July 17, 2011
Nikonians Academy Europe workshops coming to Germany
Hayo Baan, Head Instructor for Nikonians Academy Europe, provides a detailed look at the new and enhanced workshop schedule — which now includes offerings in Germany.
Editor's note: The information below is courtesy of the Nikonians Academy Europe Newsletter. If you wish to subscribe for your free copy please go to our Resources-Newsletters page and scroll down a bit until you see your options —
Nikonians Academy Europe Mailing List for users from the UK.
Nikonians Academy Europe Mailing List for users from the BENELUX.
Nikonians Academy Europe mailing lists for users from Austria, Germany and Switzerland
• NAE-Europe (rest)
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First there is the Knackscharf 2011 tour where the two famous German Podcasters “Paddy” and “der Stilpirat” teach you all about light in a fun-packed weekend workshop. The tour goes to seven different cities from October till December. Please note that this is a German spoken workshop.
On top of this, we now also offer a great new weekend workshop photographing Germany's beautiful industrial heritage. We will take you to places not normally open to the public, giving you unique photographic opportunities! The workshop is scheduled in the first weekend of October.
Other News and Updates
Wedding workshop discount: we have been able to renegotiate the costs for our exciting three day wedding workshop in London, allowing us to lower the price (people who have already booked benefit from this too of course and will be refunded the difference).
Note: this discount does not apply to the Utrecht location which currently has a waiting list and can not be booked any longer.
In our last newsletter we made note of an additional date for the Birds of Prey Workshop. Due to circumstances, we have had to move this workshop to another date and this workshop is now scheduled for 8 October 2011.
New: Knackscharftour 2011
Join the famous German Podcasters “Paddy” and “der Stilpirat” on their Knackscharftour 2011 and learn all about light.
“Paddy” and “der Stilpirat” visit seven major German cities with their tour, scheduled throughout the months October till December. Please note: the language will be German (only).
• Hamburg: Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 October 2011
• Saarbrücken: Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 October 2011
• Berlin: Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 November 2011
• Frankfurt: Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 November 2011
• Köln: Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 November 2011
• Leipzig: Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 November 2011
• München: Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 December 2011
New: Industrial Heritage
A few decades ago, the German Ruhrgebiet was known mostly for its pollution. Nowadays, people have discovered the stern beauty of the now defunct mines and plants, and strive to preserve them. For this reason the Rurgebiet was made European
capital of Culture in 2010. This exciting weekend workshop takes you to two locations of such beauty and shows you places otherwise forbidden to the public, making for unique photo opportunities.
On the first day we will take you to Kokerei Hansa, an old coking plant. Here we are taken to places normally closed-off to the public, allowing you to take some amazing and unique shots. In the evening the buildings will be lit up beautifully in blue, allowing for some more stunning shots around sunset.
The second day we go to Zeche Zollern, an old coal mine and its buildings. Offering you a diverse mix of photographic subjects including the old railroad yard, the buildings, the mine shaft and tower, the scrap yard, etc.
Throughout the workshop you'll receive tips and tricks helping you to improve your shots, both in-camera as well as in post processing. Old structures and buildings are a typical subject to receive that processed HDR-look so naturally you'll learn about applying that technique as well.
• Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 October 2011
Updated: Nikon Behind the Lens Wedding Photography Workshop (3 days)
New discounted price for London
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.
• Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 August, UK - London (City) featuriing new discounted price
Updated: Master Wildlife Photography - Birds of Prey
The first of our Birds of Prey Workshops was fully booked and very successful, inspiring us to reschedule one very soon. So if you've missed the 11 June workshop, there's another chance on Saturday 8 October 2011!
If 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.
Have a look at the results and comments of some of the 11 June workshop participants in the Nikonians forums.
• Saturday 8 October 2011
Glamour Photography Workshop
Shoot for the entire weekend with Giuseppe Circhetta and his team, learning how to approach the enticing subject of Glamour and Editorial photography featuring production and post-production techniques.
Shooting outside is such a great experience for both the models and the photographer.
Learn how to modify available light in order to get the best out of your shots with flash and light modifiers (both outside and in the studio). If you know the technique, you concentrate on the model and you don’t waste precious frames setting up your camera. Understand the mood you’re shooting, use the light as the creative means to express your idea, talk to the model and let her know what you need, stir her up with your effective communication and then shoot, shoot, shoot! And after that, perfect your shots through realistic and precise photo retouching.
All of this, in the quite and calm frame of Legnano, a small village 15 minutes away from the city of Milan with the availability of a studio and different locations.
Duration: 2 days (3rd day optional). For more details and the day to day schedule, please see the description of the workshop at our website.
• Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 September 2011
Artistic Nude Photography (5 days)
Learn 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).
• Monday 5 – Friday 9 September 2011
Why Choose Nikonians Academy Workshops?
1. 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.
2. Fully packed days. Not just 6.5 hours like some others, no, with us it is a really long and full learning day!
3. 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!
4. 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!
Want to to know more?
Visit the Nikonians Academy Europe pages today.
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