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February 29, 2008

Fantasea Housings for the D60 and new Coolpixes

Fantasea has released new underwater housings; one for the latest Coolpix L-series (15,16 and 18), the S210 and the D60 digital SLR. The D60 housing will also be price-bundled with a special housing to take an SB-800DX flash unit as well. All units are waterproofed to 200 feet (60m) and come with one year flooding insurance in case of failure.

Posted by covey22 at 8:39 PM

Nikon Updates View NX and Transfer Programs

Nikon has updated the View NX preview utility to version 1.03 and Transfer photo-download program to version 1.02. Both versions are available for the Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Posted by covey22 at 3:57 PM

February 28, 2008

Nikon USA launches interactive blog

Congratulations to Nikon USA for their new interactive blog, a visual interface with opportunities for user comments and feedback for a revamping of their site.

This approach was forecasted in a Nikonians News Blog posted by co-founder Bo Stahlbrandt earlier this month.

As an established community of Nikon enthusiasts with over seven years experience in this field, we encourage our members to check out the site and share their thoughts as Nikon takes a major step in connecting with their loyal consumers.

Again, congratulations.

Posted by flashdeadline at 3:51 PM

Early bird discounts now available

The Nikonians Academy will be helping you save money if you register early for two of the newest and most anticipated workshops of the year.
You can save $100 USD if you purchase your seat for our Master Advanced Digital Imaging Workflow 4-day workshops at least a month in advance.

The first of these workshops begins April 10 in San Francisco. Enter voucher code: Advanced-Workflow-April, for the San Francisco workshop (valid until March 10).
With Nikonians Image Doctors Rick Walker and Jason Odell, and Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen, we take your workflow and inkjet printing to the highest level with this four-day workshop, regardless of the software and hardware you may be using.
The Nikonians Academy concept for teaching digital workflow takes an easy, yet comprehensive approach with two main goals.
First, instead of "work" it makes it a streamlined, simplified, repeatable "no-pain, no-frustration" process.
Second, it will lead you into elation.
The Dallas Master Advanced Digital Imaging Workflow 4-day workshop begins June 12. Enter voucher code: Advanced-Workflow-June (valid until May 10).


Posted by flashdeadline at 1:13 PM

February 26, 2008

Spring is in the Air with Nikon UK Cashback

For our UK members, Nikon has launched their Spring Cashback offer, focusing on the D40 and D80 plus lens combos for savings up to 100 Euros.

Posted by covey22 at 4:22 PM

Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 AFS: The PopPhoto Review

Popular Photography reviews the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 G AFS, the wide-angle golden child that even Canon shooters crave.

Though expensive, this lens will prove well worth its price to any Nikonian who needs maximum wide-angle views with a minimum of optical distortion.

Posted by covey22 at 4:09 PM

CompactFlash Rebooted: CFast Is Coming

The ubiquitous CompactFlash format is scheduled for a technology makeover in 2009; and the good news is that CFast will be incredibly speedier, larger in capacity and less likely prone to damage from the notorious pin interface. The bad news? It won't work in older CF 1.0 cameras. (From CNet.com)

Posted by covey22 at 3:34 PM

Volunteers for the largest imaging show wanted

Nikonians (www.nikonians.org) is looking for volunteers for Photokina 2008, where the Nikon user community is having its own booth.

We are looking for volunteers who can help distributing flyers and inform visitors what Nikonians is all about for at least half a day.

Not only will you have great fun, you will also receive a special Photokina edition t-shirt and a free day pass.

The exhibition is from: 23-SEP-2008 ... 28-SEP-2008, in Cologne, Germany.
http://www.photokina-cologne.com

Let us know which day(s) you can help out. Send us an email at photokina-2008 (at) nikonians.org and do not forget to include your full name, username, membership level, languages you speak and country where you are from.

We are giving priority to Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

Posted by bgs at 9:58 AM

February 25, 2008

The Nikonians On Location #9

Nikon in Scandinavia is hosting a row of Nikon Solution Expos. Martin Joergensen's On Location takes you to the first one held in Copenhagen.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #9 (NPC-OL-2008-02-25; 20:05; 18.8MB, MP3 format).
Video supplement available here (NPC-OLV-2008-02-25; 9:27; flash format).

Show Notes: February 25, 2008
Martin visited The Nikon Solutions Expo in Copenhagen, which gave Nikon fans a chance to handle all the new Nikon gear, mainly the D3 and the D300, but also lenses, flash systems and other goodies. As an added bonus there were also monitors, printers, color calibration, lighting systems and many other interesting products.

The sound file:
00:15 Intro
01:10 Packing
04:00 Impressions
05:40 The show
11:30 Last round
13:00 Back at the computer
19:20 Goodbye

Video supplement:
The slideshow concentrates on selecting and showing pictures from the event, and not as much on the post processing.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #9 (NPC-OLV-2008-02-25; 9:27; flash format)

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Posted by martinj at 11:45 AM

February 24, 2008

Weekly News From The Nikonians Academy

Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen shares his quick tip on fine tuning your Nikon D300's autofocus settings for action photography and unveils plans for more travel workshops in the American Southwest. He also provides an update the Academy's special 4-day workshops designed to take your workflow and inkjet printing to the highest level, regardless of the equipment and systems you are currently using.

Mike Hagen's quick tip this week comes from the popular Master your Nikon D300-In Depth workshops currently selling out in cities across the US.

Mike's illustrated quide shows you the settings and shares the results:

Everyone wants to know how to get the most out of their autofocus system, so I thought I'd give a quick tip on using the D300 autofocus for action photography. The AF system on the D300 is very advanced and produces some stunning results ... as long as you have it configured properly!

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Here is a series of photographs I took at a go cart track in Kissimmee, Florida two weeks ago. I wanted to give the AF system a run for its money and this was a good opportunity to do so. I set up my autofocus sensor so I could track one specific go cart. In this case, I was aimed at the driver in the red shirt. I got down low to the track and photographed the go carts as they approached. My D300 with a 28-75mm f2.8 lens was set to ISO 1250 so I could get shutter speeds around 1/500 second or so.

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The first tip for configuring your autofocus system is to set your AF mode selector (1) to Dynamic Area.
Next, set your Autofocus Servo switch (2) to AF-C.

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Third, set your Custom Settings Menu(3) item a3 to "21 points." Finally, set your shooting mode (4)to Continuous High frame rate).

Now, hold down your shutter release button and let 'er rip!
If you give your AF system enough time to acquire focus on the subject, then I guarantee it won't let you down. The D300 AF is nothing short of phenomenal and will easily focus on demanding subjects like birds, kids, soccer players and yes, even go carts!

Workshop News

Due to the popularity of our travel workshops to the American Southwest, we have added a few more for later this year. We have scheduled a second trip to Moab, UT for September 15 - 18, 2008. Additionally, we have scheduled a new photography workshop to Monument Valley during September 22-25, 2008. Look for details to be posted this week at www.nikoniansacademy.com.

Interest has definitely increased in our 4-day Advanced Digital Workflow series of workshops. We have two big events scheduled this year in San Francisco (starts April 10) and Dallas (starts June 12).
We'll have a full compliment of high end printers and screen calibration equipment. Our days will be filled with detailed instruction and daily printing sessions.
We have scheduled a full day of Nikon Capture NX tutorials and another full day of Photoshop tutorials. Additionally, we have asked the Nikonians Image Doctors, Rick Walker and Jason Odell to come and present on best practices for digital workflow based on their extensive knowledge of Capture NX and digital technology. These four days are packed full of information that you can't afford to miss!

Posted by flashdeadline at 11:49 PM

Nikonians News Flash #81

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Download Nikonians News Flash #81 (NPC-NF-2008-02-24.mp3; 9:21; 8.5MB; MP3 format)

February 24, 2008
In The News:

Updates from the Nikonians Academy.
Check out our news feed for all the stories!

From The Forums:
In the Cafe'
Noted threads to look for are "Don't Try This At Home", "Insurance Advice" and "Charismatic Photographer"
Forum of the Week:
Black&White: Film & Digital

Jessica's Choice Photo:
Modern Daguerreotype.

Questions, Comments, Announcements?
Email Jessica at newsflash@nikonians.org, or drop us a line in the Podcast Feedback forum!

Posted by odle2 at 12:48 PM

February 21, 2008

Nikon Capture NX and Control Pro Updates

Nikon has updated Capture NX and Camera Control Pro to support the D60 and the new Tilt-Shift (TS) lenses as well as a slew of other changes. The updates are available for both Macintosh and Windows.

Posted by covey22 at 5:47 PM

Photoshop Port To Linux Funded by Google

The most requested application port to Linux is, not surprisingly, Adobe Photoshop and Google is happily funding the effort.

Posted by covey22 at 5:38 PM

ID#60: The Image Doctors

Want to get great photos on a budget? Look no further than this week's episode of The Image Doctors. Jason and Rick devote this week's show to photography "on the cheap".


Looking for an Image Doctors Episode? Check the show archives here.

Download The Image Doctors #60 (NPC-ID-2008-02-21.mp3; 57:48 19.9MB; MP3 format)

Show Notes: February 21, 2008

2:20 Photography "on the cheap". Learn where the values are with bodies, lenses, and accessories.

47:19 Photo Prescripton: Improve your compositions with wide-angle lenses

Just a reminder that Jason and Rick will be the featured guest instructors at two Nikonians Advanced Workflow Workshops.

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Posted by drjay32 at 4:04 AM

Master Society Member Earns Award

Nikonians Master Society member Pascal Baetens has recently been recognized by the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP). Pascal earned the coveted Master QEP (Qualified European Photographer) award.

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Photo: Pascal Baetens, center, accepts his Master QEP at the first European Congress for Professional Photographers in Valencia last week. He is congratulated by Luc Peeters, President of the Federation of European Professional Photographers,(at left) and Jack Reznicki, President of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). (photo courtesy of Bruno Vetters, President of the Belgian Federation of Professional Photographers)

Pascal earned the Master award in the category of Portraits (Nude) for his images which demonstrated exceptional personality, style and originality.

The Nikonians Masters Society is composed of outstanding professional and distinguished advanced amateur photographers around the world.

The European Congress for Professional Photographers was organized by the FEP, in co-operation with the member Spanish national association of photographers (FEPFI) and the association of photographers of Valencia. Over 700 professional photographers from all over Europe came to the congress.

Posted by flashdeadline at 1:37 AM

February 20, 2008

Nikonians User Convention 2009

Nikonians (www.nikonians.org) plans a User Convention in the USA in 2009. It is scheduled to have the convention prior to the PMA in Las Vegas.
Feedback on the convention is requested.

Posted by bgs at 7:07 PM

Try Nikonians for Free

Nikonians (www.nikonians.org) provides all members being on the basic level the possibility to try out its Silver Membership Level for free. Information about the trial level as well as the other available options to support the community are on the membership information page.

Posted by bgs at 6:46 PM

February 19, 2008

Loyal Membership Act 2008 Action 1

(February 19th, 2008 Playa del Carmen, Mexico) Loyal Membership Act Proclaimed. The founders of Nikonians agreed to reward loyal members who've decided to support the community.

Every member on a Silver, Gold or Platinum level, will receive a membership extension of half a year with the purchase of a Markins ball head or a Gitzo tripod from the community's own PhotoProShop.

To benefit from this act, it is required that you enter your username in the comment field when placing your order in the shop system during checkout.

The founders have committed themselves to seek further action in the cause of thanking supporting members.

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The founders at work: bgs and jrp from left to right

Posted by bgs at 11:41 PM

February 18, 2008

Nikonians On Location #8

An assignment brought Martin Joergensen and Nikonian's On Location podcast out to do some landscape shooting.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #8 (NPC-OL-2008-02-18; 38:16; 35.8MB, MP3 format).
Video supplement available here (NPC-OLV-2008-02-18; 16:10; flash format).

Show Notes: February 18, 2008
An assignment for a landscape print brings Martin Joergensen outdoors to shoot a view from a hill. He plays with wide as well as telephoto shots, tries to avoid his own shadow and talks about times when clouds are welcome in a blue sky.

The sound file:
00:25 Intro
02:00 Getting ready
04:40 First impression
06:30 The forrest
12:35 Preparation
14:30 Near the top
17:50 The view
20:10 Expectations
25:20 Ready to go
29:00 Checking on the computer
36:30 Goodbye

Video supplement
This slideshow shows the result of the landscape outing with lots of examples and some wierd as well as more successful manipulations.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #8 (NPC-OLV-2008-02-18; 16:10; flash format).. .

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Posted by martinj at 12:00 PM

February 17, 2008

Nikonians News Flash #80

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Tune in for your weekly dose of Nikonians News Flash! Chock full of news from your friendly neighborhood Nikonians Community!


Download Nikonians News Flash #80 (NPC-NF-2008-02-17.mp3; 6:32; 6.0MB; MP3 format)

February 17, 2008
In The News:

Check out our news feed for all the stories!

From The Forums:
In the Cafe'
Noted threads to look for are "The Zen of Candid Portrait Photography" and "At what point do you think about buing used versus new...?"
Forum of the Week:
Nikonians Academy NA Workshops

Jessica's Choice Photo:
Norweigan Winter Evening.

Questions, Comments, Announcements?
Email Jessica at newsflash@nikonians.org, or drop us a line in the Podcast Feedback forum!

Posted by odle2 at 11:29 AM

Volunteers for Photokina 2008

We are looking for volunteers to support us at the worlds largest imaging exhibit, where the community is having its own booth.

We are looking for volunteers who can help distributing flyers and inform visitors what Nikonians is all about for at least half a day.

Not only will you have great fun, you will also receive a special Photokina edition t-shirt and a free day pass.

The exhibition is from: 23-SEP-2008 ... 28-SEP-2008
http://www.photokina-cologne.com

Let us know which day(s) you can help out. Send us an email at photokina-2008 (at) nikonians.org and do not forget to include your full name, username, membership level, languages you speak and country where you are from.

Posted by bgs at 1:24 AM

February 15, 2008

Nikon D300: A Rare Dave's 5-Star Pick

Our colleagues at Imaging Resource have completed their Nikon D300 review and the popular camera has garnered a rare Dave's 5-Star Pick status.

I could go on and on, but the bottom line is this: If you need a great digital SLR camera and the price is no issue, the Nikon D300 will exceed your needs.

Posted by covey22 at 5:08 PM

Head To Head: S700 versus SD870 IS

We recently caught a head-to-head comparison of two stylish compact cameras; the Nikon S700 and the Canon SD870 IS.

Posted by covey22 at 4:58 PM

MacWorld Weighs In on Aperture 2.0

With the recent release of Aperture 2.0 this week, MacWorld's Editorial weighs in on the implications of this long-overdue update from Apple.

Posted by covey22 at 4:49 PM

February 14, 2008

Polaroid Calls It Quits for Instant Film

Many of us have had the quirky pleasure of using a Polaroid Land or Instamatic system, but those days are now very numbered. Manufacture of the self-developing emulsion will cease this year. In the meantime, Polaroid is searching for a licensing deal with a company willing keep the format alive.

Posted by covey22 at 6:37 PM

Cocoon Creations Releases SOFTalk 2000 Code

Our film-loving members have a great Valentine's Day gift from Cocoon Creations.

The makers of the HARTALK cable and other accessories allowing Nikon film cameras to communicate with computers and triggering devices are giving away their popular SOFTalk 2000 software for free to the public.

Posted by covey22 at 3:15 PM

Nikonians Academy grads share new forum

Nikonians Academy workhop graduates now have a dedicated forum to share their experiences and stay in touch.

Workshop-2.jpgThe forum is designed to help them express their needs and suggestions and give them a chance to shape the content and format of future workshops.

Nikonians Academy instructors will be checking up on the discussions to gather the feedback and they are encouraging members to post some of the photos they took during the workshops.

Academy Director Mike Hagen says the workshops are often filled with great photo opportunities and lessons learned.

"Very often everyone goes home and it's not till the next day or two that they remember something they wanted to mention to our instructors in the way of suggestions. Now they have their own forum to post that thought or idea."

Workshop-1.jpgPhotos posted in the forum are not limited to those taken at the workshops says Hagen. "We're also interested in seeing some of the before-and-after work. If you've had a challenge shooting a certain scene and you've learned how to improve your technique to the point of getting that shot, we'd love to see some examples."

If you need information on upcoming workshops and schedules make sure you visit the Nikonians Academy home page.

If you need to ask specific questions about your particular workshop, don't hesitate to use this contact form.

Posted by flashdeadline at 2:11 PM

February 13, 2008

Nikon D300 Firmware Updated

Nikon has updated the D300 digital SLR's firmware to Version 1.02.

An issue that, in rare cases, caused vertical bands (lines) to appear in images captured at shutter speeds slower than 8s has been resolved.

Posted by covey22 at 10:56 PM

DxO Labs Releases Support for Nikon D3, D300

DxO Labs has released an update that supports the Nikon D3 and D300 digital SLRs, as well as modules for the AF Nikkor 50mm/f1.4 and the new AFS 24-70mm/f2.8 and the AFS 14-24mm/f2.8.

Posted by covey22 at 10:41 PM

Make sure you understand digital workflow

Upcoming indepth San Francisco workshop makes sure you understand the complete digital workflow, no matter the equipment you are using.

More information at the workshop school and education center of Nikonians.

Posted by bgs at 5:00 PM

February 12, 2008

Mac OS X 10.5.2 Adds D3 and D300 Support

Apple has released the 10.5.2 update to their Mac Operating System. RAW support for images from the Nikon D3 and D300 are now supported.

Posted by covey22 at 4:17 PM

Communities for Product Development

Nothing new to us at Nikonians, but in a recent chat amongst various media companies, several of the experts on the panel talked about how valuable independent user driven communities may be for product development.

At a recent expert panel hosted by ZenithOptimedia, the panelists raised comments about how communities can help driving product development.

Jon Bains (Lateral) said: "...most brands don't even talk to the ones that are already talking about them. They're terrified, because half of the time the community is complaining about the brand. Brands should be reorganising themselves to listen to consumers. It's just not about customer support; it's about connecting to people who are making the product with the people who are talking about it. There are already a lot of companies that are re-plumbing their business because they can save a fortune in new product development"

Anne Kirah (Microsoft) joined in and said: "...We have to involve the people who are using the product. Talk to them, because they want to be marketed to as long as it's within their context."

Right on.

Posted by bgs at 9:36 AM

February 11, 2008

Nikonians On Location #7

This time on the Nikonian's On Location with your host Martin Joergensen, we're looking at composition: vanishing points, diagonal lines, symmetry.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #7 (NPC-OL-2008-02-11; 16:25; 15.4MB, MP3 format).
Video supplement available here (NPC-OLV-2008-02-11; 7:47; flash format).

Show Notes: February 11, 2008
This time Martin wanders a place that just calls out for fooling around with perspective, vanishing points, diagonal lines and symmetry, and he talks abit about different composition techniques.

The sound file:
00:13 Intro
01:00 The scene
02:05 Symmetry
04:00 The moment
04:35 Silhouettes
06:50 Empty benches
07:50 Perspective
09:30 More symmetry
11:00 Wideangle
13:00 Arcs
14:10 Goodbye

Video supplement
This slideshow shows the result of the composition game, and clearly shows different simple ways of composing an image.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #7 (NPC-OLV-2008-02-11; 7:47; flash format).. .

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Posted by martinj at 5:00 PM

Nikonians News Flash #79

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Download Nikonians News Flash #79 (NPC-NF-2008-02-10.mp3; 4:44; 4.3MB; MP3 format)

February 10, 2008
In The News:

Check out our news feed for all the stories!

From The Forums:
Nikonian Ladies monthly theme is LOVE
Nikonains Groups are forming in Boise, Colorado Springs, Edmonton, and NE England!
In the Cafe'
Noted threads to look for are "Sunglasses" and "Professional lens reviewers: are they overly picky?"
Forum of the Week:
New Members

Jessica's Choice Photo:
Polly Wanna Cracker.

Questions, Comments, Announcements?
Email Jessica at newsflash@nikonians.org, or drop us a line in the Podcast Feedback forum!

Posted by odle2 at 4:41 PM

February 7, 2008

ID#59: The Image Doctors

Rick and Jason share more experiences with the Nikon D3, including captive wolves. They offer their take on using perspective control lenses, and discuss the recent announcement of the Nikkor 24mm PC Tilt/Shift lens.


Looking for an Image Doctors Episode? Check the show archives here.

Download The Image Doctors #59 (NPC-ID-2008-02-07.mp3; 31:56 11MB; MP3 format)

Show Notes: January 23, 2008

1:06 Jason's excursions with the Nikon D3: Wolves at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (photos here) and shooting indoor hockey.

16:53 Using Perspective Control Lenses and a discussion of the new 24mm f/3.5 E PC Nikkor

28:28 Photo Prescripton: Using your SB-600 or SB-800 off-camera for hand-held portraits

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Posted by drjay32 at 2:50 PM

February 4, 2008

Nikonians On Location #6

In This sixth episode of the Nikonian's On Location with your host Martin Joergensen, we're on our knees in the garden.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #6 (NPC-OL-2008-02-04; 47:44; 43.7MB, MP3 format).
Video supplement available here (NPC-OLV-2008-02-04; 9:12; flash format).

Show Notes: February 4, 2008
This episode was focused on small winter flowers and recorded in a bare winter garden, where the only dots of color and light were small early flowers - winter acolites and snowdrops. The episode shows a bit of technique shooting plants using a flash.

The sound file:
00:10 Intro
00:30 Brewing latte
04:00 Gear
06:25 Board
08:30 7 steps to the location
11:00 Finding sun
12:20 Formatting cards
14:00 Manual for macro
18:00 First shots, acolites
23:00 Flash
30:00 Small bunch of acolites
36:40 Showdrops
46:20 Goodbye

Video supplement
In this sixth slideshow you can see the result of the winter flower shooting and hear Martin's comments.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #6 (NPC-OLV-2008-02-04; 9:12; flash format). .

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Posted by martinj at 12:00 PM

February 2, 2008

Nikonians News Flash #78

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Download Nikonians News Flash #78 (NPC-NF-2008-02-03.mp3; 8:11; 7.5MB; MP3 format)

February 3, 2008
In The News:

Updates from the Nikonians Academy.

Nikon News:
New products from Nikon include a new DSLR, new CoolPix models, and two new lenses.

Check out unofficial samples from one of the new Nikkors.

Nikon announces software retirement.

In Other News::
Sunex's SuperFisheye lens.

Tamron updates their 17-50mm f2.8 lens.

Sigma's new lenses.

From The Forums:
Photographers Wanted
Nikonian JBP would like help with equestrian shows in South-East England.

February's Online Photo Assignment: VIVID RED

In the Cafe'
Unusual experiences while on a photography trip.

iPhone users should check out this thread!

Forum of the Week:
D40/D50/D60 Users

Jessica's Choice Photo:
"Defeat".

Questions, Comments, Announcements?
Email Jessica at newsflash@nikonians.org, or drop us a line in the Podcast Feedback forum!

Posted by odle2 at 11:43 PM

Weekly News From the Nikonians Academy

Academy schedule expands
From the mobile desk of Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen:
The Nikonians Academy has added extra Master your Nikon D200-In Depth Workshops to meet demand.

D200-Academy.jpg In fact, we have a new one open in Las Vegas for Thursday February 14.

The full day of instruction covers the fundamentals to help you master setups and menus and then takes you to the next step: harnessing the features of this system to help improve your photography.

The Master your Nikon D200-In Depth workshops will also be coming to New York and Savannah on March 6; Philadelphia on March 13, Seattle on April 17 and Cincinnati and Denver on May 15.

We are really looking forward to our 4-day Advanced Digital Imaging Workflow events this year and now they'll be even better with the participation of the Nikonians Image Doctors.

Rick Walker and Jason Odell will join me to give you amazing hands-on tutorials on all the tools we use in the digital darkroom. Our classrooms will be packed with printers we can use for output as well as calibration tools to make sure your laptop is displaying correct colors. I guarantee you'll go home with a wealth of information you can use immediately in your own photography. In case you've missed our previous announcements on these 4-day workshops, they are only scheduled twice this year. They will be held in San Francisco (April 10) and Dallas (June 12).

Moab-Academy.jpg We have one available seat in our Moab, Utah travel workshop (May 5). Hurry up to be the last participant in this exciting adventure to one of America's most beautiful locations. Have you ever wanted to photograph Mesa Arch at sunrise or Balanced Rock at sunset? You have a unique opportunity to join this intrepid group of photographers, so don't let it pass you by.

If photography in the Southwest is something that's up your alley, then you might also check out the Page, Arizona trip we have planned for April 8-11. The main focus of this trip will be Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Glen Canyon. It is a great opportunity to combine field photography with classroom learning and critique.

That's it for this week. Now, get out and take some photos!


Posted by flashdeadline at 7:30 PM