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 >>
June 3, 2015   12:04 AM
Nikonians Academy preps for Year of Adventures
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tell us his Galapagos Islands trip is all set to go and he has a few spots remaining.
Mike has been taking photographers to the Galapagos for a number of years now and would love to share the beauty and wildlife with you.
Join him and a bunch of other adventurers to photograph the unique fauna of the Galapagos Islands. The trip runs September 13-19, 2015.
June 2, 2015   11:24 PM
Congratulations April Contest WinnersNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the April Contests.
May 27, 2015   3:27 PM
A Landscape Shooting Experience: Dream and Nymph Lakes, Rocky Mountain National Park
Rick Walker takes us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography. From tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read article >>
May 22, 2015   9:42 AM
To Clean or Not To Clean: Steps to Sensor Cleaning Made Simple
You've seen them in photographs and videos, often hours after a photo shoot when your fresh images are full screen on a large monitor. They appear as circular dark blobs, unnatural discs in an otherwise perfect blue horizon. They are called dust bunnies (or dust mice) and they are the bane of all DSLR owners. At some point during the life cycle of your camera, youíll have to combat them if you change lenses. This article will show you several ways to tackle this problem. Read article >>