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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:


Yosemite in Winter

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


Death Valley in Spring

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


Big Sur: Coasts & Canyons

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

(Intermediate Level Course)


Digital B&W Zone System: Yosemite

Dates: Fri, May 8 - Sun. May 10

(Specialized Course)


Secret Yosemite: Exclusive Locations

Dates: Thu, May 13 - Sun, May 16

(New description coming soon)



Giant Redwoods of Northern California

Dates: Fri, June 26 - Sun, June 28

(Intermediate Level Course)


Eastern Sierra & Owens Valley

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


Advanced Photography: The Zen of Thinking

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

Capacity: 5 participants 

(Advanced Level Course)


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.


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.


Posted by flashdeadline at November 12, 2014 12:54 AM