Apple Aperture 3 review and discussion round-up
Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about Aperture 3 by underwater photographers. Here’s a round-up of reviews and discussion threads that might be interesting for those of you who might be thinking about using Aperture:
- Tony Wu’s 3-part review: [part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [discussion]
- Connected Flow plugin for Aperture slideshow export to Final Cut Pro [discussion]
- Mac OS X 10.6.3 update and Aperture 3 issues [discussion]
Eric Cheng’s TEDxBerkeley 2010 talk is now online
Here’s the justin.tv archive of my talk at TEDxBerkeley 2010, which was about bioluminescent flashlight fish in Papua New Guinea and sperm whales and Architeuthis dux giant squid in Ogasawara, Japan and Dominica.
There is a full archive of the event online, but you might find the clips easier to browse. I assume the TEDxBerkeley team will create clips for all of the talks, but you might have to wait until they catch up on sleep.
Apple iPad, initial thoughts and review
Wetpixel moderator TheRealDrew (he’s a new mod — welcome him!) was unable to resist the call of the iPad and has written a long forum post about his first day with Apple’s new tablet.
It looks to me that Apple has one again delivered a game changer. Will this go the way of the Newton or other tablets? Very well could be. And I would like certain things to be a bit more open, or at least answered, regarding the handling of files. But the one thing I know is that Apple has a way of making things special lately. I am in love. Just don’t tell my wife.
Click through to read the full post if you’re thinking about getting an iPad. My pre-order was shipped to the wrong city, so I’m still waiting for it. Grrr…
Wetpixel’s Eric Cheng to speak at TEDxBerkeley on April 3
I’m really looking forward to speaking at TEDxBerkeley, which will be held this coming Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Wheeler Auditorium at U.C. Berkeley.
I’ve just gotten confirmation that my 15-minute talk has been scheduled for 1:35 PM. The live webcast will start at 10:30 AM on Saturday, so if you aren’t able to get to Berkeley for the event, you can still stream it online.
If you can’t stream it live, you’ll be able to see all of the talks online at a later time; professional video folks will be producing more polished versions of the the videos suitable for podcast.
Maldives in RED, Howard Hall Productions
Howard and Michele Hall have posted a beautiful video compilation of RED ONE footage from the Maldives.
It’s 4 minutes of pure beauty, and is definitely worth watching (continue reading for embedded video).
Thoughts on Mini Domes
Mini-domes have been generating lots of discussion on the Wetpixel forums in the last few months, following new products released by Seacam, Aquatica and Zen, which have been covered here on Wetpixel.
Wetpixel’s Alex Mustard, a long-time fan of mini-domes, shares his thoughts and some tests, some with surprising results, discussing whether this is the next must have accessory.
Review: The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge
Popular Wetpixel member, Steve Williams, reviews the new 4th Edition of Martin Edge’s popular book The Underwater Photographer, often referred to as the bible of underwater photography techniques in the Wetpixel forums.
Steve passes on his thoughts on the new book and tackles the question of whether it is worth buying if you already have the 3rd Edition.
Click below to read the review.
Beneath the Sea 2010, day 3 coverage
Day 3 coverage of Beneath the Sea, including a write-up of Equinox, Canon, SeaLife, XIT404, and Pacific Housing Repair, with photos of lots of people including resort and liveaboard operators, well-known photographers, videographers, artists and marine biologists, and more!
Updated with text, 29 March 2010
- A medieval burial of a porpoise baffles scientists (via )
- Learn more about Corals (via )
- We’re killing the oldest fish in the sea (via )
- The last surviving sea silk seamstress (via )
- Saving endangered fish during a raging wildfire (via )
- Illegal fishermen caught red handed in East Timor by Sea Shepherd (via )
- First Global Ocean Refuge Systems awards announced (via )
- Adobe offers advice about D850 support in Lightroom (via )
- A dozen sharks found swimming in a basement pool (via )
- How plesiosaurs swam through the oceans (via )