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February 22, 2021

Video with Tony Sweet available

TonySweet_DSC6220_110.jpgThe video from our webinar with nature photographer and Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Tony Sweet from 16-FEB-2021 is now available for you to enjoy.

We had a great session with a lot of interest and Tony was digging into many aspects of composition technique, how to isolate and to simplify to get the most out of your work.

He discussed many aspects of composition and took questions. The webinar should be providing you with both knowledge and inspiration, not only for beginning photographers, but also for the intermediate and advanced photographers in the community.

Image by Tony Sweet

You find the recording on the webinar page - make sure you are logged in.

New article on previsualization
Connie has written a new piece on the importance of vision. How do you go about that? Here is hopefully some inspiration

Specials from Hunt's Photo
Hunt's is making the Nikonians webinars possible. Below are the latest deals that they provide for you as Nikonians member.

Just email Noah (nbuchanan at for custom bundle deals on all Nikon Camera and Lens purchases. If you are interested in the specials below, or you did not find what you are looking for on their website, mail him and request what you need as well.

- 20% off on all Benro Master Variable ND Filters.
- 15% off on all NiSi variable ND filters.
- 10% off on all Pro Media Gear tripods
- 15% off on all Induro tripods
- 15% off on all Sirui tripods
- Manfrotto 230 all weather tripod shoes: $39.99

Posted by bgs at 10:33 AM

February 16, 2021

The Best of Nikonians 2020 - Winners Announced

best-of-2020-win-110px.jpgNikonians is proud to announce the Winners of The Best of Nikonians 2020 Photo Contest.

Once again, the quality of the images submitted this year has been outstanding. We are extremely proud of the level of photographic accomplishment of our membership.

An international jury of nineteen talented photographers, from 8 countries, were drawn from the Nikonians Team to grade the one hundred and forty-seven qualifying finalist images.

Winners will receive:

The Laureate Ribbon, as Winners of an annual Best of Nikonians Photo Contest
The Nikonians Certificate of High Photographic Achievement signed by the founders.
Their images will be featured in a Nikonians webinar on March 18.

Please stop by to congratulate the winners.

Winners are...

  • Stop Action by Isaac Vaisman (ivaisman)
  • Spitzkoppe by Antionette Morkel (amorkel)
  • Mandrill by Gerald Botkin (bayouboy66)
  • Cerro Torre by Robert Wightman (robwig)
  • Tanglewood Mist by Tom Egel (tegel)
  • Death Valley by Barry Schirm (BSchirm)
  • Today Is A Good Day by Tom Jacob (sevendayimages)
  • Mills Lake by Thomas Sprunger (Melman59)
  • Eyes of Fire by Elsburg Clarke (mrphotoman)
  • Pop Culture by Howard McNeely (Mackuen)



Special Thanks to our sponsor ThinkTank Photo


Posted by dm1dave at 7:46 PM

February 12, 2021

Webinar with Tony Sweet, Feb 16th 07:00 PM EST

TonySweet_DSC7767-110-sq.jpgOur third webinar with photographer and Nikon Legend Behind the Lens Tony Sweet will be held February 16th, 7:00 PM EST. A video recording will be available after the live event.

Tony's program will be Compelling Composition: Isolate and Simplify.

Many Nikonians will probably recall Tony from the interview in our very first podcast held back in June of 2005. Nikonians have also participated in his photography workshops throughout the years and read his books, and we are thrilled to have him back with us.

To access the webinar, please see the specific webinar page. The webinar is available to all members on Silver membership and higher.

Image by Tony Sweet

The program: Compelling Composition: Isolate and Simplify

The program will be a "tour de force" of compositional techniques and creative applications for greatest visual impact. The overriding concept is to learn to isolate and simplify the subject.

Among the topics discussed will be

  • The power of perspectives
  • The power of line in visual design
  • Creating visual drama
  • Using strong graphics to enhance visual interest and drama

It is the hope that this presentation increases the attendees' attention to detail in creating clean, direct and compelling compositions. Questions are encouraged throughout the presentation and at the end.

For more information on Tony and how to see the live event, or to access the webinar video recording, please see the webinar page.

Not on Silver yet? No problem, just upgrade to access our webinars series.

Posted by bgs at 9:36 AM