Mission 31 goes live
A project entitled Mission 31 has set out today to build on Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s groundbreaking experiments in saturation and habitat exploration. Utilising the Aquarius lab, located 9 miles off the coast of Key Largo, Florida, the team, which includes Cousteau’s grandson Fabien, aims to expand Cousteau’s original Conshelf experiment by one day and at a depth 30 feet deeper than the original.
Testing RED cameras in Grand Cayman
Sean Ruggeri of RED has posted a behind the scenes video showing what the company is up to in terms of using the cameras underwater. The team were shooting test charts underwater using the following cameras: DRAGON old OLPF, DRAGON new OLPF and EPIC MX, together with some experimental filtration.
Contest: World Shootout 2014
The Eilat Red Sea shootout has teamed up with PADI and the BOOT show to launch the “Underwater Photography World Championship”. Held in conjunction with the Eilat Red Sea Shootout, individuals from a single country can band together to represent their nation, by entering a combined portfolio of 6 images. There is a prize purse of $3,000 for the winning team.
Coverage: Bahamas Underwater Photo Week part 2
Bob Cranston shoots 3D in California
Filmmaker Bob Cranston has shared some images of his 3D filming (using two RED EPIC cameras in a Gates Deep Atom 3D “beam splitter” rig) of a black sea bass (Centropristis striata). He comments, “Black Sea Bass were all but fished out 30 years ago, now they are back. Thanks to a 20 years of protection and ban of inshore nets. What a great fish success story”
Call for entrants: BSoUP Splash-In 2014
The British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) has announced that they will be holding their annual Splash-In contest on 5 July at Portland Marina, Dorset, UK.
Nauticam announces housing for Sony a6000
Nauticam has released details of their new housing for the Sony a6000 mirrorless camera. The NA-a6000 features one-handed control of both command dials, and the option of rear button AF actuation. In addition, the housing sports a redesigned (and colored) video record button and the option of switching from EVF to LCD and vica versa.
Coverage: Bahamas Underwater Photo Week
The Bahamas Underwater Photo Week has been created as an event “to capture a week in the underwater life of the Bahamas”. Conceived by Alert Diver’s Stephen Frink, the idea has been adopted by the Bahamas Diving Association and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, who have provided venues and funding to make it all happen. The concept is quite simple, to get four underwater photographers in the Bahamas at different venues and get them to shoot at the same time, producing a photographic documentary of the underwater life of the Islands at that time
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