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July 30, 2014

California here we come (and more....)

Academy-Logo-SQ-California_200.jpgNikonians Academy instructor Michael Mariant is preparing for photo adventures in his home state of California. 

He's been teaching and sharing as a member of the Academy staff for many years and his portfolio includes work in all parts of the globe, but his West Coast photography workshops can easily be called one of his specialties.

One of the most popular workshops Michael runs is the Eastern Sierra and Owens Valley workshop (September 18-22).  Each year, participants come back with stunning images of the landscape as well as beautiful shots of stars in the clear Californian back country.

For those of you channeling your Inner Ansel Adams, be sure to check out Michael's Black and White Digital Zone workshop October 3-5 and our annual Death Valley Sand Dunes and Landscape Oddities workshop November 14-17. His Advanced Photography Course: The Zen of Thinking, is already sold out.




September is an incredible time to visit Yellowstone for wildlife photography. Jim Stamates is running this year's fall trip to Yellowstone and knows this park inside and out. Jim has an uncanny ability to consistently deliver wonderful wildlife photography experiences on his tours.

Fall in Yellowstone National Park is an exciting time. Bears have entered hyperphagia so they feed constantly, preparing for hibernation. Most of the deer species are in full rut with giant bull elk bugling and chasing females. 

Pronghorn bucks gather their harems and chase off the competition. Wolves are active in the early mornings in Lamar Valley as the young pups join the pack to hunt their prey. 

Bison herds roam the meadows as autumn colors return after a summer of love. The air has the smell of changing seasons and winter is just around the corner. This is Yellowstone National Park in its prime. 

 This trip is scheduled for September 22-25 and still has a few seats available.




Our next Masters Series workshops are set for:

San Francisco (9-14 Sept) with Steve Simon

Los Angeles (9-12 Oct) with Mike Hagen

Seattle (16-18 Oct) with Mike Hagen

New York (21-26 Oct) with Steve Simon

Our members have described these workshops as "simply the best" way to learn the camera, software or wireless flash skills you've been dying to learn. 

Mike Hagen has added our very popular Lightroom and Nikon wireless flash workshops in Los Angeles and Seattle. Steve Simon is running our camera workshops and his Passionate Nikon Photographer workshops in San Francisco and New York City.


We have lots more trips this year and we encourage you to head over to the Academy website for more information on Tanzania, Acadia, Iceland, and India.


Posted by flashdeadline at July 30, 2014 1:05 AM