Seat shortages at the Nikonians Academy
September 2, 2015   12:02 AM
Looking at the curriculum in the coming months, Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the operative words found most often are "Sold Out."
The sold out workshops include photo adventures to Acadia National Park in Maine, 15th ANPAT Fall in The Badlands, Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes, and Galapagos 2015.
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has just added a new travel workshop to the Czech Republic and Prague. The trip is scheduled for October 9–16, 2016 and is designed to coincide with fall colors that will provide a stunning backdrop to the castles, mountains, and forests of Bohemia.Academy adds Czech Republic photo adventure
Based on the success of last year's fundraising campaign, our founders have announced a new venture for 2015.
If you check our fundraising home page you will see the familiar thermometer, once again hovering at zero mark, with a goal of $100,000 (USD). Since the campaign launch (almost immediately) $2,000 has already been donated.
Congratulations June Contest Winners
August 4, 2015   5:57 PM
Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the June contests.
Nikonians.org community members now have a new “guided tour” to the home they have enjoyed for over 15 years.
Founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) started the community with the intention of creating a gathering of like-minded Nikon gear enthusiasts who would have a friendly Internet portal for sharing images, technical advice and gear reviews.
Our Nikonians Academy instructors are gearing up for photo adventures across the United States as well as the Galapagos Islands in the coming months.
The curriculum will be calling on Jim Stamates, Mike Hagen, Michael A. Mariant and Lester Picker to lead some of our most popular adventures.
Academy Curriculum heavy on photo adventures through 2015
June 23, 2015   10:14 PM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been fine-tuning the curriculum for the coming months and the results is an impressive line-up of the Academy's most popular photo adventures.
These adventures cover wildlife, landscape and specialized photography in all parts of the globe.Academy Curriculum heavy on photo adventures through 2015
Nikonians Academy adds Sri Lanka to 2016 calendar
June 16, 2015   11:03 PM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has added a proven popular photo adventure to next year's schedule.
This week we shine the Nikonians Academy faculty spotlight on Jim Stamates. Jim will be leading groups of intrepid shooters to the wildlife hotspots of Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone NP and Alaska in the coming weeks.
These shooters will be learning professional field techniques for capturing fleeting wildlife moments from a recognized master in the fieldSpotlight on Adventure - Jim Stamates leads the way
Spring is the best time to photograph baby animals in the Yellowstone & Grand Teton ecosystems. Our Nikonians Academy resident professional wildlife photographer Jim Stamates is leading two separate trips to these National Parks and you are invited to join him.
He will host his popular springtime photo adventures in succession at these two parks, starting late this month and his invitation is open to either or both workshops in a row.
These field workshops will help you learn the ins and outs of wildlife photography in North America.
The Nikonians Academy spring/summer 2015 workshop series is ready to kick into high gear with fun, educational trips all throughout the North American West.
Michael Mariant and Jim Stamates are running these trips and are both experts in their fields.
Join them for adventures you'll never forget.
Berger Bros. Camera Specials for Nikonians
April 21, 2015   9:55 PM
Our friends at Berger Bros. Camera have new special deals for the Nikonians community.
The first is a different approach to flash modifiers from MagMod.
Our ANPAT 15 in the Spring group just wrapped up their photo tour in the Southeast USA.
This special spring edition took everyone to the southern marshes, swamps and beaches of the border area between the states of Georgia and Florida.
They had a wonderful trip and created thousands of beautiful images.
You can check in on their adventure by visiting the ANPAT 15 in the Spring Galleries.
This is the second eZine edition published in the new format designed to improve readability and the whole visual experience.
Following extensive testing and internal reviews our newest Nikonians.org forums design will roll out this week.
Nikonians co-founder Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) has been discussing options with our members for the new forums appearance and functionality and his design team has delivered the final results.
The launch is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8. We have already published a special newsletter to alert you to the changes in advance.New forums design debuts this week
Since the 15th Anniversary ANPAT Announcement last week, over a third of the available spaces have been accounted for.
Our fall season Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) takes us to a favorite location from years ago and we'd love to have you along on the adventure. The 15th Anniversary ANPAT will be held from September 26 to October 3.
ANPAT veteran Eric Bowles is leading our trip to the Badlands in South Dakota.Nikonians Academy prepares for photo adventures
This year we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Nikonians.org community, and for some members, the celebration will be extra special.
Our fall season Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) will be officially known as the 15th Anniversary ANPAT. It will be held From September 26 (arrival) to October 3 in South Dakota.
The invitation has been released for you to join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) in this target-rich region for splendid photography opportunities.15th Anniversary ANPAT invitation issued - Fall in South Dakota
If travel and adventures are at the top of your 2015 goals, the Nikonians Academy has plenty to offer.
Highlights include trips to U.S. National Parks, Iceland, the Galapagos Islands, and downtown San Francisco.
Each of these trips has been designed with a small attendance size to make sure you have as much one-on-one time with the trip leader as you need.Nikonians Academy spotlight on photo adventures
Congratulations Best of 2014 Winners
March 10, 2015   10:34 PM
The winners of the Best of Nikonians 2014 Images Annual Photo Contest have been announced. Nikonians founder J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) tells us this year's contest combined excellent images carefully reviewed by a dedicated judging team:
Congratulations Best of 2014 Winners
It may be hard to believe for many members still buried in piles of snow, but the first day of spring begins on March 20.
If you enjoy your photography in cool environments, check your calendar for July 12 - 20, 2015.
Our partner on this trip is the world-renowned photographer Tim Vollmer who is a native of Iceland and has been running photo tours for years. He has one of the best reputations in the industry.Academy taking full advantage of the Seasons