March 16, 2018
March Contest Reminder
A call for entries, the contests are off to a slow start this month.
We have some great themes in the Wildlife, Landscape, Macro, Travel, and Digital Artistry Forums, as well as our Online Assignment.
So, the challenge is on, show us your creativity and photographic skill in fulfilling this months contest themes. The contests are open to Silver, Gold and Platinum members.
This month's themes are...
Wildlife > Birds and Blossoms
Landscape > Dramatic Daylight Sky with Motion Blur
Macro/Close-up > Modern Technology
Travel > The Intentional Tourist
Digital Artistry > Change
Online Assignment > Lakes and Streams
Be sure to vote for your favorite images from the February contests. Winners will advance to the Best of Nikonians 2018. Voting is open to all registered members.
Here is a full list of Current Contest & Polls
March 13, 2018
Nikon photographers read
We Nikon photographers are a lucky bunch. We have so much to read and there is always a lot to learn, no matter our current skill level; if we are professionally shooting, if photography is "only" our part time profession, or if it is a dear hobby to us.
Connie Cassinetto helps us working towards getting successful wildlife photos and how to achieve our artistic photographic vision in her two latest, premium write-ups.
Bella Wedding by hary21 from Indonesia is one of the many inspiring images you can find in the Nikonians wedding and social events gallery
Did you know that you can find articles at Nikonians based upon their key topics or "keywords"? This page helps you sort and find articles in a different way.
Behind the scenes
We are working hard behind the scenes (yes, really) and the testing team are busy reviewing new functionality. We are making it easier for members to get more exposure on their work and expect to go public beta with some good stuff really, really soon.
We are now sending out this email from a different server, hoping it does not get stuck in filters as much as it did earlier. Please do make sure you add our email address to your address book to ensure it comes through ok.
We went advertising free last year and that was taken very positive by many members. Our current fundraising campaign recently got a good boost by members Mike Sherwin and Mick Klass, big thanks! If you can, please participate and help out too, any amount is helpful.
Some other minor changes;
1. For the forums, you can now enable or disable "auto-jump" to oldest unread message in a message thread - more info
2. If someone likes an image of yours in the galleries marking it as a favorite, you are informed about this under the "heart" icon.
3. The gallery menu now contains a new section listing the main gallery categories.
I am wishing you a terrific rest of the week
March 4, 2018
January Winners Announced
We are pleased to announce the winners of the January monthly contests.
All six images have been entered in the Annual Best of Nikonians 2018 Contest.
The February Polls and the March contests are being updated, to stay up-to-date see the Current Contests post pinned in the English café.
Follow the links below to see the full images and to congratulate the winners.
Wildlife > Bill Marchel (BillMarchel)
Landscape > William McEwen (Wolfgang55)
Macro & Close-up > Geoff Baylis (GBaylis)
Travel > Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)
Digital Artistry > Gary Worrall (glxman)
Online Assignment > Gerald Oliver (geraldroliver)