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August 10, 2020

People of a Place Contest

seg3-people-110px.jpg- The Best of Nikonians 2020 Photo Contest - Segment Three - Open Now

This segment's theme is "People of a Place".

This segment we are looking photos of people who are dressed in attire or participating in activities that are representative of their unique local culture. These can be candid shots, posed portraits, or street photography.


This is the third of four themed segments of The Best of Nikonians 2020 Contest. This segment will be open to entries from August 1 - September 15.

Click here to enter.

The winner will be announced at the end of September. The winner will be recognized in our blog and newsletter, they will receive a printable Certificate of Photographic Achievement.

The Nikonians team will choose five images as winners. All five images will automatically be uploaded to the Best of Nikonians 2020 Gallery.

This contest, along with the monthly forum contests, are the preliminary rounds for the Annual Best of Nikonians Photo Contest where you have the opportunity to win prizes and have your images highlighted in the Winners Galleries

Posted by dm1dave at 6:06 PM

August 6, 2020

June Contest Winners

june20-winners-110px.jpg Please join us in congratulating the winners of our June monthly contests.

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

Click on the linls below to offer your congratulations.


Gerald Botkin (bayouboy66)
Theme: Feeding
Title: Eye to Eye
Mark Kraus (pipco)
Theme: Feeding
Title: Bluebird Meal


Robert Wightman (robwig)
Theme: Up A Hill, Down A Mountain
Title: Cerro Torre
Antionette Morkel (amorkel)
Theme: Up A Hill, Down A Mountain
Title: Last Light Spitzkoppe

Macro & Close-up

Bonnie Christensen (BChrisRad)
Theme: Leaves
Title: Highways and Byways

Mark Thomas (Danygraig)
Theme: Little Shops on Back Streets
Title: Tivoli Gardens

Digital Artistry
Christian Fritschi (ChristianF)
Theme: Movement
Title: The Flight of the Eastern Kingbird

Non-Nikon Cameras, Special Edition Contest

Darryl Hodson (skibreeze7)
Theme: Fun & Games
Title: Covid-19 Break



Monthly Contests Updated

The August contests have been updated.

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

As well as the Nikonians Portrait Challenge 2020, open until August 15.

and the Best of Nikonians 2020 - Segment 3 - People of a Place, open until Sept 15.

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.

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

Posted by dm1dave at 5:12 AM

August 5, 2020

Behind the Image plus a basics refresher

We hope you are safe and healthy in these uncertain times, that you have time to spend on your photography, to further nurture your skills and that you achieve results you are thrilled about.

Celebrating our 20th anniversary, we have several new features at Nikonians to help you grow as a photographer.

1. The Behind the Image feature provides details about the creation of a photograph.
This is also a great opportunity for you as a Contest Winner or Editor's Choice participant to chime in to reach out and help other photographers.

2. In New to Photography we have started a series of popular photography basics posts where you can learn more about certain photo techniques with lots of sample images. Right now it is all about shutter speeds and aperture.

New educational posts are added over the next weeks and months, so if you are new to photography, or need to freshen up on some of the basics we can strongly recommend this area of Nikonians.

Btw, if you are not a Gold member yet, celebrate with us and get 50% off on a new Gold membership.

Stay safe and healthy,
Bo (bgs), Bonnie (BChrisRad), Dave (dm1dave), Ramon (jrp) and the whole team at Nikonians

From the portfolios
Cafe in Lisbon by Cavy2. See her complete portfolio

Articles & Books
There are several new premium articles available in the "On Assignment" series by pro photographer Matt Bradley (mbradley). See his series

DigitalDarrell is writing a new book in the NikoniansPress series, this time on Mastering the Nikon D780. As always, as a member you are invited to participate with your great D780 shots.

The Nikonians Portrait Challenge 2020 is open for entries until August 15th. This is a Special Edition Contest, an extension of our big annual contest. Up to five images from this challenge will be advanced to the finals of The Best of Nikonians 2020 Photo Contest.

The segment 2 winners in The Best of Nikonians 2020 have been announced

Posted by bgs at 9:45 AM