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February 13, 2013

Academy welcomes Greg Stangl; renames Masters Series

Greg_Stangl-thu_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen welcomes a new instructor and tells us why the Masters Series workshops now bear different titles in his latest report:
We've just brought on professional instructor Greg Stangl and his brand new Portrait Workshop series. He's an established pro photographer who has run portrait studios for over 30 years and is at the top of his game.

With Greg on board we've created a new workshop series titled The Secrets of Studio and Environmental Portraiture that will run in cities all across North America.

As time goes on, we will expand to other countries in 2014.

Greg_Stangl_250.jpgGreg is an incredible educator and craftsman who is well known for his excellent teaching style.

He has been running workshops and seminars for decades with organizations such as PPA, PDN, and just about every other professional photography organization out there.

He has taught thousands and thousands of students across the globe, having hosted workshops in 47 states and 7 countries.

Join Greg to learn how to be a better location and studio portrait photographer. Whether you desire to take better photos of your kids and grandchildren, or are hoping to start a new portrait photography business, there's no better resource than Greg.

Renaming Workshops
The Nikonians Academy instructor team is renaming our Masters Series workshops beginning this week. Currently, we use the titles "In Depth" and "Advanced" to distinguish between our classes, but this doesn't accurately describe the content for each workshop.

Depth2_275.jpgThe truth is, that our workshops often build on each other and don't distinguish between advanced users or new users. The new names for our workshops will be "In Depth 1" and "In Depth 2". The In Depth 1 workshops are designed to teach all the most important functions of the camera or software while the In Depth 2 workshops teach how to customize the camera or the software for each person's needs.

For example, in our camera workshops (e.g. Master the Nikon D800/D4), the In Depth 1 class takes the participants through all the camera systems used to create beautiful photographs; such as white balance, exposure, autofocus, metering, live view, shooting modes, etc. The In Depth 2 class builds on the first day's curriculum and helps the participant customize the camera for their own shooting style. In the In Depth 2 workshop we go through all the menus and set them up for different shooting scenarios such as sports, landscapes, portraits, etc. We also learn how to use the advanced functions of the camera such as programming different functions to buttons.

The concept will apply to our software workshops and flash workshops. Check out our workshop description pages for more details on how the workshops are organized.

Glamour and Fashion in Italy
Glamour_3_150.jpgBuilding on the success of our fashion photography workshops in Italy, we are adding at least two more to the schedule for 2013.

Giuseppe Circhetta will run a May 2013 workshop in Milan and a September 2013 workshop in Tuscany.

This is your opportunity to shoot for a whole weekend with Giuseppe Circhetta and his team and learn how to approach glamour & editorial photography from all angles (production & post production).

You will be working with studio and outdoor settings with models and follow through with post production sessions in a digital darkroom environment.

If you've ever wanted an excuse to travel to Italy, then here's your chance.

Masters Series Workshops
February, March, and April bring an incredible series of workshops to cities all around the USA. Sign up now for our camera, software, flash, and creative classes taught by the best instructors in the business. We'll be in Seattle, Calgary, Denver, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Atlanta, Fairfield (NJ), Dallas, Vancouver, Las Vegas and Philadelphia. We can't wait to see you in class!

Posted by flashdeadline at February 13, 2013 2:25 PM