Cover Photo: by Premisa Falsa

Nikon’s exciting release, the future of drone regulation, views from Mexico, photographer’s response to vandalism on black lives matter public exhibition… read about all this and more in our weekly roundup of photography news.

1.Nikon announces three new wide-angle lenses

This Wednesday, Nikon announced three new wide angle lenses with different profiles.

The new AF-s 28mm f/1.4 ED created high expectations with two ED elements and three aspherical elements. It is also weather sealed, which will allow you to shoot in difficult weather situations.

The 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED is Nikon’s first zoom fisheye lens, featuring a silent wave motor and nano coating.

Finally, the AF-P DX 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR came as a response to its rival, the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM. The lens come with a stepping motor and a vibration reduction system, targeting video users. The release got the attention of photographers for the new technological features of the lenses.


Photo: AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED – Nikon

Source: FStoppers

2. The Trump administration may soon be allowed to hack and destroy your drone

The Trump administration has proposed to Congress to allow the federal government to track, hack, and destroy any drone within the United States. The draft and summary of legislation, obtained by the New York Times, was created and circulated among several congressional committees. The justification of this proposal is the growing concerns on national security issues involving technological advancements of drones and potential terrorist threats.

Quadrocopter by Christoph Kleinschmidt on

3. Powerful response to vandalism on black lives matter public exhibition

Jalani Morgan’s exhibition “The Sum of All Parts” captures key moments of the Black liberation and social justice movement in Toronto, Canada. Three photos of the installation that were located outside the venue were vandalized with a knife this past week. Jalani along with visual artist Syrus Marcus Ware took the opportunity to generate a social justice dialogue out of the vandalism by stitching the tears with red yarn. The slashes are now very evident, in contrast with the black and white pictures, and bring attention to the issue.

Photo: Jalani Morgan’s vandalized image – PDN

4. Moon maintenance: Photoshop composite gives lunar cycle a different perspective

Photographer Erik Johansson reimagined the moon phases with his image “Full Moon Service.” The concept photoshoot shows workers replacing the full moon to continue the lunar cycle. Erik used several rice lamps, light bulbs, and an electric generator to create the shot. Take a look at the behind the scenes of this astonishing photoshoot:

Souce: Design Taxi

5. Mexican-American photographers goes on a journey to his origins

Ryan Christopher Jones is a Mexican-American photographer based in New York. He decided to explore his heritage by spending a month in Mexico and traveling to his grandmother’s birthplace, Juchipila. The result was “No Estuve Aqui,” a compilation of “quiet observations about a country I have a theoretical relationship with,” explains Jones. Ryan also worked as a 500px guest editor on the month of May. Take a look at more images from this compilation in The Washington Post.

Citizen's March for the Respect of Mexico" in Mexico City by Ryan Christopher Jones on

Photo: Citizen’s March for the Respect of Mexico” in Mexico City (Ryan Christopher Jones)

Source: The Washington Post

5.Bokeh & Light Flares: A Still Life Tutorial

Photographer Dina Belenkois known for her still life tutorials. Her most recent ISO post show how to use bokeh and light flares to make still life shots eye-catching and interesting. Learn more on 500px ISO.

Pirate Bay by Dina Belenko on

Source: ISO

Highlights from Editors’ Choice

Selected by our Guest Editors: Ryan Christopher Jones & Marco Grassi.

elephant by Milko Marchetti on

... by Premisa Falsa on

Hot summer by Tijana Moraca on

Richard Branson photographed on Necker Island by Brian Smith on

let's dance by Stefan Radi on

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