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February 12, 2014

Academy slate extending to 2015

CostaRicaSQ_125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been adding new workshops to the schedule, including dates clear into next year. One of the highlights will be the Costa Rica Photography Adventure 2015 led by Jim Stamates. This is your chance to enjoy 11 Days and 10 nights in beautiful Costa Rica, while warming up in the middle of winter.

This is an Eco Adventure.  It includes photo opportunities from mountains to beaches, from rural towns to rain forests, wildlife, birds, beautiful scenery, hanging bridges, butterfly garden, culture, volcanoes, and a sunset boat tour that past participants exclaim is a major highlight. 

This expedition is for everyone. If you are a photography enthusiast then you know that rain forest photography is challenging. Jim will help you get great tropical images.

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Richard Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography Workshop begins in Dallas, Texas starting February 20, with only two seats left.

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. 

There is no requirement for fancy equipment at this 4-day workshop. Any and every brand of camera will work, so we strongly encourage participants with Canon, Pentax, Sony and other camera brands to attend. 

The principles taught will also apply to point and shoot cameras, new mirrorless cameras and even camera phones. We’re serious. Bring your iPhone or Android and see what you can create.


Also beginning February 20th, Michael A. Mariant launches the Yosemite in Winter: A Season of Contrast photo adventure. This workshop will focus on the numerous locations in the Yosemite Valley that are complemented by the snow season.  

It is 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.

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Michael A. Mariant's Death Valley in the Spring photo adventure begins March 13th. This 4-day adventure focuses not only on the 'where' to take the pictures, but also on the 'how' to take pictures. It incorporates photographic education throughout the workshop at each location, building on the previous locations techniques and lessons to culminate in a comprehensive lesson in composition, modified exposure, light controls, Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS), and High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography to name just a few.


On the International front, Richard Hulbert brings his Urban and Street Photography workshop to Berlin on March 20 and Cambridge, UK on March 27.


Steve Simon takes the Masters Series to New York City beginning March 25. His course schedule includes:

► March 25 - Master the Nikon D600, D610, D7000 & D7100 - In Depth 1

► March 26 - Master the Nikon D600, D610, D7000 & D7100 - In Depth 2

► March 27 - Master the Nikon D800, Df and D4 - In Depth 1

► March 28 - Master the Nikon D800, Df and D4 - In Depth 2

► March 29 - The Passionate Nikon Photographer Two-Day Mastery Workshop

Posted by flashdeadline at February 12, 2014 12:03 AM