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August 14, 2013

Nikonians Academy Summer schedule heats up


Approaching mid-month in August, our Nikonians Academy instructors are checking their gear, organizing travel itineraries and preparing for a whirlwind of workshops and photo adventure trips in the coming weeks. 

The schedule includes Academy activities in USA, Canada, The United Kingdom and Italy.

Nikonians Academy instructor Steve Simon concludes his August workshop tour in Canada, bringing his popular Mastery courses to Victoria, BC. He'll be hosting the workshops at the Executive House Hotel, 777 Douglas Street.

Hs workshop topics include:

- Master the Nikon D600, D7000 & D7100 - In Depth 1 (August 27)

- Master the Nikon D800 and D4 - In Depth 1 (August 28)

- Master the Nikon D800 and D4 - In Depth 2 (August 29)

- The Passionate Nikon Photographer Two-Day Mastery Workshop (August 30-31)

Steve's The Passionate Nikon Photographer Two-Day Mastery workshop is based on his popular book The Passionate Photographer: Ten Steps Toward Becoming Great.

Once he's finished in Canada, Steve jumps "the Big Pond" bringing his workshops to Manchester, United Kingdom, September 9-14.

Santa Barbara


Meanwhile, Michael A. Mariant presents the 3-Day Video & Cinematography with your DSLR workshop in California (August 30-September 1).

Hosted by Samy's Camera in Santa Barbara, this workshop allows you to jump feet-first in the HD DSLR genre at the introductory instruction level.

Get hands-on demos with the myriad of accessory equipment available for the DSLR shooter, including follow focus, matte boxes, shoulder supports, sliders/dollies, monitors and more will be available from High Sierra Workshops for hands-on demo and also for field rental from Samy's Camera.

Aside from a DSLR camera that shoots HD video and a laptop to edit, there is no need to purchase ANY equipment in advance of the workshop!


Looking ahead…September

We've already mentioned Steve Simon's Manchester, UK workshops in September. He'll continue the same series in London (Sept 18-22).

Also scheduled, Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen will be hosting three sessions in the Seattle, Washington area.

Mike's topics include:

Master the Nikon D600, D7000 & D7100 - In Depth 1 (Sept 5)

Master Adobe Lightroom 5 In Depth 1 (Sept 6)

Master Adobe Lightroom 5 In Depth 2 (Sept 7)


During the Master Adobe Lightroom 5 In Depth 1 workshop you’ll learn how to integrate Lightroom 5 into your digital life. Mike helps you understand how to use Lightroom to import, sort, rate, edit, color correct, and make quick enhancements to your images. Then you’ll learn how to export your digital images for print, email or uploading.

In short, at the end of the day, you’ll fully understand how Lightroom 5 works and how to create stunning images from the program.

After taking this workshop, you will be well prepared for the next workshop in our series: Master Adobe Lightroom 5 In Depth 2.

This version helps you better understand the power and productivity that Lightroom offers. Learn how to develop, map and output your digital images like a pro. We’ll spend ample time helping you understand how to output your digital files for print, web and slideshows.

You’ll learn how to create your own customized workflow along with some of the best tips and tricks along the way. Our Lightroom classes are small in size so that you and Mike can work closely together for the optimum learning experience.

This workshop will focus on the advanced elements of post-processing in Lightroom so that you’ll spend less time in front of your computer correcting images and more time out taking photos.

Spotlight -- Chicago


Master Photographer Greg Stangl will guide you through a personal journey toward becoming the portrait artist you’ve always wanted to be with his Secrets of Studio and Environmental Portraiture workshop. In this 3-day interactive series (Sept 9-11) you will be exposed to a series of lectures, slide shows, and lighting and posing demonstrations that will make your learning experience fun and meaningful. 

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.

Students are encouraged to create images during the class as a way to build a personal portfolio. You will be given specific portraiture assignments to complete in class in order to gain a library of images to review after the class is over. These assignments will also allow the instructor to gage your progress. The class is about 2/3 studio and classroom work and 1/3 field work.

September mid-month on:

Nikonians Academy workshops and photo adventure trips will be coming to:

Cstiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany Italy with Giuseppe Circhetta

- Glamour and Fashion Photography on Location  (Sept 14-16)


Colorado Springs, CO with Winston C. Hall

- 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)


San Francisco, CA with Michael A. Mariant

- Timelapse Photography - Going Beyond the Basics  (Sept 20-22)


Yellowstone National Park Photo Adventure with Jim Stamates

- Yellowstone Wildlife and Landscapes - Fall 2013 (Sept 23-26)


Boston with Richard Hulbert

- Urban and Street Photography Workshop (Sept 26-29)


Jackson, Wyoming Photo Adventure with Jim Stamates

- Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes - Fall 2013 (Sept 30 - Oct 3)

Posted by flashdeadline at August 14, 2013 3:01 AM