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July 19, 2016

Nikonians Academy spotlight: Iceland and Chicago

Academy-Logo-Puffin-Glight-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen sends this week's update from Iceland, where he is leading a group of photographers through Iceland's landscapes and bird sanctuaries.

His group is now photographing geothermal sites, glacial lagoons, birds, landscapes, volcanoes, lava fields, waterfalls, and basalt columns. Mike also included a photo tour of Reykjavík that includes buildings and architecture.

Mike tells us:
hagen_Puffin_300.jpg"Puffins in flight are some of the most difficult birds to photograph. I'm working closely with our photography group and so far, everyone has taken keepers of this beautiful maritime bird."

Mike's image (at left) was taken this week with his Nikon D800 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Lens. He shot at 1/2000 sec, with an f/5.6 aperture and ISO of 1600.

hagen_puffin_175.jpgNext year's Iceland trip will run July 16-24, 2017 and Mike will have it posted to the Nikonians Academy website immediately upon returning to his office.

To learn how to master Nikon's autofocus system to capture bird-in-flight shots like the ones shown here, check out Mike's CreativeLive workshop titled The Nikon Autofocus System. Here's the direct link.

Mike will help you configure the autofocus system for portraits, sports, wildlife, and landscapes. Relying on autofocus will let you concentrate on lighting and composition, and help you take advantage of those fleeting moments.


Chicago_300.jpgRick Hulbert's Urban and Street photography workshop concentrates on the other end of the photography spectrum.

Rick's next stop will be Chicago in September.

He takes participants through an amazing instructional process to help them see and understand urban landscapes.

His specialty is teaching attendees how to capture people in the built environment. You're going to love this class.

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

If you are returning participant to Rick's Urban and Street Photography Workshop, Rick would like to offer you a special 25% off deal. We'll send refund details after you sign up.

Posted by flashdeadline at July 19, 2016 9:19 PM