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November 25, 2014

Black Friday Offerings from Think Tank Photo

In celebration of the coming holiday season, our friends at Think Tank Photo have announced a couple of fun special offers.

They have lowered the prices 25% on their popular CityWalker messenger bags. Extremely lightweight, the bags feature a high quality silver-toned nylon liner, RC Fuse External/YKK zippers, and antique nickel plated metal hardware. They have a sound silencer on the main flap (a great feature for wedding photography), extra flaps for smaller lenses with a fully lined velex insert for maximum customization, internal pockets that fit a pro-size flash, and a removable padded insert.

And, when you buy a Think Tank Photo rolling camera bag, you are eligible to receive their new "Road Warrior Kit", a $44.98 value, for free! The kit consists of ten Red Whips cable ties, a Cable Management 10 pouch, an AA Battery Holder (holds up to eight AA batteries), and a Small Travel Pouch.

And don?t forget, Think Tank offers free FedEx Ground shipping on all orders.

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Nikonians PhotoProShop Holiday Specials

Gift-Box-SQ-THU.jpgHappy Holidays from the founders, moderators and staff at Nikonians.org. 

Our traditional Nikonians PhotoProShop gift giving list has grown each year and for 2014 we have new items for your friends, family (and even yourself).

Have a look at our 2014 Gift Giving Page to choose from a wide variety of Nikonians Specials (prices are in USD) :

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Giotto's Q.ball Air Blower  - $9.99

A large number of photographers report that they have not needed to use anything else to keep their sensors clean

The new Q.ball air-blowers are made from natural and environmentally friendly rubber. 

It features a super air stream with an adjustable angle air nozzle. 

It handily and safely blows off dust particles, even those attracted by static electricity.



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Holidays Special Nikonians Pro Camera Strap Pack   - $29.99   

The Nikonians Pro Camera Strap is the first choice for professional and advanced amateur photographers using any Nikon camera, up to pro bodies with long heavy lenses.


The Nikonians Pro Strap is so sturdy and safe, that you do not have any problems wearing any camera body, even a Nikon D4 with a 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S Nikkor on it on your shoulder. With a medium or light weight camera, you will be pleasantly surprised by how light you camera and lens feels on it, even on your neck.


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Nikonians Holidays Special Value Pack   - $33.99 

 A Holidays Special Value Pack, nice gift for Nikonians.

It contains:

? A Nikonians Lens cloth - Most handy, effective and safe to clean your glass

? A Nikonians patch - To add to your jacket, vest or bag

? A Nikonians Cap (Black) - Show your colors and protect your head

? A Nikonians Coffee Mug - To sip your favorite drink, for a good day's start. 

A $44.53 value pack, yours for only $33.99 to celebrate the season. Order NOW for immediate delivery! Offer only valid while supply lasts.

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Kirk Hotshoe Bubble Level - 2-axis   - $23.95  

Mounts effortlessly into the hot shoe of any standard 35mm SLR or DSLR camera body to help achieve a finer degree of accuracy of horizons alignment, whether in vertical or horizontal format.

 



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PhotoProShop Hotshoe Bubble Level - 3-axis   - $25.95 

The advantage of the 3-tubes over the 2-tubes is that when you change composition, from horizontal to vertical, you don't need to take it off and reposition it to change the orientation of your bubble level.

● Spirit level measures: 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.4cm

● Single Hot shoe attachment measures: 1.8 x 1.8cm

 


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NEW Nikonians Cap Black   - $19.99  

Our new caps are six-panel cotton twill with matching twill sweatband, 3 1/4" constructed crown, swoosh profiled, with pre-curved visor, sewn eyelets, and comfortable Flexfit cloth strap in the back to fit any head size.

They are all beautifully embroidered with our Nikonians logo. 






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NEW Nikonians Cap Khaki  - $19.99  

 Bio-Washed Twill - Edge 

 Quality Materials and current style

? 6 Panel made, for durability

? Low profile

? Bio-washed

? Unconstructed twill cap with black color edge trim

? Features cloth back strap with brass buckle and tuck-in grommet.

Now you can have Nikonians caps both in the Original Nikonians Black with a new red trim like your camera, and this one in Khaki (light brown). 

No matter what color, they are both beautifully embroidered with our Nikonians logo.



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NEW Nikonians Cap White  - $19.99  

Just like the caps above, this new white cap is made of six-panel cotton twill with matching twill sweatband, 3 1/4" constructed crown, swoosh profiled, with pre-curved visor, sewn eyelets, and comfortable Flexfit cloth strap in the back to fit any head size.

Beautifully embroidered with our Nikonians logo.







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Nikonians Coffee Mug  -  $9.95  

The Nikonians Coffee Mug is back! 

What better way to start your day? 

A good cup of your favorite coffee, tea or chocolate and Nikonians. 

Start your day off right with a hot beverage served in an imprinted Nikonians Ceramic Mug.

Whether your hot drink of choice is coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or just some warm milk, this is up for the challenge and pleasure of it!

? Capacity: 16 fl ounces  (Yes, it can take a Starbucks 'Grande')

? Outside color: Black

? Inside (lining) color: Orange

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Nikonians Patch   - $4.80  

We have made a smaller series of Nikonians patches that can be sewn on e.g. bags, hats, backpacks, jackets and photo vests. They are approx 4.5" x 1.5" (11.5cm x 3.8cm), black with Nikonians in orange.

Show that you are proud to be a Nikonian!

 

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Nikonians Pro Camera Strap  - $22.99  

The Nikonians Pro Camera Strap is the first choice for professional and advanced amateur photographers using any Nikon camera, up to pro bodies with long heavy lenses.

The Nikonians Pro Strap is so sturdy and safe, that you do not have any problems wearing any camera body, even a Nikon D4, D3, D3X or D3S with a 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S Nikkor on it.

With a medium or light weight camera, you will be pleasantly surprised by how light you camera and lens feels on it.

If you have previously been using an inflexible non-stretch strap, you will be amazed how much comfort you have been missing.

With this strap your gear will instantly feel lighter.


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Nikonians Pro Sling Camera Strap  -  $4.99  

The Nikonians Pro Camera Strap is the first choice for professional and advanced amateur photographers using any Nikon camera, up to pro bodies even if with long heavy lenses.

Following that tradition, the Nikonians Pro Sling Strap is so sturdy and safe, that you do not have any problems wearing a Nikon D4, D3, D3x, D3s with a 70-200mm AF-S Nikkor.

The weight is evenly distributed to eliminate neck and shoulder fatigue. The Non Slip Grip of the wide shoulder pad enables your camera gear to be safely carried while having your camera ready to shoot in an instant. And you don't need to unscrew your camera plate or L-Bracket to use it.

It attaches to the eyelets of the camera, like the Nikonians Pro Camera Strap (Shoulder/Neck) or to one camera eyelet and the strap hole in your camera plate or L-Bracket.

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Solmeta PowerPal Power Tank  - $149.00  

The PowerPal power tank provides photog

raphers with backup power to recharge the battery of a DSLR camera and other 5V USB-charged devices, like their cell phone or tablet. 

A great accessory for photographers on the move, for when there is no AC power available.

Features:

? Recharges the camera batery where there is no AC power source available.

? With two USB output ports to allow for two USB-charged devices to be rechanged at the same time, with a maximum of 5A current.

? Built-in power baterry pack of six SANYO high capacity Li-ion rechargeable cells with 58WH capacity.

? With a hardware ON/OFF power button to switch the built-in Li-ion cells power pack to online/offline.

? Universal 100-240V AC input (cable included) for worldwide use without the need of voltage converters.

? WIth DC 12V car lighter input (cable included)

? LED lights indicate every state of input and output, recharging/discharging.

? Ability to recharge a camera battery and other USB-charged devices at the same time, when powered by an AC source or the DC 12V car lighter.

? Built in five models for compatibility with the five most popular current DSLR batteries 


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Mini-camera USB 8-GB flash drive - $14.99  

 ? Stylish and fashionable design with a lens that detaches to reveal the USB connection.

? Great and comfortable hand touching texture

? Easy to fit and use

? Capacity: 8GB

? Plug and play USB 2.0

? Driverless

? No external power required

? Operating system compatibility Windows 7/98/2000/XP/ME/SE/Vista

? Measurements: 54 x 55 x 40mm

? Weight: 2 oz / 55g

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Gift Vouchers with increments of $25, $50, $100, $200 and $500.

For your friend, your hubby, or for yourself.

Gift Voucher with your choice of four values.

For standard questions and help on how to use gift vouchers, you may want to read our FAQ's on them.

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November 18, 2014

Digital Tidbits: Photoshop CC Perspective Warp

Adobe released recently a number of updates for Photoshop CC,including the new Perspective Warp feature. This is a tool that allows you to modify the perspective of elements within a picture while not impacting other parts of the picture. A common situation where this presents itself is in architectural photography where a building needs perspective correction. In this article from his Digital Tidbits series, Mike Hagen will show you how to correct the perspective of your photo in 9 simple steps.

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November 12, 2014

National Parks photo adventures added

Michael-Mariant-SQ-Academy_120.jpgNikonians Academy instructor Michael Mariant has a brand new 2015 schedule taking you to America's National Parks.
   

Michael is based on California's Central Coast where for over 20 years he has explored the diverse Western States, from the mountains of the High Sierra to the plateaus of the Great Basin and the deserts to the south, capturing the stunning landscape in traditional black and white fine art prints.

Coupled with his documentation of the Western landscape, Michael has worked for nearly a decade as a contract photojournalist for The Associated Press as well as shooting travel/documentary editorial assignments.

Here's a preview to his new schedule:

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Yosemite in Winter

Dates: Thurs, Feb. 19 - Sun, Feb. 22

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Death Valley in Spring

Dates: Thurs, Mar. 26 - Sun, Mar. 29

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Big Sur: Coasts & Canyons

Dates: Fri, Apr. 17 - Sun, Apr. 19

(Intermediate Level Course)

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Digital B&W Zone System: Yosemite

Dates: Fri, May 8 - Sun. May 10

(Specialized Course)

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Secret Yosemite: Exclusive Locations

Dates: Thu, May 13 - Sun, May 16

(New description coming soon)

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Giant Redwoods of Northern California

Dates: Fri, June 26 - Sun, June 28

(Intermediate Level Course)

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Eastern Sierra & Owens Valley

Dates: Thu, Sept. 24 - Sun, Sept. 27

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Advanced Photography: The Zen of Thinking

Dates: Fri, Oct. 2 - Sun, Oct. 4

Capacity: 5 participants 

(Advanced Level Course)

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Digital B&W Zone System: Yosemite

Dates: Fri, Oct 23 - Sun. Oct. 25

Capacity: 5 participants 

(Specialized Course)

 

Coming in December

Rick Hulbert will be in Los Angeles next month (Dec 11-14) presenting his popular Urban and Street Photography workshop. This 4-day workshop features a calculated mix of illustrated lectures and location shooting.

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While the lectures will give you the fundamental information you need, you will spend a significant portion of the workshop in the field, with hands on photography. Rick will be giving daily constructive critiques of your images, which is a key part of the learning experience.

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 photographer, this workshop will take your photography up a notch as well.

Following his North American schedule, Rick heads to London starting May 21, 2015. 

German speaking Nikonians can join Rick in Munich starting May 21, 2015.

Check out our new our curriculum

Responding to popular demand, the curriculum now includes new Masters Series workshops added to the schedule. These workshops include classes for the Nikon D750, D810, D4s, D7100, D610, Df, Adobe Lightroom, Nikon wireless flash, Passionate Photographer and much more. For a full listing, go to our "By Topic" section at the Academy home page.

Looking ahead -- 

Now is the time to start signing up for our September 2015 trip to the Galapagos Islands on our private expedition yacht. This year's trip was incredible and we can't wait to go back again in next year. The Nikonians Academy is also traveling to Iceland and Tanzania for more amazing photography. Our trips are designed by photographers, for photographers and we know you'll have a blast.

 

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September Contest Congrats

Contest-Sep2014-THU-SQ.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the September Contests.

Congratulations to our members who submitted the images in our composite key (below). 

Scroll down to find links to the original entries, along with explanations behind the photographs and an overall look at the competition.

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1 - Wildlife ? ?Courtship? winner John McGarry (jtmcg), from Connecticut, USA with his image titled Puffin Sweethearts.

2 - Landscape ? ?Watery Landscapes? winner John Roach (jdroach), from Wisconsin, USA with his image titled Lower Bond Falls.

3 - Macro ? ?Monochrome? winner Mark Kraus (pipco), from Ohio, USA with his image titled Back-lit Flower.

4 - Sports ? ?Agony of Defeat? winner Linwood Ferguson (Ferguson), from Florida, USA with his image titled Are They Done Yet?

5 - Travel ? ?Framed? winner Barbara Colbert (Britbear), from Illinois, USA with her image titled Window to a Courtyard.

6 - Online Assignment ? ?Children? winner Robert Baldassano (robsb), from California, USA with his image titled Brotherly Love.

Special Reminder: The last of the four themed segments of the Best of Nikonians 2014 Contest concludes this week. This segment is open to entries from October 1 ? November 15 and the theme is ?Unusual Perspective.?

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November 11, 2014

Nikonian Northern Exposure #18

Learn to See better by clearing the mind.Peter talk about how to improve your photography by relax your body. A relaxed ?mind ?helps to calm racing thoughts and be able to focus on better photography .Learn to stop looking and start seeing.


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Click here to listen to the Podcast

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November 4, 2014

Winter plans include warm options at Nikonians Academy

Academy-Hulbert-SQ-THU_120.jpgNikonians Academy instructor Rick Hulbert will be in Los Angeles next month (Dec 11-14) presenting his popular Urban and Street Photography workshop. This 4-day workshop features a calculated mix of illustrated lectures and location shooting.

While the lectures will give you the fundamental information you need, you will spend a significant portion of the workshop in the field, with hands on photography. Rick will be giving daily constructive critiques of your images, which is a key part of the learning experience.

Hulbert-Chicago_300-st.jpgYou 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 photographer, this workshop will take your photography up a notch as well.

Following his North American schedule, Rick heads to London starting May 21, 2015.
German speaking Nikonians can join Rick in Munich starting May 21, 2015.

Warm up your Nikon this winter
CostaRica_monkey_300.jpgWinter shooting will be a lot more comfortable for our members joining Jim Stamates in Costa Rica next year (February 28 to March 10, 2015).

This is your opportunity to warm up in the middle of winter enjoying beaches, jungles, river trips, culture and lots of birds and wildlife. Jim and Kathy Stamates will be sharing photography tips as well as their knowledge of birds, wildlife and Costa Rican travel. This adventure is limited to 12 explorers for a more personal experience.

Jim and Kathy have been traveling to Costa Rica since 1994 and have explored border to border and coast to coast. They have included their favorite places in this adventure of a lifetime. You will see, do, and photograph more in 10 days then you can imagine!

Jim's schedule expands
Jim Stamates will be busy next year, with three new wildlife photography trips posted.
His new schedule now includes:

Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes - Spring 2015 - (May 26-29)
Yellowstone Wildlife and Landscapes - Spring 2015 - (June 1-4)
Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes - Fall 2015 ? (Sep 28-Oct 1)

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