Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials available from Erin Quigley
Lightroom and Photoshop guru Erin Quigley runs excellent training sessions specifically aimed at underwater photographers. In conjunction with this, she has published a series of free tutorials and these are all now available via a single landing page on her website. There is a mixture of lessons for Lightroom and Photoshop and there are techniques suitable for both beginner and advanced users.
Blue Planet II premieres in US on January 20th
After a long wait, the BBC series Planet Earth: Blue Planet II will make it to broadcast television in the United States on January 20th. The series is scheduled to air on BBC America. The BBC America website also has a channel finder to locate BBC America on your local cable provider.
Guide: Updating copyright information for 2018
Wetpixel offers a guide for photographers dealing with how to update their workflow and equipment to allow for the 2018 year change. This includes updating metadata and watermark templates in Lightroom and a reminder to check camera and equipment settings.
Over the past few days, there are reports surfacing that Austrian housing manufacturer Subal is experiencing some form of financial difficulty. UPDATE: Subal owner Harald Karl has responded. He has asserted that the company is restructuring and that no customers will be affected. Subal will open a new store in Vienna in March.
Issue 100 of UwP Magazine is available
The bumper issue 100 of Underwater Photography magazine (UwP) is now available to download. First published in 2001 by Peter Rowlands, the ezine continues as the single most read underwater imaging publication. Hearty congratulations to Peter and UwP on turning 100! UwP Magazine is available as a free download in pdf format.
Happy New Year 2018
As 2017 rolls over to 2018 across the globe, Wetpixel would like to wish our amazing talented community of image makers a very happy (Gregorian) New Year. We fervently hope that 2018 is a very productive year with safe, enjoyable time underwater and plentiful subjects that lend themselves to stunning, creative imagery!
Final Call: Underwater Photographer of the Year
The 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) contest is making its final call for entries. For images, it offers 8 international categories, along with 3 for images taken in UK waters. There is also a category for books. The deadline for entries is midnight GMT on 2 January 2018.
Don Silcock: The Manta Rays of Milne Bay
Don Silcock continues his illustrated guide to diving and photographing the underwater sites of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. This article discusses the amazing manta ray cleaning stations of Gonu Bara Bara Island, which offer exceptional encounters with reef mantas (Mobula alfredi) and features his stunning images.
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