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Wetpixel Live: Color Temperature Primer Photo

Wetpixel Live: Color Temperature Primer

Adam sets out to explain how color temperature can help create memorable images. Despite the option of correcting it in post-production, getting it correct in the camera will help ensure that colors remain saturated and rich. He also provides some practical advice that can help photographers achieve this.

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Wetpixel Live: Retra Pro X Flash review Photo

Wetpixel Live: Retra Pro X Flash review

During the recent Wetpixel Red Sea Photographic Odyssey, Adam was able to use and test the Retra Pro X flash guns. Retra kindly loaned both the strobes and a set of accessories for them and they were used by Adam continuously over the two-week trip. In this episode Adam provides some insights into what he liked about the flashes and lists some improvements and ideas for getting the best from them in the field.

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Wetpixel Live: Keldan 8XR and RTC1 review with Natalie Gibb Photo

Wetpixel Live: Keldan 8XR and RTC1 review with Natalie Gibb

Adam joins cave explorer and underwater image maker Natalie Gibb in the jungle for this episode of Wetpixel Live. Natalie has been testing the new Keldan 8XR lights and the RC1 ultrasonic remote control and they discuss how the combination has performed, and the creative opportunities that having true remote control of off-camera lights offers.

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Wetpixel Live: Nikon Z9 for Underwater Image Makers Photo

Wetpixel Live: Nikon Z9 for Underwater Image Makers

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon was fortunate to get “hand-on” with the new Nikon Z9 at a Nikon Pro event recently. He was able to do some perfunctory tests with the new camera along with some of the lenses that are useful for underwater image makers. He tries to discover whether the Z9 is an appropriate upgrade for use underwater.

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Wetpixel Live: Compact Camera Choices Photo

Wetpixel Live: Compact Camera Choices

Following on from our previous episode, Phil Medcalf of Alphamarine Photography and Adam chat about the desirable characteristics for compact cameras when using them underwater. Given how small the compact camera market has become, and what a small proportion of it underwater image makers occupies, the choices are in many ways quite critical.

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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: Compact Cameras for Underwater Photographers Photo

Wetpixel Live: Compact Cameras for Underwater Photographers

We all use devices with very capable cameras almost every day. This explosion in very competent devices has caused a significant change in the camera market, with people typically no longer purchasing dedicated cameras for everyday use. Adam and Phil Medcalf of Alphamarine Photography discuss the shortcomings of smartphones when they are used underwater, and why compact cameras are probably still the best option.

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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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