New Whale Shark ID Database Added to the Bird’s Head Seascape Website

In Cenderawasih Bay, in the Bird’s Head Seascape region of Indonesia, a small group of whale sharks reside. Observing these behemoth fish can assist scientists in learning more about these gentle giants. The BHS website now has a feature whereby a whale shark lover can report a sighting of an already ID’d whale shark or upload a photo of a potentially new whale shark to the region.

New TSI-RCI Website

New website launch for TSI-RCI! Updated look, improved user experience and responsive design.

Zen Underwater’s New Website Features Cenote Image

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Zen Underwater, manufacturer of glass dome ports and other accessories for underwater image-makers, has a new website, featuring one of Jennifer’s images from the cenotes on the home page. Both Joel and Jen use Zen Underwater glass domes for their underwater imaging, a vital part of their underwater photography gear.

Newmediasoup’s Joshua Tree Footage Now Featured in New Video

USA: A West Coast Journey, produced by Busch Media Group, is now available from Amazon in DVD, Blu-Ray and UHD 4K formats.

Joel’s 4K footage from Joshua Tree National Park is featured in this scenic video.

The Ultimate Underwater Shooting Guide for GoPro Hero4: Creative Tips for Topside Shooting

As scuba divers, most of our travels are centered around scuba diving and underwater photography. Much of our images captured during our adventure are of the underwater world. But more often than not, there is so much more to share; such as, breath-taking scenery, local culture, flora and fauna on land and such. Our latest article for DivePhotoGuide shares our tips and techniques for adding creativity and variety to your next vacation GoPro video using filters and lenses with Backscatter‘s FLIP4 System. Read our article, then immediately book your next trip! Your family and friends will LOVE your next vacation video!

The Ultimate Underwater Shooting Guide for GoPro Hero4: Underwater Still Images with Your GoPro

We all know that GoPro cameras are commonplace now for recording your video adventures. But GoPros can also take some pretty amazing still images. Knowing the limitations of the camera and how to work around them can produce some fantastic GoPro underwater stills. Our friends at Dive Photo Guide have published another article in our series, sharing our tips for getting great stills with your Gopro action camera.

Manta ID Database Added to the Bird’s Head Seascape Website

Manta lovers can now get involved in manta conservation in the Bird’s Head Seascape region of Indonesia. By reporting a sighting of an already identified manta, uploading a photo of a potentially new manta to the region or adopting a manta, these are all features of the Manta ID Database.

The Ultimate Underwater Shooting Guide For GoPro Hero4: Macro Shooting Techniques For Your GoPro Underwater

Pointing your GoPro at underwater subjects can make for great video, as long as the subjects are large and at least 12″ from the camera. But what about all the tiny inhabitants in the undersea world, how can you portray them in your videos? Our latest article for Dive Photo Guide shares our tips for incorporating macro subjects into your HD moving pictures with sharp focus and pro color.

The Ultimate Underwater Shooting Guide For GoPro Hero4: Wide-Angle Shooting Techniques For Your GoPro Underwater

It’s all about color-correction filters, lights, a rock-steady camera and framing! The 4th article in the series, Joel & Jen have provided valuable tips for the underwater GoPro shooter, whether just getting started or a seasoned pro. Read the full article on Dive Photo Guide.

The Ultimate Underwater Shooting Guide for GoPro Hero4: How to Get Amazing Underwater Color with Your GoPro

Just about everyone owns a GoPro, especially scuba divers. More than any other camera model, these small, high definition action cams are underwater and above water, recording the adventures of people world-wide. However, unless you have been shooting underwater for awhile, or know a competent underwater shooter who’ll guide you on what you need to do to get good underwater color, these cameras, without color-correction filters, will provide video and stills that are monochromatic… all blue or all green. While it’s cool to alot of people just to see what goes on underwater, it’s way cooler to see the actual colors of the reefs and the marine and plant life that inhabit them.

In the third article of this series on Dive Photo Guide, we show you the differences between footage without color-correction and with color-correction, and the accessories you’ll need to ¬†get amazing underwater color with YOUR GoPro camera.