Academy Spotlight – Africa, Texas, Sri Lanka

Added by flashdeadline | January 26, 2016   3:20 PM | TrackBack

Lion_Safari_SQ_120.jpgThe Nikonians Academy Tanzania photo safari is on for November 2016. This marks Academy Director Mike Hagen's tenth safari to Tanzania and he keeps refining them to be better and better.

His trip focuses on northern Tanzania's national parks including Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara.

We still have spots available, and most people who come, bring their spouse, but we also have a lot of individual shooters attend as well.

Academy Spotlight – Africa, Texas, Sri Lanka


Nikonians search plugin

Added by bgs | January 25, 2016   6:18 PM | TrackBack

NikoScope-Nikonians-Searchengine-Plugin.pngBy adding Nikonians (NikoScope) as a search engine for your web browser, you can search through the large amount of pages at Nikonians easily.

Works with Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Safari support currently not available - we're working on it.

The NikoScope plugin page has the plugin.

Nikonians search plugin


Hagen-Hulbert tag-team targets Texas in April

Added by flashdeadline | January 20, 2016   2:43 AM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-Woodlands_Hagen_Hulbert_110.jpgWhat’s better than a Nikonians Academy instructor leading a workshop series?

Try two Nikonians Academy instructors at the same location presenting their specialties in a “pick and choose” assortment tag-team format.

That assortment includes your choice of customized training at various price ranges (depending on the subject matter and number of courses you choose) capped off with a free Photo Walk.

Hagen-Hulbert tag-team targets Texas in April


Nikonians Academy Sri Lanka trip adds Dubai extension

Added by flashdeadline | January 12, 2016   11:12 PM | TrackBack

Academy-Dubai_SQ_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us he is nearing the deadline for closing enrollment on our Sri Lanka trip (beginning March 12).

Our intrepid travelers will visit quite a few national parks with amazing wildlife photography opportunities. In these parks, we've arranged transport in open-air vehicles to better photograph leopard, elephants, monkeys, birds and other wildlife.

When not photographing wildlife, our trip will focus on stunning landscapes and beautiful culture.

Nikonians Academy Sri Lanka trip adds Dubai extension


Upload shots from your iPhone, iPad or Android to Nikonians

Added by bgs | January 10, 2016   2:12 PM | TrackBack

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If you have some of your photography stored on a mobile or tablet, it is easy to upload that into your own gallery at Nikonians.

Just go and grab the latest, free version of the Nikonians mGallery from the iTunes appstore or Google Play, login with your Nikonians username in the app and you are ready to go.

Enjoy!

Upload shots from your iPhone, iPad or Android to Nikonians


Nikonians Academy Spotlight – Sri Lanka, Iceland, Tanzania

Added by flashdeadline | January 6, 2016   2:29 AM | TrackBack

Lion_Safari_SQ_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is highlighting his international itinerary as we begin the year 2016.

His first message of the new year points to three destinations with a popular track record of success.

We are looking for a few more intrepid souls to join us in Sri Lanka this March. Our trip is already a go, and we are really looking forward to photographing the incredible wildlife and landscapes in this island nation.

Nikonians Academy Spotlight – Sri Lanka, Iceland, Tanzania


Congratulations November Contest Winners

Added by flashdeadline | January 6, 2016   1:37 AM | TrackBack Contests-Nov-2015-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the November contests. Congratulations to our winners!

Our member driven competitions are unique in many ways. 

Unlike most other photo competitions the workings of our contests are transparent. Our members choose the monthly themes.  All entries are visible to the entire community as they are posted and you are the judges (not an invisible behind the scenes “expert”).

Congratulations November Contest Winners


Nikonians Academy ready for New Year

Added by flashdeadline | December 29, 2015   10:47 PM | TrackBack Academy-Hulbert-SQ-THU_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us 2016 will be filled with photo adventures in exotic locations as well as workshops and member gatherings in the USA.
Here's a look at the first six months:

The action begins in February, with Michael Mariant's Yosemite in Winter photo adventure (February 18-21, 2016). 

This workshop will focus on the numerous locations in the Yosemite Valley that are complemented by the snow season.
Nikonians Academy ready for New Year


Snow just in time for Yosemite workshop

Added by flashdeadline | December 22, 2015   8:31 PM | TrackBack

Academy-Logo-SQ-Winter-Yosemite_120.jpgAfter years of not having snow (at the right times) in Yosemite, it looks like this year might be a different story.
Michael Mariant's Yosemite in Winter is shaping up to be a wonderful workshop with snow piling up in the Sierras.
Join him and our intrepid group of Nikonians for this workshop scheduled February 18 - 21, 2016.

Snow just in time for Yosemite workshop


THE NIKONIAN # 60 is now available

Added by bgs | December 22, 2015   3:46 PM | TrackBack

TheNikonian60.pngFreely available to all Silver members and higher, the latest issue of our eZine, THE NIKONIAN, is available.

THE NIKONIAN # 60 is now available


Workshop seats getting rare at Nikonians Academy

Added by flashdeadline | December 15, 2015   8:23 PM | TrackBack

Academy-Logo_Galap_SQ_110.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us his Galapagos 2016 photo adventure is down to the final two cabins.

That's right, he's almost sold out and the trip doesn't even leave until September 2016.

Sign up quickly to reserve a cabin for you and your spouse.
Mike works hard to make the experience top notch with excellent shooting itineraries, food, and tour amenities.

Workshop seats getting rare at Nikonians Academy


Nikonians Academy Spotlight: Urban Seattle and Iceland in Summer

Added by flashdeadline | December 8, 2015   9:41 PM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-Iceland-Bird_110.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen puts this week's Spotlight on two workshops with totally different approaches.
The first places the emphasis on urban environments and the second takes our members on an incredible journey to the land of Fire and Ice.

Rick Hulbert is preparing for his first workshop of the New Year, when he leads attendees through diverse, target-rich places to gather images of Seattle. His four-day Urban and Street Photography workshop with a maximum enrollment of 10 people will begin on March 17, 2016.

Nikonians Academy Spotlight: Urban Seattle and Iceland in Summer


Congrats October Contest Winners

Added by flashdeadline | December 8, 2015   8:32 PM | TrackBack Oct-Contest-2015-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the October contests. 
Congratulations to our winners! 
  

Our member driven competitions are unique in many ways. Unlike most other photo competitions the workings of our contests are transparent.

Our contests are open to Silver, Gold and Platinum members and all registered members are allowed to vote in the polls.

Congrats October Contest Winners


Sri Lanka and Galapagos adventures going fast

Added by flashdeadline | December 1, 2015   8:47 PM | TrackBack Academy_SQ_Sri-Lanka_125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tell us the 2016 Sri Lanka photo adventure trip has reached the minimum number of signups so it is now definitely a go for 2016. Join Les Picker on his photo tour of this enchanting land (March 12-23, 2016).

Travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet describes:
"Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, famous tea and flavorful food describe Sri Lanka."

We couldn't agree more.
Les' trip dives deep into the local culture and wildlife for a journey you (and your spouse) will remember for the rest of your life.

Sri Lanka and Galapagos adventures going fast


Mastering the Nikon D750 arrives

Added by flashdeadline | December 1, 2015   8:08 PM | TrackBack

D750BookAndCamera_SQ_120.jpgThe long-awaited NikoniansPress book, Mastering the Nikon D750, is now in stock at Amazon.com in the USA, and will be available soon in the UK and Europe. The book examines the Nikon D750 in an easy-to-understand way, providing knowledge based on real-life use of the camera.

Unlike many books that focus on general photography with a certain type of camera, the NikoniansPress books focus on how to use each camera function—with suggested settings—so that the reader becomes intimately familiar with the inner workings of the D750 and can call on that knowledge for different styles of photography.

Mastering the Nikon D750 arrives


Nikonians Academy 2016 Highlights

Added by flashdeadline | November 24, 2015   5:53 PM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-Hulbert_125.jpgPreparing for the new year, Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has compiled his personal thoughts on some highlighted workshops.

Two will take members to exotic locations while two in the United States will use architectural and street methods as a focus for improving your skills in photography.

As a bonus, Mike includes links to sites showing examples of the images you will have an opportunity to capture (with your own artistic interpretations).

Nikonians Academy 2016 Highlights


Nikonians Academy Director pens new book

Added by flashdeadline | November 10, 2015   9:23 PM | TrackBack Hagen-Autofocus-Book-2015-SQ_125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen's new book titled The Nikon Autofocus System, Mastering Focus for Sharp Images Every Time is now available for purchase.

Created in conjunction with Rocky Nook and NikoniansPress, this book is aimed at photographers who want to improve their autofocus skills with Nikon DSLR cameras.

With today's advanced camera technology, achieving focus on a photographic subject seems like it should be a straightforward task. But many photographers know that it can be deceptively difficult, especially when shooting moving subjects or in challenging situations. Now, there is a complete guide available for Nikon shooters that will help them get tack-sharp photos every time.

Nikonians Academy Director pens new book


Congratulations - September Contest Winners

Added by flashdeadline | November 4, 2015   1:38 AM | TrackBack Sept-Contest-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the September contests. 
Congratulations to our winners! Our member driven contests are unique in many ways. 
Unlike most other photo competitions the workings of our contests are transparent. 
Our members choose the monthly themes, all entries are visible to the entire community as they are posted and you are the judges not an invisible behind the scenes "expert."
Congratulations - September Contest Winners


Academy Spotlight: USA West Coast and Africa

Added by flashdeadline | October 20, 2015   8:06 PM | TrackBack

16-ANPAT-Spring-2016-Academy-SQ.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been fine-tuning the 2016 curriculum and he's sent us two suggestions for our Academy Spotlight.
One is for the Spring version of the Annual Nikonians group event of the year and the other takes a very small group of members all the way to Africa.

Academy Spotlight: USA West Coast and Africa


Attention Nikon D750 users

Added by flashdeadline | October 20, 2015   6:38 PM | TrackBack

Mastering-the-Nikon-D750_SQ_100.jpgMastering the Nikon D750 by Nikonians author Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is now available in eBook form.
It will be available in printed form in a couple of weeks.

Attention Nikon D750 users

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