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August 28, 2013

Nikonians Academy September highlights

Academy-square-125.jpgThe Nikonians Academy schedule for September brings workshops and photo adventures to two continents.

Highlights include Secrets of Studio and Environmental Portraiture by professional photographer Greg Stangl. Chicago September 9 - 11. In this three-day hands-on workshop, you'll be shooting in Greg's personal studio on the outskirts of Chicago.


Learn the ins and outs of lighting, metering and posing from a working professional photographer. Small class size and we'll have live models on hand for posing and trying out dynamic lighting setups.

You will learn to pose the male and female form while also understanding how to pose couples and groups. This workshop will help you discover and develop your creativity while offering you lessons in studio, window light, and environmental portraiture.

Emphasis is placed not only on learning and understanding the material, but being able to put these lessons into practical everyday use. You will be exposed to various types of studio lighting as well as on-location equipment, such as the use of light reflectors and flash modifiers.

Whether you are a relative novice or a seasoned pro, you will find the workshop lessons detailed, interesting, and challenging.


Winston C. Hall will be in Colorado in mid September bringing three of our popular Mastery series workshops:

- Master the Nikon D800 and D4 - In Depth 1 (Sept 17)

- Master the Nikon D600, D7000 & D7100 - In Depth 1 (Sept 18)

- Master the Nikon D600, D7000 & D7100 - In Depth 2 (Sept 19)

The venue will be Courtyard Colorado Springs South, 2570 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Colorado Springs



Steve Simon will be "across the pond" in London September 18 – 22 for five days of photography workshops. Steve will be running some of our most popular classes on topics ranging from the newest Nikon cameras to his signature workshop, the Passionate Nikon Photographer. 

Steve's London Schedule:

- Master the Nikon D600/D7100/D7000 In Depth 1 (Sept 18)
- Master the Nikon D800/D4 In Depth 1 (Sept 19)
- Master the Nikon D800/D4 In Depth 2 (Sept 20)
- The Passionate Nikon Photographer 2-day Workshop (Sept 21-22)



Michael A. Mariant brings Timelapse photography to San Francisco September 20-22. Timelapse photography is seeing huge growth all around the world. Learn about timelapse settings, integrating motion, using sliders and how to put it all together in a movie.

Timelapse photography is an excellent visual representation of action moving at a certain rate of speed but sped up through multi-frame capture, to give a condensed view of the motion sequence. Most people recall their first experience with timelapse photography from grade school science class, watching the multi-day sequence of a flower blooming or a butterfly breaking free from its cocoon.

When utilized to capture everyday life, from the hustle and bustle to the simple events within society, we see timelapse transition from a genre not of just scientific documentary, but rather one of an art form. And in the beautiful city of San Francisco, where the hustle and bustle of society is a tourist draw … with cable cars clanging their way up and down the streets and fog pouring over the Golden Gate Bridge … the condensed scene of daily life becomes mesmerizing.


Jim Stamates has a double adventure special in late September.

- Yellowstone Wildlife and Landscapes


After a long National Park moratorium on photo workshops in Yellowstone, the Nikonians Academy was able to secure new permits for 2013 and beyond. We are excited to bring back our Yellowstone photo workshops in one of North America's premier photography destinations.

Your leader is well known for his professional wildlife photography and is an excellent field instructor.

This is an intense four days of photography. You will start early each day before dawn for the best light and best wildlife or landscape options. The trip is designed to take you to the many icons of Yellowstone including Yellowstone Falls, Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic, Mammoth Hot Springs and more, while keeping a keen eye for wildlife along the way.

Each day ends with your cards filled with exceptional images. Daily lunch will be at one of the local restaurants with time to socialize and get to know fellow enthusiasts. Instruction will be in the field with no strenuous hiking.

Trip Dates: September 23-26, 2013

-Grand Tetons Wildlife and Landscapes


This National Park is famous for its soaring peaks and accessible wildlife. Instructor Jim Stamates has been photographing here for decades and knows the park in and out.

The fall landscape of Grand Teton NP has turned to brilliant golds, rusts and browns wetting our appetite for great scenics. Your photo opportunities include Schwabacher Landing, where you wait for the sun to kiss the tops of the Grand Tetons. Then on to Mormon Row to get the classic shot of the barns with the snowcapped peaks and fall color backdrop. That’s just the first morning.

You will also head to Oxbow Bend but not for scenics. Instead, you will be looking for river otters, moose, bald eagles, and osprey. Elk, bears, pronghorn, and bison.

Join Jim and Kathy Stamates for four wild days to learn, shoot, and experience Grand Teton National Park.

Trip Dates: September 30 - October 3, 2013

Special Savings -- Sign up for both the Yellowstone Wildlife Photo trip and the Grand Tetons trip and receive a $100 rebate.

Posted by flashdeadline at August 28, 2013 6:07 AM