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April 1, 2012

Nikonians Academy April Highlights

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the April schedule is showing instructors launching for workshops in Denver, Seattle and California's Big Sur.
He also gives us an inside look at the instructional motivations behind some of these workshops and you will be surprised to learn it's not always about a specific favorite camera we all share in common.

Here is Mike's report:
Winston C. Hall heads for his Denver workshops this week (April 4-7). During the Denver series he will be covering: Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x - In Depth, Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x - Advanced, Master Adobe Lightroom 3 and Master Nikon i-TTL Wireless Flash, CLS.

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the “In Depth” and “Advanced” workshops?
The answer is not about differences as much as progression.

The advanced workshop builds on the D700/D3 in depth workshop from the previous day and Winston adds a full day providing more advanced D700/D3 operation, setups, and real-world usage. We aim to show you how to customize your Nikon D700/D3 for just about any shooting situation. By the end of the second day, you'll have your D700/D3 configured as a professional level tool.

There is still time to register for some of these workshops, so make sure you check the Denver listings soon.

Richard Hulbert brings his four-day Urban Photography workshop to Seattle (April 12-15). Rick’s approach to this workshop is unique in many ways, including his unusual gear list.
There is no absolute requirement for fancy equipment, or for that matter, Nikon gear.

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.

That’s not a typographical error. Rick invites you to bring your iPhone or Android and see what you can create.

Michael Mariant's trip to California's Big Sur (April 19-22) will take photographers through one of the Pacific Coast's most dramatic areas. Michael knows the area well and is one of the foremost experts on the landscapes, waterfalls and coastlines in this region.

This workshop focuses not only on the "where" to take the pictures, but also on the "how" to take pictures, incorporating photographic education throughout the workshop at each location. Once again, the Nikonians Academy focus on “progression” inspires you to grow your skills in a natural and easy to follow manner.

By building on the previous location's techniques and lessons, this allows for culmination in a comprehensive lesson in composition, modified exposure, light controls, Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS), and Infrared (IR) photography.

Your Big Sur deadline for signing up is April 4th.

Don’t forget our June $100 rebate special
Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons are two of North America's most incredible locations for wildlife photography.

Our wildlife photography instructor, Jim Stamates, knows these two National Parks like the back of his hand and is running two workshops in June.

For participants who book both of these back-to-back, we are offering a $100 rebate. The Yellowstone dates are June 2-5 and the Grand Teton dates are June 6-9.

Speaking of North American wildlife, check out Jim Stamates' Alaskan Wildlife Photography Adventure from July 22 - 28.

This trip will be an excellent opportunity to photograph whales, bears, eagles, glaciers and everything else "Alaska".

Jim knows how to run a great trip and I know you'll love this experience.

Posted by flashdeadline at April 1, 2012 6:22 PM