Sneak peak from Light & Motion: LED goodness Photo

Sneak peak from Light & Motion: LED goodness

Here’s a sneak peak at one of Light & Motion’s new LED based video lights. The 18 LEDs combined with a peened reflector gives a light output of around 2000 lumens, or 35% brighter than Light & Motion’s 21w HID lights.

Instant on, solid-state lights that never have to have a bulb replaced?  We like it.

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Wetpixel Solomon Islands 2007 slideshow Photo

Wetpixel Solomon Islands 2007 slideshow

We have just returned from a 14-day Wetpixel expedition aboard the M/V Bilikiki in the Solomon Islands.  While on board, we held an informal photo contest judged by Cor Bosman, Julie Edwards, and Michele Gaut (Bilikiki manager).  The five winning entries were taken by Frank Baensch, Larry Chan, and Alexis Tabah, who will all receive a free year’s subscription to Wetpixel Quarterly.

I whipped up a slideshow to showcase all of the images submitted by the 19 participants…

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Andrea and Antonella Ferrari return to Raja Ampat Photo

Andrea and Antonella Ferrari return to Raja Ampat

FiNS Associate Editors Andrea and Antonella Ferrari were drawn back to the exceptional Raja Ampat region in Indonesia after visiting only a few months ago. Staying on Kri Island, they write:

Schools of fish, fish in the hundreds, in the thousands – jacks, surgeonfish, batfish, snappers, basslets, barracudas, emperors, giant bumphead parrotfish, spanish mackerels, rainbow runners – they’re all here…Indeed, on this, our second visit to these distant shores, the spectacular diving and marine life of Raja Ampat seem to us even more extraordinary than in the past.

Continue reading for the rest of the Ferrari’s report…

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ANZANG Photographic Competition Results

Congratulations to Wetpixel member Shannon Conway (blackbird) for winning the Underwater Category at the prestigious ANZANG Nature and Landscape Photographer of the Year 2007 competition with a photograph of a clownfish in an anemone. ANZANG is an organisation focused on the unique natural heritage of the bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea and its photographic competition is the largest in Australasia. Visit their website to see all the winning and highly commended images.

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Beneath the Sea Photo/Video Competition 2008 Photo

Beneath the Sea Photo/Video Competition 2008

Beneath the Sea 2008 is pleased to invite photographers and videographers to enter its annual worldwide underwater photo/video competition.

Underwater photographers will compete for the coveted David Doubilet award for excellence in underwater photography and a trip for one on the M.V. Telita in Papua New Guinea. Underwater Videographers will compete for the distinguished Stan Waterman award for excellence in underwater video and a one week trip for one aboard Fiji’s Nai’a. Underwater photographic artists compete for the celebrated Jim Church award for excellence in creative underwater photography and a trip for one aboard the M.V. Telita.

Submit your underwater photographic entry to the Beneath the Sea 2008 Worldwide Photo/Video Competition; the contest deadline is December 31st, 2007. Continue reading for more details…

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Nikon D3 underwater housing preview Photo

Nikon D3 underwater housing preview

Berkley White, of Wetpixel sponsor Backscatter, was able to get an early look at a preproduction version of the Nikon D3 dSLR, and used the opportunity to mount the camera in housings previously for the D2x.

Aside from finding that, generally, the D3 will require a newly designed housing be manufactured, Berkley expresses excitement at the higher-ISO capabilities of the camera and new Liveview feature for macro shooting.

Check out the short preview for a sizing comparison of the Nikon D3 and Canon 1D Mark III and a few example photos of the D3 fitted into each housing.

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