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April 16, 2009

Nikonians invited to participate in Wild Side project

Rocky Nook's publishing team is preparing a new book project called The Wild Side of Photography, and they have extended an invitation to our Nikonians members to participate.

The Wild Side of Photography project is one of many in the works over at Rocky Nook and their editors have extended an invitation to our Nikonians members who may have interesting tips and tricks to share.
Rocky Nook Production Editor Joan Dixon tells us they are in the early stages of preparing this "somewhat different" book project and they have put out a call for contributors.

She shares the following specifications:
We are compiling a collection of interesting, unusual, inspiring little photographic projects. We would like to invite photographers to contribute a short chapter (5-8 pages) in one of the following categories:
• Do-it-yourself solutions for photo gear
• Unusual camera applications
• Camera hacks and tricks
• Innovative ways to work with light and cameras

D2x_Macro-Rig.jpgA good example of the type of material being compiled can be found in our recent eZine-39, The Nikonians Official magazine (starting on page 13).
Nikonians Gold Member Steven Shepard delivered an article with illustrations and a clear-cut description on how he has been able to accomplish macro shooting images in the field by mounting lenses backwards on his camera. He not only showed us the results, but also the somewhat ugly looking rig that made it all possible. You can download his article here.

The "wild side" of this project is going to be the variety of interesting, clearly written and well illustrated segments, and the only limitations are your imagination and ingenuity.

Not every article needs to be about technical fixes and patches. Interesting approaches to creative photography are also to be included. As an example, have you ever heard about the old trick of using a small glass aquarium like a glass bottom boat to shoot images in a swimming pool? Or perhaps -- remote triggering your camera while it is suspended on a balloon?

Selected contributions will be published under the author's name along with a short bio and image of the author. And the author is entitled to 20 free copies of the book and a 30% discount on all Rocky Nook titles. Check out their large catalogs of titles here.

Send your proposal to contact@rockynook.com and make sure you mention your Nikonians username. (We want to see how many of our members can make the "final cut").


d700_cover_sm.jpgThe joint collaboration of Rocky Nook and our own NikoniansPress publications team has already resulted in three books.

Our members are already enjoying their copies of Mastering the Nikon D300 by Darrell Young and The Nikon Creative Lighting System: Using the SB-600, SB-800, SB-900, and R1C1 flashes by Mike Hagen and the new Mastering the Nikon D700, by Darrell Young and James Johnson will soon be available.

All three books include a special Nikonians 50%-off voucher discount for a one year Gold Membership in the Nikonians community. This will save you $37.50.

Posted by flashdeadline at April 16, 2009 5:35 PM