Live Reports: Wetpixel Macro Workshop 2016
We will be posting “live” updates from the Wetpixel/Alex Mustard Lembeh macro workshop over the next two weeks. This event has been eagerly anticipated after the amazing success of the first one in 2013. It is being held at Lembeh Resort from 1 to14 October.Please keep checking back as we will be adding regular reports as the workshop progresses and follow the hashtag “wetpixellembeh” on social media.
Dive into the Pink announces online auction
Dive into the Pink has announced an online auction benefiting the Young Survival Coalition and Project Pink Tank, two organizations supporting breast cancer related issues. The auction is currently open for bidding and will remain open through 5pm PDT October 7th. Auction items include everything from underwater photography gear, to international dive trips.
Adobe releases Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 15
Today Adobe unveiled Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 15. New effects include facial detection and facial feature adjustment - turning frowns upside down. These affordable software programs are primarily marketed to most photo consumers and aim to make the photo editing process a bit easier and more streamlined. Both programs are priced at $99.99 each, with discounts for upgrades and bundles.
Thresher sharks, silky sharks and devil rays receive protection at CITES
This year at the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) meeting in South Africa, thresher sharks, silky sharks and devil rays have been voted to receive protection under Appendix II. Currently there are only eight species of sharks that receive any protection from worldwide fishing under CITES. It is estimated that 100 million sharks are killed every year.
Tales by Light Premieres
“Tales by Light”, which follows the adventures of some of the world’s leading photographers including Wetpixel Publisher Eric Cheng and shark wrangler Jim Abernethy, is to premiere at the Palace Norton Street Cinema, Leichhardt, NSW, Australia on 17 October. Tickets are available now, with the proceeds being donated to environmental charities.
BTS of the Nirvana anniversary photograph with John Chapple
On the 25th anniversary of the Nirvana Nevermind album, photographer John Chapple decided to recreate the iconic cover with the original underwater baby, Spencer Elden. 25 years later, the baby is no longer a baby and the image looks a bit more mature. We sat down with Chapple and got some insight into the shoot and all of the interest behind it.
National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen releases eBook
National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen has released an eBook titled Photographing Wild: Techniques of a National Geographic Photographer. The book is a 200-page downloadable e-book and focuses on 16 steps to make stronger photographs.
Results of the 2016 Monterey Shootout
The results of the 2016 Monterey Shootout have been published. Backscatter and the Northern California Underwater Photographic Society (NCUPS) hosted the annual event. The event took place over the weekend of August 26-28th in Monterey Bay in California.
- Great White Shark Finned in Mozambique (via African Diver)
- In Pictures: Tracking hammerheads (via BBC)
- A New Video from the Herparazzi! (via )
- In Pictures: Monitoring manta rays (via BBC)
- Durban Protest Against Marine Mammal Captivity (via African Diver)
- Bioluminescence: nature lights up (via BBC)
- Chernobyl mammals tracked in snow (via BBC)
- Audio slideshow: Exploring Africa (via BBC)
- The amazing wildlife of Africa (via BBC)
- The secret lives of giants (via BBC)