Critter Shootout 2016 winners
Congratulations to team Lembeh for taking gold in the 2016 Lembeh Gulen Critter Shootout. Competitors from Lembeh, Indonesia and Gulen, Norway competed over three separate competition days in three separate underwater photography competition categories: nudibranchs, invertebrates and fish. After the first two competition days the teams were almost tied with Gulen’s lead. The Lembeh team pulled ahead after the public vote put them ahead overall after the fish competition round. Congratulations to all competitors, the image quality was outstanding overall!
The Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout needs you
Voting is now open in the third and final stage of the Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout. Both resorts are pretty much equal at present, so the final result is by no means certain for either. The final category is fish, and even if you chose not to vote, the gallery of images that has been put forward is simply amazing!
Cornell offers free shark biology course
Cornell University, in collaboration with the University of Queensland, are offering a free four week course on shark biology during Discovery’s Shark Week. Subjects covered include: Habitats and distributions of sharks from around the world, evolutionary history and relationships of sharks and allies, functional anatomy of swimming, breathing, and eating, aspects of sensory biology, reproduction, and behavior, and the ecological roles of sharks.
Sony sells off video editing products
Adobe unveils Content Aware Crop
Adobe has previewed a new feature that will be featured in a forthcoming major release of Photoshop CC. Content-Aware Crop will use the company’s Content-Aware technology to “intelligently” fill in the gaps when you use the Crop tool to rotate an image or expand your canvas beyond the image’s original size.
Olympus announces TG Tracker action cam.
First Lembeh vs Gulen Critter Shootout is underway
The first Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout is now underway. Two teams are going to go head-to-head to produce stunning imagery from the two dive centers, with the public voting for their favorites. Wetpixel’s Abi Mullens is in Lembeh and is posting here live from the event while Adam Hanlon is making his way to Norway and will also be posting updates from the field shortly! Please follow the Wetpixel Instagram and Twitter and the hashtag #crittershootout feeds for breaking news too…There is more Wetpixel coverage here.
Nauticam ships housing for D500
Nauticam has announced that their housing for the Nikon D500 is now shipping. It features a bespoke Nauticam electro-optical converter which allows TTL optical flash triggering via hotshoe. The NA-D500 also has access to the camera’s user assignable buttons.
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