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October 29, 2014

Nikon D750 - More Than an Update

Three months before Christmas Nikon presents a new full-frame DSLR - a camera which lies between the D610 and D810, but is more than an upgrade of the D700. Discover more in our first review about this novelty.

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October 23, 2014

Urban and Street Photography Workshop comes to Europe

After various locations across the United States and Canada, Rick Hulbert?s Urban and Street Photography Workshop comes also to London and Munich in May 2015.






The cool thing about urban enviroments is they are both subjects and settings, offering a great potential. The purpose of the workshop is to get you to think about concepts in architectural and urban photography that you hadn?t thought of or considered before.

The workshop is designed to improve your photography regardless of your level. Moreover, there is no requirement for a fancy equipment and Rick encourages potential students to bring any DSLR camera brand, as well as point and shoot cameras, new mirrorless cameras and even camera phones.

The four days offer a portion of illustrative lectures as well as shooting in the field, followed by a daily session of constructive critique, helping you to take your photography to the next level.

For more information and testimonials visit these links:

London workshop
Munich workshop
Rick Hulbert?s profile

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October 21, 2014

Nikonians Academy adding dates, courses to 2015 calendar

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Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the academy staff is wrapping up the October schedule with plenty more to come before the year is out.

Mike posted a quick message from the road:

"What a busy few weeks we've had at the Nikonians Academy. With photo adventure travel to Acadia National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yosemite National Park and classroom workshops in Los Angeles and Seattle, we are busier than ever. This week, we have workshops in New York and still have a few seats available if you'd like to sign up."

If you are thinking of signing up for one of the New York City workshops (led by Steve Simon) here's a look at the schedule:

Master the Nikon D600, D610, D7000 and D7100 - In Depth 2 - Oct. 22
Master the Nikon D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s - In Depth 1 - Oct. 23
Master the Nikon D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s - In Depth 2 - Oct. 24
The Passionate Nikon Photographer Two-Day Mastery Workshop - Oct. 25-26

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Coming up, Mike Hagen is leaving for Tanzania to lead is 8th Photo Safari on November 1st. If you missed this year's trip, then don't wait o sign up for next year's African Photo Safari. It is already posted and members are beginning to sign up.

The dates for 2015 are November 4-15.

Mike tells us he likes to give plenty of planning time for his Safari participants:

"Yes, it is a long ways off, but start planning now for the trip of a lifetime! We are
limiting the size to 12 participants and this number includes your tour leader.

One of the best aspects of this trip is that we are only allowing three photographers per
vehicle. This means that each person will have an entire row to themselves with
one seat for their camera gear and the other seat for themselves. There will be
plenty of room to move around and everyone will have perfect access to all
photo opportunities."

Looking ahead...

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Join Rick Hulbert in Los Angeles this December for his signature Urban and Street Photography workshop designed to help photographers with composition, creativity and passion. This is a four-day workshop with a maximum enrollment of 10 people.

This workshop is designed to get you to think about concepts in architectural and urban photography that you hadn't thought of or considered before. That is, admittedly, a rather bold statement. However, that is exactly what this four-day experience will achieve.

You will discover how to better frame and crop architectural and urban images using the long established basic principles of portrait, wedding, and event photography. By the way, if you are a wedding or event ehotographer, this workshop will take your photography up a notch as well.

You will learn how to create jaw-dropping images that will be the envy of both your photographer friends and potential future clients.

Rick is one of the best instructors in the industry and you will love his mix of detailed knowledge and humor.

 

Next Year...

We are working on our 2015 workshop schedule right now and will be posting
more workshops
within the next week for cities around the USA and countries
around the world. Look for workshops on new cameras, new flashes, new software
and new locations. We love photography here at the Nikonians Academy and have a
passion to share that love with the world.

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October 20, 2014

Capture One Pro 8 Review

Capture One is the premium Raw Developer package, squarely aimed at professionals who need to combine excellent results with a robust workflow and the ability to manage large numbers of big files swiftly. Now it comes with the Pro Version 8. Read more to discover the new tool.

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October 15, 2014

Academy wrapping up the 2014 Calendar

D750-blg-SQ_125.jpgNikonians Academy instructor Steve Simon is running his signature Passionate Photographer workshop at his new studio in New York.

We have already prepared for the brand new Nikon D750 and are including this in our existing D610/D7100 workshop classes.

If you have a D750, come join us in New York (beginning October 21).

Passionate-Photog_250.jpgSteve Simon's New York curriculum includes:
▪ Master the Nikon D600, D610, D7000 and D7100 - In Depth 1 - Oct. 21
▪ Master the Nikon D600, D610, D7000 and D7100 - In Depth 2 - Oct. 22
▪ Master the Nikon D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s - In Depth 1 - Oct. 23
▪ Master the Nikon D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s - In Depth 2 - Oct. 24
▪ The Passionate Nikon Photographer Two-Day Mastery Workshop - Oct. 25-26

Academy Director Mike Hagen is hosting three days of workshops in Seattle this week and there are a few seats available if you hurry.

Mike Hagen's Seattle curriculum includes:
▪ Master Adobe Lightroom 5 In Depth 1 - Oct. 16
▪ Master Adobe Lightroom 5 In Depth 2 - Oct. 17
▪ Master Nikon i-TTL Wireless Flash, CLS - Oct. 18

Coming soon...
Hulbert_Composition_275.jpgRick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography workshop is scheduled for Los Angeles and San Diego this December and January. Join Rick to learn how to create compelling photos in urban areas. Rick is a professional architect and professional photographer.

There is no requirement for fancy equipment. 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.

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Lester Picker is hosting the Acadia National Park photo adventure this week and in two weeks Mike Hagen leads our Annual Tanzanian Photo Safari.

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Galapagos_seals_300.jpgJoin us in 2015 for another great photo adventure to the greatest destinations in the world: Iceland in Winter, Costa Rica, Yosemite in Winter, Galapagos, Iceland in Summer, and Tanzania.

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Contest Congratulations

Aug-Cont_SQ_110.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the August Contests.

Check our six-image legend below and scroll down for the names of the winners and the photo links. The links will lead you to explanations behind some of the photographs and an overall look at the competition.

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1. Wildlife ? "Cooling Off" winner Barry Schirm (BSchirm) from California, USA with his image titled Liquid Perch.

2. Landscape ? "Up Close and Wide" winner Russ Glindmeier (russg), from Arizona, USA with his image titled "Valley View, Yosemite NP.

3. Macro ? "Borders and Edges" winner John Kirkpatrick (natashadak), from California, USA with his image titled Curved.

4. Sports ? "Speed" winner James Reynolds (reynja), from Texas, USA with his image titled Sparks.

5. Travel ? "Little Shops on Back Streets" winner Tom Ferguson (tekneektom), from Wisconsin, USA with his image titled Simple Life.

6. Online Assignment ? "Lens Flare" winner Darryl Hodson (skibreeze7), from Oregon, USA with his image titled Sunset Flare.

If you want to participate, please be sure to enter one of the monthly competitions listed in David Summers' contest guide.

 

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October 7, 2014

Academy coast to coast and worldwide

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Masters Series workshops are taking place this week in Los Angeles with Academy Director Mike Hagen. 
Next up, Mike will be leading workshops in Seattle October 16-18.

Meanwhile, Steve Simon takes the series to New York, October 21-26.

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Mike Hagen's Seattle curriculum includes:

Master Adobe Lightroom 5 In Depth 1  -  Oct. 16

Master Adobe Lightroom 5 In Depth 2  -  Oct. 17

Master Nikon i-TTL Wireless Flash, CLS  -  Oct. 18


Steve Simon's New York curriculum includes:

Master the Nikon D600, D610, D7000 and D7100 - In Depth 1  - Oct. 21

Master the Nikon D600, D610, D7000 and D7100 - In Depth 2  -  Oct. 22

Master the Nikon D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s - In Depth 1  -  Oct. 23

Master the Nikon D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s - In Depth 2  -  Oct. 24

The Passionate Nikon Photographer Two-Day Mastery Workshop  -  Oct. 25-26

 

Rick Hulbert's newest global tour begins

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Check out Rick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography Workshops  in Los Angeles and San Diego this December and January. Rick is a professional architect and professional photographer. He knows his stuff and is a great instructor. Participants from previous workshops give Rick rave reviews and can't wait to come back for more.

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

 

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?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

For those of you in Europe, Rick has two more workshops planned for London and Munich next year.

 

Speaking of global?

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If you are an international photographer, then be sure to check out our diverse list of trips to places like Iceland in Winter, Costa Rica, Iceland in Summer, Galapagos Islands and Tanzania.

 

 

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