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Nikonians Portrait Challenge 2019

portrait challange-1-110px.jpgThis is a Special Edition Contest, an extension of our big annual contest. Up to five images from this challenge will be advanced to the finals of The Best of Nikonians 2019 Contest.

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By dm1dave at 16-Jun-2019 17:22 Permalink

Nature Photography Day 15-JUN-2019

connie_cassinetto_image_3-02-110.jpgJoin us and celebrate Nature Photography Day, June 15th.
More info in the blog.

We also have three new articles out: One on wildflower photography, a new series on printing your photographs plus one on astrophotography using tracking telescope mounts.

Enjoy your reading week!
Bo (bgs)

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By bgs at 13-Jun-2019 08:08 Permalink

Nature Photography Day 2019

nature photo day110px.jpg Get you cameras ready, help Nikonians celebrate Nature Photography Day, June 15th.

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By dm1dave at 8-Jun-2019 02:29 Permalink

Winners & Updated Contests

apr19 winners-110px.jpgApril Contest Winners.

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By dm1dave at 5-Jun-2019 17:49 Permalink

Shallow Depth of Field Contest Winners

seg1-2019winer-110px.jpg We are proud to announce the winners of the first segment of The Best of Nikonians 2019 Photo Contest, Shallow Depth of Field.

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By dm1dave at 29-May-2019 01:36 Permalink

May Contests

may contests-110px.jpg All of the May contests are up and running.

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By dm1dave at 11-May-2019 17:13 Permalink

March Contest Winners

mar-winrs-110px.jpgPlease join us in congratulating our most recent contest winners.

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By dm1dave at 4-May-2019 02:04 Permalink

How do you recover lost images?

Have you ever lost images kept on a hard disk? I guess I am not the only one that would reluctantly answer that question with a "yes". Were they maybe even on a redundant disk array, a "RAID" system for extra safety? Member Geoff Baylis (GBaylis) experienced that dreadful moment when he lost all of his images, several TB of data due to a Windows 10 glitch prior Christmas 2018.

Read how he kept a cool head and managed to restore the images, which tools came in handy and how to prevent this from happening to you in the first place. See his article

I am wishing you some great captures and a data-loss-free upcoming weekend,
Bo (bgs)

From the portfolios

Orchid Study 3.1 by Jim Donelson (jcdonelson). See his complete portfolio

Improving your photography
Getting better group photographs: Pro photographers Frank VillafaƱe (frankmv) & Rose Rios tell you what works and what not in this premium article using five easy-to-remember "rules" with examples. See their article

Interested in digital art? Preston Moochnek (massulo) shares some good thoughts on the topic in his new article

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) has interviewed another of our members in the I Am Nikonians article series. This time Gary Paige (JazzDoc) is in the limelight. Gary is a recent winner in the Annual Best of Nikonians photo contest. Read the interview

Talking about contests... We are calling all Nikonians who shoot with non-Nikon cameras.

The first of two non-Nikon camera contests is now open for entries. It is open until May 31, 2019 and the theme is simple: People & Culture.

So, get out there with your non-Nikon cameras, have some fun, and enter for your chance to win. Five images from this contest will be advanced to the finals of the Annual Best of Nikonians 2019 contest. It is open to all Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

More info on how to enter.

By bgs at 2-May-2019 08:39 Permalink

Non-Nikon Contest Open for Entries

non-nikon-2019-1-110px.jpgCalling all Nikonians who shoot with non-Nikon cameras!

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By dm1dave at 28-Apr-2019 18:55 Permalink

Why life is so good being a Nikonian

This week we have a major improvement to announce in the "back-end of things": We have substantially improved the image uploading at Nikonians and it is now easier than ever to get your images uploaded and shared with others, both inside and outside of the community.

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By bgs at 14-Apr-2019 08:30 Permalink

April Contests

apr-contests-110px.jpgAll of the April contests are up and running.

Contests are open in Wildlife, Landscape, Macro, Travel, and Digital Artistry Forums.

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By dm1dave at 9-Apr-2019 16:49 Permalink

How to work with textures in Photoshop

This week Dan Wiedbrauk (domer2760) teaches us how textures and texture layers can transform digital photographs into digital artwork. His article includes links to two of his Creative Commons images so that you can follow along with the Photoshop tutorial. Read his premium article

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By bgs at 4-Apr-2019 06:40 Permalink