Solmar V releases statement about Great White shark video
Several days ago a video showing a great white shark breaching and then falling into a shark cage with a diver in it went viral. The response has sparked a lot of opinions and the conversation is well beyond the diving community as even the New York Times covered the story. The Solmar V, the operation with which the incident occurred, released a statement yesterday.
Hurricane Matthew Grand Bahama Relief
When Hurricane Matthew passed over the Bahamas last week, it hit the West End of Grand Bahama Island particularly hard. The aftermath of the storm revealed complete destruction of the local community that will take months to fully rebuild and recover. Thankfully there have been no deaths reported from the storm. Our friends at Epic Diving have organized a relief effort to directly support rebuilding the local community.
Hold Your Breath: An underwater portrait series for breast cancer awareness month
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, a new underwater portrait series is opening at the Delaware Contemporary this month. The series is really a love story and was shot by underwater photographer Joe Hoddinott of his partner Jess McIntern as she was going through her battle with breast cancer. The series is titled Hold Your Breath.
Color Finale launches Pro version
Color Finale color correction plug in for Final Cut Pro X is now offering an upgraded Pro version. It offers: Better color with Academy color science, more speed with Tangent control surface support, better efficiency with group grading, color grades can be saved as presets and it has an auto white balance color picker.
Live Reports: Wetpixel Macro Workshop 2016
We will be posting “live” updates from the Wetpixel/Alex Mustard Lembeh macro workshop over the next two weeks. This event has been eagerly anticipated after the amazing success of the first one in 2013. It is being held at Lembeh Resort from 1 to14 October.Please keep checking back as we will be adding regular reports as the workshop progresses and follow the hashtag “wetpixellembeh” on social media.
Dive into the Pink announces online auction
Dive into the Pink has announced an online auction benefiting the Young Survival Coalition and Project Pink Tank, two organizations supporting breast cancer related issues. The auction is currently open for bidding and will remain open through 5pm PDT October 7th. Auction items include everything from underwater photography gear, to international dive trips.
Adobe releases Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 15
Today Adobe unveiled Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 15. New effects include facial detection and facial feature adjustment - turning frowns upside down. These affordable software programs are primarily marketed to most photo consumers and aim to make the photo editing process a bit easier and more streamlined. Both programs are priced at $99.99 each, with discounts for upgrades and bundles.
Thresher sharks, silky sharks and devil rays receive protection at CITES
This year at the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) meeting in South Africa, thresher sharks, silky sharks and devil rays have been voted to receive protection under Appendix II. Currently there are only eight species of sharks that receive any protection from worldwide fishing under CITES. It is estimated that 100 million sharks are killed every year.
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