Photographers sought for new reality series in the US Photo

Photographers sought for new reality series in the US

A new photographer reality series has just been announced and is seeking participants. The 5 part series is called Top Photographer with Nigel Barker and will be aired on AdoramaTV. The contest is open to all levels of US based photographers, from professional to hobby photographers.The grand prize winner will receive a $50,000 US photo gear package (including a Canon 1DX II) and an exhibition in New York City.

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RED announces Helium sensor Photo

RED announces Helium sensor

RED Digital Cinema has announced a new 8K sensor which it is calling Helium. At 29.9x15.77mm it is much smaller than the current Dragon sensor, which measures 40.96x21.6mm, but both sensors have 8192x4320 pixels. The new sensor will be available for the existing Weapon camera and a new camera, the Epic-W, will be designed around it in the future. The Helium sensor’s size will give greater lens compatibility.

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Underwater microscope documents coral behaviour Photo

Underwater microscope documents coral behaviour

A paper in the journal Nature Communications reports on the results of Benthic Underwater Microscope (BUM). The device, designed by Scripps Institution of Oceanography was deployed in the Gulf of Eilat and produced imagery of corals apparently “embracing” and turf wars between coral polyps. The microscope was also able to capture recently bleached living coral being colonised by algae when it was used at Maui, Hawaii.

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Freeze Frame: Introduction Photo

Freeze Frame: Introduction

Wetpixel are proud to introduce Freeze Frame; an exclusive new monthly column by award winning underwater filmmaker Evan Sherman. He will be writing about the tips and tricks that make image and video creation work in some of the most extreme and remote locations in the world. In this first installment, Evan outlines his philosophy in the “battle” to “win the image-making war.”

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