Reports from divers returning from dives today at the Byron Bay Shootout today have been promising, with the weather gods playing nice, tonnes of wildlife (more mantas!), and the ocean calming down. It has, however, gotten quite quiet around Sundive this afternoon, presumably as most photographers are locking themselves away to start processing their photos before the deadline tomorrow afternoon.
Ross Gudgeon’s talk last night of the essentials of underwater photography was very informative from all reports, with something for everyone in there, both from beginners to seasoned pros. Tonight’s talk titled “Underwater Photography Post Processing for Advanced” is set to be a not-to-miss event.
With only one day of shooting left now in the competition, everyone’s getting a little frantic to make sure they get the last few photos they need. However, after the end of dives tomorrow afternoon, we have a social BBQ at night, and the finale on Sunday, giving everyone a much needed chase to unwind after a big week of diving.