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Close Focus: The Manta Ray World by Night by Douglas Seifert Photo

Close Focus: The Manta Ray World by Night by Douglas Seifert

The second of our columns discussing the stories behind great images features Douglas Seifert’s stunning image of reef manta rays (Manta alfredi) feeding on plankton at night. The goal of the column, which is being published in conjunction with PADI, is to show how amazing imagery does not normally occur by chance, but is due to dedication, technique, research and experience.

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Review: Nikon 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye lens Photo

Review: Nikon 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye lens

Wetpixel presents a comprehensive review of the performance of the Nikon AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens. Wetpixel editor Adam Hanlon has shot extensive test sessions with both FX and DX cameras in the pool, as well as in fresh water in the UK. Associate Editor, Alex Mustard had the lens for a week or so in the Red Sea, and adds his thoughts and imagery from the trip to the review

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Update: Electronics travel guide for underwater image makers Photo

Update: Electronics travel guide for underwater image makers

The rules regarding the carrying of electronic goods in the cabins of aircraft for some flights into the US or UK have been relaxed today. Flights with Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline and Turkish Airlines no longer have restrictions on them (this is currently pending with the latter into the UK). The ban still affects image makers visiting Egypt’s Red Sea and frequent travelers Saeed Rashid and Terry Steeley have kindly shared their thoughts and strategies for coping with the additional security measures in Egyptian airports for the Wetpixel community.

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Interview: Kelly Cestari on surf photography Photo

Interview: Kelly Cestari on surf photography

Kelly Cestari works as a full time professional surf photographer, capturing the action during the World Surf League. Based in Australia, his work takes him through Australia, USA, Europe, Tahiti, South Africa and Hawaii with the tour each year. Wetpixel caught up with Kelly and he kindly agreed to answer a few questions about his imagery and surf photography in general.

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Show Report: BOOT 2017 Photo

Show Report: BOOT 2017

Wetpixel reports from the BOOT Show, Düsseldorf. Held over 10 days, it is the biggest water sports show in the world. Exhibits range from super yachts to surfboards and tucked away amongst this is scuba diving and underwater imaging. Wetpixel were able to attend the show this year and have presented this report for those that could not be there.

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Article: Japanese Giant Salamanders by Don Silcock Photo

Article: Japanese Giant Salamanders by Don Silcock

Don Silcock provides the Wetpixel community with an illustrated guide to photographing the enigmatic and unique Japanese Giant Salamander (Andrias japonicus). These creatures grow up 1.5m (5 ft.) long and 25kg (55lbs) in weight and live in fresh water rivers in rural Japan.

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Article: Narrow Beam Underwater Snooting by Rob van Twist Photo

Article: Narrow Beam Underwater Snooting by Rob van Twist

Rob van Twist provides a detailed description of his technique for “pre-orientating” snoots. The advantage of being able to do his is to enter the water with the snoot to camera to subject distance pre defined This significantly saves valuable time underwater. Rob describes in detail both the theoretical background to his technique and the experiments he carried out to make it work.

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EOS 5D Mark IV news and reviews Photo

EOS 5D Mark IV news and reviews

Wetpixel is compiling the best information about the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and presenting it as a single source for those considering the new camera. In addition we have been looking at housing compatibility and by using superimposed images, can offer some early advice on housing compatibility. UPDATED 29 August.

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Freeze Frame: Electricity Photo

Freeze Frame: Electricity

In this month’s Freeze Frame, award winning underwater filmmaker Evan Sherman discusses how simple tools can safeguard vulnerable camera or equipment electronics. He notes that without power, all our sophisticated imaging equipment is rendered pretty much useless.

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