Surf photographer Ben Thouard releases new book Surface
Surf photographer Ben Thouard has released a book title Surface. The book is a collection of underwater images he has shot just below the surface of waves in Tahiti where he has spent the last 10 years. ROAM has profiled Thouard in an interview and stunning promotional video for just in time for the release of the book.
Backscatter ships TG5 wide angle conversion lens
Late Availability: Photo opportunity with whale sharks in Mexico
We have two slots available to visit the amazing whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregation at Isla Mujeres. Report from Isla Mujeres are all saying that it is an exceptional year. Our trip runs from 10-16 August and is specifically designed to be photographically productive (unlike many of the “whale shark tours” that are offered by other providers on the island).
Paper explains location of whale shark aggregations
A new paper attempts to explain why whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) gather in large number at specific sites around the world. Published in the PeerJ journal, it investigates whether the bathymetry characteristics of the aggregating sites are similar. Nearly all of them are shallow areas, close of deep water with steep slopes. The paper suggests that these conditions will produce upwellings events and an abundance of food.
Nikon formally announces full frame mirrorless camera
Mike Bartick: Effective Snooting
It wasn’t too long ago when Keri Wilk swept the competitions with his stunning macro images created with a snoot. At a time when only a handful of people even knew what a snoot was, he produced some show stopping images that were as ahead of the curve then, as they are today. Very few tools can actually add a new layer to your portfolio as effectively as a snoot can, they are relatively inexpensive, hard to break, and travel quite easily. In fact, buying a snoot should be thought of along the lines as a lens buy as they will add that much of a new dimension to your portfolio and skills.
Podcast: Episode 9 of the Underwater Tribe Series
Wetpixel Moderator, Mike Veitch has released episode 9 of the Underwater Tribe Diving and Adventure Podcast. It features photographer Ethan Daniels. Previous podcasts have featured Gray Bevan, Serge Abourjeily, Graham Abbott, Christian Loader, Oli Christen, Marianne Nyegaard, Jenny Karmy and Rich Horner among others.
Video: Phase Detection Autofocus explained
ZY Productions has posted a video on YouTube explaining how phase detection autofocus (AF) works. Phase detection is only available in SLR cameras, as it requires a dedicated AF sensor and a translucent section of the camera’s mirror, which are both components you will not find in a mirrorless camera. AF is a key camera function in challenging underwater photographic environments.
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