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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

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

Community
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

April 30, 2020

Turning 20, new caps and 50% off on Gold

donlwilliams-1966-567028-110.jpgMake sure you get your unique Nikonians photographers card aka ID. Any member on Platinum or Gold level is entitled. We are running a new batch soon and you can order yours in "My Profile" and "Membership" tab.

We have more good stuff coming up in the next weeks and months, stay tuned.

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary, we have a special for a 50% discount on the annual Gold membership, starting today through May 20th. Use the voucher 'nik2020' to take advantage of this offer ($37.50 instead of the regular $75.00).

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Make sure to order your photographers card.

For the anniversary, we are running a limited series of 200 Nikonians Memento Caps. First come first serve. More information in the Nikonians Cafe.

We have written up a small thank you note to all of you who have supported the community in the past 20 years. Several members have done a video which is on the page and members have posted their thoughts and congratulations in the About Nikonians forum.

Talking about writing things up, that is exactly what several authors have done. You may want to start with Photography in unusual times, listing several articles that you might find helpful, or you head over to Marsha's interview with Paul Blais (PBlais).

Long Live Nikonians
Bo (bgs) & Ramon (jrp)

From the portfolios
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Image by Don L Williams (donlwilliams1966) photographed with a Nikon Z6 at 105mm. See his complete portfolio

Contests
Make sure to check out the latest contests.
In The Best of Nikonians 2020 Photo Contest the current theme is "Nostalgia or History Today" while our Special Edition Contest is "Lockdown 2020 Photo Challenge".

Posted by bgs at 1:52 PM

20th Anniversary - 50% off on Gold

We are turning 20 years! Come and celebrate with us. Use voucher 'nik2020' to get 50% off on a new Gold Membership.

It was back in April 30th, 2000 when we officially kicked-off the community. We are celebrating this with multiple events throughout the year. Starting today thru May 20th, you will save 50% on an annual Gold Membership using the voucher "nik2020" on the upgrade page. That is a saving of $37.50 USD (regular $75.00 USD)

As a Gold Member you access the Premium Critique forum with NEF upload, you have your own portfolio, your own Nikonians email address plus more, such as your custom made photographer's ID.

The Nikonians Photographer's ID

OK, I want to upgrade to Gold and take advantage.

Thank you for your support making our ad-free, independent community an even better place to be at for Nikon photographers.

Posted by bgs at 10:34 AM