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September 24, 2007

Weekly News from the Nikonians Academy

African Safari sold out, plans for second outing in the works
From the mobile desk of Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen:
Our 2008 Nikonians African Safari to Tanzania and the Ngongoro Crater has completely sold out! The class filled up in less than four days and there are many of you who have asked to be placed on a waiting list.
Therefore, we are considering offering a second African Safari in '08 and have already begun working with our outfitter for other possibilities. We should know within the next month or so if we will host a second Safari in '08.

This week and next week is the 7th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (7th ANPAT) in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. About 70 of your fellow Nikonians are participating and will be taking breathtaking landscape and wildlife photos in one of America's most breathtaking locations. Photos are already being posted in our forums.
In fact, demand was so great this year that we had to expand to two sessions with about 35 people per group! We have already started planning for the 2008 ANPAT and are currently looking for a great location in North America to host another great adventure.


Although many of our October Nikonians Academy workshops have sold out, we still have some open seats in Orlando, Atlanta and Washington DC. In each city we'll be teaching the Nikon D200, Nikon D80/D70, Nikon Capture NX and Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash. Orlando is scheduled for October 11th - 14th. Both Atlanta and Washington DC are scheduled for October 25th - 28th. Sign up here: www.nikoniansacademy.com.

Quick Tip:
Here's a tip for those of you using the new Nikon ViewNX browsing software. The traditional way to open a photo for editing from Nikon ViewNX is to send it to Nikon Capture NX. Capture NX is an incredible program and we use it all the time here at the Academy.
Capture NX is truly a revolutionary piece of software, however, there are many times when you just want to send the photograph directly into Adobe Photoshop to work on it. Here's how to send it directly to Photoshop from ViewNX.

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a. With the browsing window open in View NX, right mouse click on the photo you want to edit.
b. Choose "Open With" and then choose "Register...".
c. From this Options window, click the "Add..." button.
d. Now navigate to your Photoshop program folder and choose Photoshop.exe.
e. Click "ok" or "open".
f. Now, you can right mouse click on the picture again and choose Open With > Adobe Photoshop

If you use editing programs other than Photoshop such as GIMP or Digital Light & Color, then you can add those to the "Open With" menu just as easily.

You can download your free copy of Nikon View NX and 30-Day trial versions for Mac and Windosw Platforms from Nikon at their download site.

Until next week, keep shooting!

Posted by flashdeadline at September 24, 2007 6:02 AM