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Asian Dive Expo Report by Jason Heller Photo

Asian Dive Expo Report by Jason Heller

We are pleased to present a feature by guest contributor Jason Heller covering this year's Asian Dive Expo in Singapore.  In Jason's words:

"This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Asian Dive Expo, otherwise known as ADEX . The Asian diving community came to Singapore in droves and is alive and well after fighting the negative perceptions of SARS, terrorism and chicken flu."

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SRI Galapagos study (and request for donations) Photo

SRI Galapagos study (and request for donations)

A letter from Dr. Alex Antoniou, Director of Field Operations for the Shark Research Institute:

"As some of you know, we have been conducting a fund raising drive to be able to begin a residency study on the sharks of the Galapagos. This is essential research to help the Galapagos National Park with their protection and management of the Galapagos Marine Preserve. Our goal was to raise $5,000 to be able to purchase 10 radio tags and 2 receivers. Let me explain a little about how these work. The receivers are anchored to the sea floor where we know the sharks would swim by. The sharks are then tagged...

"The fishermen in the Galapagos are continuing to pressure the Ecuadorian Gov. to allow them to long line within the Marine Preserve. You may have read the lead article in out last newsletter: Here is what it reported:

"On February 19, 2004, 50 fishermen from Santa Cruz and Isabela islands committed an act of terrorism. The local media called it a “strike” for “freedom” when the fishermen took 33 scientists hostage, seized the headquarters of the Galápagos National Park and the Darwin Research Station, and threatened to kill the giant tortoises there (including Lonesome George, the sole surviving member of his species). The “freedom” the fishermen seek is abolishment of regulations designed to protect marine species, including removal of the park’s patrol boats, freedom to set longlines in the Marine Reserve and sell shark ‘by-catch’..."

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POTW entries must be digital-only

We accidentally awarded last week's POTW #33 prize to an image taken with a film camera, which had been submitted with the rest of the bunch.

The POTW rules clearly state that POTW entries must have been taken with a housed digital camera. Please read the rules carefully before you submit an image!

For a contest that accepts both digital and film-based images, check out our Official Photo Contest. The current contest is in the middle of judging, but a new one will be available for participation very soon!

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Asian Dive Expo

This year marks the 10 th anniversary of the Asian Dive Expo, otherwise known as ADEX . The Asian diving community came to Singapore in droves and is alive and well after fighting the negative perceptions of SARS, terrorism and chicken flu.

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Official Photo Contest - Ends Friday!

Just a quick note to let you all know that our first Wetpixel Official Photo Contest closes this Friday, April 30th! So get your entries in (it's free). :) The prizes for winners are as follows:

1st Place: $250 Pictopia credit, $500 Aquatica credit, Ikelite underwater flashlight
2nd Place: $150 Pictopia credit , $50 ULCS certificate, Ikelite underwater flashlight
3rd Place: $50 Pictopia credit, Ikelite underwater flashlight

Special thanks to Pictopia, Aquatica, Ikelite, and Ultralight Control Systems for their generous support!

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New Feature Added - Getting Rid of the Underwater Blues Photo

New Feature Added - Getting Rid of the Underwater Blues

Wetpixel member Robert Delfs has contributed an excellent article entitled "Getting Rid of the Underwater Blues - Advanced Photoshop Techniques to Reconstruct Damaged Color Channels."  This extensive article has stimulated quite a bit of discussion in the underwater photographic community - now see what all of the fuss is about.
Make sure to browse through our large collection of feature articles by digital pioneers and experts!  Don't forget that Wetpixel is more than just a message board - we have news, contests, reviews, and many many articles for digital underwater photography enthusiasts. 

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New Feature Added - Tips for Using Adobe Camera RAW Photo

New Feature Added - Tips for Using Adobe Camera RAW

We have just added a new beginner column written by Craig Jones and James Wiseman which describes a 10-step process for converting RAW files using Adobe Photoshop CS.  Craig goes into great detail about how to use each and every feature of Adobe's Camera Raw converter.  If you're wondering how to get the most out of your underwater photos then this article is a "must read."

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