Earth Day 2016
Let every day be Earth Day! On this day, let’s celebrate those extraordinary human beings that dedicate vast amounts of time and energy to conserving our planet. If you are involved in an environmental project today, the Wetpixel community salutes you. You are a source of inspiration to us all and we thank you.
2016 Winners of University of Miami’s underwater photography contest announced
The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of marine and Atmospheric Science has announced the winners of their 2016 Annual Underwater Photography Contest. With over 500 entries from around the world, the best overall image was shot by Beth Watson and features mangroves and orbital batfish in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
Fantasea announces housing for Canon G9 X
Fantasea has announced their forthcoming housing for the Canon G9 X compact camera. As reported in Wetpixel’s ADEX coverage it provides access to the camera’s touch screen controls. It is constructed of polycarbonate, with access to all camera buttons and is supplied with a leak detector and an accessory pack.
Report: ADEX Show 2016
The Asian Dive Exhibition (ADEX) continues to buck the trend in terms of visitor numbers, with nearly 58,000 visitors attending this year’s show. Many imaging product manufacturers attended, and the show drew an “all star” contingent of still and video shooters. Wetpixel’s Drew Wong was on hand to ensure that those of us that could not attend are kept appraised of all the new developments.
Video: Swarm of red pelagic tuna crabs carpet the seafloor
During a recent deep sea expedition off the coast of Panama by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, chief scientist Jesus Pineda witnessed an incredible gathering of crabs. While exploring the Hannibal Bank Seamount the scientists came across thousands of red pelagic tuna crabs swarming across the seafloor.
Alien Skin ships Exposure X Bundle
Alien Skin has announced a bundle consisting of their Exposure X, Snap Art 4 and Blow Up 3 apps. Exposure X is Alien Skin’s browser and photo editor and version X.1 gives it the ability to integrate with the other 2 apps, along with multi monitor support, batch file naming, improved performance and a brush mask for more precise edits. It will work as a plug in with other photo editing apps, or as a stand alone.
Panasonic announces UX series 4K camcorders
Among the new cameras announced by Panasonic at NAB, are the UX series of professional 4K camcorders. The AG-UX180 features a 1-inch MOS sensor, a 20x optical zoom, 60p UHD recording; dual codec recording, IR recording in low light, and 3G SDI/HDMI2.0 output. Variable frame rate recording in 1080p is also planned. The AG-UX90 also features a 1-inch MOS sensor, optical 15x zoom and UHD 30p recording.
Call for entries: Raja Ampat Underwater Photo Contest
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