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Wetpixel Live: Computer for Underwater Photographer Photo

Wetpixel Live: Computer for Underwater Photographer

Alex and Adam discuss their computer hardware and which software they use for processing and curating their image libraries. At one time, processing digital images was a resource-intensive process, which necessitated top-end and sometimes bespoke computer power. The general improvement in computer performance and power means that this is largely no longer the case.

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Wetpixel Live: Choosing a Strobe Photo

Wetpixel Live: Choosing a Strobe

Photography is in essence the capture of light. Given that most underwater images are captured using artificial light, often in the form of strobes, perhaps we should consider our choice of strobe as being the single most important equipment decision we make. Alex and Adam discuss this and offer some guidelines for underwater photographers considering purchasing underwater lighting.

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Wetpixel Live: How To Find Your Files Photo

Wetpixel Live: How To Find Your Files

Underwater photographers spend a great deal of time and expense seeking perfection in their images. This includes expensive camera systems, exotic travel, and significant time expanding and developing their skills. Ultimately though, our ability to find the image files we have created is critical in order for us to justify this expenditure and enjoy the activity. Alex and Adam offer some ideas about how a workflow can help to ensure that your images are easy to find.

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Wetpixel Live: Is The SLR Dead? Photo

Wetpixel Live: Is The SLR Dead?

Spurred on by the news that Nikon has ceased the supply of the D500, Alex and Adam discuss whether this means the end of SLR cameras for underwater photographers. They list the pros and cons of SLR and mirrorless cameras and chat about how these can benefit or hinder them when they are used underwater and how the drive to make SLR owners switch to a new system is also in the camera manufacturer’s interests.

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Wetpixel Live: Travel Update Photo

Wetpixel Live: Travel Update

With the exciting news that some of our favorite travel destinations are opening up again, and travel, in general, becoming more possible, Alex and Adam offer some thoughts on how travel has changed over the past two years. They then go on to provide some pre-trip ideas for ensuring that you and your equipment are ready to capture amazing underwater imagery once you arrive at your dream destination!

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Wetpixel Live: New Image Editing Tools Photo

Wetpixel Live: New Image Editing Tools

Lightroom Classic 11 and Photoshop 2022 offer some great new tools that are very useful for underwater image-makers. Alex and Adam overview these and provide insights into how these might be utilized to enhance underwater photographs. Along with offering some ideas on how they might be used, they also suggest that like all powerful tools, they should be used with discretion! To see complete tutorials about using the new selection and masking tools, head on over to Go Ask Erin

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Wetpixel Live: Underwater Image Makers Guide to New Cameras Photo

Wetpixel Live: Underwater Image Makers Guide to New Cameras

There have been a plethora of new cameras announced over the last few months, so in this episode of Wetpixel Live, Alex and Adam chat through the latest camera options for underwater image-makers. Specifically, they discuss the EOS R series, Nikon Z9, Sony a1, OM Digital OM-1, and Panasonic GH6 and how their specifications suggest that they are useful for underwater image-makers.

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Wetpixel Live: UPY 2022 Photo

Wetpixel Live: UPY 2022

Among the events celebrated in the past few weeks, was the announcement of the results of the 2021 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest. In the spirit of providing constructive feedback to the Wetpixel community, Alex and Adam review all the category winners and discuss the changes to the judging panel.

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