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Doug and Lorenza Sloss release Underwater Photoworkshop DVD Photo

Doug and Lorenza Sloss release Underwater Photoworkshop DVD

Proclaimed by Wetpixel underwater video moderator Mike Veitch as “an excellent collection of informative tutorials”, the Underwater Photoworkshop instructional DVD has been released by Wetpixel members Doug and Lorenza Sloss.

Oriented towards the underwater photographer, but with tips on RAW conversion and output that can be applied to all photography, Underwater Photoworkshop features over seven hours of video instruction on editing techniques, and can be played in a computer DVD drive.

Continue reading for the full press release and more information on what’s covered in the instructional DVD…

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Copenhagen Dive Show 2007 Video Photo

Copenhagen Dive Show 2007 Video

Wetpixel user skawdiver has posted a nice, 3-minute video summary of the Copenhagen Dive Show 2007, which features (among others) Alex Mustard on stage.  The video gave me a good sense of what the show was like, despite the fact that I don’t understand Danish.

If there is enough demand, skawdiver might be able to be convinced to post Alex’s entire speech (which is, thankfully, a version of English that I understand). :)

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Wetpixel and Divester readers receive adoption papers for Cut-Tail Photo

Wetpixel and Divester readers receive adoption papers for Cut-Tail

We previously reported that Wetpixel and Divester readers, with the proceeds of the t-shirt purchases, had adopted Cut-Tail, a 16-foot great white shark. The Shark Trust recently sent us Cut-Tail’s adoption papers, making all of us official ‘parents’ of this distinctive ocean inhabitant.

If anyone has the harrowing experience of encountering Cut-Tail (or any other great white shark) underwater at the Farallon Islands in California, be sure to let us know…

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Surface: Tim Calver’s exhibit in Miami, Feb 3-28, 2007 Photo

Surface: Tim Calver’s exhibit in Miami, Feb 3-28, 2007

Photographer and friend Tim Calver will be showing his work at the MCPA (Miami Center for the Photographic Arts) this coming February 3-28, 2007.  Please join Tim at the opening of this show, “Surface”, between 6-9PM on Saturday, February 3rd. 

Tim is a freelance photographer whose career takes him wherever water ebbs and flows.  Each photograph in the exhibit was taken while freediving.  The images explore the relationship of breath and water, the meeting of ocean and air, and the results are as much about the color, shape, and feel of water as they are about the things that live beneath its surface.

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DivePhotoGuide.com announces Indonesia liveaboard survey winner Photo

DivePhotoGuide.com announces Indonesia liveaboard survey winner

DivePhotoGuide.com has announced that, after a random selection of entries to the diver survey, Lionel Armitage of Castleford, England is the winner of the Indonesia liveaboard trip with Archipelago Fleet.

Visit DivePhotoGuide.com to see the full list of websites that participated in the survey, and to stay informed about additional promotions and prizes throughout the year…

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New York Underwater Photo Society established Photo

New York Underwater Photo Society established

Inhabitants of New York interested in underwater photography have a new way to share their passion, the New York Underwater Photo Society (NYUPS). The society is open to individuals of all skill levels, from novice to professional, as well as those who live outside the region, and plans to have speakers featured monthly, with workshops and photo & video contests.

New York, with our large number of divers and underwater photographers has not had such a forum…until now”, says Jason Heller, NYUPS President. Continue reading for information about the first meeting and to sign up for the society’s newsletter…

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Last call for British Underwater Image Festival 2007 entries Photo

Last call for British Underwater Image Festival 2007 entries

January 31, 2007 is the deadline for entries to be received for the 2007 British Underwater Image Festival. The winners of the festival are presented on March 16-18 at the Birmingham NEC as part of the Go Diving! show. Prizes include Suunto dive computers, Sea & Sea strobes, regulators, and additional digital cameras and accessories. Best of all, entry is free, and open to all photographers and videographers!

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The ‘best’ hard drive storage device? Photo

The ‘best’ hard drive storage device?

Wetpixel member Mark Hardy has started a discussion about the ‘best’ hard drive storage device, where he compares the Jobo Giga Vu Pro Evolution and the Epson P-5000 after a short time with both of the units.

Mark says: “The Epson generally does everything as fast, if not faster than the Jobo…both units have an 80GB drive and cost virtually the same here in Hong Kong. I have to return the Jobo during my lunch break tomorrow - I will not be returning the Epson!

Do you have a favorite portable hard drive storage unit? Join in with your thoughts on what to buy for the next trip without a computer…

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Review of The Art of Diving, by Nick Hanna and Alex Mustard Photo

Review of The Art of Diving, by Nick Hanna and Alex Mustard

Hi Alex—

I’ve been asked to turn a newspaper article I wrote into a full-length book. I need some images to sprinkle throughout the text. I like your photos. Want to work with me?

Hope all is well,
Nick

Of course, I wasn’t copied in on the real email, so I’m forced to imagine the exchange that must’ve occurred between Nick Hanna, diving journalist magnifique, and Alex Mustard, underwater shooter extraordinaire (and Wetpixel co-administrator). However, I’m guessing it went down something like that. Whatever Hanna wrote in his email to Mustard, Mustard said yes, Hanna was pleased, and the result of their collaboration was tremendous: from the endless creative juices of these two aesthetes came the magnificent book, The Art of Diving. Never before has a book about scuba diving been so beautiful, so literate, and so spot on.

Keep reading for the rest of the review…

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BOOT 2007 Show Report by Gerard Wijnsma Photo

BOOT 2007 Show Report by Gerard Wijnsma

Wetpixel member Gerard Wijnsma (Cerianthus) visited this year’s BOOT diving show in Düsseldorf, Germany, and followed up with a short report of his experience, and photos of the event.

The general aim was to pick up any fantastic deals, but it was mostly oriented on getting fist-time wetsuits for our novices and look for any interesting tidbits, gadgets or spare parts…and no BOOT visit will be complete without some staring over big yachts some (or most) of us will never afford…

Continue reading for Gerard’s impressions of the underwater photography offerings…

Another member, Nuno Sanches e Silva (Nunomix), also attended the show, and has started a discussion with additional photos from the show’s vendors. 

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