UWP Magazine Issue #35 available for download
The issue contains articles by Alex Mustard on macro wide angle, as well as various technique, location, equipment, and marine life articles by Aengus Moran, Gerald Rambert, Tim Ingmire and Mark Webster. Don’t miss the environmental section with two articles about climate change by Mario Liberato and Alex Mustard. Also featured are announcements of upcoming events and new equipment of interest to underwater photographers or videographers.
UWP Magazine is a free PDF magazine, published every two months.
Boston Sea Rovers 53rd Annual Clinic
The Boston Sea Rovers will host their 53rd annual clinic at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston this weekend, March 3-4, 2007. This year’s evening film festival will feature Ernie Brooks as master of ceremonies, with presentations by Brian Skerry, Doug Allan & Sue Flood, Feodor Pitcairn, and team members from the Odyssey Marine Explorations Team.
Daytime seminars include talks by Steve Drogin, Mauricio Handler, John Ellerbrock, Stan Waterman, Eric Cheng, and many more. Also, Berkley White (Backscatter) and Ethan Gordon (Fathoms Magazine) will offer morning workshops on digital photography techniques and Adobe Photoshop.
The New England premiere of the movie, Sharkwater, will take place on Sunday afternoon in one of the seminar rooms.
2007 Moscow Golden Dolphin winners announced
The results of the 2007 Golden Dolphin International Photo and Film Festival have been posted. Included among the winners are Wetpixel members Marco Wannenmacher (n@utilus), Dean Burman (DeanB), and Gyula Somogyi (Jules (Helioxfilm)). Please let us know if we missed anyone!
Congratulate the winners on their placings in the 2007 Golden Dolphin discussion and encourage them to post the entries for all to see…
*Update*: The winning photographs have been added to the list of Golden Dolphin 2007 winners.
20 new shark and ray species discovered in Indonesia
After a five-year study of catches in Indonesian fish markets, twenty new species of sharks and rays have been discovered. Fourteen species have not yet been described in scientific journals, and the remaining six include the Bali Catshark and Jimbaran Shovelnose Ray.
The study involved sampling over twenty-two different trips across eleven ports in Indonesia, and was designed to help improve the management of shark species in the area. With the number of Wetpixel members traveling to this popular destination in recent months, a few may have inadvertently photographed some of these new species.
Aquatica announces optical glass macro port lens
Underwater photography housing and accessories manufacturer Aquatica has announced a new optical glass lens for its macro ports.
The BK-7 mineral glass lens has anti-reflection and scratch resistant coatings, will be offered standard starting March 2007, and can be purchased alone to replace the old macro port lens for approximately USD$89.
The press release provides additional details and contact information.
Review of Water Vision, by Mirko Zanni
Mirko Zanni is a Swiss-born photographer who’s been diving since 1989. Though he was always interested in photography, it was several years before Zanni began shooting underwater.
Despite his relative late start, in 2006, his book Water Vision was awarded the coveted International Prize for Book of Underwater Images at the 33rd World Festival of Underwater Pictures in Antibes. Joining the ranks of Tony Wu and William Tan (2001), and Andrea and Antonella Ferrari (2004), Zanni is one of only a handful of people to have achieved this recognition. Clearly, therefore, you’d expect Water Vision to be good. In my opinion, Water Vision isn’t all that good. Rather, it’s phenomenal.
Absolutely phenomenal… (continue reading for more)
Nexus announces 4.75” glass dome port for Tokina 10-17mm fisheye
The 4.75” diameter coated glass dome DP1017-10, estimated to sell for USD$690, matches the 180° to 100° angle of coverage of the lens, and is “another in the line of lens specific ports” offered by Nexus.
Continue reading to view the photos…
DivePhotoGuide.com posts coverage from Our World Underwater 2007
Jason Heller of DivePhotoGuide.com had the opportunity to travel to Illinois, USA for the 2007 Our World Underwater dive show.
As the presenter for the Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide International Photo & Video Competition, Jason mingled with well-known divers and company representatives prior to the announcement of the winning photos.
- Birdie, for tossing your GoPro into the air (via )
- Underwater explosions captured in slim (via )
- Photographs of an upside-down underwater world (via )
- NG photo of the day Whale Shark (via )
- BTS of the original Nirvana Nevermind underwater shoot (via )
- Underwater photographs of paint and flowers (via )
- Sound blasts could keep whales away from wind farms (via )
- Behind the shot: Underwater archer (via )
- Ocean Art photography competition now open (via )
- Flickr photo licensing is no more (via )