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May 29, 2011

Nikonians Academy summer and fall sessions update

Nikonians-Academy-News-Bog.jpgFacing a busy June schedule, our Nikonians Academy workshop leaders are already looking forward to the months ahead.

David Tejada (www.tejadaphoto.com) is back with more of his world-famous Small Strobes workshops. Pro-Light_250.jpgThese two-day workshops designed specifically for the Nikonians Academy are called Professional Lighting on Location with Nikon CLS.
They are perfect for anyone who wants to take great flash photos at events, friends homes or even for your clients. The first three Professional Lighting on Location workshops are scheduled for Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco later this summer and early fall.

June and July are filled with workshops all around the USA and Canada. Many of our classes are selling out, so don't wait to sign up for Seattle, New York, Dallas, Edmonton Alberta, and Austin, Texas.

The Academy staff is running classes in topics such as:
Master the Nikon D700/D3/D3s/D3x In Depth
Master the Nikon D700/D3/D3s/D3x Advanced
Master Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash
Master Nikon Capture NX 2
The Passionate Photographer
Photoshop for Photographers In Depth
Photoshop for Photographers Advanced
Master the Nikon D7000 D90 and D80
Master the Nikon D300/D300s In Depth

You can check on the courses coming your way by checking our "By Dates" schedule.

Yukon_284.jpg In August and September, Les Picker will be running a new workshop called Yukon-Canada's Untamed Wilderness.
Les is a veteran in Canada's Yukon territory and knows how to get to the right spot at the right time for stunning photography. You won't be disappointed with this trip and it is the perfect opportunity to photograph one of Canada's premier wildlife and landscape locations.

For those of you looking for a visual treat, check out Winston Hall's Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta-40th Anniversary photo trip this October.
This year's event will be combining big celebrations and the balloon spectacle. The Academy has already sold a number of seats and is looking to sell out soon.

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Nikonians News Flash # 175

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This week Ray speaks with Henry Posner. Director of Corporate Communication for B&H Photo.
-B&H added as Nikonians Corporate Partner
-B&H Photo Forum "Ask B&H Photo"
-Daily interaction with Forum
-All may contribute
-Sharing your knowledge
-B&H as a tourist attraction
-B&H begins 1973
-B&H's on-line presence
-B&H offers more than cameras
-B&H link from Nikonians page benefits Nikonians


Download Nikonians News Flash #175 (NPC-NF-2011-05-29.mp3;
18:44; 17.1MB; MP3 format)

Show Notes for my interview with Henry Posner of B&H

Meeting Henry Posner

Special link to B&H for Nikonians

Link to B&H forum at Nikonians "Ask B&H Photo"

For information on local Nikonians Chapters email here

Ask a Question-Get an Answer 1-888-727-4101

Contact Nikonians News Flash: newsflash@nikonians.org

Thank you for joining me.

Your Nikonians podcaster Ray Valdovinos

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May 28, 2011

Think Tank Speed Convertible Series Arrives June

Think Tank Photo is revamping three of their popular "Speed" bags into the new Speed Convertible series starting in June. The Speed Convertibles are shoulder bags that can quickly and easily convert to Beltpacks on the fly, all while enjoying professional features such as hinge top flaps that open away from the photographer, multiple compartments for a variety of accessories, a secondary main compartment entry and padded shoulder straps.


Speed Convertible Series Bags

The three bags forming the series are:

  • Speed Demon V.2.0 (fits standard DSLR and 2-3 zooms or primes)
  • Speed Freak V2.0 (fits standard DSLR and 2-3 lenses or accessories; will take a 70-200mm f2.8 unmounted)
  • Speed Racer V2.0 (fits pro-size DSLR and 2-3 lenses or accessories; will take a 70-200mm f2.8 unmounted)

Please note that Nikonians member receive a gift with every oder by using this link.

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May 26, 2011

Nikon Launches Patent Lawsuit against Sigma

In a brief statement on Wednesday, Nikon filed a lawsuit against Sigma Corporation, maker of third-party lenses, over infringements regarding "interchangeable lenses with vibration reduction for single-reflex cameras." Per industry reports, the suit is worth approximately USD154 million.

Editorial Comments: This could be the beginning of the end for the various "gentlemen's agreements" that have characterized Japanese manufacturing for decades. Any infighting between makers about infringements and technology sharing are traditionally settled internally and privately. This could also mean the price of Sigma lenses with Optical Stabilization may become more volatile until the lawsuit and terms are settled.

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The Image Doctors #142

Jason's guide to Silver Efex Pro 2.0 is out!

Download The Image Doctors #142 (MP4 format)

Show Notes May 26, 2011

Get Jason's new guide to Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2.0
Creative "visual artistry" techniques
Photo Prescription: creative options for overcast light

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May 22, 2011

Nikonians Academy ready with broad range of June workshops

Nikonians-Academy-News-Bog.jpgJune is a busy month for the Nikonians Academy and Director Mike Hagen tells us the workshop leaders are preparing for one of the largest workshop lineups in the Academy's history. They will be hosting Master Your Vision workshops from coast to coast and have even added new Photoshop workshops (coming to Seattle June 24-25).

 

Winston Hall starts the June schedule in Seattle/Bellevue, WA, June 7-12 with Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x In Depth, Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x - Advanced, Master Nikon i-TTL Wireless Flash, CLS and Master Nikon Capture NX 2.

 

Steve Simon's June slate includes a trip to New York City June 16-19 where he will be leading workshops on Passionate-Photog.jpgMaster the Nikon D7000 D90 and D80, Master the Nikon D300/D300s - In Depth, The Passionate Photographer and Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x In Depth.

 

Winston Hall will head for Dallas, June 23-26 to present workshops on Master the Nikon D300/D300s - In Depth, Master the Nikon D300/D300s - Advanced, Master Nikon i-TTL Wireless Flash, CLS and Master the Nikon D7000 D90 and D80.

 

Meanwhile Steve Simon head to Canada for his June 23-26 Edmonton, AB workshops on Master the Nikon D300/D300s - In Depth, The Passionate Photographer, Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x In Depth, Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x In Depth and Master the Nikon D7000 D90 and D80.

 

June 23rd Redwoods_175.jpgwill also signal the start of Michael A. Mariant's 4-day Giant Redwoods of Northern California workshop. The deadline to sign up for this workshop is June 10.

 

Mike Hagen arrives in Seattle June 24-25 to lead the Photoshop workshops: Photoshop for Photographers - In Depth and Photoshop for Photographers - Advanced.

 

Winston Hall closes out the month with his June 29 through July 2 Austin, TX workshops on Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x In Depth, Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x - Advanced,  Master Nikon i-TTL Wireless Flash, CLS and Master the Nikon D7000 D90 and D80.

 

It isn't too early to start thinking about your Fall photography adventures. The Nikonians Academy staff has been preparing for the 11th ANPAT - Zion and Bryce, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - 40th Anniversary , Wildlife Adventure in Grand Teton NP,  Eastern Sierra & The Owens Valley, Yosemite in Infrared (class size will be for ten participants) and the African Photo Safari - Tanzania (only two seats left).

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May 19, 2011

Unbelievable Savings from Nikonians Sponsors!

Our Director of Good Deals for You has arranged for some unbelievable savings on some of the hottest photography hardware and software, and they're exclusive to Nikonians members only!

For starters, B&H Photo Video is offering an instant USD100 discount off Adobe Lightroom 3. That makes this popular image and editing suite available at the low price of USD179! This offer ends 04-June-2011.

On the hardware front, Roberts Imaging is knocking down prices on two of the latest Nikon lenses:


Only registered Silver, Gold and Platinum Nikonians members can take advantage of these exclusive deals. Membership has its rewards.

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Lowepro Compact Courier Series for ILCs

Lowepro unveiled its latest pouch for ILC cameras and other smaller-bodied models like the Nikon Coolpix. With capacity for a single camera and minimal extras, or a larger option for an additional pancake lens, the Compact Courier line offers two carry-styles in one pouch. Users can either use the included shoulder strap or remove that and thread the case through a belt for all day comfort.

Snug-fitting, lightweight, yet truly protective, these shoulder bags provide an inventive and flexible way to keep your camera within easy reach. Protective and convenient features on both models include: padded interiors; brushed tricot lining; built-in memory card pocket on inside flap; built-in microfiber cleaning cloth for lens and LCD screen; extra-wide and zippered opening; hook/loop fasteners on inside flap; detachable and adjustable shoulder strap; built-in belt loop; sturdy hardware; and water-resistant materials.

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May 18, 2011

Train workshop brings North American and European Nikonians together

Our UK Steam Train and London Street Photography workshops bring Nikonians from all corners of the world together. Please use this chance to meet up and also to support the Nikonians community. These UK workshops are great for both Nikonians from the US and Canada as well as for our European members. Check them out and support us! --- Bo / co-founder of Nikonians

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May 16, 2011

Nikonians News Flash Extra #15

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Today on News Flash Extra, Ray speaks with author Darrell Young about the D5100
-What is the most notable feature of the D5100?
-What other advances are found in the D5100?
-Where will manufacturers concentrate their research in the future?
-What is the current state of DSLR video?
-Will we see digital evolution stop?
-Will we see pro level quality in less expensive consumer cameras?
-Darrell's latest project
-What is your goal when writing a new book?
-Darrell's past projects

Download Nikonians News Flash Extra #15 (NPC-NF-2011-05-15.mp3;
24:01; 22.0MB; MP3 format)

Copyright-2011-Darrell-Young-World-Fair-300.jpgShow notes for May 15, 2011

Nikon's new D5100

D5100 Digitutor

Rolling Shutter vs global shutter

Darrell's books

Contacting Darrell

Contact Nikonians News Flash: newsflash@nikonians.org

Thank you for joining me.

Your Nikonians podcaster Ray Valdovinos

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May 15, 2011

Huge June workshop schedule for Nikonians Academy

Nikonians-Academy-News-Bog.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the month of June will be busting out all over with workshops in Seattle-Washington, Edmonton-Alberta, New York City, Dallas-Texas and Austin-Texas. The master schedule shows a comprehensive series of camera, flash and software workshops for each city.

CS5_270.jpgAlso in June, the Academy will be running a new series of Photoshop for Photographers workshops to initially run in the Seattle, WA area June 24th - 25th.

Mike Hagen will be operating these workshops for people who want to learn how to use Photoshop in the real world. He'll be showing you how to create a fluid workflow that includes Adobe Camera Raw, levels, curves, color controls, layers, masking and much more.
Check out the specifics for Photoshop for Photographers - In Depth (June 24) and Photoshop for Photographers - Advanced (June 25) to choose your workshop based on your needs.

Grand-Teton_280.jpgThis is your last week to sign up for Jim Stamates' Wildlife Adventure in Grand Teton NP.

You will experience the Grand Tetons in the spring, complete with wild animals, the feeling of wilderness, great camaraderie, exceptional photo opportunities, and lots of fun. No strenuous hiking.

We have just a few seats remaining for this incredible trip to photograph the wildlife and landscapes of this photographer's dream National Park. Jim Stamates' workshop is scheduled for May 23rd - 26th, 2011.

Redwoods_175.jpgMichael Mariant's workshops are always amazing and his first workshop for the summer season is photographing the Giant Redwoods of Northern California.

Beginning on June 23rd, this workshop aims to explore one of the most primeval areas on the West Coast USA. The Redwoods are world renowned for their massive trees, misty forests and verdant fern groves.

Michael will get you to all the best places at exactly the right time for beautiful photographs.

Don't forget to check in at the Nikonians Academy home page for details and dates on all the opportunities for photography workshops coming to a city near you!

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May 13, 2011

Help us!

Please help us spread the word about our mobile phone apps by clicking on these links, mGallery, PhotoProShop and Good Locations and then by clicking on the "Like It Facebook button" at the bottom of the corresponding page. Yes, it is a Slovak application contest so the page itself is not really understandable :-)

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May 12, 2011

The Image Doctors #141

Jason & Rick are back from leading their photo safari to the Oregon coast.

Download The Image Doctors #141 (MP4 format)

 

Show Notes May 11, 2011

Oregon Workshop Report

New Software Updates
Catalogs vs. Browsers

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May 11, 2011

Roberts Imaging: Three Hot Nikon Lenses in Stock Now!

Roberts Imaging has three hot Nikon VR lenses available now! Due to the crisis affecting the Japanese electronics industry, it could be a while before you see these lenses in plentiful stock; they're the latest versions in the most popular of focal length ranges, so get yours now while you can!

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May 10, 2011

Nikonians.org welcomes B&H as new corporate partner

B-H-Logo_110.jpgNikonians, the international community of Nikon enthusiasts, welcomed B&H as a corporate sponsor this week. The first hint of the new partnership was the weekend appearance of the familiar B&H logo in our home page corporate partner listing.

B-H-NYC_250.jpgOn Monday, the second phase was rolled out, with the launching of the Ask B&H Photo! forum.

B&H's Henry Posner & Chuck Capriola will be visiting the forum daily to answer your business and technical questions. We will also be getting advance word on pre-order opprtunities, such as the Zeiss Distagon T 35mm F/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount (just posted).

Chuck tells us: "We will also post news about new products and announce specials and rebates as they become available."

B&H has been in business for over 35 years and their 70,000+ sq. ft. SuperStore in Manhattan, is a favorite stop for professionals visiting New York City.

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May 6, 2011

Epson Stylus Pro 4900 - The Nikonians Review

Nikonians Team Member Ernesto Santos (esantos) extensively reviewed the latest 17" wide-carriage Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printer and proclaims it be just about perfect:

"Whether you are looking to upgrade your old and tired 17" pro printer or this is your first venture into the world of wide format printing the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is an excellent choice to consider."

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May 5, 2011

Nikonians Academy Europe expands its workshop lineup

Nikonians-Academy-EU_100.jpgFollowing a start-up period of just over six months, Nikonians Academy Europe is pleased to announce a further expansion in the range of workshops on offer to Nikonians.

These new ventures seek to introduce themes and subjects beyond the typical one-day "Master your DSLR" series. Furthermore, several of the workshops like the Steam Train Extravaganza will no doubt be of interest beyond the usual national audiences and tempt visitors to combine an overseas trip with an exciting photographic adventure! Many of these new workshops are scheduled across weekends and comprise daytime activities with evening seminars and social gatherings. The London Street Photography Experience for example is scheduled to coincide with a festival on this subject in the nation's capital - giving you the opportunity to explore beyond the confines of the organised workshop. Competitively priced, these location-based (as opposed to classroom-based) events are hosted by our professional Instructors in conjunction with local experts (where applicable) and offer a unique way of expanding your technical knowledge whilst broadening your photographic horizons! To see the full details of all the (new) workshops visit the Nikonians Academy Europe website.


Severn Valley Railway Steam Train Extravaganza (extended weekend)


In the historic river port of Bridgnorth in the Midlands region of the UK, the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) has kept alive the magnificent world of steam locomotives, running engines and passenger carriages up and down a 16-mile enclosed line through the beautiful Shropshire and Worcestershire countryside. On two very special weekends each year they host a 1940’s themed event, inviting people to become fully immersed in one of the most significant and yet romantic periods in history when steam trains where at the heart of the British transport system. To complete the picture, the stations, their staff and visiting public along the line are bedecked in 1940’s costume and livery and a whole range of activities are staged for people to take part in; from a mock wedding and wartime aircraft fly-pass to a foot-tapping Big Band Ban dshow.

Together with instructor and regional manager UK & Ireland, John McDonald you have the chance to participate in this spectacle of visual delight and to soak up some of that 1940's atmosphere.
Dates: July 1 to July 4, (Friday through Monday) 2011

London Street Photography Experience (weekend)


Some of Photography's most famous protagonists are inextricably linked with the practice of capturing candid moments, fleeting gestures, bizarre coincidences and visual obscurities found out there on the streets, avenues and byways of our towns and cities. Many of photography's most iconic images depict "decisive moments" where the power of the stills' camera to freeze a unique slice of time is portrayed to magnificent effect. These pictures delight and enthral us on many levels; they speak to us of the human condition, the society we live in and the transient nature of life itself. But almost above all else they allow us to be there - to participate - to be a witness to the fact that it did, for that split second at least, exist.

Timed to coincide with the first ever "London Street Photography Festival", this workshop is the perfect way to celebrate an approach to using a camera that is arguably at the very core of the art of Photography itself. Nikonians Academy Europe has put together an agenda of presentations, group review meetings and a series of accompanied "street walk" sessions in a number of key locations and at very specific times in and around the centre of London. From our workshop base at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith, we will ride the Tube around London, coming together as a group in the evenings to discuss the images we have made and to exchange our experiences. To kick things off, there will be a presentation on Street Photography by John McDonald on Friday 15th, in which he will illustrate the appro ach of the major historic and contemporary photographers in this genre and illustrate and discuss some of the equipment and techniques you may use during the workshop. John will lead the group through all five street walk sessions and be on hand to provide support and feedback throughout the two days of image capture.
Dates: July 15 through 17 (Friday through Sunday) 2011.


Artistic Nude Photography (5 Days)


Artistic NudeLearn to create beautiful artistic nude photography in this 5 day training workshop with Pascal Baetens.

The workshop will be held at Salve Mater (Lovenjoel, near Brussels), an abandoned early 20th century hospital/monastry with more than a hundred rooms, long corridors and a chapel. Together with the surrounding scenic garden this will provide beautiful scenery for your images. With Pascal's guidance, expert tips and a team of stunning models (at least three different models a day) you will be able to realise beautiful and creative images.

This special version of Pascal's workshop includes the services of our Head Instructor, Hayo Baan, who will provide advanced technical support throughout the five days. Hayo and Pascal will both be available give feedback on your existing portfolio. If you want to take advantage of this extra service, don't forget to bring your portfolio with you.

Lodging at the Salve Mater (albeit very basic) is included in the price of the workshop (please see the description of the workshop on our website for more details).


Dates: May 19-23 (Thursday through Monday) 2011
September 5-9 (Monday-Friday) 2011


Master Digital Portraiture Techniques (Two Days)


PortraitureResponding to feedback from Nikonians attending the Speedlight i-TTL and other workshops, this is the ideal follow-on training opportunity to improve your Creative Lighting knowledge and explore the fascinating and rewarding world of portraiture. This two-day workshop will improve your photographic skills by submerging you in a potent mix of practical activity coupled with in-depth portraiture instruction. The workshop cost of EUR300 (~GBP256) includes time with a professional model and access to the latest Nikon Speedlight equipment with expert guidance on hand.


Dates: May 14-15 (Saturday-Sunday) 2011, UK - Manchester

Nikon Behind the Lens Wedding Photography Workshop (Three Days)


The intensive three day Nikon Behind the Lens Wedding Photography Workshop with acclaimed international photographer covers everything from marketing and shooting the wedding, to post production. It is a highly interactive course which will include live shoots using models at a simulated wedding. During the course, Brett will also give you close personal attention regarding your portfolio and marketing material.

Brett Florens' images are admired throughout the globe and have been used on numerous campaigns amongst others, for the "I am Nikon" advertisements series.


Dates: August 10-12 (Wednesday-Friday), UK - London (City)
August 17-19 (Wednesday-Friday), NL - Utrecht


Master Wildlife Photography: Birds of Prey


Birds of PreyIf you've always wanted to create beautiful bird of prey images or learn how to improve your wildlife photography, this workshop provides you with a unique chance to photograph them up close, in flight, or on their prey. This workshop is guaranteed to offer you great opportunities for stunning images of falcons, owls, hawks and other birds of prey.


Date: June 11 (Saturday) 2011, NL - Tilburg (Diessen) Only two seats left!


Other Workshops



Why Choose Nikonians Academy Workshops?


  • From us you hear it the way it is. We are not sweet-talking about every and all features. You learn what works and which functions you should (or shouldn't) use, and why. And you learn it from photographers who use their gear professionally.

  • Fully packed days. Not just 6.5 hours like some others, no, with us it is a really long and full learning day!

  • In-depth. We are not the marketing department of someone else. We are going in-depth, hard-core, beyond the surface of things, and we love questions!

  • Camaraderie – You may meet your online buddies AND make new, offline friends! Nikonians are a friendly bunch and the classroom is not crowded, but everyone has the chance to discuss and to raise questions and learn, learn and learn!

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    May 4, 2011

    Lowepro: Two New Bags Series for Outdoor Enthusiasts

    Lowepro has announced two new camera bags series for outdoor enthusiasts. The Photo Sport AW Series is designed for outdoor adventurers that like to bring photo gear along when skiing, biking, or snowboarding, and the Optics Line meets the unique needs of bird photographers and nature observers venturing into the wilds.

    Lowepro’s Photo Sport 200 AW backpack and Photo Sport Sling 100 AW are both dual-compartment packs featuring supreme protection for adventure sports enthusiasts that like to go fast, travel light and often find themselves in some of the world’s most breathtaking locations. To ensure quick access to camera equipment, the lower compartment of each pack includes Lowepro’s Ultra-Cinch Camera Chamber that snugs gear in a secured compartment to prevent bouncing while in motion. Additional features specifically designed for outdoor adventurers include: reflective piping, triple-ripstop nylon exterior, Lowepro’s patented All Weather AW Cover, multiple attachment points for trekking/ski pole loops, extra webbing to expand capacity and in the 200 Aw a dedicated space for hydration pouch. The Photo Sport 200 AW and Photo Sport Sling 100 AW are available in Black/Light Grey and Lowepro Orange/Light Grey for $199.99 and $129.99 respectively.

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    Designed to enhance the experience of birders, wildlife watchers and outdoor photographers while in the field, the new Optics Series from Lowepro was designed to provide long-wearing comfort and hands-free support for those who venture into the field with binoculars, optical scopes, digital cameras and other associated gear for the well-provisioned outdoor enthusiast. The bags are constructed from water-resistant materials that resist abrasion and moisture, and feature Lowepro’s patented All Weather covers for extreme weather situations.

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    The Field Station beltpack ($99.99) offers hands-free support for binoculars and other essential gear, and is tailored to the beginner birders needs to spot and easily identify species; its pop-up Quick Shelf ensures a field guide, notebook or tablet-style computer are always right at the birder’s fingertips.

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    The triple-compartment daypack-style Scope Travel 200 AW backpack ($179.99) can be completely customized to fit a variety of equipment needs including a compact spotting scope, binoculars and or a DSLR.

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    The Scope Photo Travel 350 AW ($249.99) is a larger-scale backpack constructed to fit a spotting scope, tripod, binoculars, professional size DSLR, personal items and a laptop; with five removable and adjustable padded compartments the pack can accommodate a larger kit for field use or travel.

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    And finally, the Scope Porter 200 AW ($199.99) backpack offers a hands-free solution to carry and protect a large-sized spotting scope and tripod that, when attached, can easily be secured to either shoulder strap via a tripod collar and clip attachment system for quick movement or relocation to catch the action.


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    CaptureOne Enhances Tethered Shooting Options

    PhaseOne's CaptureOne suite has been enhanced for compatibility with tethered shooting using Nikon DSLRs. The D7000 and preliminary support for the D100 is now available. And our own Martin Turner has a full review on the CaptureOne Version 6 package.

    CaptureOne tethering also supports additional camera controls including:

    • Change of Format (RAW, RAW+JPEG, etc)
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • Exposure Mode
    • Shutter Speed
    • Aperture
    • Exposure Compensation
    • EV Step
    • Aspect ratio/Image Area

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    May 1, 2011

    Nikonians Academy limited openings available

    Nikonians-Academy-News-Bog.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the upcoming workshops schedule has a few choice openings scattered among the topics and locations. His list of workshop opportunities includes Chicago and Africa.

    For Chicagoans, Steve Simon is running Master the Nikon D7000 D90 and D80, Master the Nikon D300/D300s In Depth, The Passionate Photographer and Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x. These will run from May 8th - May 11th.

    Moab, Utah----
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    Even though our Monument Valley and Slot Canyons trip and our Yosemite in Spring trips are sold out for May, we currently have space for our Moab, UT Photo Adventure May 10th - May 13th.

    This trip is a huge hit every year because of the incredible photography and amazing landscapes you will encounter.
    Winston Hall is a master of getting you to the right place at the right time.

    Grand Teton National Park----
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    May 23rd - May 26th is our annual Wildlife Adventure in Grand Teton NP with Jim Stamates.

    Join him for four wild days learning to shoot and experience Grand Teton National Park in the Spring.

    Wildlife species may include; Moose, Bison, Elk, Pronghorn, Black and Grizzly Bears, Coyote, Fox, River Otters, Beavers, and Wolves.

    Africa----
    November's Wildlife Photo Safari to Tanzania has only three remaining seats available.

    If you've ever wanted to photograph one of Nature's most incredible spectacles with a group of like-minded photographers, then this is your chance.

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    Mike Hagen leads this incredible adventure and has forged excellent partnerships with locals to provide you the best possible photo adventure.

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    Nikonians News Flash #174

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    This week Ray passes along the latest photographic news relating to Nikon and Nikonians:
    Ray discusses the podcast and its transition


    Download Nikonians News Flash #174 (NPC-NF-2011-05-01.mp3;
    3:26; 3.15MB; MP3 format)

    For information on local Nikonians Chapters email here

    This podcast discusses moving the podcast in a different direction and we ask for your help

    Offer your opinion 1-888-727-4101

    Contact Nikonians News Flash: newsflash@nikonians.org

    Thank you for joining me.

    Your Nikonians podcaster Ray Valdovinos

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