The story behind David Doubilet’s shot on NG Creative Blog
An image shot by underwater photographer David Doubilet is featured on the National Geographic Creative Blog this week. The shot was taken off the coast of Cuba and features Jennifer Hayes and a crocodile coming in for a closer look. The “behind the shot” features perspectives from either side of the lens and is part of a larger series of images taken by the duo in Cuba.
Lightroom Coffee Break: Customize Before/After View
Benjamin Ward in this week’s Lightroom Coffee Break shows how the Before/After view can be customized. By right clicking on the entries within the History menu, there is an option to “Copy History Step settings to Before.” Clicking the backslash key (/) will then cycle between the current view and the history step selected.
Wetpixel sends thoughts and prayers to those in the path of Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma is bearing down remorselessly on the Caribbean and Florida. Forecasters predict that Irma will become a category 5 storm, potentially the most destructive. The Wetpixel community fervently hope that for all of those in the path of the storm, you and your loved ones find a place of safety to ride it out, and that it does not cause significant damage to homes and businesses. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pixelmator announces Pixelmator Pro
Pixelmator has announced the imminent release of Pixelmator Pro. A dedicated image editing app, it offers non destructive editing and, by utilising machine learning, automates some functions like horizon correction, automatic layer naming, portrait detection, object removal and quick selections. Pixelmator Pro has also been designed to offer fast performance, using Metal 2, Core Image, and OpenGL.
Ikelite ships housing for EOS 200D/Rebel SL2
Issue 81 of X-Ray Mag is available
Issue 81 of X-Ray Mag is now available to download. It features articles about South Africa’s Gordon’s Bay, Philippine’s Southeast Bohol, Norway’s Lofoten and Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The Sony RX100 Mark V’s performance underwater is reviewed and there is a portfolio of Shayna Leib’s art.
Results: Monterey Shootout 2017
The annual Monterey Shootout was held at Monterey, California from 25 to 27 August. Organized by Backscatter and Northern California Underwater Photographic Society, the event attracted over 137 entrants. The shootout hosted the now infamous cocktail party and seminars. Congratulations to Clinton Bauder for his winning jellyfish image, to Kate Vylet for her winning macro video entry and to all those among the placings.
Acquapazza releases details of housing for GH5
Acquapazza has released details and images of a prototype of their forthcoming housing for Panasonic GH5. It features handles that can be adjusted in angle from vertical to horizontal. It is equipped with fiber optic ports and is compatible with both the Panasonic DMW-FL70 or LSS2 LED Strobe System as triggers.
- Serif updates Affinity Photo beta (via )
- 5 ocean centric TED talks (via )
- Freediving underwater photographers on CNN (via )
- Issue 18 of Anima Mundi magazine is now available to download (via )
- MBARI develops simple open source underwater camera (via )
- Rihanna’s underwater shark shoot for Harper’s Bazaar (via )
- Images and specs of Nikon D810a leaked online (via )
- Adobe updates Lightroom Mobile to v.1.3 (via )
- Microsoft unveils image composite editor v2.0 (via )
- Photos for Mac that will replace Aperture and iPhoto (via )