Happy Earth Day 2015
Happy Earth Day 2015 to the Wetpixel community. Today is the day that celebrates the wonderful, diverse and threatened environments which we are fortunate to observe, film and photograph around the globe. So, let’s each of us do our part to make the planet a better place for all its inhabitants by performing some kind of environmental activity today….
Image: Freediver beneath the surface
Kipon announces Canon to Micro 4/3s AF lens adapter
Kipon has announced an adaptor that gives full AF performance for Canon EF and EF-S lenses on Micro 4/3s cameras. Called the “*HIGH SPEED Auto Focus Electronic Adapter”, it has electronic contacts and its own circuit board with a chip. This allows EXIF information to be recorded by the camera body too.
Adobe Lightroom CC/6: Details and Review
Adobe has now launched Lightroom CC/6 and it is available for purchase as a stand-alone (6) or as an update for Creative Cloud subscribers. Wetpixel has been able to use the new app for the past week or so, and hence are uniquely placed to give some early thoughts and feedback about it, as well as provide notes about all the changes and how underwater image makers may make use of them.
Job Opportunity: Backscatter Underwater Photo and Video
Our friends at Backscatter Underwater Photo and Video have a job opportunity for a salesperson. The position is based in Monterey, California and they are looking someone that already dives and shoots images and/or video underwater to support their retail operation. For more details, please contact Backscatter.
Defending a master’s thesis underwater
Graduate student Mike Irvine of the University of Victoria did something even more difficult than defending one’s masters thesis, he did it underwater. The theme of his master of education thesis centers on putting underwater cameras into the hands of students to connect them to the ocean and motivate them to engage in marine science.
Article: Brian Skerry’s dolphin images from National Geographic
Underwater photographer Brian Skerry’s work has been featured in the cover story of the May issue of National Geographic magazine. Entitled “Dolphin Intelligence: It’s time for a conversation”, he and National Geographic have kindly allowed Wetpixel to post some of the article’s stunning images.
Wetpixel asks the Pros: Backup strategies
Wetpixel asks the Pros is a new monthly feature on Wetpixel that aims to tackle questions about underwater imaging by asking industry leading professionals how to do it! Our first article deals with the often ignored but absolutely crucial issue of backing up images and footage. 18 of the world’s leading underwater photographers and filmmakers give us their insights.
- 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 )