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Jason Heller | Sep 13, 2007 2:00 AM
Tens of Thousands of Loggerheads Killed Annually By Destructive Fishing Gear Washington (Sept 13, 2007) - All loggerhead sea turtle nesting subpopulations in the North Atlantic with trend data available are declining according to a new study released yesterday by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This includes sea turtles that nest in the United States, Caribbean and along the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. The study, a five-year status review for loggerhead sea turtles required by the Endangered Species Act, confirms what Oceana has been telling the federal government for the past five years...
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Jason Heller | Sep 13, 2007 2:00 AM
Roger is and underwater videographer and the Director of the Underwater Images Competition, which is operated as an independent underwater photo and video competition operated on a not for profit basis. Proceeds from the competition are donated to Marine Conservation and Education causes. The Competition is held in March each year in conjunction with the Scubafest Dive Show in Ohio. Although the column is titled "videolights", this piece is actually about some of the basics of still photography. For many years the late Jim Church shared his expertise with underwater photographers. One of the best tools he created was using cows to illustrate his points to understanding photography. These barnyard lessons have been shared on many internet forums so I thought it would be appropriate to pass them on in this and the next two Videolights articles for those of you who haven't read them. My thanks to Jim for his lessons, his mentorship, and his friendship...
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Jason Heller | Sep 12, 2007 2:00 AM
Our friends at Sea & Sea have provided us with a tentative schedule of releases for the new Nikon and Canon DSLRs. We look forward to seeing the D300 prototype at DEMA...
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Jason Heller | Sep 10, 2007 2:00 AM
Do you have the perfect Raja Ampat photo? Is it one that truly captures the excitement and beauty of Raja Ampat diving? Do you want to see it printed 5,000 times and attached to BCD's the world over? If so, then enter the official Raja Ampat 2008 park entrance tag design contest. Enter up to 2 photos or graphic designs to www.wetpixel.com/raja before the 9th October 2007. After finalists are accepted, you - and the public - will vote for the best until the 19th October 2007. The winner will be announced on the 25th October 2007...
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Jason Heller | Sep 6, 2007 2:00 AM
Sony isn't a camera name you hear tossed about by avid underwater photographers-unless they're recommending a point and shoot camera for novice divers or contemplating a plunge into High Definition video. But that could change when Sony's new 12.2MP Alpha 700 DSLR ($1500 body) shows up on the docks
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Jason Heller | Sep 4, 2007 2:00 AM
Panasonic today introduced the newest member of its digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera line, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-L10, the company's first SLR with Face Detection. The DMC-L10 also offers an advanced 2.5 inch Live View LCD which can rotate 270 degrees, enabling versatile shooting options, and making it easy and convenient to shoot from high or low angles. Complete with a 10.1-megapixel Live MOS Sensor, the DMC-L10 includes an advanced, Supersonic Wave Filter system that prevents dust from collecting on the sensor and degrading photo quality. "Panasonic's advanced digital imaging technologies, including Optical Image Stabilization and Intelligent ISO control settings, are helping LUMIX compact digital cameras make a name for themselves in this industry, "said Alex Fried...
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Jason Heller | Sep 1, 2007 2:00 AM
Attention all underwater photographers! Here is another chance to display your talents of capturing the beauty of the underwater world. Oceana's Dive Program is announcing the start of an underwater photo contest designed to highlight photographer's passions for sharing their diving adventures with others. "We think it's a great way for aspiring photographers to get some exposure," said Suzanne Garrett, Oceana's Dive Program Coordinator. "It's all about sharing experiences and presenting new ideas"...
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Jason Heller | Aug 31, 2007 2:00 AM
"We feel a deep sense of connection with the ocean and its reefs and with that connection comes responsibility. Although we have lost almost a quarter of the planet's reefs, those we see in this book still thrive - we are capable of saving them." - Sylvia A. Earle, from the foreword to Reef Following in the steps of DK's highly acclaimed Rainforest , Reef is a vibrant full-color photographic celebration of the world's "rainforests of the sea" that pictorially progresses through an ecological chain that goes from algae, sponges, and mollusks, to the thousands of fishes that make their homes there, while showcasing coral reefs as one of nature's most magnificent creations...
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Jason Heller | Aug 29, 2007 2:00 AM
Well...we hit a milestone last week - our 100th pro gallery. We're pretty psyched! That's 100 of the best, most prolific, talented and inspirational, underwater photographers in the world. We set out to develop THE gallery of all underwater photo galleries - a way to feature the top pros, the image makers whose images transcend time and place and touch our emotions. We say a very heartfelt and humbled "thank you" to all the photographers who have helped to make the DPG Galleries one of the most unique and special anywhere, online or offline. Through their imagery, these photographers have helped make DivePhotoGuide, and the world, a better place. Yes - the world. All of the photographers featured in our galleries have created images for editorial and/or advertising, which has helped to directly or indirectly create increased awareness and appreciation of the underwater world...
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Jason Heller | Aug 23, 2007 2:00 AM
Canon didn't have very long to bask in its glory after introducing its pro level EOS 1Ds Mark III ($7,999) and advanced EOS 40D ($1,299) on Monday, August 20. Sure, those cameras are going to be big hits among the Canon faithful who already own Canon lenses, flash units, and accessories. But I think the Nikon faithful may have even more to celebrate now that the new 12.1MP Nikon D3 ($4,999 body) and the 12.3MP Nikon D300 ($1,799) have arrived. Are either of these new Nikon DSLRs good enough to instead steal the spotlight away from Canon's latest and greatest? And do either of these new Nikon's offer more features and higher potential performance for underwater shooters? The answer is no, yes, yes, and yes. When most photographers begin to compare the features and specs of the two pro models:the Nikon D3 and EOS 1Ds Mark III, the megapixel difference is going to jump out immediately. The Canon has 21.1MP, and the Nikon only has 12.1MP. So in terms of pure resolution and the ability to capture detail, Canon will certainly win in a resolution test. But experienced digital shooters will recognize that the maximum difference between 12.1MP and 21.1MP will probably be less than 20% in terms of resolution, since it takes four times as many pixels to double the resolution of a sensor. Still, I've got to hand it to Canon for upping the DSLR megapixel ante, and have to wonder why Nikon didn't think it wise to add a few more pixels to the D3 sensor...
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