The 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.Read more of Academy Spotlight – Africa, Texas, Sri Lanka
By 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.Read more of Nikonians search plugin
What’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.Read more of Hagen-Hulbert tag-team targets Texas in April
Nikonians 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.Read more of Nikonians Academy Sri Lanka trip adds Dubai extension
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!Read more of Upload shots from your iPhone, iPad or Android to Nikonians
Nikonians 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.Read more of Nikonians Academy Spotlight – Sri Lanka, Iceland, Tanzania
Congratulations November Contest Winners
January 6, 2016   1:37 AM
Nikonians 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”).
Nikonians Academy ready for New Year
December 29, 2015   10:47 PM
Nikonians 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.
After 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.
Freely available to all Silver members and higher, the latest issue of our eZine, THE NIKONIAN, is available.Read more of THE NIKONIAN # 60 is now available
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.
Nikonians 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.Read more of Nikonians Academy Spotlight: Urban Seattle and Iceland in Summer
Congrats October Contest Winners
December 8, 2015   8:32 PM
Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the October contests.
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.
Sri Lanka and Galapagos adventures going fast
December 1, 2015   8:47 PM
Nikonians 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.
The 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.Read more of Mastering the Nikon D750 arrives
Preparing 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).Read more of Nikonians Academy 2016 Highlights
Nikonians Academy Director pens new book
November 10, 2015   9:23 PM
Nikonians 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.
Congratulations - September Contest Winners
November 4, 2015   1:38 AM
Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the September contests.
Nikonians 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.
Mastering 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.
Nikonians Academy Instructors are preparing for photo adventures in Maine and California, USA.
Both destinations feature track records as Nikonians community favorites and both are led by instructors who have the distinct advantage of being intimately familiar with the terrain.
Les Picker leaves for his sold-out Acadia National Park workshop this week (October 15). We are looking forward to seeing the incredible photographs from this workshop to one of the east coast's photographic jewels.
Congratulations August photo contest winners
October 6, 2015   9:52 PM
Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the August contests.
Congratulations to our winners!
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have released leather versions of their most popular shoulder bag line and added a new size to their mirrorless bag line.
2016 Academy Spotlight: Czech Republic and Sri Lanka
September 15, 2015   9:09 PM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has added travel workshops to Sri Lanka and the Czech Republic/Prague for the coming year.
Nikonians Academy spotlight on Spring 2016
September 8, 2015   6:36 PM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is preparing for his 2015 Galapagos photo adventure in a few days.
Congratulations July Contest Winners
September 8, 2015   5:36 PM
Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the July contests.
Congratulations to our winners! Two of the outstanding images submitted in July feature canine involvement.
Read more of Congratulations July Contest Winners
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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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 fieldRead more of Spotlight 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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.Read more of 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:
Read more of 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.Read more of Academy taking full advantage of the Seasons
Academy highlights stretch into warmer weather
February 17, 2015   7:54 PM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has an update on current and future workshops, concluding with one his favorites — the Iceland Birds and Landscapes Photo Adventure.
This week, a group of photographers descends on Charleston, South Carolina for what is destined to be a fantastic Urban and Street Photography workshop with Rick Hulbert.Read more of Academy highlights stretch into warmer weather
Attention Nikonians in California: Are you interested in increasing your lighting skills?
Be on the lookout for an email from us within the next few days.
Read more of California members, watch your inbox
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is finishing up the Galapagos Photo Adventure and when he gets back, he won't have much time to unpack.
Mike is bringing back (by popular demand) the Lightroom and iTTL wireless flash workshops for the Los Angeles and Seattle Masters Series scheduled for October
Rick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography Workshops are receiving excellent reviews, and with a full slate of those workshops scheduled in the months ahead, we thought you might want to check them out.Read more of Nikonians Academy Spotlight on Urban Feeback
Keeping up with the technology upgrade promise, Nikonians is coming with the newest version of Nikonians Uploader for Mac. This handy application allows you to easily upload images to the Nikonians galleries directly from your Mac.Read more of New version of Nikonians Uploader for Mac available
Contest congratulations - June winners
August 13, 2014   1:12 AM
Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the June Contests.
Congratulations to our members who submitted the images in our composite key. Scroll down to find links to the original entries, along with explanations behind the photographs and an overall look at the competition.
Giant September curriculum ahead from Nikonians Academy
August 6, 2014   12:35 AM
September is a big month for workshops, with some of the most popular curriculum items in the lead.
Richard Hulbert brings his 4-day Urban and Street Photography Workshop to Houston and San Antonio in the coming month.
Leading lines contest congrats
August 5, 2014   10:59 PM
Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the Best of 2014 Contest Segment 2. The theme was "Leading Lines."
Congratulations to Joshua A. Williams (Kidsthehall45) from Chicago, USA, with his winning image titled Two-Toned S-Curve.
Nikonians.org plans for technology upgrades in the near future are underway with help from the Nikonians 2014 fundraising campaign.
Our founders, J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) will concentrate on making the site and services easily accessed by current technology, including the growing number of mobile users. This will require integrating the various areas better, such as galleries, forums, articles and blogs.Read more of Campaign to benefit members
Academy updates (with Les Picker Interview)
July 22, 2014   10:58 PM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the academy curriculum has many new workshops posted this week.
Fundraising kick off thanks from Bo and JRP
July 16, 2014   7:07 AM
Nikonians.org founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) are thanking the generous members already supporting the Nikonians 2014 fundraising campaign.
Nikonians.org founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) have announced a fundraising campaign this week.Read more of Nikonians.org fundraiser-2014
Les Picker - Your photo guide in Sri Lanka
June 25, 2014   12:46 AM
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen files his report on upcoming activities and also posts an interview with Les Picker.
The focus of the interview is the newest photo tour destination on the academy curriculum: Sri Lanka.
Nikonians Academy summer workshops at a glance
June 18, 2014   12:50 AM
Summer officially begins this weekend, and our Nikonians Academy instructors are planning summertime workshops in Canada, Washington, California and Alaska.
Read more of Nikonians Academy summer workshops at a glance
Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the April Master Your Vision forum contests.Read more of April Master Your Vision contest congrats
We have a free Nikonians cap waiting for a lucky Gold or Platinum member.
Just add your best photographic locations to our Good Locations Site in the Nikonians wiki and get the chance to win the cap. Entries made throughout the month of June will qualify.
Negative space inspires creative images
June 4, 2014   4:50 AM
Nikonians Photo Contest Director Dave Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of our latest round of contests along with links to the original entries.
Read more of Negative space inspires creative images
The number of available seats in the edition of the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT-14) has shrunk to single digits. Only nine reservations are left to be made.Read more of ANPAT-14 seats availability shrinks
Want a different view as you read our forum discussions?
Many of our new members have been asking how to switch from our classic white lettering on black background to another view with black lettering on a light background.Read more of Switching "skins" is easy
The 14th edition of the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT), already has 11 of 32 seats reserved.
You are invited to join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) for the Nikonians field event of year, at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, USA.
Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) have been meeting to discuss future innovations in the community.
The meeting was held in Los Cabos in Baja California, Mexico (about a 25 Km strip between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas in South Baja California, Mexico).Read more of Founders meeting leads to future plans
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.
Read more of Nikonians Academy - Report from the road
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.
Read more of Nikonians Academy curriculum in full swing
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.
Read more of Congratulations to our December Contest winners
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.
Coming to a city near you
Check our Nikonians Academy schedule by city area
for details on workshops coming to your area.
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.
Read more of New cities added to Nikonians Academy curriculm
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.
Read more of New 2014 workshops added to Academy curriculum
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.
Read more of Nikonians Academy October schedule
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.
Read more of Nikonians Academy September highlights
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.