Photo News

11th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest Winners Announced

It is clear from this year’s winning images that our community of underwater photographers has dived into a new and exciting post-pandemic era.

An unprecedented caliber of photos was ushered in by the lifting of travel restrictions – including our best in show image featuring another teachable moment from an octopus.

This photo, captured in Palm Beach, Florida by Kat Zhou, depicts the bittersweet final days between a mother octopus and her young before dying of old age.

DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2022 Announced

This long-established and widely respected contest celebrates the splendor of the oceans and the challenging art of underwater photography and video.

The organizers call on underwater shooters of all levels, from novice to professional, to compete in what has become the “World Championship” of international underwater imagery events.

SeaLife Appoints New Australia Distributor

Underwater Australasia Pty Ltd, also known simply as underwater.com.au, has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Australia for SeaLife’s underwater imaging and diving products effective February 1st 2022.

Underwater.com.au has been active in the underwater industry for over 20 years and specializes in the import and sale of underwater niche products.

SeaLife Introduces New Micro 3.0 Pro Dual Beam Underwater Camera Set

The Micro 3.0 camera is combined with the new Sea Dragon Pro Dual Beam, which includes a wide and narrow beam for creative lighting options.

The Micro 3.0 is the latest and third generation of if its popular permanently sealed Micro camera series. The camera is leak-proof with no O-rings to lube or maintain, so there is never a worry about flooding the camera.

Panasonic Lumix GH6

It supports an improved in-body image stabilization (up to 7.5 stops) and upgraded video features. The new sensor delivers 14fps in AF-S mode (8fps in AF-C mode) when using the mechanical shutter, and 75fps (in AF-S mode) with the electronic shutter. The GH6 can record 4K/120p video at 10-bit 4:2:0. Furthermore, full V-Log/V- Gamut has been added, providing up to 13+ stops of dynamic range.

The GH6 features a 3.68M-dot OLED electronic view- finder and is equipped with dual card slots: a CFexpress (Type B) slot and an SD UHS II
slot.