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September 7, 2014

Nikonians Academy Spotlight on Urban Feeback

Academy-SQ-Hulbert_125.jpgRick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography Workshops are receiving excellent reviews, and with a full slate of those workshops scheduled in the months ahead, we thought you might want to check them out.

Here are just a few examples:
?That was the best photographic presentation I have ever attended, without question. I loved your story telling and your analogies ? bodies and buildings, feet and foundations.?
? Lloyd Houghton

Urban_175.jpg?Just a short note to thank you for your recent Urban Travel Workshop. I learned a great deal from your wide-ranging lectures, in fact, more than I have from other workshops I have attended. Your teaching style and methodology really resonated with me. The ?three E?s? of composition are now firmly entrenched and help me to pre-visualize and plan images. We appreciated the significant time and effort you put into both the lectures and field trip portions of this workshop.?
? Gordon Griffiths

?. . . Rick?s background as an Architect makes him a glove fit for a workshop on urban & street photography. As an instructor, Rick uses humor very effectively to convey his principles about framing, cropping and composing a photo. In the field making photos or in a hotel meeting room reviewing student?s images, Rick is non-judgmental, while at the same time he manages to give useful feedback to the students in his classes . . . I look forward to the opportunity to attend other workshops that Rick will teach in the future.?
? Bruce Bourbon

Rick's itinerary for these workshops in the coming months include:
San Antonio, Texas (Sept 11, 2014)
Los Angeles, California (Dec 11, 2014)
London, United Kingdom (May 14, 2015)
Munich, Germany (May 21, 2015

Masters Series update
Logo_Lightroom-kl.jpgMike Hagen is bringing back (by popular demand) the Lightroom and iTTL wireless flash workshops for the Los Angeles and Seattle Masters Series scheduled for October.
He will be in Los Angeles October 9-12 and in Seattle October 16-18.

During the series, 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. Learn how to set up Lightroom as your digital hub.
After taking this workshop, you?ll be well prepared for Master Adobe Lightroom 5 In Depth 2 (the following day).

D700-SB900.jpgThe flash workshops are for anyone who owns a SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910 Speedlight and wants to understand how the i-TTL (intelligent Through The Lens) system works and what Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS) can do for you.

You will learn flash techniques that will help you solve difficult lighting scenarios. We'll cover methods on how to creatively light situations that arise in studio photography, outdoor portraits, product photography, closeup and flower photography, web and product photography, travel photography, fill-flash photography and night photography.

The Los Angeles workshops also include Master the Nikon D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s - In Depth 1.

Back to the Big Apple
Passionate-Photog.jpgThe Masters Series workshops with Steve Simon will be arriving in New York City (starting October 21). Steve's schedule for New York includes his popular Passionate Photographer 2-Day workshop.
In his best selling and critically acclaimed book The Passionate Photographer, maintains that to do your best work requires a technical mastery after which your creativity will soar.

If you own any of the following Nikon bodies: D7000, D7100, D600, D610, D700, D800, D300/D300s, D3, D3s, D3x, D4, D4s, Df then you are eligible to take this intensive two-day workshop designed to make your camera fade to the background, no longer getting in the way of the images you know you can make.

The New York workshops cover October 21-26.

Countdown for Acadia
Acadia_300.jpgOnly three seats are now available for the Acadia National Park Photography Adventure with Les Picker (starting October 16).

Les knows this park inside out and does a wonderful job of both teaching and helping participants create beautiful images.

Join us for a 4-day exploration of the exciting photographic possibilities in Acadia. You will explore its intimate coves and vaunted mountains, its pristine seashore and lush forests.

Les timed this workshop to take advantage of fall foliage with its resplendent colors.

Outdoors and to the stars
Michael Mariant's Eastern Sierra and Owens Valley workshop (September 18-21) is a top-notch adventure and he's extending his invitation to those member still thinking of taking the few remaining seats. Photograph beautiful fall colors, scenic mountains and stunning astrophotography.

EasternSierra_01_284px.jpgCalifornia's Eastern Sierra, a jagged and prominent escarpment rising over 10,000 feet above the Owens Valley, is one of the hidden photographer's gems in California
Many prominent landscape photographers, including the late Galen Rowell, have called Bishop and the Eastern Sierra home and their base for their photographic expeditions into the stunning surroundings

No other region in the country offers the dramatic granite peaks, glacier-carved valleys, dense foliage and roaring mountain streams.

A rare and special treat, exclusive only to the Eastern Sierra & Owens Valley workshop, is an evening at a Deep Space Satellite Dish Array Complex to photograph star trails and the Milky Way, while surrounded by giant satellite dishes.

Each workshop participant gets to pick out their own satellite dish on the pad to use in the foreground of their astrophotography. Past workshop participants remark that this is the highlight of the entire workshop!

Photo Safari special invitation
hagen_lion-250.jpgWe want you to come to Tanzania with us. There are a few seats remaining for our November trip (Nov 4-15) and your workshop leader Mike Hagen will make sure it as one of the best wildlife photography opportunities you'll experience in your lifetime.

Your will see lions, cheetah, leopard, elephants, giraffe and over 100 species of birds on this adventure. Be sure to bring lots of memory cards because you'll need them.

Posted by flashdeadline at September 7, 2014 10:07 PM