July 30, 2015   2:38 PM
Perspective Control Tilt/Shift Lenses
There are a lot of different lens types out there: prime, zoom, wide angle, telephoto, macro and others. Another type of lens is tilt/shift (TS), which Nikon calls “Perspective Control” (PC). These lenses are not as generally well known, but they do a lot of different and interesting things that may appeal to you. In this article, we’ll be discussing tilt/shift lenses, what they do, which to get and why you might want one. Read article >>
New Nikonians.org tour update unveiled
Nikonians.org community members now have a new “guided tour” to the home they have enjoyed for over 15 years.
Founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) started the community with the intention of creating a gathering of like-minded Nikon gear enthusiasts who would have a friendly Internet portal for sharing images, technical advice and gear reviews.
July 22, 2015   10:28 AM
Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Location Kit Review
Lighting on the go is a frequent concern for both professionals and amateurs. Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reviews for us a very nice solution by Profoto, portable and efficient, allowing for full control at the camera. Read article >>
July 9, 2015   1:59 PM
Using the Nikon D750 in Africa - Field Report
The Nikon D750 gets tested in one of the toughest environments on earth: Africa, under wildly varied photography scenarios, during a Nikonians Academy African Photo Safari. See why Mike Hagen confirms it is a killer camera. Read article >>
July 1, 2015   2:31 AM
Nikonians Academy instructors preparing adventures
Our Nikonians Academy instructors are gearing up for photo adventures across the United States as well as the Galapagos Islands in the coming months.
The curriculum will be calling on Jim Stamates, Mike Hagen, Michael A. Mariant and Lester Picker to lead some of our most popular adventures.
June 23, 2015   10:14 PM
Academy Curriculum heavy on photo adventures through 2015Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been fine-tuning the curriculum for the coming months and the results is an impressive line-up of the Academy's most popular photo adventures.
These adventures cover wildlife, landscape and specialized photography in all parts of the globe.
June 16, 2015   11:03 PM
Nikonians Academy adds Sri Lanka to 2016 calendarNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has added a proven popular photo adventure to next year's schedule.
June 9, 2015   8:23 PM
Limited seats for popular Nikonians Academy outings
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is nearly finished with cabin arrangements for his Galapagos Photo Adventure and he's been checking on the overall curriculum for the coming months.
The trend he's observed is leaning towards limited seats.
This includes the Acadia National Park Photo Adventures as well as Mike's Galapagos trip, the 15th ANPAT in the Fall and Jim Stamates' Grand Teton September excursion.
June 5, 2015   4:58 PM
Nikonian Northern Exposure #21
Kung Fu & Tai Chi Master Yau -Sun Tong and I were able to talk and I learned through his spiritual words about his extensive travel throughout the world with his camera in tow. The remote area of Southwest and Northwest China have a special spiritual appeal for him. I'm sure you will agree that his artistry reflects a depth of rapport with his subjects that produces an intriguing cross-section of Tibetan culture and religious life. Yau believes the spirit is in the place is foremost; taking the photograph is secondary. So take a moment for you, and listen to this great interview on the perspectives from Yau-Sun Tong.
Nikon's Virtual Horizon Feature: Two Great Ways to Use It
Ernesto Santos shows us ways to photograph leveled images, including images for later stitching for panoramas, faster and more efficiently than when using mechanical means, saving precious time, especially precious when at the golden hours. Read article >>