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May 13, 2024

Community Update May 2024

DSC_6713-L4_110.jpgLots of things happening in the community. Here are the main items from the last months to keep you in the loop.

The Best of Nikonians 2023
After the winners in The Best of Nikonians 2023 Annual Photo Contest were announced March 25th, 2024 by our Photo Contests Director, David Summers (dm1dave), he and Eric Bowles (ericbowles) held a webinar with the winners who talked about the details and stories behind their images. The 2023 year's contest had 109 finalist photos and our team of international judges chose 10 photos as this years winners.

The Best of Nikonians 2023 Exhibition, a virtual gallery is now open and you are most welcome in, to walk around and to discover the 56 artworks produced by the finalists and the winners. After you have visited the exhibition, please do leave a comment in the comment section below it and let us know what you liked and what you think can be improved.

"Heavenly Solitude" from the portfolio of Tim Speer (tspeer) taken in the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado with a Nikon D750

Forum clean up and improvements
There are several ongoing projects to further improve our community. Some of the recent changes:

  • Forum posts older than 36 months now automatically locked by a bot, preventing reawakening of ghost discussions
  • Want to Sell (WTS) and Want to Buy (WTB) posts older than 6 months now automatically archived
  • Search in forums now select recent posts only by default, ignoring older posts
  • Your received awards (ribbons) now included at the top of your portfolio
  • Forum subscriptions and topic notifications now in a new format with improved structure and HTML
  • We do support RSS since long, but the RSS feeds have been improved

More details and links in this blog post. For details on the new subscription email structure, please see this separate blog entry.

Fundraising campaign 2024
We are currently working on: Improving our learning content, enhancing existing features and new tools incl. photo critique & feedback possibilities.
Any amount is helpful. Contributions of $50 USD or above receive a unique, 2024 Donor Ribbon as a small thank you - Make sure you are logged in before paying. With $150 USD and above you are eligible for the new, limited black edition of our Nikonians Supporter Baseball Cap, which will be produced in two batches this year, first production in July 2024. More info

Travel story
Join Connie Cassinetto to the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula where she photograph penguins, icebergs and snow-covered landscapes. More...

Thanks for reading, and...
Go get that next capture!
The Nikonians Team

Posted by bgs at May 13, 2024 10:44 AM