September 25, 2014   9:44 AM
Digitizing Your Slide Library with a Nikon FX DSLR
If you ever were in possession of a pre-2002 camera, you have an archive of film negatives or slides collecting dust in a box or binder. You’ve thought about digitizing them but don’t own a scanner and are reluctant to ship them off to an online scanning service. In this article Joseph Gamble explains you how to easily migrate your film archive into a digital state.
September 24, 2014   12:03 AM
Acadia Workshop sign-up deadline nears
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has returned from the Galapagos Photo Adventure and reviewed his current curriculum updates.
At the head of the list is a last minute reminder that sign-ups for Lester Picker's Acadia National Park photography adventure are in the last week of eligibility. The 4-day exploration of this national park in Maine, USA begins October 16th.
Fall savings with Rocky Nook’s exclusive e-book offer
Nikonians and Rocky Nook prepared a fall savings campaign for you, featuring 35% off of Nikon eBooks.
Rocky Nook publishing is inviting all Nikonian fans to be a part of their one-time sale including Nikon e-books. For the next two weeks, until October 8th, you can purchase any e-book version of a Nikon title for 35% off. Just order from this list and use code NPFALL14 at the checkout.
September 23, 2014   11:34 PM
July competition final results and congratsNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the July Contests. This one was packed with outstanding images.
Congratulations to our members who submitted the images in our composite key (below). Follow the links provided in each category to see the original entries, along with explanations behind the photographs and an overall look at the competition.
The Wildlife Category had two winners in July due to high participation.
September 17, 2014   10:47 AM
Transporting a lot of gear? Think Tank Photo's Production Manager 40 is here for you
Think Tank Photo just released the Production Manager 40, a professional-strength, high-capacity rolling gear case designed to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment, including room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.
September 16, 2014   11:28 PM
Busy October for Nikonians Academy
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is finishing up the Galapagos Photo Adventure and when he gets back, he won't have much time to unpack.
Mike is bringing back (by popular demand) the Lightroom and iTTL wireless flash workshops for the Los Angeles and Seattle Masters Series scheduled for October
September 12, 2014   3:11 PM
Freezing motion in low light - an optical viewfinder advantage
In his article Tim Marchant reviews a technique to capture moving objects in low-light by under-exposure and then post-processing to recover the image - but without motion blur. Read more on how to show some crisp keeper shots under difficult conditions from your new gear.
Nikon releases new FX-format D750
Nikon has announced their first FX-format D-SLR with a tilting Vari-Angle LCD, along with a new Speedlight and fast wide angle prime lens.
The new Nikon D750 will be available in late September with a suggested retail price of $2299.95 USD (body only). The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED will carry a suggested retail price of $799.95 and the SB-500 Speedlight comes in at $249.95 (both due on the street by late September).
September 11, 2014   3:10 PM
Photo Techniques: Exposing for Pinpoint Stars Over a Landscape
Trying to capture detail in both the landscape and the stars can be difficult, but from about one hour before sunrise to approximately 30 minutes before sunrise there is a sweet spot that allows you to capture enough information in both areas to produce a stunning final image. Follow Mike Hagen as he goes through the checklist of 10 steps to perfect star photography.
September 7, 2014   10:07 PM
Nikonians Academy Spotlight on Urban Feeback
Rick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography Workshops are receiving excellent reviews, and with a full slate of those workshops scheduled in the months ahead, we thought you might want to check them out.