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A $1 Billion Lawsuit has been filed against Getty by photographer Carol Highsmith Photo

A $1 Billion Lawsuit has been filed against Getty by photographer Carol Highsmith

When photographer Carol Highsmith began donating images for public use to the Library of Congress’ Prints and Photographs Division in 1988, she did not imagine that one day an image licensing giant (Getty) would be profiting from her photographs. In fact, the manner in which she discovered Getty was falsely licensing her public domain images was through a cease and desist letter from them demanding she remove one of her own images from her personal website, or pay a $120 fine. She has since filed a $1 Billion lawsuit against Getty and Alamy.

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World’s deepest sinkhole discovered in South China Sea Photo

World’s deepest sinkhole discovered in South China Sea

After a year of exploration, researchers have concluded that the Sansha Yongle Blue Hole is the deepest in the world at 987 feet deep. The “Eye” of the South China Sea is a full 300 feet deeper than Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas, the underwater sinkhole that was previously thought to be the deepest in the world.

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Fantasea unveils housing for Canon G7 X Mark II Photo

Fantasea unveils housing for Canon G7 X Mark II

Fantasea has announced their polycarbonate housing for the Canon G7 X Mark II compact camera. The FG7X II housing offers access to all essential camera controls and has a 67mm threaded port ring to allow for the attachment of accessory lenses. It is supplied with a leak detector and alarm, along with a hand strap and port cover.

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Recsea announces housing for Canon G7 X Mark II Photo

Recsea announces housing for Canon G7 X Mark II

Recsea has announced their CWC-G7XII housing for the Canon G7 X Mark II compact camera. Manufactured from aluminum, the housing offer interchangeable lens ports with an M67 thread on the standard port for attaching accessory lenses. The housing offers access to all camera controls and is rated to 100m (328ft).

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Call for entries: Neapolis International Contest of Underwater Photography Photo

Call for entries: Neapolis International Contest of Underwater Photography

The Neapolis International Contest of Underwater Photography is calling for entries for its 2016 contest. There are contests for both Novice and Advanced photographers and categories are largely for macro, wide angle or “biological” images from the Mediterranean. There is one category for images from “Other Seas.” The deadline for entries is 2 September 2016.

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Wetpixel Interview with photographer Michael Muller Photo

Wetpixel Interview with photographer Michael Muller

Michael Muller has just published a book with Taschen titled Sharks. Face-to-Face with the Ocean’s Endangered Predator. Muller is a well known celebrity photographer who has worked for decades photographing musicians, artists, athletes and actors, but what is lesser well known is his passion for sharks and the ocean. This book features his shark portfolio using his “patented seven-bulb, 1200-watt plexi-encased strobe lighting rig”. Wetpixel had the chance to interview Muller and find out more about his life behind the lens above and below water. (¬©Michael Muller / Taschen / CPi Syndication)

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Ikelite announces housing for LUMIX GX85, GX80 and GX7 Mark II cameras Photo

Ikelite announces housing for LUMIX GX85, GX80 and GX7 Mark II cameras

Ikelite has announced their housing for the Panasonic Lumix GX85, GX80 and GX7 Mark II mirrorless cameras. Constructed from white ABS-PC, it features the company’s new smooth shutter release lever, wired TTL strobe control (with Ikelite strobes), a rubber front grip and port compatibility with “most popular zoom, macro and wide angle lenses.”

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NASA Astronauts head underwater for their NEEMO 21 training Photo

NASA Astronauts head underwater for their NEEMO 21 training

Yesterday was splashdown for the NASA astronauts in their yearly underwater training off Florida. This year’s mission is the 21st NEEMO mission and will take place in the Aquarius Undersea Reef Base where the crew will live 62 feet underwater for 16 days in simulated space craft conditions.

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Underwater review of EOS 1D-X Mark II on DPReview Photo

Underwater review of EOS 1D-X Mark II on DPReview

Wetpixel sponsor Backscatter Underwater Photo and Video has recently had their review of the Canon EOS 1D-X Mk.II posted on DPReview. Their review finds that the camera’s ISO performance and manual white balance performer make it a strong contender for video shooters although its autofocus and large file sizes/storage issues are more limiting. The review highlights the ability to overcrank footage from 60fps to 30fps in order to get more stable images.

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Call for entries: World ShootOut 2016 Photo

Call for entries: World ShootOut 2016

The World Shootout is calling for entries to the 2016 competition. Prizes include $1,500 in cash in the macro and amateur, $2,000 in the video, prizes totaling $16,000 in the team and $20,000 in the Destination categories. Entries must have been taken between 1 January and 1 November 2016. The winners will be announced at BOOT, Dusseldorf in January 2017.

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