Web sites

Underwater Journal Issue 24 is now available

Michael Zeigler
The latest issue of the Underwater Journal delves into the mystery of a WWII-era Helldiver aircraft that was recently discovered off the coast of Jupiter, Florida.

Newest Underwater Journal Available

Issue 24 is now ready for download

 

 
SHARE THIS STORY

The latest issue of the Underwater Journal delves into the mystery of a WWII-era Helldiver aircraft that was recently discovered off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. Was it a victim of the Bermuda Triangle, or a casualty of war? Through a combination of exclusive photography and detailed research, the UWJ team narrows the search and seeks plausible answers.

 

 

 

Also in the issue are updates on Grand Cayman's Kittiwake one year after its sinking, and on Bonaire's popular Salt Pier Dive, which has seen access curtailed in recent years, but remains available to divers in the know. Closer to home, the editors report on one of South Florida's most popular shallow wrecks, while correspondent Mike Bartick details the adventures that await in Raja Ampat.

A new one-atmosphere deep diving suit is revealed, and our test divers review their favorite 3mm wetsuit. Be sure to catch the DAN Column on Emergency Action Plans to get your dive year started off on a safe track, and visit Caradonna Worldwide Dive Adventures for more updates on diving activities on Bonaire and the Cayman Islands.

 

There’s so much more to enjoy and learn, download your issue today. As always, we appreciate your support and encouragement!

Click HERE to download this edition!

Don't forget, UWJ is iPad compatible!

 

 

 


Support the Underwater Photography Guide

Please support the Underwater Photography Guide by purchasing your underwater photography gear through our sister site, Bluewater Photo and Video. Click, or call them at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!


 

DUI Wins "Best Drysuit" in Germany

Eric Aubort
DUI wins first place award in Germany for the 7th time

DUI Wins "Best Drysuit" award in Germany

DUI RECEIVES #1 DRYSUIT AWARD IN GERMANY FOR THE 7TH TIME

By Eric Aubort

 

 
SHARE THIS STORY

DUI was again honored to receive the #1 drysuit in Germany from Tauchen Magazine, Germany’s Premier Diving Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Düsseldorf, Germany

The Award

  • DUI was again honored to receive the #1 drysuit in Germany from Tauchen Magazine, Germany’s Premier Diving Magazine.
  • This presentation is made at the Tauchen Awards attended by over 300 people. The event takes place during the Boot Show which is the world’s largest boat show. A 9-day show, diving has one of the enormous 16 pavilions exhibiting all of the splendors of diving to consumers throughout Europe and the world.

 

From DUI

  • “We are very honored to receive this readers-choice award again for the 7th year,” says DUI President Susan Long. This award is voted on by readers in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland.
  • "This award is a culmination of efforts throughout the entire DUI Team. It is combining a premier, quality product with exceptional service."
  • "The DUI Team consists of the factory in San Diego as well as our partner and friends at Beyond the Shore, our European distributor. It also includes a remarkable and dedicated dealer network as it is through them that we are able to bring our products to German-speaking divers."
  • "On behalf of our European dealers, our distributor BtS and the entire Team in San Diego, we thank Tauchen Magazine for the Best Drysuit Award for the 7th time.”

 

The Team

 

For more information, contact

Diving Unlimited International, Inc.
1148 Delevan Drive, San Diego, CA 92102 USA

(800)325-8439 (619)236-1203 (619)237-0378 Fax

WWW.DUI-ONLINE.com

 

To see when a DUI Demo dates is scheduled to be in your area click below:

DUI Drysuit Demo Dates

 

 


Support the Underwater Photography Guide

Please support the Underwater Photography Guide by purchasing your underwater photography gear through our sister site, Bluewater Photo & Video. Click, or call them at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!


 

Adobe Lightroom 3.6 and Camera Raw 6.6 Updates Available

Eric Aubort
Software updates available from Adobe for Lightroom and Camera Raw

Lightroom 3.6 and Camera Raw 6.6 Now Available

These updates include bug fixes, new camera support and new lens profiles.

By: Eric Aubort

 
SHARE THIS STORY

Lightroom 3.6 and Camera Raw 6.6 are now available as final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms available in Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3.  These updates include bug fixes, new camera support and new lens profiles.

 

 

 

 

New Camera Support:

  • Canon PowerShot S100
  • Fuji FinePix X10
  • Leica V-LUX 3
  • Nikon 1 V1
  • Nikon 1 J1
  • Panasonic DMC-GX1
  • Ricoh GR Digital IV
  • Samsung NX5
  • Samsung NX200
  • Sony NEX-7

 

New Lens Profile Support:

Lens Mount Lens Name
Canon Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
Canon Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM II
Canon Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
Canon Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro
Canon Canon PowerShot S100
Leica LEICA ELMARIT-S 1:2.8/30 mm ASPH.
Leica LEICA APO-ELMAR-S 1:3.5/180 mm
Nikon Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
Nikon Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
Nikon Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8
Nikon Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G
Phase One Mamiya AF 35mm f/3.5
Phase One Mamiya AF 45mm f/2.8
Phase One Mamiya Sekor AF 28mm f/4.5 D Aspherical
Phase One Mamiya Sekor AF 80mm f/2.8 D
Phase One Mamiya Sekor AF 55mm f/2.8 LS D
Phase One Mamiya Sekor AF 80mm f/2.8 LS D
Phase One Mamiya Sekor AF 110mm f/2.8 LS D
Phase One Mamiya Sekor AF 150mm f/3.5 LS
Phase One Phase One 28 mm Digital AF f/4.5 Aspherical
Phase One Phase One 35 mm Digital AF f/3.5
Phase One Phase One 45 mm Digital AF f/2.8
Phase One Phase One 80 mm Digital AF f/2.8
Phase One Schneider-Kreuznach 55 mm LS f/2.8
Phase One Schneider-Kreuznach 110 mm LS f/2.8
Phase One Schneider-Kreuznach 150 mm LS f/3.5
Pentax Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
Sigma Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
Sigma Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM
Sigma Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
Sigma Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro
Sigma Sigma DP2x
Sony Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
Sony Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM


 

Lightroom 3.6 Bugs Fixed With Update:

  •  Rapid advancement through the grid can make the preview processor   die
  • Lightroom does not write to the correct metadata fields after editing capture time
  • Lightroom crashes when saving keyword to file
  • Certain JPG files appear to unsupported or damaged upon import into Lightroom
  • Publish to HD fails in LR 3.5 for publish collections created in 3.3 or earlier
  • Entering a custom aspect ratio in Quick Develop leaves the Crop Ratio menu black
  • Default scrolling behavior on OSX 10.7 makes non-scrolling mousewheel actions work backwards (Mac only)
  • Incorrect aspect ratio displayed in menu when crop is copy/pasted or applied via Previous button in the Develop module (Mac only)
  • Copy/Pasted Crop Aspect Ratio lost on edit
  • Copy/Pasted/Previous crop loses aspect ratio lock when adjusted in the Develop module
  • Tethering doesn’t work with the Nikon D3x
  • Error thrown when exporting video from slideshow and Lightroom is running as a 32-bit application

 

Camera Raw 6.6 Bugs Fixed With Update:

  •  New camera profiles for Nikon D3, D3000, D3000s, and D700 to address issues with highlight posterization
  • ACR 6.5 clicking “Choose target folder button makes APD frozen (Mac only)
  • It’s possible that Lightroom crashes when saving keyword to file
  • Fuji S200 rendering highlights with green cast
  • Scrolling can perform too fast when using the trackpad
  • Snapshops don’t reset when in local corrections only with global corrections
  • Fixed issue red eye reduction for images converted to B & W.
  • Fixed issue with overcorrection of vignette.
  • Fixed issue with color noise reduction at extreme color temperatures.
  • Fixed issue with noise reduction when using local exposure adjustment.

 

Further Reading:

"Who and why you should use Lightoom"

Lightroom 3 - Lens Correction Panel

 

To download the updates, click on the link below:

Adobe Updates

 


Support the Underwater Photography Guide

Please support the Underwater Photography Guide by purchasing your underwater photography gear through our sister site, Bluewater Photo & Video. Click, or call them at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!


 

Apple Announces Aperture 3.2

Eric Aubort
Aperture 3.2 supports compatibility with iCloud and iOS 5

Apple Announces Aperture 3.2

Popular underwater photography tool gets an update

By Eric Aubort

 

 
SHARE THIS STORY

Aperture 3.2 now supports compatibility with iCloud and iOS 5.

This update also addresses minor stability, performance and compatibility issues.

 

 

 

This update also includes the following:

  • Resolves an issue that could cause the "Loading" indicator to reappear in the Viewer when cropping a photo

  • Aperture now automatically relaunches into Full Screen mode if the application was in Full Screen mode when last quit

  • Pinch-to-zoom gesture now automatically activates Zoom mode in the Viewer

  • Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in the Viewer

  • Microsoft Outlook can now be chosen in Preferences as the application used by Aperture for emailing photos

  • Fixes a problem that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to quit unexpectedly when using brushes to apply adjustments

  • Loupe now correctly displays magnification levels between 50-100%

  • Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to display the incorrect color profile on externally edited images

  • Import window now includes an option to delete photos from iPhone and iPad after they have been imported into Aperture

  • The Lift & Stamp tool now displays the correct cursor icons when being used in Split View and Viewer only modes

The update is recommended for all users of Aperture 3.

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2518

 

Further reading

 


Support the Underwater Photography Guide

Please support the Underwater Photography Guide by purchasing your underwater photography gear through our sister site, Bluewater Photo & Video. Click, or call them at (310) 633-5052 for expert advice!


 

 

Newest Underwater Journal Available for Download

Michael Zeigler
Issue 22 of the Underwater Journal is available for download to your computer or iPad.

Latest Issue of Underwater Journal Now Available

Issue 22 is loaded with great underwater photography content

By Michael Zeigler

 

 
SHARE THIS STORY

Be sure to download the latest edition of the Underwater Journal - either to your desktop or iPad.

 

 

 

 

Issue 22 contains great articles including:

  • Underwater model/ fashion photography by Jeff Hartog (Jeff placed 1st in the 2010 Ocean Art Photo Contest in the Diver/ Fashion category)

  • Wreck diving in West Palm Beach, FL

  • Ear Pain Management by DAN

  • Solo Diving

  • Much more!

 

Jeffrey Hartog, 1st Place, Diver / Fashion - 2010 Ocean Art Photo Contest.  "Elizabeth Pool study #32"

 

Further reading

 

For your chance to win, enter the 2011 Ocean Art Photo Contest today!

SharkTees launches diving T-Shirts

Scott Gietler

New Collection of T-shirts, With a View

SharkTees – Makes the Teeference

Underwater photography Michel Braunstein has helped launched the SharkTees website. Michel is also the owner of the popular scuba diving community website Seayoo.com

SharkTees is a company that offers an exceptional collection of T-Shirt designs, including scuba T-Shirts, zodiac T-Shirts, celebs T-Shirts, eco T-Shirts, humor T-Shirts and more. These T-Shirts dare to make a difference, featuring innovative, original, creative and exclusive ideas, based on the world of scuba diving, underwater photography, celebs, horoscope, humor, politics and ecology.

One of the most fascinating facts about SharkTees T-Shirt designs, is that they are all created by the famous and talented artist, caricaturist, scuba diver, journalist, world news specialist and T-Shirt freak, Shlomo Cohen.

 

Shlomo Cohen, the artist behind Sharktee

Shlomo Cohen, the artist behind Sharktee t-shirts

 

Shlomo Cohen has been diving since 1969. Back then, dive sites in the Red Sea were hardly mapped and the most impressive coral reefs were mainly a matter of rumor. Shlomo’s natural tendency to creativity led him to an adventurous experience, in which he had slowly revealed the most attractive Red Sea dive sites, mapped them within extraordinary accurate drawings and released the first Red Sea dive sites guide in 1975. Dive sites discovered and mapped by Shlomo back then are nowadays some of the most popular dive sites in the Red Sea, including the world famous Dunraven wreck.

However, throughout the years, the scuba diving world served only as one source of inspiration out of many for Shlomo. His impressive general knowledge and deep acquaintance with a variety of fields, such as politics, environmental conservation considerations and cultural issues, led to a wide variety of creations dealing with almost any theme one can come up with.

 

"Houston we have a problem...": Fried world design

 

One of Shlomo’s prized eco designs called “Fried World”

 

On the SharkTees Scuba T-shirts website you will find a wide variety of designs and caricatures created by Shlomo, offered to be printed on high quality 160 grams (5.64 ounce) cotton T-Shirts within an advanced, state-of-the-art digital printing method.

These exclusive and innovative T-Shirts can be ordered through the SharkTees website. A user friendly platform has been established in order to allow you to fully customize your T-Shirt, including model, color, size and printed design. In addition to the original T-Shirt model, you can also find on SharkTees a nice selection of long sleeve shirts, tank-tops and V color shirts. Once ordered, T-Shirts can be shipped to almost anywhere in the world.

 

Sharktee Design

Funny and stylish, one of Sharktee t-shirts

 

For diving centers, institutions or shops, T-Shirts can also be personalized with the company logo.

 

An underwater photography category of T-shirts is planned for the near future.

Syndicate content