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January 14, 2014

New cities added to Nikonians Academy curriculm

Academy-Logo-sq-Df_200.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has just finished his first 2014 workshop series in Orlando, Florida and he reports sold out classes and high energy. "It's obvious our people are excited to learn all about their cameras," reports Mike.

That excitement generates a need for more workshops and he has already arranged for six new cities to the Nikonians Academy calendar for the first quarter and will be adding many more soon.

 The six new cities on the schedule include:

New York, Mar 26 - 30

Los Angeles, Apr 1 - 6

Fairfield NJ, Apr 3 - 6 (hosted at Unique Photo Super Store)

Chicago, Apr 8-13

Dallas, Apr 29 - May 4

Houston, May 6 - 11

Mike Hagen and Steve Simon will be hosting Masters Series workshops on the Nikon D800, Df, D4, D600, D610, D7100, D7000, and the Passionate Nikon Photographer. Did you notice the "Df" in that last sentence? Yes, it's true -- The new Nikon Df has been added to the workshop schedule.

Looking ahead:

February brings four great workshops to the USA:

San Francisco - Urban and Street Photography - 1 seat remaining


This workshop series is designed to improve your photography regardless of whether you consider picture taking a hobby, or you are a serious enthusiast, or a professional photographer, or earn your living as a member of the global real estate, design, and construction industries.

There are rules for photographing buildings and other man-made structures, and knowing these rules will make you a better photographer. Mastering these rules will allow you to learn how “break” them in a deliberate, meaningful way.

You will learn how a basic understanding of street photography will assist in your architectural and urban photography. You will discover how the fundamental principles of travel photography will enhance your architectural and urban imaging.


Klamath Falls - Bald Eagles of Klamath Basin - Few seats remaining


Join Nikonians Academy at the Winter Wings Festival with professional wildlife photographer Jim Stamates for this action filled 2 day field workshop photographing the many birds of the Klamath Basin including Bald Eagles, Hawks, Owls, and waterfowl. We will focus our attention and our cameras on the hundreds of Bald Eagles that winter at the Klamath Basin NWR along with thousands of Swans, Geese, and Ducks. This is the place to be for wintering waterfowl, bald eagle and birds of prey photography.

Jim will share is low impact field techniques that have helped him capture thousands of amazing photographs that have been published world wide. Jim will use his 35 years of experience and knowledge of wildlife, birds, and the natural environment to help you express your uniqueness through your photography. He will also share a little known secret on how to find and get close to wildlife.


Dallas - Urban and Street Photography (course description above)


Yosemite - Yosemite in Winter: A season of Contrast - Few seats remaining


This workshop will focus on the numerous locations in the Yosemite Valley that are complemented by the snow season as well as timed for one of the few rare scenes in Yosemite that happens only once a year for about 10 days in only the perfect conditions: the backlit illumination of Horsetail Fall by the setting sun, called 'The Firefall' as immortalized by the original 1973 Galen Rowell photo. All three sunset opportunities of the workshop will devoted to capturing this elusive visual phenomenon.

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. 

By building on the previous location's techniques and lessons, this allows for culmination in a comprehensive lesson in pre-visualization, composition, modified exposure and light controls.


Posted by flashdeadline at January 14, 2014 7:20 PM