May 22, 2012
Hagen to speak at photoact 2012 in August
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen will be speaking at the photoact 2012 conference in Santa Barbara, CA this August 24th and 25th. A panel of 13 world-class photographers will speak on the art, craft and technology of photography through workshops, keynote lectures and breakout sessions.
Speakers include Uwe Steinmuller, Marc Muench, Christian Bloch, Bruce Barnbaum, Ken Rockwell and many more.
Sign up now through your Nikonians Academy workshops access pages.
Mike tells us he is ready for the California event, but for now he's fully concentrating on this coming weekend in New Jersey, where he will be unveiling his newest studio lighting workshop. The good news for those of you in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area is there are still a few seats available.
Here is Mike's report:
This week marks your last chance to sign up for our workshops in Fairfield, NJ hosted by Unique Photo.
The other two workshops (iTTL wireless flash and Lighroom 4) are sold out.
June is approaching fast and we have a whole host of workshops around the USA covering everything from wildlife photography to Adobe Lightroom to Nikon D800/D4 to wireless flash to the Giant Redwoods.
Winston Hall just finished up a wonderful workshop in Monument Valley and the slot canyons near Page, Arizona.
The participant feedback was incredible with comments ranging from "incredible" and "amazing" to "the best trip ever."
One of our participants, Larry Jordan, posted a ton of photos to his photo blog of the participants on the trip.
If you'd like to attend one of our slot canyon trips, we're running another later this year.
Winston Hall will again be leading the trip, which runs from September 10 to September 14th.
Timelapse photography is getting more and more popular and photographers are putting together amazing photo sequences with their dSLR cameras.
If you've ever wanted to learn this skill set, then be sure to sign up for our Timelapse Photography Workshop in San Francisco with Michael Mariant.
The workshop runs from July 6th - 8th and will be photographing one of America's most iconic locales.
May 15, 2012
Deadlines near on Nikonians Academy NJ workshop and Double-Park Special
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us this month will feature one workshop series in Fairfield, New Jersey and he canít wait to unveil the brand new Master Studio Lighting with Profoto - One Day Workshop during that trip. Meanwhile the instructor staff is gearing up for a busy month of June.
Here is Mikeís Report:We're getting down to the wire for your last chance to sign up for my workshops in New Jersey. Weíll start on May 24 with Master Adobe Lightroom 3 & 4 Essentials, followed the next day by Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x In Depth, and then comes our Profoto Workshop on the 27th of May.
The Yellowstone trip is a special trip for us because we'll be using an outfitter to shuttle our group throughout the park in specially designed photo vehicles.
If you sign up for both the Yellowstone and Grand Teton workshops you'll receive $100 discount.
During our San Francisco series from June 7th - June 10th, we're bringing back one of our most popular workshops, Capture NX2.
We've conveniently placed this with our new Lightroom 4 workshop so you'll be able to fully understand how to integrate these two excellent software packages into your workflow.
We're also running two different flash workshops in San Francisco, an iTTL wireless flash class and a studio lighting workshop sponsored by Profoto. Sign up for boht to see how these two different flash technologies can work for your photography.
We'll also be covering wireless flash, Lightroom, and the D700/D3/D3s/D3x cameras.
June will also feature your chance to photograph the Giant Redwoods of Northern California with Michael Mariant in his signature 4-day photo adventure that will challenge your creativity.
Fill your memory cards with photos of the ethereal fog-shrowded forests that make the Giant Redwoods so popular.
Michael knows how to put together an amazing trip and we know you'll love the photos you take from this journey.
May 9, 2012
Nikonians Photo Professors #5
* The Photo Professors discuss the new Nikon D3200
* Interview with Photographer and Instructor Marc Koegel
* Being Inspired by the words of Dorothea Lange
To learn more about Marc's work, please visit his websites:
Length of the podcast is 38:30
Images by Marc Koegel:
May 8, 2012
Ball head maintenance tip
A ball head on a good tripod is a great supporting tool for the photographer. Very flexible and quick to adjust. The better ones you don't even have to loosen when you want to alter them. This can be a boon to the photographer and certainly adds to the precision and ease of handling.
A good ball head is pretty low maintenance; the very tight space between the different moving parts prevent dirt and other stuff to get in. Just wiping the ball head with a clean (lint free) rag after use is enough to keep it going and operating smoothly for ages. Even when you've used it in adverse weather.
Sometimes, however, you'll notice your ball head isn't operating as smoothly as it should.
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ANPAT 12 details announced
The 12th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure (ANPAT) is locked on. Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the dates will be October 12-20 and the location is...... drumroll......
New Mexico, USA.
The ANPAT 12 announcement went live on Friday and within the first seven hours had seven members signing up.
Here is Mike's report:
We'll be exploring Taos, Sante Fe, White Sands National Monument, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and lots more.
Join our group of intrepid adventurers as we enjoy a camaraderie built on the common bond of photography.
The ANPAT is the Nikonians field event of year.
Sign up quickly before all the seats sell out.
Speaking of Photo Adventures
Our Grand Teton Wildlife Adventure this June is looking to be amazing.
We'll be photographing all kinds of wild critters in this most beautiful of National Parks.
The trip runs from June 6th to June 9th and is conveniently scheduled immediately after our Yellowstone Wildlife Adventure from June 2nd - 5th.
Save $100 by purchasing a seat to both wildlife adventure trips.
Master Series Highlights
The Nikonians Academy has built its reputation on offering the very best classroom-based workshops aimed at helping you master your gear and software.
Our next Masters series of workshops is set for Fairfield, New Jersey at Unique Photo's camera store (May 24-27).
Our Wireless flash workshop is already sold out, but we still have seats remaining for Master Adobe Lightroom, Master the Nikon D700/D3, and Master Studio Lighting with Profoto.
July in California
If you've ever wanted to use your dSLR for something more than straight photography, then consider our San Francisco Timelapse Photography Workshop or our Santa Barbara Video & Cinematography workshops.
Both of these are taught by our expert photographer, Michael Mariant and will be operated in California this July. You're going to love these multi-day classes.