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Freeze Frame: The Power of a Bigger Tank Photo

Freeze Frame: The Power of a Bigger Tank

In his Freeze Frame column, award winning filmmaker Evan Sherman points out that one simple way to increase your productivity when capturing imagery underwater is ti use a bigger tank. He also notes that it gives a greater safety margin and gives him greater buffer for contingencies.

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Review: Back Button Autofocus Photo

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.

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Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: School of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks Photo

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.

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John Ellerbrock: The Origins of Seal Check Photo

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.

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Tony Wu: A Gathering of Giants Photo

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.

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