Job Opportunity: Content Creator at Six Senses in the Maldives
Six Senses are seeking a resident Content Creator at their resort in Laamu, Maldives. They are looking for an individual that is a visual storyteller who can create, edit and post underwater and topside imagery. The job specification describes the role: “The Content Creator will be passionate about capturing and telling our stories – all our stories, from marine conservation to wellness, from sustainability practices to culinary highlights, from our people to our product offering and artisanal experiences.”
Results: Ocean Art 2019
The results of the 2019 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition have been announced. The winning image was taken by Greg Lecoeur and features a crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga) diving close to some brash ice in Antarctica. The contest awarded 16 categories and many congratulations to the many Wetpixel members that are in the placings.
Canon publishes technical white papers about EOS 1D X Mark III
Ikelite ships housing for Nikon Z50
Ikelite has announced its 200DL housing for the Nikon Z50. Constructed of ABS-PC, it offers strove triggering via fire optic ports, or manual strobe triggering electrically. TTL is available with the addition of an optional converter. The housing uses Ikelite’s DL series ports and ships with a vacuum valve as standard.
Canon announces new services for photographers
Canon has announced two new services for photographers. Image Connect aims to connect photographers with potential customers via an online portal. Powered by the Canon Computer Vision AI engine, the new Photo Culling Plugin for Adobe Lightroom Classic can automatically cull images that the app identifies suffering from poor image sharpness, noise, exposure, contrast, closed eyes, and red eyes.
Nikon unveils the D780 full frame SLR camera
At CES, Nikon has announced a successor to the D750 full-frame SLR camera. The D780 has a 24.5MP sensor, combined with the EXPEED 6 image processor, giving a native ISO range of 100 to 51,2000 autofocus is via 51 points, combined with the SF algorithm from the D5. It can shoot 4K UHD video at 30 fps with full-pixel readout and 10-bit output with N-Log or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support.
Announcing the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2020
Wetpixel and DivePhoto Guide are excited to announce the rebranding of the Our World Underwater imaging contest. This year, it has become the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2020. Featuring a stunning judging panel of David Doubilet, Stephen Frink, Erin Quigley, Scott “Gutsy” Tuason, Keri Wilk and Tony Wu, the format of the contest will remain unchanged and will continue to represent the pinnacle of achievement for underwater image-makers. It is open for entries now and the deadline is 8 February.
Canon announces the ID X Mark III
Canon has announced its flagship 1D X Mark III camera. It has a 20.1 MP sensor and a new DIGIC X Image Processor with a native ISO range of 100-102400. Autofocus is with a new 191 point via the optical VF, and Dual Pixel in Live View. It is capable of 12-bit 5.5K RAW video internal recording and oversampling 4K 60p video recording using the full width of the sensor in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2.
Article: An Introduction to Photogrammetry
Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon presents an introduction to the process of creating 3D photogrammetry models. Initially tasked to produce a survey of one of the walls of the El Pit Cenote in Mexico with Under the Jungle’s Natalie Gibb, he enrolled on a GUE Photogrammetry course run by John Kendall that introduced and practically applied the image capture and workflow for creating these fascinating models