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February 12, 2012

Death Valley reservations time-crunch, March preview

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgIf 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. Death-Valley-tour_275.jpg

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."

hagen__200px.jpgOur Nikonians Academy instructor team has an incredibly busy March/April schedule. We are running workshops in Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, Toronto, Montreal, Death Valley, Denver, Big Sur and Seattle. Our topics range from our one-day Master series workshops to landscape photography to urban photography.

Speaking of urban photography, our newest workshop posting is titled Urban Photography: How to photograph built environments including architecture and other places for people.

These workshops, run by architect and master photographer Rick Hulbert, are designed to show you how to create stunning works of art in urban environments.

Urban_175.jpgRick is well known for his humorous approach to teaching and his excellent photographic style.

We encourage you to sign up for either the Seattle, Washington dates (April 12 - 15) or the Toronto, Ontario dates (May 3 - 6).

You will discover how to better frame and crop architectural and urban images using the long established basic principles of portrait, wedding, and event photography.

By the way, if you are a wedding or event photographer, this workshop will take your photography up a notch as well.

There is no requirement for fancy equipment. Any and every brand of camera will work, so we strongly encourage participants with Canon, Pentax, Sony and other camera brands to attend. The principles taught will also apply to point and shoot cameras, new mirrorless cameras and even camera phones. We’re serious! Bring your iPhone or Android and see what you can create!

Our outdoor and travel workshops are actively booking and we have adventures to some of the best nature photography locations on the planet. Death Valley, Big Sur, Moab, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Giant Redwoods, Alaska, Eastern Sierra, Page, Albuquerque, Acadia and Tanzania. Join us on one of our destination workshops for an intense photo adventure organized by photographers for photographers. You'll enjoy these trips regardless of your photo experience or your photo gear. Bring what you have and you'll go home a far-better photographer.

Posted by flashdeadline at February 12, 2012 8:56 PM