May includes two new workshop opportunities
April 16, 2014   2:24 AM
Two new additions to the Nikonians Academy curriculum highlight our weekly report from Academy Director Mike Hagen.
Nikonians.org has launched the Android version of mGallery.
Nikonians Academy - Report from the road
April 1, 2014   11:53 PM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is on the road, and he took time to give us an update on the coming months.
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Nikonians Academy curriculum in full swing
March 25, 2014   11:12 PM
With warmer weather ahead of them, our Nikonians Academy instructors are engaged in a heavy schedule of workshops and photo adventure tours.
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Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) are happy to welcome the large number of new members joining us in the past few years. They have also noticed an interesting trend.Read more of Member Benefits Explained -- Platinum
The latest edition of our official online magazine, The Nikonian, has been published.Read more of The Nikonian eZine 56 is published
In case you haven't noticed it, links for sharing to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are now available in our forums.Read more of Social media sharing a click away
Nikonians Academy instructor Richard Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography workshop heads for Germany and the UK this month.Read more of Nikonians Academy going global in March
Nikonians founders J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) are happy to welcome the large number of new members joining us in the past few years. They have also noticed an interesting trend.Read more of Member Benefits Explained -- Gold
Brad Berger tells us the new Nikon D4S is now in stock at Berger Bros. Camera.Read more of Berger Bros. Camera lands D4S
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the staff is eager to get out of the winter doldrums.Read more of Ready for some warmer shooting?
Nikonians founders J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) are happy to welcome the large number of new members joining us in the past few years. They have also noticed an interesting trend.Read more of Membership benefits explained
Here's your opportunity to put Winter in your rear-view mirror and look forward to Spring. Nikonians Academy instructor Michael A. Mariant's Death Valley in the Spring photo adventure begins March 13th and he still has some seats left.
This 4-day adventure focuses not only on the "where" to take the pictures, but also on the "how" to take pictures.Read more of Nikonians Academy ready for Spring
A special reminder if you haven't checked up on your Nikonians Rewards page lately.
Silver, Gold and Platinum members are now eligible for a 20% discount on c't Digital Photography magazine subscription (plus free digital edition).Read more of c't Digital Photography magazine discount for Nikonians
Congratulations to our December Contest winners
February 4, 2014   11:02 PM
It's time for some well-deserved congratulations.
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Location, location, location. That's one key to for success when you plan on opening a new business, and it also applies to wildlife photography. Once you know the best location to capture outstanding and rare images of wildlife, you share it with your friends in the Nikonians community and before you know it, you have a Nikonians mini-event.Read more of The Nikonians Eagle Expedition
Winter beckons Nikonians Academy photo adventure
January 29, 2014   12:40 AM
Winter. It may be colder this year than usual for some areas, but it is also a source of amazing images.
Director adds workshop support for Nikon Df and D610
January 23, 2014   1:44 AM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the newest DSLR cameras in Nikon's inventory now have corresponding workshop support coming in March, April and May.
Mike and Steve Simon will be covering the USA in:
Mike tells us he will continue to add cities to the schedule and he's very close to opening up new workshops for the summer.
This workshop series led by Richard Hulbert is designed to improve your photography regardless of whether you consider picture taking a hobby, or you are a serious enthusiast, or a professional photographer, or earn your living as a member of the global real estate, design, and construction industries.
There are rules for photographing buildings and other man-made structures, and knowing these rules will make you a better photographer. Mastering these rules will allow you to learn how “break” them in a deliberate, meaningful way.
You will learn how a basic understanding of street photography will assist in your architectural and urban photography. You will discover how the fundamental principles of travel photography will enhance your architectural and urban imaging.
Richard will also bring this series to Berlin, Germany and Cambridge, UK. The Berlin workshop (starting March 20) is down to its final two seats remaining and we still have a few available seats for the Cambridge, UK workshop (starting March 27).
Klamath Falls - Bald Eagles of Klamath Basin – Down to the final three seats
Join professional wildlife photographer Jim Stamates at the Winter Wings Festival . This action filled 2-day field workshop starts Feb 12th. You will be photographing the many birds of the Klamath Basin including Bald Eagles, Hawks, Owls, and waterfowl. This is a prime opportunity to focus on the hundreds of Bald Eagles that winter at the Klamath Basin NWR along with thousands of Swans, Geese, and Ducks. This is the place to be for wintering waterfowl, bald eagle and birds of prey photography.
Jim will share the low impact field techniques that have helped him capture thousands of amazing photographs published worldwide. Jim will use his 35 years of experience and knowledge of wildlife, birds, and the natural environment to help you express your uniqueness through your photography. He will also share a little known secret on how to find and get close to wildlife.
Yosemite - Yosemite in Winter: A season of Contrast - Few seats remaining
This workshop led by Michael A. Mariant will focus on the numerous locations in the Yosemite Valley that are complemented by the snow season as well as timed for one of the few rare scenes in Yosemite that happens only once a year for about 10 days in only the perfect conditions: the backlit illumination of Horsetail Fall by the setting sun, called 'The Firefall' as immortalized by the original 1973 Galen Rowell photo.
All three sunset opportunities of the workshop will devoted to capturing this elusive visual phenomenon. The 4-day workshop begins February 20th.
This workshop 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.
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New cities added to Nikonians Academy curriculm
January 14, 2014   7:20 PM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has just finished his first 2014 workshop series in Orlando, Florida and he reports sold out classes and high energy. "It's obvious our people are excited to learn all about their cameras," reports Mike.
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Our Nikonians Academy instructors are on the road with a full schedule of workshops and photo adventures ahead of them.Read more of Academy kicks off 2014 schedule
Our Nikonians Academy Instructors will soon be packing their gear and to begin a fresh round of workshops for 2014.Read more of 2014 workshop curriculum set to launch
Mike Hagen, Academy Director, would like to thank the over 1,200 individuals who participated in a Nikonians Academy workshop during 2013.
The latest edition of our official online magazine, The Nikonian, has been published.
This edition takes you along as our members prevailed over a National Parks closing to capture stunning images at the 13th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT).
It also covers the hottest new cameras announced by Nikon over the past year and the evolution of our Nikonians Photo Contests.
The Holiday Season has arrived and only a few more days remain on the 2013 Nikonians Academy curriculum. Steve Simon will be finishing the year in Philadelphia (December 10-14) and Academy Director Mike Hagen will be in San Diego (December 12-15). There is still time to sign up if you want to attend.Read more of Academy wraps up 2013 -- Preps for 2014
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has just returned from leading his latest sold-out Tanzanian Photo Safari. Mike tells us the trip was "epic and we photographed an incredible amount of wildlife during the two-week journey."Read more of Safari success caps 2013 calendar - more workshops in Nov-Dec
Mastering the Nikon D610 by Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is now available for preorder.
Darrell has already invited members to submit images taken with the new camera to be included in the book and the first set of images have started to trickle in.
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been on the road for a good portion of the year, and as 2013 reaches the busy months of November and December, he takes time to share some very uplifting feedback.Read more of Academy feedback spells success
Looking ahead to 2014, the Nikonians Academy curriculum includes the most popular workshops mixed with challenging outdoor adventures.Read more of Nikonians Academy finishing 2013 strong-- preps for 2014
New 2014 workshops added to Academy curriculum
September 18, 2013   12:38 AM
The Nikonians Academy staff is preparing for newly announced workshops the 2014 calendar while tackling a busy schedule in the coming weeks.
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Nikonians Academy October schedule
September 11, 2013   3:31 AM
Our last weekly Nikonians Academy News Blog highlighted September activities with a glimpse at October. This week, let's have a closer look at the October schedule.
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September and October offer the full gamut of Nikonians Academy workshops and photo adventures. Our weekly spotlight features the fourth annual wildlife and landscapes workshop in Wyoming, Urban and street photography in Boston and Seattle, and the Masters Series in Colorado and London, United Kingdom.Read more of Nikonians Academy September-October Highlights
Nikonians Academy September highlights
August 28, 2013   6:07 AM
The Nikonians Academy schedule for September brings workshops and photo adventures to two continents.
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Congratulations to the Nikonians community members who will soon have their images featured in a new photography book. Mastering the Nikon D7100 by DarrellYoung (DigitalDarrell) will be released next month for worldwide sales.Read more of Mastering the Nikon D7100 features images by Nikonians
Nikonians Academy instructors Lester Picker and Jim Stamates are preparing for their annual excursions to some of the USA's most scenic National Parks and you are invited.Read more of Fall spotlight: Picker and Stamates at National Parks
Approaching mid-month in August, our Nikonians Academy instructors are checking their gear, organizing travel itineraries and preparing for a whirlwind of workshops and photo adventure trips in the coming weeks.
The schedule includes Academy activities in USA, Canada, The United Kingdom and Italy.Read more of Nikonians Academy Summer schedule heats up
Nikonians Academy instructor Winston C. Hall brings his Master HDR Photography - 2-Day Workshop to Seattle/Bellevue, WA August 9-10.
You will learn to master the secrets of High Dynamic Range Photography and learn new techniques for creating amazing HDR images in this two-day workshop.
Winston brings the often confusing world of HDR Photography into an easy and manageable process that in turn opens your photographic eyes to the explosive potential that awaits you.Read more of HDR, Video and Mastery Classes coming up
Nikonians Academy instructors Steve Simon, Winston C. Hall and Michael A. Mariant share the workshop schedule in August, bringing popular topics to San Francisco, Seattle/Bellevue, WA, Portland, OR, Victoria, BC and Santa Barbara, CA.Read more of West Coast USA and Canada next for Academy workshops Read more of Academy Spotlight: Video with DSLR and Urban Photography
Los Angeles and San Francisco, California are next on Nikonians Academy instructor Steve Simon's extensive summer workshop schedule.
Nikonians Academy instructor Steve Simon's New Orleans workshops are in the last call stage, and as August draws closer, we have a new HDR workshop added to the schedule.Read more of Advance schedule includes new HDR workshop
Nikonians Academy instructors are noticing a trend developing for some of the high profile workshops and adventure trips scheduled this year. Academy Director Mike Hagen, currently on the road in California, had time to dash of a fast message while traveling:Read more of Popular workshops and adventure trips going fast Read more of Spotlight on Steve "Mr. July" Simon
We are experiencing technical issues with the site and this has been going on and off for the last few weeks, which has led to (mainly) short outages. The IT team is working on improving the response of both the main site and our sub sites, such as galleries and blogs.
For the second year in a row, the Nikonians Academy is pleased to offer a 4-day workshop in Acadia National Park led by award-winning photographer and Academy faculty member Les Picker (www.lesterpickerphoto.com).Read more of Nikonians Academy Spotlight on Maine, USA
One of our most popular Nikonians Academy photo adventures begins in two weeks and your workshop leader has a few seats left.Read more of Workshop leaders preparing for annual favorites
You've got questions--Nikonians co-founder J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) has answers. He has just posted the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) FAQ's for the trip to Northern Arizona this year (October 5-12).Read more of ANPAT-13 FAQ's posted Read more of Nikonians Academy continuing its global expansion
Nikonians Academy instructors Greg Stangl, Jim Stamates and Michael Mariant will highlight the June Calendar this year.Read more of 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.Read more of 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!Read more of 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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.
Rick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography workshops are receiving phenomenal reviews. Last week, he hosted a sold-out class in San Francisco with people attending from all over the world. Due to the success of these classes, the Nikonians Academy has scheduled new Urban Photography workshops to Old Havana, Cuba and to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.Read more of Urban and Street Photography workshops coming to Cuba and Mexico
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the month of January, 2013 was busy, but pales in comparison to the calendar ahead.
Here is Mike's report:
We've had sold-out workshops on both coasts of the USA and an increasing buzz about our workshops around the world.
The Nikonians Academy slate of workshops and adventure trips goes in full swing starting in February.
Instructors Michael A. Mariant and Winston C. Hall will be leading workshops in California and Washington in February. Michael will be hosting Yosemite in Winter: A Season of Contrast starting February 14th and Winston will bring four Master series courses to the Seattle area starting February 21st.
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the Academy is continuing to expand globally and has just added workshops for Australia this October and November.
The Australian workshops include two weeks of Masters Series workshops in Sydney and Melbourne, covering the Nikon D800, D4, D600, and D7000 cameras and the Nikon wireless flash system.
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) reports the staff has finalized plans for new workshops in the coming year.
The schedule now includes more of the highly popular Master's series in the USA for the first half of 2013 and some of those workshops seats are going fast.
The newest book in the NikoniansPress/Rocky Nook Mastering series is now available for pre-order. Mastering the Nikon D600 by Darrell Young will be about 500 pages and will cover every aspect of the Nikon D600 camera in great detail. It will be available in March 2013 in printed form and the eBook formats will follow about two weeks later.Read more of Amazon taking pre-orders on Mastering the Nikon D600
In the never-ending quest to bring you the best photo adventure trips on the planet, the Nikonians Academy announces a new destination photo adventure trip to Sri Lanka.
Unparalleled wildlife opportunities abound including leopard, elephant, birds, monkeys and much more. You will be photographing from the Academy's privately chartered safari vehicles, providing lots of space to move around inside while capturing nature's splendor with your cameras.
Winter is a wonderful time to photograph in the great outdoors, especially if you are in the stunning landscapes of the American West. Your Nikonians Academy instructors Jim Stamates and Michael Mariant will be your guides as you photograph Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and Yosemite in the beautiful winter snow.
The latest special edition of THE NIKONIAN eZine #53 is now available for free download.
This issue is based on a Holiday theme and features gift giving (and receiving) guides ranging from the newest Nikon gear to sentimental favorites from the past.
Las Vegas and San Diego area members can treat themselves to an early present for the Holidays by attending our Nikonians Academy workshops in early December.
Both Winston Hall and Mike Hagen are running classes on HDR photography, Master Nikon D800/D4, Lightroom 4, and the Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash System.
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has announced new locations in the continuing series of Urban Photography workshops with Rick Hulbert.
Thanks to a surge of interest from our members asking us to bring back these workshops, Rick will be bringing his critically acclaimed courses to four major North American cities in 2013.
The 12th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) was a rousing success with 32 Nikonians participating from all around the world.
Our intrepid group of ANPAT attendees explored the wilds of New Mexico from the air and the ground as we aimed our cameras at anything that struck our fancy.Read more of Nikonians depart New Mexico with great images, fond memories
Google site scanning found a piece of code on our site that could be interpreted as possible malware. We have made the appropriate substitutions and that has appropriately resulted in the warning status from Google being eliminated.Read more of Google malware notification revoked. Servers confirmed safe for all visitors.
If you are in Tokyo and care for meeting some other Nikonians, please let Silver member Giguchan know.Read more of Nikonians in Tokyo, Japan. Meet up?
If you want to use your iPhone, iPad or iPod to assist with Depth of Field (DOF) and Hyperfocal Distance calculations, the free DOF Calculator by Nikonians app available on iTunes has recently been updated.Read more of Nikonians Depth of Field iPhone app updated
Academy Director - Behind the Scenes, Part Two
August 28, 2012   1:14 AM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is preparing for his custom expedition yacht photo adventure trip to the Galapagos Islands (Sept. 14-23). At press time , there are only two seats left. While preparing for the trip, Mike has filed behind the scenes reports highlighting the accomplishments and activities of his fellow Nikonians Academy instructors.Read more of Academy Director - Behind the Scenes, Part Two
Easy on the budget and heavy on features, Nikon’s latest COOLPIX cameras include Wi-Fi connectivity, long-reaching zooms with vibration reduction (VR) and touchscreen operation.
The three new cameras range in price from $179.95 USD to $499.95 USD (suggested retail) and one of them will be an interesting link for social networking enthusiasts familiar with the Android operating system.
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is preparing for his custom expedition yacht photo adventure trip to the Galapagos Islands (Sept. 14-23). The trip has only two seats left (at newsletter publication time). While preparing for the trip, Mike decided to file his latest update by focusing on the recent behind the scenes accomplishments and activities of three Nikonians Academy instructors.Read more of Academy director: behind the scenes
New York based, full service camera store helps its customers bring their images to life with new Center dedicated to photographic art and education.Read more of Berger Bros. Camera Opens New Photography Center
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has announced the addition of Efraín M. Padró to the faculty. Padró is the author of The Photographer’s Guide to New Mexico and regularly teaches photography classes and workshops in the U.S. and abroad through many organizations.
Hagen’s announcement includes details on the first workshop to be led by the new Nikonians Academy instructor.
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the instructor staff is heavy into the summer workshop schedule and equally concentrating on the months to come.
The schedule highlights include preparations for Les Picker’s Acadia National Park tour in October as well as next month’s Eastern Sierra and the Owens Valley workshop and five-day Vancouver, BC, Canada sessions.
Nikonians author Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell), reports his newest book, Mastering the Nikon D800, is finished and being printed. The final step in the process was selecting Nikon D800 photos submitted by Nikonians members across the globe to be used as full page Chapter Opening Images.
The book has 13 chapters and one of the images comes from the author. Each of the chosen images will earn a free copy of the book for the submitting member.
Nikonians Academy North America is still going strong and we continue to add new workshops. The current schedule shows Michael A. Mariant starting the Giant Redwoods of Northern California 4-day workshop on Thursday (June 21). Meanwhile, Winston C. Hall starts a four day series of workshops on the same day in Nashville.Read more of Academy heavy into June schedule
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.
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......Read more of ANPAT 12 details announced
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has received more accolades from members attending the new Urban Photography workshop led by Rick Hulbert. The Seattle session was the first time this workshop got a full test in the field and from the enthusiastic response sent to Mike, it looks like there’s another new “must attend” workshop on the Academy curriculum.Read more of Last Call for this week's Urban Photography Workshop in Canada
April 24, 2012   2:12 PM
If we want to talk about "street photography" we must talk about Henri Cartier-Bresson (left) and the old photograph taken in 1932 somewhere in France, with a man about to get his shoes quite wet on it first. Why? Because it is a mother of all streets photographs same as Henry Cartier-Bresson is basically a founder of this ever so popular photography style.
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us Rick Hulbert’s recent inaugural Urban Photography workshop in Seattle hit the right cord with those who attended. The good news for members near the Toronto, Ontario area is there are still a few seats available for round two.
As featured in our last newsletter, the Nikonians Pro Shop is now carrying the Ilford Galerie Professional Limited Edition 40 Pack. The TIPA-award winning package features ten (10) A4 size pages of fabulous stock including Lustre Duo and Gold Fibre Silk.
Nikonians Team Member Martin Turner takes the flagship D4 for a spin -
"...with an optical rating by DxO labs above almost every Hasselblad ever built, top ISO in excess of 200,000 and essentially noise-free at 25,600, this may well be the last camera you will ever need to buy."
Get the full review after the jump.Read more of Nikon D4 Digital SLR - The Nikonians Review
Nikonians Academy Europe Workshops updates.
April 17, 2012   4:21 PM
Spring is in full bloom so let your cameras meet some mates and learn new things. Here are some ideas from Nikonians Academy Europe for the upcoming weeks, where you can do just that. The line up for following weeks includes:
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the Academy instructors have "stepped up their game" as they prepare for new workshops in more cities.
The new topics and cities were announced a few weeks ago, and you can now check out the workshop details.
Welcome to Peter Spence, host of our newest podcast series Nikonians Northern Exposure. Peter hails from Canada (which gives us a clue to the origin of the podcast series name).Read more of Nikonians Northern Exposure podcast debut
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the April schedule is showing instructors launching for workshops in Denver, Seattle and California's Big Sur.
He also gives us an inside look at the instructional motivations behind some of these workshops and you will be surprised to learn it's not always about a specific favorite camera we all share in common.
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the instructor staff is receiving the new Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 cameras, and they are seriously impressed with the image quality potential. The instructor team has already begun creating new D800/D4 workshop curricula for the Nikonians Academy and these workshops will begin rolling out in May.
Chime in to identify the top 10 issues solved by members for members and get an original Nikonians Photo Pro Strap as a thank you.Read more of Top 10 problems solved by members
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the “outdoor bug” is in full swing with the instructor staff, featuring scenic and wildlife adventure trips for the coming months.Read more of Academy instructors primed for outdoor adventures
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has just concluded his sold-out workshop series in Los Angeles, CA hosted at Samy's Camera store and each day ended with rousing applause from the attendees. Next on his agenda is preparing for the new workshops on the calendar, and he tells us the debut location will be in New Jersey.Read more of New Jersey chosen first venue for newest workshop series
If you are holding off your decision on attending the Nikonians Academy Death Valley workshop next month, then don't wait much longer. Our Death Valley workshop leader Michael Mariant tells us that the only hotel in the area is completely booked during that timeframe, except for our block of room reservations which expire on February 29th.Read more of Death Valley reservations time-crunch, March preview
Our friends at Rocky Nook publishing have arranged a "back to basics" conference and workshops series coming to California, USA this summer.
The two-day photoact 2012 comes to Santa Barbara August 24-25 and it offers attendees the opportunity to select their areas of interest in the art, craft, and technology of photography.
Tamron has announced a new standard zoom lens designed for full frame DSLR's combining high speed in a lighweight bundle (plus vibration reduction).Read more of Tamron unveils new full frame f/2.8 lightweight zoom
We are pleased to announce the entry of our newest corporate partner, Profoto-- who proudly stand by their reputaion as the world's leading manufacturer of professional photography lighting and light shaping tools. They arrive just in time to offer our members the opportunity to a try a Profoto D1 monolight set before buying it. In addition to contributing to our community, they will also run several special discounts for our members in the coming monthsRead more of Welcome Profoto
One Model Place is an online community for models, photographers and creative talents with almost 200,000 active members.
They have recently arranged to provide a 30% discount to our Nikonians members.
OMP provides models, photographers, casting agents, and clients access to the most diverse talent pool the world has ever seen.
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have supplied us with a Speed Racer V2.0 hybrid shoulder bag/belt pack as a prize for the psychic Nikonian who already knows the winning team and score of the 2012 Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Surprise Challenge/Contest details are available in our English Cafe, and all Nikonians -- worldwide -- (except one) are eligible to enter.
Nikonians online photo assignments leader Rob Migliaccio (rmigliaccio) of Rhode Island, USA has posted one of his most challenging assignments to date.
Can you come up with a Nikon product image good enough to gain the attention of their advertising team?
Mike Hagen in Los Angeles, Winston C. Hall in Dallas and Austin, and Steve Simon in Toronto, will be presenting the workshops you have been waiting for ...Read more of Nikonians Academy Workshops coming up in March
Coming up in February, showing only those with available seats:Read more of The Nikonians Academy keeps on rolling its feature workshops for you
Nikon photo enthusiasts looking for a series of free podcasts designed to enhance their image making skills have a new "must listen" resource. The first podcast in the new Nikonians Photo Professors podcast series debuts this week, hosted by Rick Paul and Rick Hulbert.Read more of Nikonians Photo Professors launch first Podcast
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been coordinating an aggressive new schedule for the new year. Mike tells us the highlights include more adventure trips and a new instructor who is very familiar to the Nikonians community.Read more of Nikonians Academy launches 2012 calendar
Once again we approach that time of year when the urge to give is the strongest. All of us at the Nikonians Photoproshop wish you — your family and friends a Happy Holiday Season!
We traditionally double check our inventories and look for great deals to make your gift shopping more affordable, and this year we invite you to check our Holidays Specials:
Just in time for the holidays, our corporate sponsor Berger Brothers is offering exclusive pre-orders on the flagship replacement Nikon SB-910 Speedlight. All Nikonians members can take advantage of this special offer, so why wait? Join now and get exclusive access to this deal and other great advantages!
"The Nikonian" eZine app for the iPad has been updated to Version 1.1. You'll get access to our exclusive newsletters, packed full of equipment reviews, great photos from our ANPAT trip, updates of our Academy classes, and of course, exclusive Nikonians offers! Grab the app now!Read more of "The Nikonians" iPad App Updated
Nikonians has opened a new page on Google Plus. Join the thousands of photography enthusiasts in our community and get in on the latest news, conversations and offers!Read more of Join Nikonians on Google Plus!
Mike Hagen, Winston C Hall and Steve Simon will be out there in January in Orlando/Kissimee FL, Fort Lauderdale FL, Seattle/Bellevue WA and San Francisco CA, bringing to you our signature workshops, teaching some of our most popular workshops as well as a brand new Lightroom workshop. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. For the itinerary ....Read more of The Nikonians Academy in January
Less than a week remains for your opportunity to take advantage of the Phase One 50% savings offer on Capture One Pro 6.
Capture One Pro 6 brings out the very best in your images with tailor-made Nikon camera profiles. See why many of our members describe Capture One as the choice for Nikon photographers.
For a limited time, you can save 50% and get Capture One Pro 6 for 199 USD / 149 EUR only. The offer expires November 20th. Use the voucher code “CONIK2011” to claim your discount here.
The Nikonians Academy will be in Boston and in Las Vegas this December, 2011.
Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about your camera, your flash and your vision before the year is over.
If you are from the US or the UK and sign up for a Nikonians Gold Membership for the first time, you get a one year subscription to the classy c't Digital Photography Magazine (value $50 US) for free.Read more of Free magazine with gold membership
Birthday best wishes for your friends in the Nikonians community are now available.
You may have noticed in the upper right corner of the forums, and on our Nikonians home pages (all three languages) a fast link to Nikonians celebrating birthdays "today" is now available.
Nikonians is exhibiting at the Foto Slovakia event held October 21st and 22nd.
Also co-founder Bo Stahlbrandt will be holding a presention about the community on the 22nd at 10:45h - More info on the event, which targets photographers in the Slovak and Czech Republics can be found here (in Slovak language)
Nikonians Academy Europe tops off 2011 with variety of workshops
October 16, 2011   7:46 PM
Hayo Baan, Head Instructor of the Nikonians Academy Europe, tells us the closing months of 2011 are full of informative and exciting workshops. He also fills us in on plans for next year.Read more of Nikonians Academy Europe tops off 2011 with variety of workshops
The Nikonians Image Doctors, Rick and Jason are as of October 4th no longer running the successful Nikonians Podcast Show, as you can read here. We are looking for candidates for continuing the show and potentially tweaking the format. If you are interested in becoming famous with Nikonians, please contact us at voice at nikonians dot orgRead more of Podcasters wanted for Nikonians Image Doctors 2.0
After nearly six years and over 150 episodes, we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time to retire our microphones and bring the curtain down on The Image Doctors podcast. This is not a decision that we made lightly, but it is something that was in our best interests. We would like to thank all of you who have followed us from our humble beginnings in December of 2005 and also those of you who maybe just recently discovered us.
We never expected The Image Doctors to be such a popular production within the photography community. We are especially thankful to all of the great photographers who have joined us over the years to help enlighten our listeners on exciting ways to foster their interest in photography. Even more than that, we are humbled by the sheer number of our listeners who have written us or posted on our Facebook Page to ask questions, suggest topics, or offer their thanks for our tidbits. Without you, we’d never have made it this long. Finally, we’d like to thank Nikonians.org for their steadfast commitment to delivering The Image Doctors podcast free to everyone around the world.
We wish everyone who supported us the very best going forward and good light.
-Jason Odell & Rick WalkerRead more of Thank you and Farewell from The Image Doctors
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the next few weeks and months include workshops and photo adventures covering North America coast-to-coast.Read more of Nikonians Academy update: October kicks off heavy schedule
Nikonians.org has decided to further enhance its membership policy making it possible for members to extend the free Basic membership term from the current limited one to an indefinite period of time.
To keep the free Basic membership active, all a member needs to do is to stay active by posting in the forums, uploading images at the Galleries and adding friends to his or her profile.
We are looking for a podcaster for the Nikonians Newsflash to take over from Ray Valdovinos who is moving to one of our other shows. If you are interested in working with the community, getting your voice heard across the globe, please apply for this volunteer position via newsflash at nikonians dot orgRead more of Get famous with Nikonians
Mike Hagen, Director of the Nikonians Academy, has been fine-tuning the schedule for the coming months and he takes time to fill us in on the most activities and plans for the Academy workshop leaders:Read more of Nikonians Academy enters fall with gusto
It’s been more than 60 years since a Nikon Camera first carried the designation “1” and now we have two more. Nikon announced on September 21 the first in a series of cameras featuring the new 1 NIKKOR lens system.Read more of Nikon announces new system beginning with two models Read more of Free magazine for Gold and Platinum members
Nikon has introduced six new COOLPIX digital cameras with two standing out from the crowd.Read more of COOLPIX line adds six — including new All-Weather series
Nikonians Academy Europe updates hefty schedule
August 21, 2011   5:53 PM
Nikonians Academy Europe Head Instructor Hayo Baan has posted the latest news and updates on the current schedule. Check it out-- you may have an exciting and informative workshop coming in your area soon.
Read more of Nikonians Academy Europe updates hefty schedule
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports he has only two seats left for the African Photo Safari in Tanzania in November 2011. The Academy has made arrangements for additional safari adventures in May and November of next year, and Mike has posted a blog article on the wildebeest migration.Read more of Nikonians Academy circles the globe
Hot Forum Topic: How valuable is that external mike?
August 3, 2011   5:39 PM
By now, most members are well aware of the video capabilities offered by the Nikon D5100.
An interesting question currently being discussed in our MASTER YOUR TOOLS - Hardware & Software/DSLR Video forum centers on Nikon's ME-1 Microphone accessory.
Read more of Hot Forum Topic: How valuable is that external mike?
The recent announcement of a new DX lens from Nikon has sparked a range of opions and and conclusions in one of our Master Your Lenses forums. They range all the way from "useless" to a show of faith by Nikon in the DX format.
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the pace for the Academy workshop locations and topics is heating up as fast as this summer's record heat wave in the USA.Read more of Nikonians Academy schedule heating up
Hayo Baan, Head Instructor for Nikonians Academy Europe, provides a detailed look at the new and enhanced workshop schedule — which now includes offerings in Germany.Read more of Nikonians Academy Europe workshops coming to Germany
Yvonne Berger, best known in the community as part of the Berger Bros. Forum team, has been sharing photo advice online, in person and on TV.Read more of Meet the Berger Bros. Team
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has an update including a photo trip to the Galapagos Islands and heads up on limited seating availability for some of the popular sessions in the months ahead.Read more of Nikonians Academy adds new photo trip and workshops
Just in time for summer reading, Mastering the Nikon D7000 by Darrell Young is printed and now on its way to book retailers. Advance copies have already been received by the author and members of the publication team.
The latest edition of our eZine THE NIKONIAN, #50 is now available for free download (3.553 MB PDF file). This edition shows how one member has been privileged to share a ringside seat to space exploration history and shares information and advice on shooting techniques, new products and upcoming Nikonians Academy workshops.Read more of Nikonians official magazine latest edition now available
If you are looking for that perfect gift for Father's Day, you might want to check out some of the bargains currently available from our Corporate Partners.
Congratulations to Silver member Paul Papanek (paulpap), winner of our New Members Welcome Photo Contest – Phase VIII.Read more of Handsome man helps Nikonian win Fantasea housing
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the month of June will be busting out all over with workshops in Seattle-Washington, Edmonton-Alberta, New York City, Dallas-Texas and Austin-Texas. The master schedule shows a comprehensive series of camera, flash and software workshops for each city.Read more of Huge June workshop schedule for Nikonians Academy
Please help us spread the word about our mobile phone apps by clicking on these links, mGallery, PhotoProShop and Good Locations and then by clicking on the "Like It Facebook button" at the bottom of the corresponding page. Yes, it is a Slovak application contest so the page itself is not really understandable :-)Read more of Help us!
Nikonians, the international community of Nikon enthusiasts, welcomed B&H as a corporate sponsor this week. The first hint of the new partnership was the weekend appearance of the familiar B&H logo in our home page corporate partner listing.Read more of Nikonians.org welcomes B&H as new corporate partner
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the upcoming workshops schedule has a few choice openings scattered among the topics and locations. His list of workshop opportunities includes Chicago and Africa.Read more of Nikonians Academy limited openings available
The warmer weather is making room for some great nature-oriented outings.
A hearty thanks to our members who responded to the NikoniansPress publishing team request for images taken with the Nikon D7000.
The requests were made in preparation for the newest book in the NikoniansPress/Rocky Nook series of "Mastering" books:
Mastering the Nikon D7000, by Darrell Young. The images will be used to serve as chapter separating samples of the photos that can be taken with the camera.
If you invite a friend to join Nikonians, you will get one additional month on your membership for each new Nikonian and the new member gets 5% discount on the membership.
Start inviting today using the invitations tab in your user menu and make both yourself and your friends happy(ier)!Read more of Invite a friend to Nikonians and earn
Any Nikonians that can help translate our NikoScope.com search engine user interface into the following languages: Malay, Filipino (Tagalog), Indonesian, Thai, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese (Nihongo)? If so, contact bgs (see forum post) and become FAMOUS :-)Read more of You WILL be famous
We've finished up a busy week at the Nikonians Academy. Mike Hagen, our director, was in LA running sold-out workshops hosted by Samy's Camera and Michael Mariant led a group of travel photographers through the beautiful Big Sur region of California.Read more of Nikonians Academy Update - Montreal, we're on the way
Spring is here and the great outdoors are calling. We have two wonderful adventures in May that appeal to the landscape photographer and the wildlife photographer.Read more of Nikonians Academy update
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has announced an expansion to the staff (and that – as we all know from past experience) means new workshops and photo opportunities are in the works.Read more of Nikonians Academy welcomes new instructor, expands workshop schedule
The newest edition of The Nikonian, our official nikonians.org magazine is now available for free download featuring winners of our Best of Nikonians - 2010 Images Photo Contest and an interesting article by a trained architecture and landscape photographer who improved his technique by learning to shoot fine art nudes with the help of Pascal Baetens.
Capture One Pro and Express discounts exclusive for Nikonians
March 25, 2011   1:55 AM
Nikonians are now eligible to receive special discounts on Capture One Pro and Capture One Express. This special discount is good from now until April 5th.
Read more of Capture One Pro and Express discounts exclusive for Nikonians
Nikonians co-founder Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) has been covering workshop activities in Belgium and he reports that day two for Richard Hulbert's (rhulbert) grand prize session was busy.Read more of Richard Hulbert Grand Prize winner Day Two-- still shooting - still learning
Richard Hulbert (rhulbert), from Vancouver, Canada is in Leuven, close to Brussels,enjoying his exclusive workshop with an International award winning photographer Pascal Baetens.
He won the grand prize in our Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest last year.
Member Rick Hulbert from Canada is getting his first prize that he won during the 2010 Nikonians 10th Anniversary Contest this weekend in Brussels. Renowned fine art nude and fashion photographer Pascal Baetens will deliver the workshop Rick won.
More information - behind the scenes - with images from the workshop will be posted in the blog in the coming days.Read more of Nikonians Anniversary Workshop
Nikonians News Flash podcaster Ray Valdovinos extends his invitation to you to join in on the show!Read more of News Flash EXTRA-- Ask YOUR question
Check out the latest special from our favorite discount lady over at the Nikonians Berger Bros. Camera forum!Read more of Berger Bros. Camera D7000 body/kit special offer for Nikonians
At long last and in response to an avalanche of requests from Nikonians all over the world we now are online in one extra language. As well as English and German, Nikonians is now available in French. Check out our French community today and connect to photographers from Canada, France, Belgium, Switzerland and many more places across the Francophone world. To visit our French site you don´t need to register again. Your Username and Password grants you access to all language areas. www.nikonians.frRead more of Do you speak French? Read more of Give a membership as a gift Read more of New issue of THE NIKONIAN now available
As part of an ongoing program of development and expansion to meet the needs of the Nikonians community, Nikonians Academy Europe has introduced two exciting new workshop titles. They are also responding to growing demand for existing workshops by scheduling a whole series of dates in early 2011.Read more of Nikonians Academy Europe announces new workshops and new schedule for 2011
Congratulations to Nikonians Silver Member Pamela Stickney (jaw_fish) winner of a brand new Tamron SP70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (for Nikon) lens for submitting a comment to a review on this lens posted in our Resources section.
The newest book in the NikoniansPress/Rocky Nook series, Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S by Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is now printed and shipping has started.Read more of Fresh off the presses: The ultimate guide to your Nikon D300/D300S
Nikonians Members get two exclusive deals for the Fall season; first up - USD30 off any and all services at ScanCafe, so start preserving those films and emulsions! And Berger Brothers is offering a 10% discount for any Manfrotto and Gitzo tripods for the month of November only! Remember, you can only get these vouchers at Nikonians Rewards!Read more of Nikonians Exclusive Discounts - ScanCafe and Berger Brothers
For a limited time, Nikonians members at all levels are eligible for a 50% discount on PhaseONE's Capture One RAW Converter or 40% off on CaptureOne PRO!Read more of Nikonians Exclusive: CaptureOne Discounts
A Nikonians Gold membership does not only support the community, it also provides you with a lot of goodies, such as your own @nikonians.org email address, your own Nikonians blog, your personal Photo ID, extensive rebates from various manufacturers and retailers plus more. Upgrade to Gold today and help us help you :-)
The Nikonians TeamRead more of Gold is valuable
Nikonians co-founder Bo was interviewed by the corporate Nikon bloggers at the Photokina.
Photokina 2010 Nikonians Team members at Hall 5, Booth A010 have been busy greeting the steady stream of visiitors attending Photokina 2010 in Cologne, Germany.Read more of Busy at the Booth - Nikonians Team welcomes old friends and distinguished guests
ACDsee has announced the release of ACDSee Pro Photo Manager 3 in the Mac version at Photokina 2010.Read more of ACDSee Pro 3 for Mac is coming
Based upon our free mGallery app for iPhone, Nikonians is now providing professionals and ambitious amateur photographers with the possibility to showcase their portfolio on their own, branded iPhone app.Read more of Your own iPhone app Read more of Nikonians welcome new partner ACDSee
Nikonians will be at Photokina in Cologne, Germany September 21st-26th, Hall 5, Booth A010. Stop by and check out the latest gear including new Magica tripods, chat with other Nikonians, learn about the upcoming workshops with Nikonians Academy Europe, learn to use Aperture 3 and more.
Our tri-state Nikonians Chapter “NoVA”, covering Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC is now fully formed.Read more of New Nikonians Chapter NoVA
Being a contributing member of Nikonians is positively Rewarding! Here's a sample of our exclusive arrangements with top-notch photography suppliers:
- Get USD150 rebate on the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and free shipping at B&H Photo-Video
- Deep discounts on popular software from Lasersoft, Topaz Labs, Oxford Eye, Phase One, ImageNomic, and PhotoRecovery
- Enjoy personalized photo products and service from LiveBooks, Nations Photo Lab, ScanCafe, Liberty Photo and ImageRights
- Access the latest hardware and accessories from ThinkTank Photo, Berger Brothers, Photobert, Datacolor and buyGPSnow
- Display your pride with Nikonians-branded items and software from our own ProPhotoShop
- Expand your skills with the best photo instructors at Nikonians Academy
All of this and more is available only to contributing Nikonians Members. Click here to claim your Rewards!
photokina PIONEERS – the international community for people with a passion for creating expressive photographs and videos — has launched a very special project.Read more of Your Far East image or video can win a journey to China Read more of ANPAT - Last seats going now
Congratulations to Preston Moochnek (massulo), winner of the June segment of our Best of Nikonians - 2010 Images Photo Contest. Preston is a Gold member from Florida, USA.Read more of Best of Nikonians - 2010 Images Photo Contest update
Have you seen the latest Nikonians equipment reviews? This month, Thomas Berg gets up close with the Tamron SP AF60mm f2.0 Macro, and Team Moderators Victor Newman and Martin Turner get under the covers with Think Tank's latest weatherproof shield, the Hydrophobia.Read more of Nikonians Review: Tamron 60mm f2.0 and Think Tank Hydrophobia
The Nikonians event of the year, actually the event of the decade with Nikonians turning 10 years old, ANPAT 10 is about to take place early September. A week full of activity from dawn till dusk, prizes, chit-chatting with the founders, loads of fun, learn other hard-core Nikonians and shoot, shoot and shoot!
Last seats available - we have hard limits on the number of participants - so book ANPAT 10, the event of the decade now.Read more of The Nikonians event of the decade Read more of Work with your passion - Photography
Congratulations to the winners of our Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest. The Grand Prize winner not only takes top honors, he also manages to be the subject of one of the Honorable Mention images.Read more of 10th Anniversary Photo Contest Grand Prize results
Congratulations to our winners in the third and last round before the finals of the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest.Read more of Caribbean, Alaskan and Chinese images earn contest honors
The newest edition of The Nikonian, our official nikonians.org magazine is available for free download and features a look at photography through multiple perspectives. This issue includes crime scene photography, getting started with infrared shooting and an excerpt from Nikonians Image Doctor Jason Odell's latest eBook.Read more of New issue of THE NIKONIAN now available
Each year on the occasion of the first big Holiday of the Summer in the USA we're all sharing tips and tricks. This year we have the highlights compiled for you in our English Café. Enjoy the weekend and share your shots!Read more of Fireworks shooting tips compiled
If you're active in our forums, even at a very modest rate, your membership term will increase, up to two solid months.
Nikonians founders J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) have announced the new Nikonians Dynamic Membership Program, which rewards active members by automatically adding extra days to their membership plan.
Nikonians Academy expands to Europe
June 10, 2010   1:03 PM
Marking five years of successful growth, the Nikonians Academy expands to Europe and will start to offer workshops in Europe this year.
Started in 2005, the Nikonians Academy has been offering high quality personalized photography training in all topics related to modern photography in North America.
Answer six questions and you may earn $50
May 31, 2010   1:33 PM
You can earn a voucher worth $50 amongst all participants of our little questionnaire. To answer six easy questions will not take you longer than 1 minute, and all entries will be entered into a random drawing.Read more of Answer six questions and you may earn $50
We are done with the first forum maintenance that was done yesterday, Sunday. We expect further some shorter forum downtime June 1st and June 2nd during the time 04:00 AM ESTD to 08:00 AM ESTD. We are also taking down the galleries for maintenance today, Monday May 31st between 02:30 AM ESTD and 08:30 AM ESTDRead more of Maintenance of forums done
Congratulations to Nikonians Gold member David Metta (Merlin50), of Illinois, USA. He's the winner for the April segment of our Best of Nikonians - 2010 Images Photo Contest.Read more of Size and perspective bird photo earns spot in our Best of the Year Contest
Congratulations to Nikonians Silver member Brandy Fortune (pixiepurls) from Georgia USA, winner of the 3rd Week of our Welcoming Photo Contest Phase VI. She had been a member previously and qualified for the contest by re-activating as a Silver member in May.Read more of Natural lighting and happy model help win contest
Jason Odell (DrJay32), well-known partner of Rick Walker (walkerr) in the popular Nikonians Image Doctors podcast series, has released his newest eBook: The Photographer's Guide to Digital Landscapes.Read more of Nikonians Image Doctor Jason Odell launches new eBook
The Nikonians field event of the year, the 10th Annual Nikonians Adventure Trip (ANPAT) is now open for bookings. The ANPAT will take you to Olympic National Park in Washington State, USA.Read more of 10th ANPAT bookings now available
Congratulations to Rick Paul (rickpaul), Richard Hulbert (rhulbert) and Noel Holland (Noel Holland), our winners in the second round of the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest.
The theme was "Fellow Nikonians at Work."
Celebrating our 10th anniversary, we have increased the gallery space available for our Silver, Gold and Platinum members. Silver has now 500MB, Gold 1GB and Platinum unlimited gallery space.Read more of More gallery space - unlimited for Platinum
Sambesi Group sponsors Photo Contest
May 5, 2010   12:21 PM
The Sambesi Group, manufacturer of flash equipment, sponsors the May segment of your "Best of Nikonians - 2010 Images" photo contest.
Read more of Sambesi Group sponsors Photo Contest
New Nikonians Reviews online
April 28, 2010   5:17 PM
True to our motto Share, Learn and Inspire we have added two interesting new articles to your Resources Section.
The articles cover a hot lens from Tamron and a sturdy travel case by Plaber S.r.l, designed to protect your photo gear while you are on the road.Read more of New Nikonians Reviews online
Mastering the Nikon D3000 book is printed, shipping soon
April 27, 2010   6:01 AM
Nikonians Academy update: New workshops to fit your needs
April 23, 2010   6:11 AM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the Academy staff is adding new dates, courses and locations. In a nod to the increasing demand for professional guidance with the new video enabled Nikon DSLR's the new calendar includes the debut of a specialized workshop concentrating on the topic.
Read more of Nikonians Academy update: New workshops to fit your needs
David Tejada's Professional Lighting workshop is down to a few seats left and Michael Mariant will be in Lake Tahoe soon to lead you through video techniques with your SLR. We also have updates on the busy schedules for Winston Hall and Nikonians Academy Director Mike HagenRead more of Nikonians Academy Workshops Update Read more of New programs make image uploading very easy
Rent hardware and save 5%
April 9, 2010   3:34 PM
Borrowlenses, online rental service for camera gear and partner of Nikonians, is offerings a 5% discount to all Gold, Silver and Platinum members.
Cameras, accessories, lighting, water housing and more can be rented for interesting prices. A Nikon D3s for three days costs $251 (regular price).Read more of Rent hardware and save 5%
PhotoBert now carries HeliconFocus software. This software helps create amazing landscapes and close-ups by creating one completely focused image from several partially focused shots of the same subject.Read more of PhotoBert helps solve some of your focusing nightmares
The newest edition of The Nikonian, our official nikonians.org magazine is available for free download and features one of our own members describing the challenges (and benefits) of shooting images in space. Navy Captain Alan G. Poindexter (dex) will be leading Space Shuttle Mission STS-131 as the Mission Commander in April and he took time to share his space photography experience in this issue.Read more of eZine 45 Cover story features Nikonian in Space
Spread the news about the Nikonians community and earn one additional month on your membership for each friend that signs up. After you have logged in, just click the "My User Menu" link top right corner and select the tab "Invitations". Now invite friends to join Nikonians. Each one of them gets a 5% discount on their membership and you get one additional month for each one of them signing up. Start inviting friends now :-)Read more of Earn membership months by inviting friends to Nikonians
Check your Nikonians Rewards Page!
Silver, Gold and Platinum members have a new discount source on PHOTORECOVERY® software and extra savings potential from LaserSoft Imaging available through their personal Nikonians Rewards coupons and vouchers section.
Nikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum members have ten days left to claim this lens, which is our February prize in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest.
The contest consists of images which serve to share, learn and inspire us all and it has been designed to give our active members a "head-start."
Congratulations to Silver Nikonian Ryan Pendleton (Pichead) of Missouri, USA for taking top honors as the overall winner of The Best of Nikonians - 2009 Image Contest.Read more of 2009 Nikonians Image of Year Winners announced
Our good friends at Berger Bros. Camera have extended an invitation to our members which will let us hit them with our personal wish lists for special deals. Check it Out!
Don't forget, you can always chat with the Berger Bros. Team in our Nikonians - Berger Bros. Camera Forum
Following the announcement of our Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest in the News Blogs, we've had a number of questions seeking details and a further explanation of the contest procedures (referred to as "tasks" in the Contest Rules).Read more of 10th Anniversary Photo Contest Update
We need help to translate our GoodLocations app to more languages. It is really not much work - just a few sentences.
If you write any of these languages, please help us - See the message in the English Café
We need help with:
Arabic, Danish, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Portugese, Turkish, Ukrainian
A Message (and Invitation) from the co-founders
Greetings and Happy Anniversary to all.
As you know, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of Nikonians.org. It was on April 30th, 2000 (with just 30 members) that we first went public.
The past ten years have been an educational experience for all of us as we pursued the dream of forming a community of Nikon enthusiasts instead of just "another Web site."
There will be a scheduled maintenance session for the nikonians.org community main site this coming weekend. The site will be offline for brief periods on Sunday the 31st of January The maintenance session will be from 5:00 PM EST to 8:00 PM EST. During this time you may experience short occasions when you cannot connect to Nikonians.Read more of ---Maintenance Notice--- Short down-time coming
Well, not exactly. The new Good Locations by Nikonians iPhone application does indeed work, and thanks to our members who have been downloading the free app and sharing their impressions, we have some answers. Our members have discovered that in some cases (depending on your connections) the application takes a few seconds to engage.Read more of Good Locations - "Doesn't Work at All"
Social networking photo location sharing brings GPS technology to the scene with the help of the new Good Locations by Nikonians iPhone application. The free application is available at the Apple iTunes store.
Our Holiday edition of The Nikonian is now available for free download. This latest edition features lucky Nikonians representative and Team Moderator Albert Esschendal (alberte) reporting on his trip to printing heaven (Epson's Europe ProPhoto Headquarters) and prolific Nikonians blogger Rick Paul (rickpaul) sharing important wedding photography tips.Read more of The Nikonian - eZine 44 now available
The Christmas Holiday season will surely include many new owners of the Nikon D5000, and for those of you who have placed your pre-orders on the latest book from NikoniansPress/Rocky Nook -- Mastering the D5000 by Darrell Young, we have great news. The book has finished the printing phase and is now shipping.Read more of Mastering the Nikon D5000 book is printed and shipping
If you're looking for that special gift for a friend or relative (or even yourself) don't forget the special membership discount vouchers that come with the NikoniansPress books series.Read more of A gift of learning can save you money Read more of Nikonians Featured Blogger
Our recently completed photo contest which awarded prizes to new members was so popular that we're launching an extended seven-week Phase V which will last for the rest of this year.Read more of 7-Week New Members Photo Contest has started
We are updating the forums and the reviews sections on Nikonians in the coming days.
More details will be posted as the updates are rolled out.
Think Tank Photo has just released a major addition to their Urban Disguise line. The Urban Disguise® 70 Pro is a huge shoulder bag that can carry up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens attached to any camera body.Read more of Think Tank Photo boosts Urban Disguise capacity
The PhotoProShop is holding a special Thanksgiving Day celebration featuring 40% OFF on Nikonians clothing and a chance to get a classic "old style" Nikonians T-Shirt for just one dollar.Read more of Nikonians PhotoProShop Thanksgiving Sale!