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January 6, 2015

Nikonians Academy adds new instructor

Academy-SQ-Camera-Hands_120.jpgThe newest instructor on the Nikonians Academy roster combines a hefty resume with international experience.
Academy Director Mike Hagen welcomes the newest member of the instructor team, Colin Hocking, from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Colin Hocking LRPS is an award winning and published photographer from Plymouth, England, who received his Bachelor of Science with Honors in Photo Science from the University of Westminster in London. Member of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), he is a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS)

Colin_Hocking_200.jpgColin's interest in photography started at a very young age when he would take his little plastic point & shoot out into the woods behind his parents' house to photograph birds.

He started his career at Polaroid UK and worked with many of the big names in the photography world. Moving to the United States, he lived in California for 19 years where he accumulated experience in the field and as owner of a photo-processing business. Now living in North Carolina, he held the position of Photography Department manager with the US National Whitewater Center for several years and later created his own franchise for high volume photography, photographing every photo genre one could think of, including sports, schools, pets, families, children, weddings, engagements, and of course nature and wildlife, his lifetime passion.

While some of his work has been featured in local and national publications he is specially proud of his nature and wildlife photography and of his growing commercial business that includes clients such as Lowe's Corporate, Ingersoll Rand, US National Whitewater Center,. Media Tech Publishing, Hedrick Gardner, Hickmon & Perrin, Care Pkg, Sequel Select and many more.

With a background that includes computer software teaching and the training of trainers, he is recognized as having a knack for teaching complicated subject matter in an easy and enjoyable way.

His first four cities on the 2015 schedule are:
Charlotte, NC 3/19 - 3/22
Atlanta, GA 4/8 - 3/12
Orlando, FL 4/16 - 3/19
Miami, FL 4/23 - 3/26

Specific classes and locations will be posted to the Nikonians Academy website in the next
few days.

Looking ahead----
Rick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography workshops are set for Charleston, South Carolina this February and San Francisco this April.

The Charleston location is designed to photograph the beautiful and historic downtown area. Rick's San Francisco venue is designed to highlight the drama and grand city-scapes of the City by the Bay. Rick is also looking forward to our London and Munich Urban and Street Photography workshops this May. If you live in Europe or are interested in visiting these great locations, then don't hesitate to sign up for these great workshops!


Teton_Spring_Owl_300.jpgJim Stamates? annual photo trips to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are dedicated to wildlife and landscape photography.

Few people know these parks better than Jim and he is definitely a master at helping photographers become better image makers in the wild.

Our Grand Teton trip is scheduled to begin May 25th and our Yellowstone trip is scheduled to begin June 1st.


Death_Valley_Spring-284.jpgBe sure to check out our other trips to the USA National Parks with instructors Michael Mariant and Les Picker.

We are running photo workshops to Yosemite, Death Valley, Giant Redwoods and Acadia.

The Yosemite in Winter adventure is slated for next month. Death Valley in the Spring comes in March and the Acadia workshop will be in October.


Galapagos_seals_300.jpgFor the international adventurers, we still have a few seats available for our Iceland photo adventure this July.

Also, we have spots open for our Galapagos cruise this September and our Tanzania photo safari in November.

Posted by flashdeadline at January 6, 2015 11:55 PM