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March 17, 2015

15th Anniversary ANPAT invitation issued - Fall in South Dakota

Academy-SQ-Rushmore-Lincoln_120.jpgThis year we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the community, and for some members, the celebration will be extra special.
Our fall season Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) will be officially known as the 15th Anniversary ANPAT. It will be held From September 26 (arrival) to October 3 in South Dakota.

The invitation has been released for you to join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ram?n Palacios (jrp) in this target-rich region for splendid photography opportunities.

Rushmore_300.jpgTrip Coordination and leadership duties are in the hands of Moderating Team member Eric Bowles, and he?s promising unique shooting opportunities:

?In putting together this trip, I've tried to keep driving time reasonable and maximize shooting time. We've got some great locations planned.

One treat - there will be a near total eclipse of a "super moon" just after sunset during our time in the Badlands. We'll have good locations for photographing the eclipse as well as moonlight on Mount Rushmore later in the week.

Badlands and Custer State Park are great landscape locations and very good for wildlife. anpat-15_bison_300.jpgWe'll see lots of bison, prairie dogs, pronghorn, etc.

We will be going for a full week to the Black Hills & Badlands region of South Dakota. It was chosen not only for its unique scenery; it also has one of the largest concentrations of National and State Parks, monuments, memorials and caves in the Midwest. It offers varied and unique photo opportunities for landscapes and wildlife.?

anpat-15_moonrise_300.jpgThe lunar eclipse arrives on the evening of September 27 beginning at sundown. During this type of eclipse, the Moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color. Weather permitting, the 15th Anniversary ANPAT attendees we'll be at a great location to catch it.

If you are an ANPAT veteran, you well know why you should not miss it. If you are new to our Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trips you must come to learn why Nikonians is not just "a site" but a full rewarding community experience of a brotherhood.

Need More information?
The official 15th Anniversary ANPAT page

The 15th Anniversary ANPAT Announcement and Invitation

More from the Academy:

Registration is closed for Spring ANPAT and we are looking forward to spending a week photographing southern marshes, swamps and beaches in Florida and Georgia.


RichardHulbert_175.jpgRick Hulbert's Urban and Street photography workshop in San Francisco is down to the last few seats available.

After every workshop Rick leads, customers write in with accolades regarding Rick's excellent teaching style. Rick is one of the best and you'll love his workshops.

This workshop series is designed to improve your photography regardless of whether you consider picture taking a hobby, or you are a serious enthusiast, or a professional photographer, or earn your living as a member of the global real estate, design, and construction industries.

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.


Mike-Hagen-150.jpgMike Hagen's Iceland Bird and Landscapes photo adventure this July has just a couple seats remaining as well.

Mike is returning to one of his favorite places on earth and loves to share his photography knowledge with participants on this amazing Icelandic journey along the southern coast.

Join him on this or any of his adventures to Galapagos or Tanzania for a photo trip you'll never forget.

Posted by flashdeadline at March 17, 2015 9:36 PM