Job Opportunities: Photo Pro and Dive Center Manager at Lembeh Resort
Our friends at Lembeh Resort/Critters@Lembeh Resort are seeking people to fill two positions. They are looking for a Photo Pro to run their underwater photography center and a Dive Center Manager to manage the dive center. It’s a great opportunity for a couple or two individuals to live, work and photograph in the amazing Lembeh Straits!
Inon ships SD Front Mask for GoPro HERO5
Spaces available: Wetpixel, RED and Gates Tiger Beach Filmmakers workshop
Are you someone wanting a career as an underwater cameraman? Or an experienced filmmaker wanting an update to all the latest tools and techniques? In either case, join Wetpixel, RED Digital Cinema and Gates Underwater Products in the Bahamas at a unique event this November that aims to explore and expand filmmaker’a skills with cutting edge technologies. We will be diving and filming at Tiger Beach, with the amazing Epic Diving, which in itself is an amazing experience!
Lush commits to using 27 tons of ocean plastic in its packaging
LUSH has committed to using 27 tons of collected ocean plastic in its 100% recycled packaging. The bath product company has been making a name for itself in recent years with its ocean centric charity campaigns including donating a percentage of the proceeds from its “shark fin” soap to Rob Stewart’s documentary. In this latest campaign LUSH has joined forces with Ocean Legacy Foundation to collect the ocean plastic in the waters surrounding its Vancouver headquarters.
Sealux ships housing for GH5
Sealux are shipping their housing for the Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera. It features a large “throat” to cater for large diameter lenses and allows the use of Sealux’s viewfinders to view the camera’s EVF. It also has a port to allow for the attachment of an HDMI monitor or one accessory, and there is the option of am N5 or S6 bulkhead for strobe triggering.
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.
Adobe Acknowledges Performance Issues with Lightroom
Adobe’s Tom Hogarty has taken to the Lightroom Journal to address concerns about Lightroom’s performance. He notes that there are “current pain points around GPU, import performance, certain editing tasks and review workflows,” and states that improving the program’s performance is the developer’s top priority.
A great white shark nursery sits just off Ventura and Oxnard, California
Through years of protecting great white sharks off the coast of California in addition to tagging and tracking programs, scientists have zeroed in on several great white shark nurseries off California. For years and years the sharks were a rare sight off the coast, then, in 2015 regular ocean visitors started seeing them frequently. The majority of these sharks were juveniles (5-8 feet) and showed no aggressive behavior. Image from Shutterstock
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- Mexico commits to save the Vaquita (via )
- The review of National Marine Monuments is now open for comments (via )
- Nikon updates Distortion Control Lens Data to version 2.016 (via )
- Olympus updates E-M1II firmware to version 1.3 (via )
- Brian Skerry’s new book Sharks (via )
- A drop of water used as a lens (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS 5DS and 5DS R to v.1.1.1 (via )
- Humpback whales return to NYC in large numbers (via )
- DiCaprio and Mexican government draft plan to save Vaquita (via )