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The Underwater Photography Guide is pleased to announce that the prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition 2020 will be accepting images through November 30, 2020!
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Ocean Art 2020 Underwater Photo Competition Announced!

Ocean Art 2020 Underwater Photo Competition Announced!
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The Underwater Photography Guide is pleased to announce that the prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition 2020 will be accepting images through November 30, 2020!

Los Angeles – April 14, 2020 08:00 AM PST – The Underwater Photography Guide is delighted to announce that it is accepting entries for the Ocean Art 2020 annual underwater photo competition.

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The Ocean Decade Exhibition: Transforming the image of the ocean to raise awareness about its importance and inspire action through creativity
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The Ocean Decade Exhibition

The Ocean Decade Exhibition
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The Ocean Decade Exhibition: Transforming the image of the ocean to raise awareness about its importance and inspire action through creativity

PARIS, FRANCE (June 28, 2021) – The Ocean Agency together with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Adobe, HP Inc. and other key partners announced the official launch of the Ocean Decade Exhibition – a global exhibition of creativity that aims to raise awareness of the importance of the ocean and inspire greater ocean knowledge and conservation during the pivotal UN Ocean Decade for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (the Ocean Decade). 

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You can custom order an M24 bulkhead on your Ikelite Housing through Bluewater Photo
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Ikelite Housings Are Now Compatible with External Monitors

Ikelite Housings Are Now Compatible with External Monitors
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You can custom order an M24 bulkhead on your Ikelite Housing through Bluewater Photo

External monitors and recorders are a great tool for underwater video shooters to visualize footage and unlock important features on their camera. They are particularly useful tool for video shooters using the Sony A1, Sony A7S III, and Nikon Z7II who will be able to shoot at higher bit rates with different

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Sea & Sea improves TTL compatibility with third party TTL converters with a firmware update to the YS-D3
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Sea & Sea YS-D3 Firmware Update Improves TTL

Sea & Sea YS-D3 Firmware Update Improves TTL
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Sea & Sea improves TTL compatibility with third party TTL converters with a firmware update to the YS-D3

If you have the Sea & Sea YS-D3 lightning strobe, then you're probably happy with its amazing recycle times at lower powers. We know we were during our Sea & Sea YS-D3 review. However, if you've used the YS-D3 with a third party TTL converter, you may have noticed some inconsistent exposures. Well you're in luck! Sea & Sea has announced a firmware update that will fix some of these compatibility issues.

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You can now use a custom "capture the seas" integration to use your Google Pixel with your Kraken Smartphone Housing
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Google Pixel Announces "Capture the Seas" Feature with Kraken Universal Smart Phone Housing

Google Pixel Announces "Capture the Seas" Feature with Kraken Universal Smart Phone Housing
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You can now use a custom "capture the seas" integration to use your Google Pixel with your Kraken Smartphone Housing

Google Pixel is continuously improving their features to provide the best customer experience for their users. Pixel users can now enjoy taking photos & videos both on land and underwater! When one of Pixel camera software engineer, José Ricardo Lima, and his husband went to the Philippines for a scuba diving trip, he wondered what would it be like to use his Pixel camera during the dives to capture exciting moments, marine life and reefscapes.

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An Action Camera That is Both Tiny & Mighty
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Insta360 GO 2 Packs Flagship Power into the World’s Smallest Action Camera

Insta360 GO 2 Packs Flagship Power into the World’s Smallest Action Camera
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An Action Camera That is Both Tiny & Mighty

Action cameras are the Go2 cameras for extreme sports enthusiasts - including scuba divers. In recent years, there have been a lot of new releases like the GoPro Hero 9 and Insta 360 One R that feature a "modular" design - providing shooting flexibility. Very rarely do we see quality action cameras that are designed for what we truly want - a small form factor!

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Ocean Art Contest Announces the Best Underwater Photos of the Year
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Ocean Art 2020 Winners Announced!

Ocean Art 2020 Winners Announced!
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Ocean Art Contest Announces the Best Underwater Photos of the Year

9th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest Winners Announced

Ocean Art Contest Announces the Best Underwater Photos of the Year

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A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawai‘i will satisfy the curious ocean aficionado with a photographic overview of life in the open ocean at night with field guide information on each luminescent creature.
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A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawai‘i

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A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawai‘i will satisfy the curious ocean aficionado with a photographic overview of life in the open ocean at night with field guide information on each luminescent creature.

Blackwater night diving is an increasingly popular underwater sport where divers explore the night time depths of pelagic seas, looking for little critters. It is a unique and exciting experience, and the critters that you see are alien and interesting. Hawaii has some of the world's best blackwater diving, and Jeff Milisen has been exploring and documenting this special wilderness for years.

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Capture underwater photo and videos with your iPhone!
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SeaLife SportDiver iPhone Housing Has Been Announced

SeaLife SportDiver iPhone Housing Has Been Announced
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Capture underwater photo and videos with your iPhone!

Smartphones have become the go-to camera for capturing special moments in our daily lives. With phone-camera technology continuously evolving, most people have started to transition away from using a dedicated alltogether. So we were very happy to hear that SeaLife has designed an underwater housing that lets the everyday iPhone user capture underwater photos and videos! The SeaLife SportDiver iPhone housing is compatible with every iPhone model from iPhone 7 and up!

 


 

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Select Deals Through July 7th: Bluewater Photo is have a HUGE SALE on underwater photo and video gear sale with amazing deals up to 42% off - Nauticam, Kraken, Aquatica, Light & Motion, Big Blue, and more!
By Nirupam Nigam

Amazing Underwater Photo and Video Gear Sale!

Bluewater's Huge Underwater Photo and Video Gear Sale!
Nirupam Nigam
Select Deals Through July 7th: Bluewater Photo is have a HUGE SALE on underwater photo and video gear sale with amazing deals up to 42% off - Nauticam, Kraken, Aquatica, Light & Motion, Big Blue, and more!

SELECT ITEMS ON SALE THROUGH JULY 7th!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nirupam Nigam is a dedicated underwater photographer and fisheries scientist. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. He received degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, at the University of Washington. Now he works as a fisheries observer on boats in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. When he is not at sea, he is traveling with his fiancee and taking photos. Check out more of his photography at www.photosfromthesea.com!

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