DEAM 2008: NEXUS USA
NEXUS is sort of a mystery to many of us. It’s pretty clear that they would be able to sell many more housings than they actually produce, but there doesn’t seem to be any effort to ramp up production.
DEMA 2008: Magic Filters and UwP Mag
Our good friends Alex Mustard and Peter Rowlands shared a booth with us to represent Magic Filters and Underwater Photography Magazine (UwP). Alex and Peter started Magic Filters to provide an easy, ready-cut solution to underwater filter photography for both SLRs and compact cameras. They were also showing a new educational DVD called Shooting Magic, which comes out in a week.
Peter Rowlands represented UwP, which is a free underwater photography magazine published bi-monthly.
DEMA 2008: The Underwater Channel
VODAN 2008 photography festival contest winners
The winners of the 11th VODAN underwater photography festival, held in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, have been announced. The grand prize in open categories was won by Michele Davino, and the prize for compact categories was won by by Dejan Mavric.
There are a lot of familiar names in the winners’ list. Congratulations, everyone!
Martin Edge speaks in Perth, Australia on Oct 30
The Western Australia Underwater Photographic Society proudly presents a special presentation on lighting techniques by underwater photographer Martin Edge. Copies of Martin’s book will be available for purchase and signing.
Thursday October 30, 2008 at 7:00pm (prompt)
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, Perth
DEMA 2008: Seacam
Harald Hordosch, Stephen Frink, Liz Johnson, and Charles “Chuckie” Luzier (of Canon USA) were at the Seacam booth. Harald and Stephen took Matt Segal and me on a tour of Seacam’s new underwater housing for the Nikon D3—a revolutionary jump in Seacam housings design.
Although the new D3 housing still has a distinct Seacam shape, it is the first large Seacam housing to be machined from a solid block of aluminum…
DEMA 2008: Imaging Resource Center, Day 2
Day 2 at the Imaging Resource Center was an exciting one from Wetpixel members, in that it was pretty much given by us. Shawn Heinrichs talked about mastering white balance, Alex Mustard spoke about underwater filter photography, I showed how I took my favorite images, showing processed images next to RAW images, Dave Haas talked about sharing images as “edu-tainment,” and Peter Rowlands about about the good ol’ days.
DEMA 2008: Wetpixel / DivePhotoGuide Cocktail Party
For the past few years, Wetpixel has been throwing happy hours at DEMA, which have been supported by some of our sponsors.
Last year, we held our party in a roped-off alcove at the host hotel in Orlando and had about a hundred people show up; it was pretty much the perfect place to throw a little happy hour. Las Vegas didn’t have an obvious place to throw such a party, so Jason Heller and I decided to rent a suite at the Hilton for the party. Being a destination event, we assumed that we would lose a good percentage of people to Las Vegas evening events, and planned for the arrival of about 40 people…
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