Interview: Marty Snyderman with Howard and Michele Hall by Eric Cheng
Going Big in Little Town by Mike Bartick
Mike Bartick of Saltwater Photo discusses why the Anilao area is such an epicenter of diversity, along with some of its lesser-known wide angle attractions. He describes why Anilao attracts such an abundance and proliferation of species, and its unique geographical location and geology. As always, Mike has also kindly shared some of his stunning imagery to illustrate the article.
Keldan ships new products
Keldan has announced its full range for 2020. The 8X and 4X lights both have a 20% increase in power and higher CRI values. The Spectrum color correction filter range has been streamlined and refined, as has the Ambient Light filters. In addition, there is a buoyancy collar available for the lights, and a pocket-sized underwater color and white balance target.
Video: Part 2 of How to practice UW Photo at home by Brent Durand
Brent Durand has posted Part 2 of his “How to Practice UW Photo at Home” series to his YouTube channel. It features lots of ideas that can allow us to practice and develop our photography skills while staying at home and socially isolating. If you missed part 1, please check it out here
COVID-19: Retailers need your support.
The COVID-19 crisis is continuing to produce profound effects for us all. Businesses are struggling to cope with travel restrictions and a decline in demand. In response to this, many of Wetpixel’s retail partners are offering amazing deals. By supporting these companies, remember you are also supporting the livelihoods of fellow image-makers. If you are a retailer and would like any deals to be added, feel free to post them in the Wetpixel Forum or reach out for front page posts.
Results Announced: DEEP Indonesia 2020
Wetpixel and DivePhoto Guide are proud to announce the stunning winners of the 2020 DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photography Competition. The images were of a very high standard, and our judging panel, Ellen Cuylaerts, Mike Bartick, Kate Jonker, Tobias Friedrich, Renee Capozolla, and Andrew Marriot, had a tough time choosing their selections. The Overall Winner and winner of the Compact Camera category was Enrico Somogyi with his capture of a jellyfish in Snell’s Window entitled “Around the World.” Huge congratulations to him and all the finalists.
Video: Sharks and Rays Online Learning by Annie Crawley
Calling all Underwater Image Makers
Most of us are under some form of restrictions to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. May I suggest that we use our image and video libraries to celebrate our passion by sharing our images as widely as possible? By doing so, we help remind people of the beauty and majesty of the world’s oceans, and perhaps help soothe some frayed nerves. May I also suggest that we post where the imagery was taken and perhaps with which operator, along with shout-outs to any other relayed businesses, all of which are enduring considerable financial hardship.
ADEX 2020 deferred
The organizers of the 2020 ADEX show have announced that the show has been further postponed. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and its associated social distancing and travel restrictions, the show has now been deferred from 29 t0 31 April. New dates are to be announced.