Here are a few of the goings-on in the world of photography that caught our eye this week. If you came across other noteworthy photography news, please share in the comments below!
Nikon has announced the newest addition to its Nikon 1 System of compact interchangeable lens cameras, Nikon 1 J5. Extremely versatile and incredibly fast, the Nikon 1 J5 is capable of shooting at 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full AF. It also features a new 20.8-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, upgraded EXPEED 5A image processing, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC and LCD display, all in a light and portable camera body. Learn more on Nikon’s website or visit the Nikon forum to discuss this new release with the photo.net community.
Olympus America Inc. has announced their new customer loyalty program, Olympus Rewards. Rewards customers earn points toward future purchases from Olympus’ website by making purchases, connecting with Olympus on social media, sharing product links, submitting product reviews, and by having a birthday! Learn more on Olympus’ website.
Arkansas Governor, Asa Hutchinson, has vetoed the “Personal Rights Protection Act” bill. The bill, which had already been passed by the Senate, would have required photographers to receive written permission from strangers before they could take their photo. The Governor explained that the language of the bill was too broad and would restrict freedom of speech and prevent artists from working. Read the full article on Petapixel.
The W. Eugene Smith Fund has announced that it will be accepting applications for its annual Grant in Humanistic Photography starting on April 15, 2015. Applications may be submitted through May 31, 2015. This $30,000 grant for Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose previous work and proposed project emulate that of photojournalist W. Eugene Smith. Photographers interested in applying for the grant can learn more here.