Behind the Shot of “Drop” by Pietro Formis
Recently Pietro Formis shared his image “Drop” on the Wetpixel Facebook page. The image is a striking portrait of a freediver framed perfectly by a sea cave. Needless to say the image received a lot of attention on the page. We asked him to share with us how he got the shot.
Blackmagic Design ships DaVinci Resolve 14
Call for entries: Scubashooters Shrimp Festival
Adobe previews new Photoshop features
Adobe frequently releases a few “Sneak Peaks” of new technology that will be incorporated into future version of their Creative Cloud apps. In this instance, they have posted video of a Curvature Pen Tool that will be featured in Photoshop CC. This makes “path creation easier and more intuitive in Photoshop CC by enabling you to create paths more quickly and precisely.” Adobe add that this is one of many new features coming to Photoshop CC during 2017.
Rescuers save two manatees stranded during Hurricane Irma
Rescuers have saved two manatees stranded by Florida bay waters receding in the onslaught of Hurricane Irma. The manatees were spotted and rescued by Steven Reisinger, Michael Sechler, Marcelo Clavijo, and Donavan Norton. The rescuers were able to roll the manatees onto tarps and drag them 100 yards to deeper water where they swam off.
Hurricane Aid: Matched Donations to Direct Relief
We are sure the Wetpixel community are aware of the swathe of destruction that hurricane Irma has carved through the Caribbean and, it seems, will be doing again in Florida shortly. Following on this storm’s heels are two more hurricanes. Whilst there is little many of us can do to directly help those affected by these events, we all have friends and diving operations that are being impacted right now. Wetpixel has set up a direct fundraising campaign via Facebook to raise money for Direct Relief’s efforts to provide medicine and other health-related services in affected areas. We humbly ask the Wetpixel community to join us in trying to help those in need. Wetpixel will match the first $5K in donations.
Dr. Sylvia Earle interviewed by TIME for the new book FIRSTS Women Who are Changing the World
Dr. Sylvia Earle has been interviewed and featured in TIME magazine’s latest book FIRSTS Women Who are Changing the World. Earle is featured as the “Oceanographer” for her first of being the first woman to become chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The book has a chapter dedicated to Sylvia, but you can find a video about her here.
The story behind David Doubilet’s shot on NG Creative Blog
An image shot by underwater photographer David Doubilet is featured on the National Geographic Creative Blog this week. The shot was taken off the coast of Cuba and features Jennifer Hayes and a crocodile coming in for a closer look. The “behind the shot” features perspectives from either side of the lens and is part of a larger series of images taken by the duo in Cuba.
- Adobe updates Lightroom to 2015.10 (via )
- Adobe updates Photoshop CC 2017 to 2017.1 (via )
- Surfers unlocking the key to ocean microbes (via )
- The value of keeping sharks alive (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS cinema range: EOS C100/II, EOS… (via )
- Spratly Islands in South China Sea under threat (via )
- Using dye and photography to understand Florida’s underwater… (via )
- Exploring the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (via )
- Where ocean trash comes from (via )
- Human impact in an X-ray of the ocean (via )