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May 30, 2020

Segment 1 Contest Winners

seg1-win2020-110px.JPGThe winners of The Best of Nikonians 2020 Photo Contest - Segment One have been announced.

The theme of this segment was Nostalgia or History Today.

Please join us in congratulating our five winners.

All images will advance to the final rounds of the Best of Nikonians 2020 at the end of the year.

- Once Faithful Companion - by William Middleton (wrmiddleton)
- 1906 Lutheran Church - Rick Spehn (PSAGuy)
- Carpentry Shop with Resident Cooper - by Bonnie Christensen (BChrisRad)
- Nine-O-Nine The Past Comes Alive - by William McEwen (Wolfgang55)
- Nostalgia: When I was young - by Godofredo Baylon (GBaylon)


Posted by dm1dave at 3:24 AM

May 20, 2020

Importance of previsualization & 5 tips for finding gems in your archive

Doris-Johnson-DcamZ-Cornflower-110px.jpgThere is lots of activity in the community while we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary.

The 200 Limited Edition Nikonians Memento Caps in black have been ordered with the manufacturer and we will keep you up-to-date on the shipping. If you have not gotten yours yet, there are only a few left. More information in the Nikonians Cafe

Are you a Platinum or Gold Nikonian? We are running a new batch of the Nikonians Photographers Card aka "ID" and the cut-off date for the batch is this Friday. You can request yours, with your good looking mugshot, under "My Profile" and "Membership" tab.

Not on Gold yet? The voucher 'nik2020' for 50% off on a new Gold membership is still valid. Take advantage of this.

Some more members have chimed-in and celebrate our anniversary in this new, second video.

In his first part of our new premium series on photography, member and retired pro Matt (mbradley) emphasis the importance of previsualization to get the shot. Matt has written several books throughout the years and worked on assignments for the National Geographic magazine. Please let Matt now in the articles comment section what works for you, and not.

Mike (mkhurder) is sharing his workflow with us, what he is looking for to find potential gems in older images and how he is using a simple, yet effective three color labeling scheme for sorting.

Please stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy our community and the friendship.
Bo (bgs)

From the portfolios

Cornflower by Doris Johnson (DcamZ). See her complete portfolio

Martin (Martinkross) asks an interesting question in the Nikonians Cafe: "I am going to put myself out there and share some uncomfortable and embarrassing feelings. Anybody have their spouse decide to take up photography too? How did that work out?"
Join the discussion

Current Contests and Online Assignment
As most of us are spending more time at home, we may need some extra inspiration to pick up the camera and get in some shooting. We have just the thing!

First we have the "Lockdown 2020 Photo Challenge" We are challenging our members to get creative and create some interesting or wall worthy photographs - without leaving home.

Any subject is acceptable, but photos must be shot in or around your home, including your yard or garden. We want the shots to be current so, all images must've been shot between March 10 and June 15, 2020.

Then, we have a perfect online assignment for shooting wile stuck at home. The theme is "In the Kitchen" and we are looking for creative photography of items found in your kitchen. This can be kitchen tools, appliances, food, or anything that you normally find in your kitchen.
There are no other restrictions except that your images must be taken during the months of May and June, 2020.

The first segment of The Best of Nikonians 2020 Photo Contest has been extended to May20th and the theme is "Nostalgia or History Today". Its focus is on things of old that are still with us today. Whether it's historical buildings, places, artisans working with traditional tools, or other remembrances of the past. You find it in our Contests & Assignments / Special Edition Contests forum.

Of course, we have our regular monthly contests as well. A list of all our current contest can be found here

Posted by bgs at 9:26 AM

May 10, 2020

March Contest Winners

Please join us in congratulating the winners of our March monthly contests.

All winning images have been entered in The Best of Nikonians 2020 Photo Contest.

Click on the name of the member to offer your congratulations.

Name: Pat Husband (Second Hand Pat)
Theme: Dramatic Light
Title: So That is Me
Name: Christian Fritschi (ChristianF)
Theme: Dramatic Light
Title: Preying Mantis

Name: Antionette Morkel (amorkel)
Theme: Your Tourism Brochure
Title: Sehlabathebe National Park In Lesotho

Name: Gerald Botkin (bayouboy66)
Theme: All that Glitters
Title: Gold Coins

Name: Bonnie Christensen (BChrisRad)
Theme: Travel Icons
Title: The Vessel in NYC

Digital Artistry
Name: Preston Moochnek (massulo)
Theme: Postcards
Title: Spring is in the Air



Contests Updated

The May contests are up and running.

Contests are open in Wildlife, Landscape, Macro, Travel, and Digital Artistry Forums.

We also have two special edition contests tha are open.

All contests are open to Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

Can you meet the challenge of our monthly contests? All contests are open to Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

Fined a list of all open contests and polls here: Current Contests

Posted by dm1dave at 4:41 PM