Weekly Photography News Roundup, July 14th

By Rafael Weiland

Nikon’s new mirrorless camera, the american way – in pictures, Fujifilm: analogue vs. digital… read about all this and more in our weekly roundup of photography news.

1. Nikon’s new mirrorless promises to beat expectations

Nikon’s president Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun recently confirmed the company will be soon launching a new mirrorless camera. In a recent interview with DPReview, a Nikon spokesperson talked about the company’s vision for the new camera –

“On the product side, we should compete in the mid-range and high-end DSLR. We aim to be the top in a genre, and earn profits even if sales are down. For a smartphone generation, we put out a very Nikon-ish mirrorless camera which is superior to rivals in quality. Making the best use of industrial lens technology, we would like to overwhelm them in lens quality. On the other hand, we need fun.”

While details are still unclear, Nikon is definitely aiming high with the new launch.

Source: DIY Photography

2. Can Fujifilm’s digital presets perfectly emulate its own film?

Fujufilm‘s film simulations look great, but how do they compare to actual film? The Phoblographer took a series of photos comparing Fujifilm’s Acros film versus its digital simulations of analog photography. Check out the full comparison at here or take your own conclusions with the photos below!

Taste of a Good Cigar by Jeffrey Sinnock on 500px.com

Photo taken using Fujifilm Acros 100 4×5

Tokyo tram by Joe Motohashi on 500px.com

Photo taken using Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Acros simulation

Source: The Phoblographer

3. The american way – in pictures

American Reportage, a group of documentary photojournalists recently united to document American culture and cover central social and economic issues in the country. Named “American Reportage”, the collective strives to “produce in-depth stories that amplify the voices of people and communities that may otherwise go unheard”. See more of their work at the group’s website.

Source: The Guardian Photography

4. Is photography the right career for you?

How does it feel to be a photographer? FStoppers argues that if it feels like hard work, you’re probably on the wrong field. Due to the usually unstructured workdays of photographers, you may be required to work on your projects for long hours and weekends. If you feel a strong passion for your work though, the long work hours will also feel like leisure time. Chase Jarvis also discusses the challenges of work/life balance in the video below, check it out!

Source: FStoppers

5. How to photograph roasting marshmallows

If you can’t find some time to have fun outdoors, why not bring a little adventure right in the studio and shoot a camping still life with tasty roasted marshmallows? And eat the props! Dina Belenko shows her techniques on how to make roasted marshmallows look stunning in a photoshoot, read more on 500px ISO.

Camping still life with marshmallows by Dina Belenko on 500px.com

Source: ISO

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The World Is Quiet Here by Kindra Nikole on 500px.com

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