April 28, 2021
Discover Art by Nikonians
Join us on a virtual gallery tour where you discover the photography artwork of fellow Nikonians in a new way, using this 3D-styled exhibition on your regular PC/Mac.
We have started a new "three dimensional" format to let you discover photography made by Nikonians and in the current exhibition over 70 artworks are on display.
In the 3D-styled exhibition rooms, you can "walk around" using your keyboard and/or mouse and some of the photographs contain additional information on a small plaquette located beside the artwork.
The round icon in the top right corner of the exhibition room is the menu. In the menu you can select "Enter full screen" mode, which allows the images to show even better. There is also a menu item to "Start a tour" to run an automatic show and a "List of works" showing a catalog of all the artists and their work in this exhibition.
Our plan, based upon that this format is enjoyed by many of us, is to expand upon it and to launch new exhibitions throughout the year. We on the team would love to get your feedback on this format and hope you take the time to give us your input, both what you like and what you think could be improved.
Please do use the comment possibility on the exhibition page to let us know your thoughts once you have visited the exhibition.
Scheduled Maintenance Downtime
We have a scheduled maintenance downtime 15-MAY-2021 05:00h UTC+0 - 12:00h UTC+0 (01:00 AM EDT - 08:00 AM EDT) where the community site will not be available. We are keeping our twitter feed (@nikonians) up-to-date on the progress of the maintenance.
Nikon Studio NX webinar fully booked
There is a strong interest in the May 4th webinar with Vincent Versace where he will discuss his workflow using Nikon Studio NX and all of our available webinar seats (500 seats) are occupied.
Even if you have registered for the webinar, you may not be able to join the live session due to this. We recommend that you join the Zoom webinar earlier than the 7:00 PM EDT session starting time since Zoom has a "first come first serve" policy on the access.
Should you not be able to get into the webinar live session, remember that we will provide a video recording of the webinar some days after the live event.
More webinars coming
We have a series of great photographers and digital artists lined up for our upcoming webinars, available to all members on Silver membership and higher.
Adobe expert Julianne Kost joins us 18-MAY-2021 07:00 PM EDT, bird photographer Arthur Morris will be with us 15-JUN-2021 04:00 PM EDT and Nikon Ambassador Ami Vitale is online with us 14-DEC-2021 07:00 PM EST.
Dave Black, Kristi Odom and Pascal Baetens are being scheduled and more great photographers and digital artists are to come.
We are keeping an up-to-date list of all current and future webinars at Nikonians. Make sure you bookmark the page.
Friends of Nikonians
We have started a new feature, Friends of Nikonians, where skilled photographers, formerly or currently on the Nikonians team, are running workshops and online courses in their own capacity. More information in the blog
Posted by bgs at 9:35 AM
April 23, 2021
Learn Nikon Studio NX
Learn Nikon Studio NX with Vincent Versace in our upcoming webinar, 04-MAY-2021 7PM EDT. The webinar will be recorded and provided some days after the live event.
Vincent Versace has graciously agreed to come back for a return presentation on 04-MAY-2021 talk about Nikon Studio NX. The program will begin at 7:00 PM EDT.
Vincent Versace has used Nikon software since the early days of Nikon Capture. He has written books on photo editing - including editing with Nikon software. It is the front end and the RAW converter for all of his images. Before the start of our recent webinar with him, Vincent was talking about the capabilities in Nikon Studio NX, and how he incorporates it into his workflow. He also has some workflow suggestions that may help streamline your work and facilitate work in other programs when appropriate.
Nikon Studio NX is a free editing program from Nikon. It's strengths include excellent colors, matching settings with the camera, and the ability to use Control Points.
You need to register in advance for this webinar. It is available to all Nikonians, also on the basic, free level.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Posted by bgs at 8:03 AM
April 16, 2021
Friends of Nikonians
We are starting today with a new feature, Friends of Nikonians, highlighting interesting workshops, courses and webinars provided by talented professionals, both in North America and internationally. These photographers are considered by the Nikonians team to be true friends and supporters of our organization.
We are planning to regularly highlight upcoming, interesting events held by the Friends of Nikonians.
The photographers we list do not pay us for doing this, nor is there any commission, kick-back, exchange of services or of goods. We are listing their offering at no cost as a benefit to the members of the Nikonians community.
The photographers including in this blog have all been team members at Nikonians at one point in time.
If you have a suggestion for something we might have missed, please do get in touch with us and let us know.
The Image Doctors Rick Walker and Jason Odell have a series of workshops:
Oregon Waterfalls & Coastal Landscapes May 9 - May 13, 2021
Digital Infrared Photography, Portland, OR May 13, May 14 , 2021
Colorado Wildflowers with The Image Doctors, Jul 18 - Jul 21, 2021
Rick Hulbert, Fine Art Photography
Rick is running a series of virtual Fine Art Photography workshops and the latest one for April-May is already sold out. Make sure you sign up to his newsletter to stay up-to-date on upcoming courses and workshops.
Steve Simon, The Passionate Photographer
Steve has kicked-off several new courses and is going to run a workshop in Japan again, Nov 7 - 13, 2021. More on that in an upcoming Friends of Nikonians. He has started a new virtual course: The Passionate Personal Project - A transformative 5-week online workshop. The first course runs Apr 14 - May 12, 2021 and the second chance is Jun 23 - Jul 21, 2021
Posted by bgs at 9:19 AM
Video w Vincent Versace & Virtual Exhibition
We have our brand new 3D Virtual Exhibition online and the latest video from our webinar series is now available, this time with Nikon Ambassador and Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Vincent Versace.
If you are not a Gold member yet, this is your chance. Between now and April 20th, you can use the voucher GoldenSight and you'll get 50% off on a Gold Membership.
Vincent Versace discussed photography and a wide array of topics of being a photographer.
The webinar with Vincent Versace was very interesting and he covered a variety of topics. You will find the video on the webinar page. If you are interested in our earlier webinars, you'll find them all on our webinar overview
Nikonians Virtual Exhibition opens its doors with The Best of Nikonians 2020 Annual Photo Contest, displaying over 70 great artworks from the finalists and winners.
Thanks to the team members Tom Jacob (sevendayimages) and David Summer (dm1dave), our new Virtual Exhibition, featuring all of the finalists and the winners of the Best of Nikonians 2020 Annual Photo Contest is now available for you to enjoy.
Make sure you use the full screen mode in the virtual exhibition (menu is top right icon in the exhibition).
Posted by bgs at 7:30 AM
April 3, 2021
Webinar with Vincent Versace 08-APR-2021
Our fifth webinar with photographer and Nikon Legend Behind the Lens Vincent Versace will be held April 8th, 7:00 PM EDT. A video recording will be available after the live event.
His program is "The Future of a Career in Photography: Consider Arc Welding"
Vincent Versace has been a photographer for more than 40 years, and through that period has been a portrait artist, fine art photographer, author, educator, entrepreneur and entertainer. His versatility has created a portfolio of amazing images, and a unique perspective about how the industry and image making is evolving. Vinnie will share his perspective on the industry and image making for the twenty-first century in what is sure to be an energetic and thought provoking program.
Image by Vincent Versace
More information and access link on the webinar page
Posted by bgs at 11:12 AM
April 1, 2021
Segment 1 Contest - Low & Wide
The Best of Nikonians 2021 Photo Contest is underway. The first segment theme is "Low and Wide."
The theme is simple - we want you to get down low and shoot with a wide angle lens. Focal length should be 24mm or less and you should get as low an angle as possible, even if the means laying on the ground to get the perspective. Of course some of the new cams like the D850 and Z series with the tilting screen makes this a bit easier.
Any subject is acceptable as long as it is shot with a wide angle lens from a low perspective.
Enter the contest by replying to the contest thread here - 2021 Segment 1 - Low & Wide.
This is the first of four themed segments of the Best of Nikonians 2021 Photo Contest. This segment will be open to entries from April 1 - May 15.
The winner will be announced at the end of May. The winner will be recognized in our weekly newsletter and will receive a printable Certificate of Photographic Achievement.
For more info about all of our current contests see our Current Contests post.
Posted by dm1dave at 6:18 PM