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May 15, 2013

Nikonians Academy Spanning the Globe

Alaska-125.jpgThis week with the Nikonians Academy is incredibly busy. We have photographers on a cruise ship in Europe and North Africa traveling on the Ultimate Travel Workshop.
We also have photographers in Page, Arizona participating in a Slot Canyon trip while photographers in Toronto, Ontario are participating in an Urban and Street Photography workshop.

When you add our photographers in Milan, Italy participating in the Glamour and Fashion photography workshop, it is evident we are spanning the globe with the Nikonians Academy and we'd love to have you join us on future adventures.

Stangl_Portrait_225.jpgJune is shaping up to be a great month for the Nikonians Academy. Our newest instructor, Greg Stangl is running his signature class, The Secrets of Studio and Environmental Portraiture June 3 - 5. This three-day workshop will be held at Greg's studio on the outskirts of Chicago.

You will be exposed to a series of lectures, slide shows, and lighting and posing demonstrations that will make your learning experience fun and meaningful. You will learn to pose the male and female form while also understanding how to pose couples and groups. This workshop will help you discover and develop your creativity while offering you lessons in studio, window light, and environmental portraiture.

Grand_Teton_Spring_225.jpgNext up, we have our annual Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes photo adventure with professional photographer Jim Stamates. Join Jim as he takes you on a guided trip through some of the best wildlife photography North America has to offer.

This is an intense four days of photography (June 5-8). We will position ourselves each day before dawn for the best light and best wildlife or landscape options. Each day ends with our cards filled with exceptional images. We eat lunch as a group at one of the local in-park restaurants with time to socialize and get to know fellow Nikonians. Instruction will be in the field. No strenuous hiking.

Spring is the best time to photograph moms with their young. Photo opportunities are endless at Grand Teton National Park with wildlife galore including the potential for Bears, Moose, Elk, Pronghorn, Bison, Coyotes, Beavers, Eagles, Osprey and Owls. The scenic opportunities are endless as we visit the top five locations for iconic Grand Teton landscapes.

Giant-Redwoods-250.jpgFinally, our Giant Redwoods of Northern California workshop with Michael Mariant is designed to help you create amazing images of giant forests in ethereal light.

With thousands of redwood trees clustered in hundreds of groves tucked away in Northern California, this workshop brings you to the perfect and ideal redwood groves, at times and locations predetermined to be the best photographic opportunity.

This workshop (June 27-30) focuses not only on the 'where' to take the pictures, but also on the 'how' to take pictures, incorporating photographic education throughout the workshop at each location. By building on the previous location's techniques and lessons, this allows for culmination in a comprehensive lesson in pre-visualization, composition, modified exposure and light controls.

Alaska-250.jpgLooking ahead, our Alaska wildlife trip (July 19-24) is one of our annual favorites.
Each day of this photo adventure will find you photographing an incredible diversity of wildlife from bears to whales to seals to birds. We will also be photographing ice fields, fjords and landscapes. This trip is truly a highlight for photographers looking to expand their horizons in America's last frontier.
Nikonians will have their own private boat to find Humpback and Killer Whales, seals, and other marine mammals, and to take us to a remote area to photograph the largest of the grizzly bears, the Alaskan Brown Bear.

With instructions from a professional wildlife photographer, we will fill our cards with images that will astound our friends, family, and other Nikonians.
Non-photographers enjoy this as much as photo enthusiasts, which makes this the perfect workshop to bring your spouse.

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