Articles & News Tagged “Article”
Review: Back Button Autofocus
Wetpixel presents a round up of tutorials and information about using back button autofocus (AF) activation. Most SLR and top end compact cameras now offer this option. By decoupling the AF and shutter release, images can be recomposed and if autofocus tracking is also used, subjects can be tracked as they about within the frame.
Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: School of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks
Norbert Wu presents the next in his series highlighting his favorite images from his career. He takes us to the Cocos Islands in the late 1980s and the large schools of scalloped hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini) that surround the islands. In his article, Norbert bemoans the “new” tradition of shark fin soup an the damage that it is causing to shark populations worldwide.
John Ellerbrock: The Origins of Seal Check
Gates Underwater Product’s John Ellerbrock provides a brief history of vacuum seal checking devices. Now consider de rigueur on most new housing purchases, it is interesting to note that the recent surge in their popularity has suggested that they are a new idea. John points out that filmmakers have been vacuum checking their housings for at least 70 years.
Tony Wu: A Gathering of Giants
Underwater photographer and “whale whisperer” Tony Wu has written a personal account of his encounter with a large breeding aggregation of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) on bioGraphic. He notes that the reason for these large gatherings are still unknown and that despite whaling no longer being a threat to their survival, ship strikes and plastic ingestion still makes the species’s survival uncertain.
Australian Great White Sharks by Don Silcock
John Ellerbrock: Nikonos RS lens compatibility with RED 8K sensors
John Ellerbrock of Gates Underwater Products has conducted testing into the compatibility of Nikonos RS lenses with RED 8K Vista Vision sensors. These lenses are purpose designed water contact optics that can be sharp corner to corner. He has kindly shared his results with the Wetpixel community.
Kay Burn Lim: Preview of Nauticam LT housing for RED Weapon
Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: Shark Diving in San Diego
Norbert Wu presents the next in his series highlighting his favorite images from his career. He takes us to California in the late 1980s and the very early days of diving and photographing with blue and mako sharks off San Diego. Also included are some very salient thoughts for aspirant professional photographers along with the text of an article he wrote describing his first assignment which required him to photograph a menacing shark near a diver.
Norbert Wu: Fins for Underwater Image Makers Part 2
Underwater image maker, Norbert Wu, has updated his guide to fins for underwater photographers. Expanding on his original article for Wetpixel, Norbert has added tests of a few more fins. It should be stressed that Norbert’s results are based on the performance required by underwater photographers and filmmakers specifically.