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Conversations with Underwater Photographers: Aaron Wong by Henley Spiers Photo

Conversations with Underwater Photographers: Aaron Wong by Henley Spiers

Henley Spiers has contributed the next interview of his Conversations with Underwater Photographers series. He discusses “Master of ShadowsAaron Wong’s photographic and creative background, along with detailing how he goes about creating his stunning imagery. Aaron has also kindly shared some of his imagery to illustrate the interview.

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Lightroom Texture Adjustment for underwater photographers Photo

Lightroom Texture Adjustment for underwater photographers

Wetpixel offers an early guide to the new Texture slider that was launched in the most recent release of Adobe’s Lightroom Classic app. Offering a subtle way of enhancing details in an image, it seems to add contrast to mid-frequency areas of an image. This is ideally suited for correcting the inherent softness caused by shooting through water and the optics we use to do so. As a negative local adjustment, the new tool is an effective way of dealing with backscatter too.

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Helen Pananggung of Lembeh Foundation: Blue Green Personality of the Year Photo

Helen Pananggung of Lembeh Foundation: Blue Green Personality of the Year

The Blue Green Awards are presented at the annual ADEX Show in Singapore. Sarah Ann Wormald profiles the very worthy recipient of the “Personality of the Year” award. Lembeh Foundation’s Helen Pananggung is a human dynamo, motivating, persuading, cajoling and sometimes dragging (!) her community to embrace new ways of both reducing waste and upcycling the existing trash discarded in the area. Congratulations Helen!

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Backscatter reviews the Panasonic LX100 II Photo

Backscatter reviews the Panasonic LX100 II

Wetpixel sponsor Backscatter Underwater Photo and Video have posted an excellent review of the underwater performance of the Panasonic LX100 mark II compact camera. The camera features a Micro 4/3 sensor, significantly larger than the 25 mm sensors on most high-performance compact cameras. The review notes that using wet lenses allows for a sufficient range of focal lengths and that the wide angle performance of the camera was found by the reviewers to be very good.

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May issue of X-Ray Magazine available Photo

May issue of X-Ray Magazine available

Issue 91 of X-Ray Magazine is available to download. The May 2019 edition features articles on Timor Leste, Guadalupe, Mexico, icebergs, cave diving at Bjurälraven and Scapa Flow. Fibonacci sequences in underwater photography are investigated in the underwater Photography column, along with the impact of flash photography on fish. Lastly a portfolio of Masayo Fukuda’s stunning paper sculptures of marine life.

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