, how she ingests and backs up her images, and then organizes and versions her images. Please subscribe to the Wetpixel Live YouTube Channel. This will then notify you when additional episodes are posted in the future. Wetpixel…

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Call for Entries: UPY 2021 :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Call for Entries: UPY 2021 :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, November 9th, 2020 The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 contest (UPY 2021) is now open for entries. Offering 13 entry categories, including a new award for images that were captured close et home. In the light of the devastating issues that face the competition’s industry partners, due to COVID-19, UPY 2021 will not be offering prizes. It continues to offer significant kudos to those among the placings. The…

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Amazing Underwater Modeling Techniques :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Amazing Underwater Modeling Techniques :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 Kimber and Ken Kiefer continue to discuss how they achieve their stunning images. Delving into more specifics, they talk about communications, safety divers, and gear set up. They then outline how they deal with cold and any potential issues with the creatures they encounter. Wetpixel Live is a series of discussions that aim to answer some of the questions that frequently crop up on the Wetpixel Forum.…

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Underwater Modeling Shoots :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Underwater Modeling Shoots :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 Adam chats to Ken and Kimber Kiefer about how they go about setting up and planning an underwater modeling shoot on Wetpixel Live. They discuss how they work together as a team, practice in their pool, and then apply the techniques and ideas they develop there to shoot in open water. They have shared these “Behind the Scenes” films of the shoot in the Bahamas. Wetpixel Live is…

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Apps for Photo Editing :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Apps for Photo Editing :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, November 2nd, 2020 Following on from their earlier Wetpixel Live talks about their photo editing workflows, Alex and Adam discuss some of the other apps that they sometimes use to process their images. Wetpixel Live](https://www.youtube.com/c/Wetpixel-live) is a series of discussions that aim to answer some of the questions that frequently crop up on the Wetpixel Forum. With 80 episodes posted, and many more being created daily, they are a permanent…

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Diving Lolobau Island and the Fathers Reefs by Don Silcock :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Diving Lolobau Island and the Fathers Reefs by Don Silcock :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, November 2nd, 2020 Diving Lolobau Island and the Fathers Reefs By Don Silcock In a roughly rectangular area, about one-third the size of Tasmania, the north coast of New Britain hosts three of the best diving locations in all of Papua New Guinea. The most well-known of those three is incredible Kimbe Bay, while to the north-west of Kimbe are the wonderful Witu Islands…

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Historic Manta ID shots :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Historic Manta ID shots :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Friday, October 30th, 2020 Wetpixel member and contributor Burt Jones is appealing for “historical” image contributions to the Bird’s Head Seascape Manta ID database. Specifically, they are seeking images of mantas taken in Raja Ampat in 2009 or earlier. The database already has over 1400 identified individuals. While mantas are protected within Raja, they are not in the rest of Indonesia. By showing that they have large migratory patterns, this can…

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