An Ocean Odyssey: Book by Stephen Wong & Takako Uno
Stephen Wong and Takako Uno recently sent me a preview of their new book, An Ocean Odyssey
, which “documents their watery journey and quest to capture glimpses of the pelagic inhabitants of the sea, their special moments and their relationships with the Ocean that perpetually shapes our lives.” The images in the book are beautiful; As artists, Stephen and Takako have taken blue-water photography to its highest level.An Ocean Odyssey
will be released at the end of April. Continue reading for more information.
Luiz Rocha, Scuba Diving Photographer of the Week
Asian Diver 2005 Shootout, Indonesia
Eco Divers and Asian Diver Magazine invite underwater photographers to pit their skills against each other, enjoy a wonderfully relaxing holiday in scenic North Sulawesi and have a chance to win one of 14 fantastic prizes from a panel of distinguished judges.
Shootouts will be at the Kungkungan Bay Resort and Tasik Ria Resort, and feature a specific category for digital images.
Beneath the Sea 2005 - looking for coverage
SUBIOS: Seychelles International UW Festival
SUBIOS is Seychelles’ annual underwater festival celebrating the underwater world, through a range of diving and snorkeling activities, and creating awareness with evening programs of film, video and slide presentations by acclaimed local and international guest speakers.
As part of the festival there are also underwater film and photography contests. the Photography and Videography contests run year round, and are open to entries from around the world…
Light & Motion Stringray III Housing for Sony HC21, HC32, HC42
Light & Motion announces the ultra compact Stingray III housing for the latest Sony MiniDV cameras HC21, HC32 and HC42. Nearly half the size of the original Stingray the super compact Stingray III offers all of the same features of the full size model.
INON D-2000 S-TTL: Official Explanation
Our “Slave TTL for Digicams” article written by contributor Julian Scheunemann has elicited an official reply from INON Japan:
“Our latest D-2000 strobe employs dramatically advanced technology comparing to existing underwater strobes. Please let us take this opportunity to show a part of our technology used to the D-2000 for deeper understanding of the product for D-2000 owner and better understanding for future D-2000 owner.”
Continue reading for the full article.
Sony HDR-FX1 and Sony HVR-Z1J HDV Underwater Housings
The Sony Handycam HDR-FX1 and Sony HVR-Z1J HDV camcorders are causing huge waves in underwater digital video, and for the first time, moving images in high definition can be captured by a consumer camera in 1080i. Here is a round-up of the underwater housings available for the HDR-FX1 and HVR-Z1J. Instead of consolidating specs and pricing, we’ve just linked to their respective sites.
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