Don Silcock: Diving the Wonderful Witu Islands
[Don Silcock] (http://www.indopacificimages.com) presents a primer highlighting the amazing diving and photographic opportunities that are offered in Papua New Guinea’s Witu Islands. Located in the middle of the Coral Triangle, scientists have identified more than 600 species of coral together with 2000 species of reef fish in the area. Don has illustrated his guide with stunning images.
Issue 112 of UwP magazine is available
Issue 112 of Underwater Photography magazine is now available to download. Featured articles include reviews of the Aquatica A7R Mk IV and Sony A7R IV, a round-up of smartphone housings, the FIX Underwater Warmer vest, the Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot, the Samyang 14mm lens, and the Chasing Dory underwater drone. Locations include PNG and Raja Ampat, along with lots of news and information
Final Call: UPY 2020
The 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest is making its final call for entries. It offers 12 standard categories and 2 special ones for marine conservation imagery and photographic books. The deadline for entries is 11:59 GMT on 3 January 2020 and the winners will be announced at the Go Diving Show in Coventry, UK on 22 February.
Wishing the Wetpixel Community a very Happy New Year
Wishing the Wetpixel community the very happiest of New Year celebrations. We hope that you are enjoying a joyful evening with family and friends and that 2020 will bring you safe diving, cooperative subjects, and amazing imagery.
Darktable 3 imaging app is available
Version 3 of the open-source image editing app Darktable has been released. It offers an improved GUI and improvements to the denoise module, the Picasa export module changed to Google Photos, new RGB Curve and Levels modules, a new Basic Adjustments module, new color pickers for some modules “many code optimizations” for SSE and CPU paths and much more.
Canon USA supports Coral Restoration Project
Canon USA has announced that it is participating in the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science coral reef restoration project. Canon team members, along with students and university staff embarked on an expedition to plant coral fragments from a nursery into an existing reef of Key Biscayne, Florida.
Happy Holidays 2020
The admins and moderators wish the Wetpixel community the very happiest of holiday seasons. If you exchange gifts, we hope that yours include some new tools for underwater imaging! We hope that you will have time to share your holidays with friends and family and would like to thank you all for sharing your time, images and experience on the Wetpixel forums, and Facebook group. We look forward to sharing more techniques, news, and imagery in 2020
Ikelite ships housing for Olympus OM-D E-M5 III
Ikelite is now shipping their housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III camera. Equipped with the Dry Lock Micro port system, the housing has extendable shutter releases and AE-L/AF-L button thumb levers. It also offers TTL strobe control with the optional DL3 DS Link Olympus TTL Converter.
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- Nikon updates firmware on D850, D7500 and D5600 SLR cameras (via )
- Nikon updates D500 “C” firmware to version 1.2 (via )
- Canon updates EOS R firmware to 1.2.0 (via )
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