Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017: Results
The Underwater Photographer of the Year has announced its results First place was awarded to Gaby Barathieu for his image of a hunting octopus. The winner of the British photographer contest was Nick Blake. Congratulations to all those that placed in the contest, especially to the many members of the Wetpixel community.
2nd annual Kona Underwater Shootout announced
The second annual Kona Underwater Shootout, hosted by Kona Honu Divers, has been announced. The dates for the shootout are May 12th - 15th 2017. Images need to be shot in Kona during these dates and competitors will need to be present for the awards ceremony. Grand prize is a trip on the Palau Aggressor.
Call for Image submission for tribute to Rob Stewart
Rob Stewart devoted his life to sharks and their conservation. Shortly after his tragic death, Simon Rogerson of Scuba Magazine suggested that we should create a “wall” of shark images to honour his memory. Wetpixel would like to take this idea one stage further, and are seeking submissions from anyone who wishes to take part in a Full Frame feature of shark imagery devoted to Rob Stewart.
Ikelite ships housing for Sony a6500
Firmware updates allows 4K 60P with Shogun Inferno and GH5
Atomos has just released a firmware update for their Shogun Inferno. Version 8.11 allows for 4K 60P 10-bit 4:2:2 external recording with the Panasonic GH5. News Shooter reports that this gives the combination “high-bitrate Apple ProRes recording at a better bit depth and frame rate than any other mirrorless competitor.”
Diver encounters 10 critically endangered sawfish off Florida coast
Earth Touch News has released a video filmed by diver John Dickinson. The remarkable thing about Dickinson’s video is that is shows the ten sawfish he came across in two different locations of Florida’s Jupiter inlet. The sawfish are a critically endangered shark, and to see that number of them in the span of two locations in quite remarkable.
Tamron announces 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 lens
Beyonce announces second pregnancy to the world with underwater photographs
Beyonce, American singer, songwriter and actress, announced her latest pregnancy of twins with a photography album of images that was underwater photography centric. The initial image that was released, although not underwater, was the most liked image on Instagram ever. Although the underwater maternity images are not the most technically impressive photographs, they have certainly brought attention to a under appreciated medium of maternity photography.
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