February 26, 2012
Academy to add Lightroom 4 and Profoto support
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen revealed plans (last week) to add the newest Nikon Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras to the workshop schedule. Mike's latest update adds Lightroom 4 and Profoto lighting products to the slate.
Mike tells us:
We are always developing new workshops at the Nikonians Academy while working hard to stay in front of the digital technology curve. Over the next few weeks, we'll be unveiling new workshops for the Nikon D800/D800E and the Nikon D4 camera systems. The Academy is already preparing new course content for these cameras scheduled to go live in April.
We have also begun our transition to Lightroom 4 training. Currently, our workshop series on Lightroom 3 is extremely popular and our Lightroom 4 workshops will begin as soon as Adobe releases the final public version. You can get a peek at the latest version in a series of videos from Adobe featuring Lightroom 4 beta.
We've also just signed a great partnership with Profoto to supply lighting equipment for a new studio lighting series that we'll run all around the USA.
This workshop will incorporate the use of Profoto's high-end D1 Air strobes and ProTungsten Air mono-lights.
We are excited to bring you these new workshops and we know they will be a valuable learning resource for you.
Our ambitious Master Your Gear workshop schedule for March and April begins next week with classes all around North America.
There are only a few seats remaining for my workshops next week in Los Angeles, so don't delay in signing up. Winston Hall is in Texas running workshops in Dallas (March 8-11) and Austin (March 15-18) while Steve Simon is in Canada, running workshops in Toronto (March 15-18) and Montreal (March 22-25). April brings Winston Hall to Denver, Colorado (April 4-7).
If you've ever wanted to explore the outdoor world with your camera, then come along with one of our Nikonians instructors to wild places around the world. Our nature and destination workshops are some of the best in the business. We always keep a low teacher-to-student ratio so we are able to maximize your experience.
Location, location, location
Making your photographic adventure a trip of a lifetime is our priority and we do everything possible to get you to the right locations at the right time.
Join us to destinations such as Moab UT (May 7-10), Yosemite CA (May 24-27), Yellowstone WY (June 2-4), Grand Teton (June 6-9), Giant Redwoods (June 21-24), Alaska Wildlife (July 22-28), Eastern Sierra (August 9-11), Monument Valley (September 10-13), Moab UT (September 18-21), Yellowstone Wildlife (September 29-October 2), Grand Teton Wildlife (October 3-6), Albuquerque Balloon Festival (October 8-12), Acadia NP (October 18-21), and Tanzania African Safari (November 4-15).
Rick is a professional architect and master photographer who has combined his two passions into a four-day workshop that aims to teach attendees how to become expert urban photographers.
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February 24, 2012
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February 23, 2012
D4, D800 & D800E hands-on report
Being a Nikon Professional has its advantages, besides shooting with great equipment (Nikon), you sometimes get to see products before they are available on the market.
Today I was at Nikon NL to preview the new Nikon flagships, the D4, D800, and D800E. Together with a presentation listing the highlights of these new cameras and their underlying technique, I was able to actually play with them. Very exiting and quite unique as these previews are only available to a select group of Nikon professionals. What makes the event even more unique is the fact that I was holding the only D4, D800 and D800E cameras in the Netherlands!
The rest of the report can be found on my own blog page.
Feel free to comment/ask questions. And yes, you'll want to start saving to be able to buy one of these cameras, they're really that good :-)
February 19, 2012
Nikonians Academy adding Nikon D4 & D800 workshops, preps for Spring/Summer
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the staff is adding newest Nikon DSLR’s to their workshop schedule.
Mike’s report follows:
Nikon D4 and D800 owners - we've totally revamped our Master the D700/D3 workshops to include the Nikon D4 and D800/D800E cameras.
We'll be running D800 and D4 workshops as soon as the cameras are released to the public, probably in April, 2012.
We're getting down to the last chance to purchase workshops in Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, Toronto, Montreal and Denver. Winston Hall, Steve Simon and Mike Hagen are running workshops on the D7000, D90, D80, D700, D3, D3s, D3x, Adobe Lightroom, Nikon CLS and the Passionate Photographer throughout North America in March and April.
Warmer weather brings hot trips
March, April and May kick off our destination workshop series that includes trips such as Death Valley in the Spring, Urban Photography in Seattle and Toronto, Big Sur: From the Coast to the Canyons, Moab Utah Photo Adventure and Yosemite: Spring Waterfalls and Spring Blooms. Join us to learn nature photography and urban photography from our instructors Winston Hall, Rick Hulbert and Michael Mariant.
If you are interested in photographing the Giant Redwoods of California, then join expert Michael Mariant in June for this amazing trip through a primeval landscape. Our Alaska wildlife photo adventure begins on July 22nd and is an incredible trip for photographing whales, bears and ice fields.
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February 15, 2012
Last day for free photo magazine
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February 13, 2012
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February 12, 2012
Death Valley reservations time-crunch, March preview
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.
February is a popular time of year to photograph Death Valley and Michael knows how to get you to the right spots at the right times. Read more about the new cut-off date in our forums.
Click Here to Watch the Death Valley Virtual Video Tour.
Michael tells us these Death Valley workshops carry unexpected surprises:
"One surprising aspect of these travel/landscape photography workshops for nearly all attendees is the level of education provided. There is a comprehensive photographic curriculum integrated into the workshop, with each location providing an exercise in technique and application. This workshop focuses not only on the 'where' to take the pictures, but also on the 'how' to take pictures, incorporating that photographic education at each location, building on the previous location?s techniques and lessons to culminate in a comprehensive class in composition, modified exposure, light controls, and High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography to name just a few."