Countdown to The Shootout begins
The Shootout, a live underwater photography contest between Gulen Dive Resort, Norway and Lembeh Resort, Indonesia is going to kick off with the first public vote (for the nudibranch category) going live on 16 June. The voting will be held on the contest’s website along with lots of live reporting throughout the event from both Norway and Indonesia. The coverage will also be featured here on Wetpixel and via many other online sources.
Registrations open: Anilao Shootout 2018
The Philippine Department of Tourism has announced that registrations for the sixth Anilao Shootout are now open. The event will be held from 27 November to 1 December. The first of the international panel of judges has also been announced and is Singapore based photographer, Indra Swari.
500px announces it will now sell user photos through Getty Images and VCG
500px has announced that it will close Marketplace, it’s 4-year program for licensing royalty-free content, and now begin selling user photos through Visual China Group (VCG) and Getty Images. VCG is the parent company of 500px. 500px will also be removing the ability to download or share images through Creative Commons Licenses. 500px users that do not want their images sold through either of these companies are recommended to change their distribution settings on the website by selecting “I opt out of the global distribution network”.
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Issue 31 of Anima Mundi available
Issue 31 of online magazine Anima Mundi - Adventures in Wildlife Photography is now online It features the bird-eating jackals of the Kalahari desert, a Chobe National Park trip report Costa Rica-based Greg Basco’s portfolio, a photographic tribute to Assam’s remote and exotic waterbirds of Maguri Bheel and Silvano Paiola’s ‘s report from Slovenia about Kocevje’s primeval forest and its endangered European bears.
Image Makers: Help the Oceans on 9 June
On 9 June, Motion for the Ocean will send one global simple, clear message to policy makers: Oceans are Important. Wetpixel has partnered with the Sea Save Foundation to allow the global underwater image making community the opportunity to raise its collective voice in support of this. Please post one of your images or videos onto the social media outlet of your choice on 9 June with the following hashtags:#M4O #MotionFortheOcean #SeaSaveTweet #PlasticPollutionCoalition. These will allow the imagery to be aggregated and presented to those in power.
Tips for shooting models underwater on Stoppers
FStoppers has published an article by photographer Jennifer Tallerico with tips on shooting models underwater in the springs of Florida. Tallerico is a Florida based photographer that runs underwater photography workshops. The article focuses on the challenges of shooting outside of a controlled pool environment and the challenges faced such as restrictions of free diving of any kind in the springs as well as light. Tallerico supplemented the ambient light by using a Light & Motion Stella Pro Light out of the water.
Episode 7 of the Diving and Adventure Podcast available
Wetpixel Moderator, Mike Veitch has released episode 7 of the Underwater Tribe Diving and Adventure Podcast. It features conservation film makers, “The Jetlagged”. Previous podcasts have featured Gray Bevan, Serge Abourjeily, Graham Abbott, Christian Loader, Oli Christen, and Rich Horner.
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