ScubaDiving Magazine 2006 Photo Contest
Scuba Diving magazine has announced the winners of its 2006 photo contest. Many Wetpixel members did great. Some that placed were Andy H (best in show!), John Gordon, Victor Zucker, Mary Lou Reid and more. The moderating team also did great, Luiz Rocha was first place on the macro category and Todd Mintz was second place on the people category, with his shot on the cover. Congratulations to all! Winning images were not posted online yet, but are in the April issue of the ScubaDiving magazine.
Video Seminar by Steve Fish on L&M’s website
Light & Motion has posted on their website part one of a video seminar by Steve Fish, which talks about wide angle lenses, depth of field, focus lock, filters, and white balance. You can also sign up to be notified when part two of the seminar is posted.
Boston Sea Rovers 52nd Clinic Report, 2006
The Boston Sea Rovers hosted their 52nd Clinic on the weekend of Mar 4-5, 2006, again held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. I stepped off of an airplane from Grand Cayman wearing far too little for Boston’s wind-chilled streets and waltzed into Friday evening’s invite-only party at Gamble Mansion, which is held annually for Sea Rover members and clinic speakers. It’s a good thing I arrived late because I didn’t have a tie on and was afraid that I would violate dress code! Even though I didn’t get to socialize for very long, I did stay long enough to see Berkley White (of Backscatter.com) wearing a suit and tie. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d see Berk in formal attire! “But I’m wearing cut-offs underneath this,” he assured me…
Our World Underwater 2006: DPG Report
Our friends at DivePhotoGuide.com have posted a captioned photo album for this year’s Our World Underwater in Chicago, IL. Included in the album are photos of booth where we displayed prints of the winners of the Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide International Photo Competition.
Ikelite Nikon D200 Housing Review
Wetpixel member Jon Bertsch has posted a review of the Ikelite underwater housing for the Nikon D200 digital SLR, based on one of the first production housings. There is an active discussion going on in the forums about the housing, and some very nice sample images. Kudos to Ikelite for producing a housing so fast, and thanks to Jon Bertsch for the nice review.
Mike Veitch on Shark Photography
Underwater photographers dream of creating powerful shark images. But doing so is no easy task. Contrary to what the media would have us believe, sharks are not ever-present predators lurking beneath the surface waiting to catch unsuspecting humans. As experienced divers know, not only is it difficult to get close to sharks, many divers go for years without seeing one at all.
If you are lucky enough to encounter sharks on your next diving adventure, here are some tips to help you capture stunning images.
Moscow International Diving Festival V Results
KDietz.com @ Intl Photo Hall of Fame
Karl and Kimberly Dietz currently have an exhibition at the International Photography Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Check it out, if you’re in the area! Karl writes:
As a result of our website, www.kdietz.com, Kimberly and I have been invited to display 30 of our best images in a solo exhibit featuring underwater photography in the International Photography Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. IPHF is a well respected organization in this region that promotes awareness and education of the history of photography. Their past exhibits have included notable photographers, so we consider it an honor to be asked to display.
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