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April 24, 2011

Nikonians images to be featured in new book

D7000_110.jpgA 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.

Darrell (better known in the community as Digital Darrell) wanted to share the spotlight in all his books, thus starting a tradition of using images by our members as much as possible.

He explained:
"I want and all of us, as parts of a community, to receive recognition for our work as unique community. What other Nikon community has its own ProPhotoShop, podcasts, seminars, field trips, magazine, books, forums, and other resources? is a unique educational center in the Nikon world. I'm proud to be doing my part to support Nikonians worldwide. I am also very thankful to those talented photographers who are willing to allow their work to be published in our NikoniansPress books."


Following an extensive review of submitted images the following members were asked to send their high resolution copies and everyone responded in less than 24 hours after the request were made. They are listed by name, username, image title and geographic location:

▪ Mikael Lorin (mikeon)
Determined boy

▪ José A. S. Diniz (jadiniz)
2011's First Sunset

▪ Paul Ekman (pdekman)
Winter Bluebird
Iowa, USA

▪ Richard Sandor (rbsandor)
Bison in Winter
Colorado, USA

▪ Connor Holmes (ConnorH)
Iris under overcast
New South Wales, Australia

▪ Marcel Carey (mcpianoca)
Yamaha C-3 HDR
Quebec, Canada

▪ John Gamble (jgamble)
Willet on the wing
Florida, USA

▪ Greg Jones (gregor1)
Glass on Black
New Jersey, USA

▪ Jim Hammond (hamjam)
Bridge Over Waterfall Yosemite NP
California, USA

▪ Dean Andersen (DeanAZ)
Hanging Out
Arizona, USA

▪ Michael R. Goodman (mrginhop)
SnowCross Racer
New Hampshire, USA

▪ William Paul (Biker Bill)
Peacock Feathers
Massachusetts. USA

Nikonians member Betty LaRue (B LaRue) took a unique position in the book, providing a chapter opening image of a Robin and a small logo enhancing image for the back cover.

Mastering the Nikon D7000 has 12 chapters. We have 13 submitters, 12 in vertical and one in horizontal. The 12 verticals will be used as chapter separators. The one horizontal image by José A. S. Diniz (jadiniz) will be used as an example image in the HDR section.

Final pre-press on this, the largest "Mastering" book Darrell has written (at over 490 pages) will be completed soon, and it should start shipping in late Spring-Early Summer.

Rocky Nook will be sending each image donating Nikonian member a free copy of the book as a token of appreciation from the entire publication team.

This is an excellent time to take advantage of preorders. Amazon currently has a preorder rate of $20.94 USD (saving you $14.01).

All books in the Rocky Nook/NikoniansPress series include a special Nikonians 50%-off voucher discount for a one year Gold Membership in the Nikonians community. This will save $37.50 on Gold Membership.

Note: images from our members shown above are in random order and are not representative of the cropping used in final layout.

Posted by flashdeadline at April 24, 2011 9:10 PM