Joel will be speaking at DEMA 2019 in Orlando, Florida.
Join him for a free seminar on Friday, November 15th from 12:30-1:15 at the Image Resource Center.
Learn his best techniques and tips… How to Shoot Amazing Underwater and Topside Footage with Your Action Camera.
Turtles, turtles and more! Just back from a week of scuba diving in Little Cayman where every dive was filled with exciting marine encounters. Not only did we see numerous turtles, but also nurse sharks, Nassau grouper, Southern stingrays, lobsters and schooling fish everywhere! Check out the gallery of some highlights!
Longtime client Lembeh Resort wanted a new look for their print marketing and web presence to reflect the recent renovations completed at the dive resort. Newmediasoup designed the new logo which elegantly communicates their strong commitment to the ocean and land. We also designed and developed their new, modern website. For more information regarding our logo design and/or web design and development services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For underwater image-makers, Little Cayman provides the perfect setting for wide-angle shooting with its far-as-the-eye-can-see visibility, healthy walls and reefs and friendly marine subjects. Using a circular fisheye lens gives the viewer an ultra-wide perspective of 180 degrees, a fun and different way to view the underwater world.
Joel and Jen recently returned from their first visit to the Revillagigedo Islands, also known as Socorro, aboard the Solmar V. This is a protected area in the Pacific Ocean, 200+ miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas. Currently, the Revillagigedo Islands are being considered for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. This is a bucket-list dive destination for most avid scuba divers and underwater photographers for the big animal encounters that are possible here. While diving Roca Partida, one of the four of the islands that comprise this archipelago, they DID NOT expect to see a commercial fishing boat setting its nets very near Roca Partida, and well within the protected area that surrounds Revillagigedo.
Immediately pulling anchor after a dive, the captain of the Solmar V and his crew motored toward the commercial fishing boat, alerting them of their illegal actions. All guests were rightly upset that this brazen, illegal fishing is occurring in a well-known protected area. While there are many socio-economic reasons why this illegal activity continues, if there is hope to preserve our oceans and planet for future generations, this illegal activity must end with those responsible held accountable for their actions.
Jennifer Penner recently wrote a short article, accompanied by wide-angle images, sharing her and Joel’s experience visiting and photographing Raja Ampat, Indonesia for the very first time. Read about their trip, and why they can’t wait to return to this lush and vibrant marine biodiverse place!
Joel and Jen recently traveled to Raja Ampat, Indonesia for the first time. Known for its incredible marine biodiversity, Raja Ampat is a divers’ and underwater photographers’ paradise! Some of Jen’s images are now featured on the Bird’s Head Seascape website.
In the May 2016 issue of Sport Diver magazine, Joel and Jen have a few of their underwater images featured.
The image for Rolling in the Shallow was taken on Grand Cayman at Stingray Bandbar. The black and white image and the smaller sidebar image were selected by the magazine to support Dr. Alex Mustard’s underwater photography column where he shareshis techniques and tips for better underwater images. These are from the cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
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.