The Underwater Imagaing Cocktail party hosted by DPG and our good friends Wetpixel has become a staple of DEMA. Already known as one of the show's premier parties, we felt the need to pick it up a bit, considering this year it was also serving as the launch party of our new magazine, Scuba Diver Through The Lens. We think we threw a fiesta worthy of the industry's first global print mag -- it was our biggest bash yet.
Over 300 underwater photographers, videographers, and industry people showed up for 2011 DEMA Underwater Imaging Cocktail Party, and we partied until 2 AM. The warm fresh air of the Rosen Centre's pool deck, and the cool drinks served by the two bars, were a welcome change from the air conditioned, busy show hall.
To celebrate the launch of SDTTL, free copies were placed throughout the party area. The initial feedback has been amazing, and all the kind words make all the hard work worth it.
As always, the party served as a great venue to discuss the past and future of underwater photography. The fresher faces like Keri Wilk and Cal Mero were mingling with respected vets like Ana and Ned Deloach and Stepehn Frink. Members of manufacturers like Aquatica, Nauticam and Gates had a drink with the retailers Backscatter, Reef Photo and Video and ScubaPix, and we all showed the newcomers like GoPro, Aquapazza and others how much fun it is to be part of the underwater photo and video industry.
SD-TTL Launch Party
Ikelite Housing for OM System OM-1
AOI Housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1 III
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