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March 5, 2014

Ready for some warmer shooting?

Academy-square-125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the staff is eager to get out of the winter doldrums.

With spring right around the corner, you will want to check out the Yellowstone and Grand Teton workshops led by Jim Stamates.

The Academy has operated these wonderful wildlife photography workshops for many years now and Jim is one of the most knowledgeable photographers in the USA. He's been shooting here for decades and would love to teach you the tricks of the trade in his adopted back yard.


Join Jim and Kathy Stamates for 4 wild days to learn, experience , and capture the essence of Yellowstone National Park in the Spring.

Yellowstone is an intense four days of photography (June 2-5). You will position yourselves each day before dawn for the best light and best wildlife or landscape options. You will visit 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. You eat lunch as a group at a restaurant within the park taking time to socialize and get to know fellow enthusiasts. Instruction will be in the field. No strenuous hiking.

The Grand Teton Springtime workshop is an exciting time. This will be a four day adventure (May 26-29), when Bison, Moose and Elk have birthed their young.

Grand-Teton-300.jpgBirds are nesting and beavers and river otters tend to their young. We arrive before dawn at Schwabacher Landing and we wait for the sun to kiss the tops of the snowcapped Grand Tetons.

The reflection in the beaver pond adds the perfect touch to our first image of the day. Then on to Mormon Row to get the classic shot of the barns with snowcapped peaks in the background. Bison herds move in unison as the brand new calves jump, play and chase each other. That’s just the first morning!

D4-D800.jpgThe Masters Series workshops are scheduled in the next few weeks for New York City and New Jersey with Steve Simon and Mike Hagen.

After that, we have Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Houston.

More workshops are being added to the schedule all the time.

Galapagos_2014_175.jpgFor you international travelers, it is time to start thinking about summer and fall trips. This year, Mike Hagen is leading trips to Galapagos, Iceland, Cuba and Tanzania. Each trip is designed specifically for photographers. We also have quite a few non-photographing spouses attend our journeys and we work hard to make the trips exciting for both.

Last, but certainly not least, there are just a few seats remaining on this summer's 5th Annual Ultimate Travel Workshop on the Semester at Sea cruise ship with Michael Mariant.

Posted by flashdeadline at March 5, 2014 3:06 AM