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Images show a perfectly preserved shipwreck nearly 300 feet below Lake Superior Photo

Images show a perfectly preserved shipwreck nearly 300 feet below Lake Superior

Images published this week on Yahoo show a perfectly preserved shipwreck, the Gunilda, that has been resting 270 feet below the surface of Lake Superior for 107 years. The images were captured by Becky Kagan Schott, underwater photographer and technical diving instructor, over the course of 25 dives to the extreme depth. The preservation of the ship and expert lighting make for a stunning combination.

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X-Ray Mag issue 85 available Photo

X-Ray Mag issue 85 available

X-Ray Magazine issue 85 is now available to download. The issue contains articles about the Solomon Islands, the beaked whales of El Hierro, rebreathers for photographers, St Helena, nurse sharks and shooting macro in Anilao.

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Retra ceases production of their Flash Photo

Retra ceases production of their Flash

Retra has announced that they are ceasing production of their Flash. The company cites problems with production times causing availability issues and so have decided to concentrate on refining their production process before releasing a new product in July or August 2018. All and any servicing requirements along with existing warranties will continue to honored.

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Adobe explains how to use and create Profiles in Lightroom Photo

Adobe explains how to use and create Profiles in Lightroom

April’s release of Lightroom and Camera Raw included a significantly updated Profiles feature. Adobe has released a blog post that explains in some depth how these work. Among the information is a paper written by Thomas Knoll and his ACR teammates Eric Chan and Max Wendt explaining the nuances between the new Adobe Raw profiles and a video tutorial on how to create custom versions.

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Potential new species of manta ray spotted off Palm Beach Florida Photo

Potential new species of manta ray spotted off Palm Beach Florida

Drone footage shot off Palm Beach, Florida by photographer Ivy Yin of Our Children’s Earth Foundation shows footage of a potentially new species of manta ray. Yin sent the footage to Dr. Andrea Marshall, co-founder of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, and a scientist who studies manta rays off the Florida coast. Not only does she believe this to be a new species of manta ray, but also that the coast of Florida around Palm Beach could serve as a nursery for this species.

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DxO Labs goes into receivership Photo

DxO Labs goes into receivership

Canon Rumors reports that at least a part of DxO Labs has gone into receivership. There are official notices stating that an administrator has been appointed as of 16 March. The company, which is the software arm of DxO, may well be simply be reorganizing its business after hiving off from DxOMark in January.

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Smugmug acquires Flickr Photo

Smugmug acquires Flickr

In major news for photo hosting and sharing, Smugmug has announced plans to acquire Flickr. The plan is for the two brands to: “Continue to operate as separate entities with the shared goal of providing photographers with both a place to fit in and a place to stand out.”

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Sea&Sea announces port for Canon 35mm Macro lens Photo

Sea&Sea announces port for Canon 35mm Macro lens

Sea&Sea has announced a new DX port specifically designed for the Canon EF-S 35mm Macro IS lens. It has a distance of 14.5mm between the end of the lens and the inner port glass. Although it has M67 external threads, external diopters cannot be used due to the ability of the lens to focus very close.

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Wildscreen adds Photo Story category to Panda Awards Photo

Wildscreen adds Photo Story category to Panda Awards

Wildscreen has announced that the 2018 Panda Awards will feature a category for “Photo Stories.” This is defined as a: Photo story of between six to ten images that have an aspect of the natural world as a central focus, with a narrative weaved between the images. The deadline for entries is 8 June 2018.

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