December 1, 2015   8:47 PM
Sri Lanka and Galapagos adventures going fastNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tell us the 2016 Sri Lanka photo adventure trip has reached the minimum number of signups so it is now definitely a go for 2016. Join Les Picker on his photo tour of this enchanting land (March 12-23, 2016).
Travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet describes:
"Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, famous tea and flavorful food describe Sri Lanka."
We couldn't agree more.
Les' trip dives deep into the local culture and wildlife for a journey you (and your spouse) will remember for the rest of your life.
Mastering the Nikon D750 arrives
The long-awaited NikoniansPress book, Mastering the Nikon D750, is now in stock at Amazon.com in the USA, and will be available soon in the UK and Europe. The book examines the Nikon D750 in an easy-to-understand way, providing knowledge based on real-life use of the camera.
Unlike many books that focus on general photography with a certain type of camera, the NikoniansPress books focus on how to use each camera function—with suggested settings—so that the reader becomes intimately familiar with the inner workings of the D750 and can call on that knowledge for different styles of photography.
Smoke & Bubbles Photography
Is your artistic side craving for a challenging photography project? This comprehensive guide to photograph smoke and bubbles by Nikonian Geoff Baylis (GBaylis) may be what you need, especially when confined indoors during the winter. Read article >>
November 24, 2015   5:53 PM
Nikonians Academy 2016 Highlights
Preparing for the new year, Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has compiled his personal thoughts on some highlighted workshops.
Two will take members to exotic locations while two in the United States will use architectural and street methods as a focus for improving your skills in photography.
As a bonus, Mike includes links to sites showing examples of the images you will have an opportunity to capture (with your own artistic interpretations).
November 17, 2015   7:25 PM
Nikonians Academy 2016 Preview Highlights
Nikonians Academy Director has updated the preview highlights for the coming year.
Near the top of his list we find a photo adventure an island nation with unparalleled photographic possibilities, a perfect trip for couples to participate in a safe, yet intrepid adventure together and your opportunity to learn how to create jaw-dropping images that will be the envy of both your friends and potential future clients.
Seven Things I Learned by Photographing 500 People
Whether you will be photographing a single person or group or many, you will benefit from this article where Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the seven most important things he has learned, after doing it more than a few times. Read article >>
November 10, 2015   9:23 PM
Nikonians Academy Director pens new bookNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen's new book titled The Nikon Autofocus System, Mastering Focus for Sharp Images Every Time is now available for purchase.
Created in conjunction with Rocky Nook and NikoniansPress, this book is aimed at photographers who want to improve their autofocus skills with Nikon DSLR cameras.
With today's advanced camera technology, achieving focus on a photographic subject seems like it should be a straightforward task. But many photographers know that it can be deceptively difficult, especially when shooting moving subjects or in challenging situations. Now, there is a complete guide available for Nikon shooters that will help them get tack-sharp photos every time.
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November 4, 2015   2:23 AM
Nikonians Academy preps for Sri Lanka, Chicago, Seattle
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is finishing up the paperwork for the 2015 curriculum and he's now setting his sights on the coming year.
Two items on the 2016 curriculum are in this week's Academy Spotlight.
It is important to note that while the first item (Sri Lanka) may be several months in the future, there is a November deadline for booking your reservation.
The workshop is limited to 12 participants.
In this photography tour you will intimately explore Sri Lanka’s landscape, from vaunted mountains to its pristine seashore, from its tidy and colorful tea plantations to its lush forests.