Trip report: Wetpixel Whale Sharks 2017
During late July and August 2017, Wetpixel are running two trips to witness and document the amazing whale shark aggregation that occurs annually off Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Whilst we are there, we plan to post regular updates from the trips, to share some of the imagery captured. Please keep checking back to see updates.
FStoppers reviews the Aquatica Water Wizard remote trigger
Jennifer Tallerico has reviewed the Aquatica Water Wizard for FStoppers. The Water Wizard is a housing for the Pocket Wizard III Transceiver, used for remotely trigger above water lighting. Tallerico used a 15-foot sync-cord from her Ikelite housing to the Water Wizard floating on the surface for testing in a pool environment.
United Nations begins talks to protect open ocean fish
After more than two years of talks, diplomats will begin the process of discussions to establish marine protected areas in the high seas. A place that is not regulated, governed or owned by individual countries, thus allowing many marine species to be exploited. The decisions will include what and how much to protect as well as how to enforce protection.
Inon ships filter set for GoPro HERO5
Inon has announced that they are shipping a filter set for use with their conversion lenses on GoPro HERO5 cameras. The set includes magenta (pink), orange and red filters for green, shallow and blue water respectively and is designed to be used with the GoPro Super Suits dive housing and Inon’s UFL-G140 SD and UCL-G165 SD lenses.
New species of shark glows in the dark
A new species of shark that is bioluminescent and has glow-in-the-dark glands along either side of its underbelly. The scientific name of the shark is Etmopterus lailae and its other notable feature is its large nose. The small shark was found 1,000 feet deep off the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The shark was discovered 17-years ago, but scientists did not realize it was a new species until they went to describe the shark and publish their findings for review.
Lightroom Coffee Break: Opening images as Smart Objects
Lightroom Coffee Break is a series of mini Lightroom tutorials presented by Adobe’s Benjamin Warde. Each Coffee Break episode runs for around 1 minute and looks at a single feature of the app or at a way that it can be used to improve workflow. This one looks at exporting images from Lightroom as Smart Objects.
New TSA security measures for cameras in carry on bags
There were announcements last week stating that the US Transport and Safety Administration (TSA) was now requiring travellers to unpack any cameras in carry on baggage in order to carry out additional screening. Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon recently travelled via the U.S.A. with camera gear and is able to provide some first hand insight into the new rules’ implementation.
Nauticam ships housing for Sony a9
Nauticam are shipping their NA-A9 housing for the Sony A9 mirrorless camera. It uses the same port systems as that of the NA-A7II and offers lens support for 13 Sony lenses, Canon EF lenses (via a port adaptor and lens converter) and Nauticam’s water contact lenses. The housing “inherits the core design elements from the Nauticam pro DSLR range, and bundles them in a more compact package.”
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