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August 28, 2012

Academy Director - Behind the Scenes, Part Two

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is preparing for his custom expedition yacht photo adventure trip to the Galapagos Islands (Sept. 14-23). At press time , there are only two seats left. While preparing for the trip, Mike has filed behind the scenes reports highlighting the accomplishments and activities of his fellow Nikonians Academy instructors.

Here is Mike’s Report:
Continuing with last week's theme of showing off some of the projects from our group of professional photographer workshop instructors, we have updates from Rick Hulbert and Winston Hall. In Part Two, I'll let Rick and Winston fill you in.

Rick Hulbert

It is gratifying to work with people of all ages and skill sets who want to excel at documenting and interpreting the world around them through photography.

While the core of my teaching has centered around Architectural and Urban Photography, my recent photographic efforts include the development and instruction of workshops focusing on the following topics:

Garden Photography
Travel Photography
Street Photography
Heritage Photography
Real Estate Photography
Extended Dynamic Range Photography
Infrared Imaging
Pre-Visualization and Re-Visualization of Digital Imaging

The new series of Urban Photo Workshops that I am preparing for the Nikonians Academy will offer students instruction on any or all of the above topics as they relate to Photographing Cities and City Life.

My client base not only includes individuals from casual to professional photographers, but also includes the following Institutions, Galleries and Academies of Photography:

Nikonians Academy
Vancouver Photo Workshops
The University of British Columbia
Simon Fraser University
High Sierra Workshops

My recent photographic activities include speaking engagements at various camera clubs and professional associations.

I have recently written two published articles on enhancing ones financial bottom line though photography for Real Estate Agents and for Resort Development Industry Professionals.

If there is a request from any group of 6 or more Nikonians in any region, I will organize a "local" Urban Photography workshop specific to your needs and desires.

Winston Hall
I just finished creating a new D800 video training series called "Learn, Capture and Express Yourself with the D800 camera."

The program will be available as a DVD series or Quicktime movies. Due to ship on 15 September 2012.

My High Dynamic Range workshop has been completely updated to include the latest version of Photomatix Pro and NIK HDR Efex software.

The two day HDR workshops come to Colorado Springs, CO - Garden of the Gods on Sept 22nd and Salt Lake City on Sept. 29th.

Looking Ahead:
In other Nikonians Academy news, we have a very busy few months coming up in September and October. Les Picker's Acadia Maine workhop is sold out and so is Winston Hall's Monument Valley workshop.

We do have some space in our two wildlife photography workshops in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. We have a very cool two-day HDR workshop scheduled for Colorado Springs, CO - Garden of the Gods.

Also, our Master your Gear series of workshops will be traveling to Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA, Woodlands, TX, and Austin, TX with workshops like Master the Nikon D800/D4, The Passionate Photographer, and Master Adobe Lightroom 4.

For workshop details, dates and availability check our Nikonians Academy Home Page.

Posted by flashdeadline at August 28, 2012 1:14 AM