CMS agrees on protection of 21 species of shark, ray and sawfish
The eleventh meeting of the “Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species” (CMS) was held last week in Quito, Ecuador. The CMS is an international treaty administered under the United Nations Environment Program and over 100 countries agreed to extend protection to 31 species, which included 21 species of sharks, rays and sawfish. In addition, discussions were held about on plastic debris, boat-based wildlife watching and the live-capture of cetaceans for entertainment.
Shooting a dome projected video - including giant spider crab migration
In a behind the scenes video, Dr. Julian Finn goes underwater in Port Phillip Bay to film footage for the Deep Oceans exhibition at Scienceworks in Melbourne, Australia. The film will be projected inside a vertical dome, with the intent for museum goers to stand within the dome and have a virtual dive in the waters in their own backyard.
What makes for a great black and white image?
In response to the ongoing black and white challenge currently running on Facebook, Wetpixel posed the question : “What makes a great black and white image?” to a group of eminent underwater photographers. Software now makes for simple mono conversions, but the art of choosing the right image and converting it correctly is much harder to understand. What follows is the definitive guide to creating beautiful black and white underwater images.
Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide Imaging Party 2014
Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide are proud to announce their annual imaging party at the DEMA show 2014. We will be partying in the Westgate (DEMA host) hotel’s pool area on Thursday 20 November from 8.00 till late. Invitations are not required, but Matt, Joe and Adam will be around the Imaging Resource Center during the show, and will be handing out flyers. Come over, say hi and get directions if you need them!
Nauticam announces the NA-D750 housing
Nauticam has announced their housing for the Nikon D750. The NA-D750 incorporates all the standard Nauticam features, including port lock, lever access to AF-ON, ISO, image review and record as well as access to the Fn and Preview buttons and a small lever for accessing the info button.
nju system announces new housings
Inventor and company owner Andrej Belic introduces his nju system housings. These are entirely electronically controlled via proprietary software, which offers a wide range of compatibility and the two models his company offers can be used with Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic cameras. The housings also support al strobes an use a monitor back to show the camera’s Liveview information to the user, rather than a viewfinder.
Video: Wreckage-An Enemy is Born
Report: Marseille show 2014
The 2014 Festival Mondial de l’image Sous-Marin was held in Marseille from 30 October to 2 November. Wetpixel was fortunate to have their “roving reporter” Ellen Cuylaerts attend the show and she has kindly written a personal report of the show. For the full official results of the Festival’s winning still images and video, please see the event’s website
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- Video of deepest diving pool on earth (via )
- Sony RX1R review: “Better than medium format” (via )
- Firmware updates for Panasonic GH3 and G5 (via )
- Great White Shark federal status controversial (via )
- National Wildlife 2013 photo contest open for entries (via )
- Photo of Caimans at night in Brazil (via )
- Canon showcases EOS 70D new AF capabilities (via )
- Issue 55 of X-Ray Mag is available to download (via )
- California shark fin ban takes effect this week (via )