Nikonians Academy instructors Greg Stangl, Jim Stamates and Michael Mariant will highlight the June Calendar this year.Nikonians Academy June-July preview
This 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.
The signature Nikonians gathering of the year has been announced, and half the seats are already reserved.
Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) invite you to join them along with Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen), Nikonians Academy Director, for the 13th edition of the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT), October 5-12.
Nikonians Academy instructors are leading workshops in New York, Indianapolis, Phoenix (and Page) Arizona, Toronto, and Milan this month.Academy May sweep begins this weekend
Since Friday 5th of April 2013 we are on new servers. The maintenance window was kept fairly small. Thanks to all on the IT team who were involved in this milestone for the community!Nikonians on new servers
Nikonians is down for maintenance today 04th of April 2013 throughout 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM GMT.
Forums and galleries will not be available in this period of time.
The newest book by Nikonians author and charter member Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is now arriving at retail outlets.
His 568-page Mastering the Nikon D600 has been a highly popular purchase in the pre-order phase and within a few days, those pre-orders will start shipping.
A new development in the delivery schedule shows the eBook format versions should become available on the same day as the print version.Mastering The Nikon D600 Book arrives
Nikonians Academy instructor Rick Hulbert will be speaking at the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) New England Chapter on April 18th covering his signature specialty: Architectural photography.
For the evening presentation, he is titling his talk "Photography with an Architectural Attitude." Here's the link for more information.Academy instructor brings attitude to ASMP
The Nikonians Academy's intense Spring workshop schedule continues with workshops in Raleigh, NC and Atlanta, CA next week.Academy workshops booking fast
The Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens was put to good use when Roman Catholic cardinals selected their new Pope.
Our members in the Manual Focus Lenses forum are discussing the legendary Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens with links to images of this monster chunk of glass on the scene. At 888mm (just short of 3 feet long) and weighing 16 kilograms (35 pounds) it has earned the nickname "tuna."
If you are interested in the history behind this lens, check the Nikon Recollections page featuring comments by the two men who were responsible for its optical design and its mechanical design.Papal announcement draws tuna
Nikon UK has launched its spring cashback promotion offering up to £150 cashback. The cashback promotion includes the Nikon D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200, D7000 and D600 from 14th March – 31st May (inclusive).
The promotion will run from 14th March – 31st May 2013 and all claims must be received by the 30th June 2013 in order to qualify.UK and Ireland members: Nikon cashback
Congratulations to Gold member Vlad Tkatsenko (Vlad_IT) from Florida, USA. He moved to Florida from New York and his shot of an eagle has been published by the Tampa Bay Times. Vlad tells us he will be submitting more photos in the series.
If your work has been recently published make sure you tell us the good news.
One of our most unique congratulations went to Moderating Team member Karen Willshaw (Marjani), who's photos were the basis for a series of Australian postage stamps.Florida member published
You already know our forums serve a broad range of questions and answers, but did you know they also serve as a source of background information on Nikonians Academy workshops?
Our Nikonians Academy instructors are headed for an aggressive schedule covering the globe.
They may develop a bit of travel fatigue but the good news is they may be coming your way.
The Academy March and April itinerary includes: Calgary and Vancouver in Canada plus Denver, Las Vegas, Raleigh, Atlanta, Fairfield (NJ), Boston, Dallas, Yosemite, and Philadelphia in the USA.
Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) has posted his review of the Nikon D800 and D800E cameras in our Articles section.
These cameras were introduced last year and Darrell has already published his popular 576-page Mastering the Nikon D800 book in the NikoniansPress/Rocky Nook Mastering series.
His review is designed to help our members who are interested in a narrative from a hands-on aspect.
Coming from a Nikonians author who literally "wrote the book" on these cameras, it's worth checking out.Affordable Medium Format Returns
Nikon's United Kingdom website has announced the Nikon School; a new venue for photography training that aims to educate and inspire photographers.
The school is located at the new Nikon Centre of Excellence, in the heart of central London and is scheduled to be open and running courses starting in early April.
Training courses will run during the week from Tuesday - Friday and, for the first time, Nikon will also be offering courses on Saturdays. Details are available at the Nikon UK Training homepage.London-based Nikon training announced
Some members may have noticed a temporary outage at the site, taking us offline for a few hours. This outage comes by coincidence not too long after we unveiled our new homepage. The new homepage was not the cause of the problem. We have tracked the outage to an abnormality in server access requests, triggering a hardware safety shut-down. Thank you for your patience while we restored the system.Nikonians.org back on line
The Nikonians Academy instructor team will be scattered across North America and the globe in the next two months. Their workshop schedule includes classes on Nikon digital single-lens reflex cameras, Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash, Adobe Lightroom 4, The Passionate Photographer, Death Valley in Spring, Yosemite in Spring, and a photo adventure cruise through Europe and North Africa.Spring season brings heavy workshop schedule
Nikonians author Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell), reports his newest book, Mastering the Nikon D600 is on schedule for release next month.
The final step in the process was selecting Nikon D600 photos submitted by Nikonians members to be used as full page Chapter Opening Images.
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen welcomes a new instructor and tells us why the Masters Series workshops now bear different titles in his latest report:
We've just brought on professional instructor Greg Stangl and his brand new Portrait Workshop series. He's an established pro photographer who has run portrait studios for over 30 years and is at the top of his game.