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March 18, 2012

Academy instructors primed for outdoor adventures

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the “outdoor bug” is in full swing with the instructor staff, featuring scenic and wildlife adventure trips for the coming months.

Here is Mike’s report:
Big Sur is one of California's great shooting locations and Michael Mariant knows this area in and out. Join him for his photo workshop titled Big Sur: From the Coast to the Canyons (April 19-22).

Michael will take you to the right spots at the right time to photograph stunning sunsets, expansive seascapes and intimate waterfalls. You'll love this workshop.

Wildlife bonanza
Jim Stamates is one of the great North American based wildlife photographers and we are honored to have him leading trips for us at the Nikonians Academy. Jim's trips this year include photo adventures to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons as well as a tremendous photo opportunity to capture images of wildlife in Alaska.

Our four-day Yellowstone in Spring trip begins on June 2nd. This trip photographs wildlife in Lamar Valley, South Yellowstone, Old Faithful, Mammoth, Yellowstone Falls, and more.

You will be be searching for bear, elk, wolves, bison, badger, pronghorn, and everything in between. Many photographers will choose to attend the Grand Teton Spring Wildlife Adventure, which follows the next week (June 6). For those that sign up for both the Yellowstone Wildlife Adventure and the Grand Teton wildlife adventure the following week, we are offering a $100 off the grand total special.

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Jim's Alaska Whales, Bears, and Ice Fields Wildlife Photography Adventure (July 22-28) will be one of our marquee events in 2012.

Join Jim and Kathy Stamates as they guide our own private boat to find humpback and killer whales, seals and marine mammals. Jim is eager to share his knowledge from 30 years as a professional wildlife photographer and his countless trips to Alaska. He will teach his 3 Keys to Great Photos, and how to get those stunning images of wildlife while using ‘low impact field techniques’.

You will have the opportunity to photograph grizzly bears and eagles while searching for dramatic landscapes, glaciers and everything Alaska has to offer.

Urban settings also provide adventure
Urban_180.jpgFor photographers who are looking for a more urban environment, I encourage you to check out Rick Hulbert's four day Urban Photography workshops in Seattle (April 12 - 15) and Toronto (May 3 - 5).

Rick will help attendees fully understand how to photograph the urban-built environment while also showing excellent techniques for using architecture as a backdrop for people and street photography.

Galapagos Update
Two seats just opened up for our Galapagos trip this September.

Our workshop was sold out, but now a couple of people have a great opportunity to join our intrepid adventurers as we explore the wildlife and landscapes of the pristine Galapagos Islands. The trip includes seven nights on a Galapagos cruise and three nights in Quito Ecuador.

Classroom favorites update
Check out our classroom-based workshops on topics such as Studio Photography with Profoto, Master Nikon D800/D4/D700/D3, Master Nikon D300/D300s, Master Nikon D7000/D90/D80, Master Adobe Lightroom 3/4, Master Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash, and the Passionate Photographer, led by Steve Simon.


The next three cities we'll be running these workshops are Montreal (March 22-25), Denver (April 4-7 with instructor Winston C. Hall) and Fairfield, NJ (May24-27 with instructor Mike Hagen).

We are adding more cities all around the USA and hope to be coming to a city near you very soon.

Posted by flashdeadline at March 18, 2012 5:38 PM