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What is that "something" we take photographs of?

Added by bgs | December 14, 2017   11:03 AM | TrackBack

20171213_092303_2.manta_divers_marjani_110px.jpgThere is always something happening in the world of Nikonians. This week we have rolled out further improvements in the community: (1) it is now easier to see articles related to a specific topic (aka keyword/theme) (see this post) and (2) we are now showing small "overview thumbnails" of images linked into a discussion as well, not only for those that are uploaded.

What is that "something" we take photographs of?


How do you work with other people?

Added by bgs | December 7, 2017   10:22 AM | TrackBack

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Welcome to this weeks newsletter.

A new episode of Martin Turner's "Shooting the $2million image" premium article series is available. Martin discusses the "human factor" and how vital this is for successful professional photographers. He adds "One survey across many industries suggested that technical skills only accounted for around 20% of career success. The other 80% ? Ability to work with people." Read the article

How do you work with other people?


How to stay motivated?

Added by bgs | November 23, 2017   9:18 AM | TrackBack

20171121_140626_1.bald_eagle_pixures_110px.jpgBack to my southern basecamp looking through members images in our "Master your vision" galleries, something I seriously enjoy doing since it gives me a lot of good inspiration. I encourage you to do the same :)

Our Master your vision galleries contain a total of 18 main categories with everything from Astro, Glamour and Landscape to Travel, Underwater and Wildlife photography.

How to stay motivated?


Is incorrect focus a deadly sin?

Added by bgs | November 8, 2017   7:01 AM | TrackBack

20171103_092354_1.cattle_egret_topper1946_600pxh-110.jpgHope your photography is doing well, no matter outside temperatures and the weather conditions that you might experience at your location. I am packing up at my nordic getaway heading "down south" to continental Europe this week and expect some good shooting opportunities along the way. We have lovely foggy mornings with plenty of roe deer and the odd moose out browsing and I will for sure keep some of Ramón's (jrp) "photography sins" in mind while shooting.

Is incorrect focus a deadly sin?


Mastering photography (technique) vs. art

Added by bgs | October 31, 2017   10:18 AM | TrackBack

_PJJ2733-110px.jpgWriting this week from my nordic getaway, pretty much smack on the 60th north latitude. I am heading out to the Baltic coast today for some landscape and bird shooting and reminded myself to pack enough rain covers and cleaning cloths for the gear.

Mastering photography (technique) vs. art


A Nikon D850 job - What keeps us motivated?

Added by bgs | October 19, 2017   8:12 AM | TrackBack

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In this weeks newsletter we are looking into what members say about the Nikon D850 and what keeps us motivated when continuing on our quest to improve our photography.

Want to make sure you get our weekly update in your mailbox? Just subscribe.

A Nikon D850 job - What keeps us motivated?


European trip autumn 2018

Added by bgs | October 16, 2017   10:57 AM | TrackBack

SchlossHofAustria_DSC1703-110px.JPGAre you interested in going for a week of shooting in Europe in the autumn of 2018?
Maybe combined with the largest imaging and photography exhibition there is, Photokina in Cologne, Germany which is taking place 26th-29th of September?

European trip autumn 2018


Open position: Writer

Added by bgs | October 16, 2017   8:50 AM | TrackBack

JRP_6573_3_110px.jpgWe are expanding our team of authors - If you are interested to join, send me, bgs a private message.

Open position: Writer


Why bother about mastering photography?

Added by bgs | October 14, 2017   3:39 PM | TrackBack

_PJJ5004-110.jpgThis weeks newsletter is the weekend edition. That was not planned, but some network equipment at an Internet provider in Austria, where I am located right now, decided to give up and take a long, maybe well-earned rest. Next week is back to Thursdays.

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Why bother about mastering photography?


Inspiration and mastering the art - We are back to weekly

Added by bgs | October 1, 2017   1:23 PM | TrackBack

question-guy-bgs-110px.jpgInspiration, mastering the art of photography, professional tips and industrial news: The publishing of our weekly newsletter stopped mid July after we'd experienced some unplanned changes on the team. We are now getting back on track again and expect to be publishing weekly starting coming week.

Inspiration and mastering the art - We are back to weekly


Upload, share and enjoy - Now bigger than ever

Added by bgs | September 27, 2017   12:33 PM | TrackBack

Trains-Indiana-color-bgs-bump57-crop.jpgStarting today, you can upload large files in the forums and share with others. And we mean LARGE. The old limits on width, height and file size are no more.

Upload, share and enjoy - Now bigger than ever


We are advertising free

Added by bgs | September 25, 2017   11:26 AM | TrackBack

20170922_134558_4.lakenorman_treadwl_110px.jpgWe are going advertising free today. This means: No more advertising on the top or bottom of pages, in the articles or on our homepage.

The reason? The value of the advertising, for you as a member and for the Nikonians Community over all, is diminishing. Many of us are using ad blockers and if we do not, we hardly interact with the ads or view them.

We hope this change will further lead to a cleaner design and less clutter, making the Nikonians Community an even more enjoyable place to visit.

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Lake Norman Sunrise. Nikon D800, 24-70mm f/2.8 @ f/22, 20s, ISO 100, ND filter.
Lawrence Treadwell (treadwl). You can see more of his work here.

If you want to give us feedback on this, feel free to do that right in this thread.

Enjoy!
Bo & Ramón

We are advertising free


Advice & critique on your photographs?

Added by bgs | September 19, 2017   4:03 PM | TrackBack

bgs-asking-for-critique-110.png It is now easy for Nikonians members to ask for critique on their work. When you have uploaded an image in your galleries, just use the link in the bottom right corner, "Please give me critique on this image" to kick it off. Other members and the team will now have the chance to give you the constructive critique and advice you might need to further advance your skills.

Advice & critique on your photographs?


Small changes are also important

Added by bgs | September 19, 2017   1:18 PM | TrackBack

Post-message-screen-2017-09-19-110.pngThanks to all our supporters, members on Silver, Gold and Platinum memberships and members participating in our fundraising, we are able to continuously improve the usability of the community's site.


Two of the latest, albeit small, adjustments we have done to Nikonians.org are:


  • Now the "post message" window has a cancel button, discarding the message and taking you back to the former window when used.

  • When you are using auto-renewal of your membership, look under "Membership" tab in "My Profile" to see when the next payment is due, independent of the duration of the membership.

Small changes are also important


Photo trip: Enjoy the Smokies in Spring

Added by bgs | September 15, 2017   1:04 PM | TrackBack

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Join Nikonians to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Spring. Great photography and learning guaranteed.

Photo trip: Enjoy the Smokies in Spring


Save 50% on a Gold Membership in September

Added by bgs | September 12, 2017   4:29 PM | TrackBack

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If you are a member on a Basic or Silver membership in the Nikonians community, you can right now upgrade to a Gold Membership at a 50% discount, giving you a full year of Gold benefits for $37.50 instead of the regular $75 USD.

Save 50% on a Gold Membership in September


Fundraising started

Added by bgs | September 4, 2017   4:32 PM | TrackBack

We have started our fundraising campaign September 4th, 2017 and its objective is to raise enough funds to further improve the way photographs are being managed and shared in the community.

Fundraising started


Issue with accessing us fixed 01-SEP-2017

Added by bgs | September 2, 2017   12:52 PM | TrackBack

Nikonians-Racks-FaM-364177-110.jpgWe have had "a bug in the system" resulting in some members and visitors seeing blank pages or "error 500" pages when trying to access certain areas of Nikonians.

This bug was fixed 01-SEP-2017 ca 16:40h UTC+0 (12:40 PM EDT)
It was (obviously inadvertently) introduced 16-AUG-2017 by us.

The buggy result occurred when the visitor/member:


  1. Was not logged in and

  2. Was accessing us from an IP address that we could not look up and

  3. Was accessing the login page, the password retrieval page, the deeper forum pages or galleries. It did not happen on e.g. the homepage, wiki, blog, newsletter subscription or search (NikoScope).

Issue with accessing us fixed 01-SEP-2017


Some members cannot access us

Added by bgs | August 31, 2017   12:58 PM | TrackBack

BGS0684-110.jpgWe have recently been notified that some members cannot access us and see an 500 error page or a blank page in their browser, trying to access certain areas of the community.

Some members cannot access us


Nikonians FAQ: Issues with login?

Added by bgs | August 22, 2017   9:05 AM | TrackBack

_BGS9598_1-Los-Cabos-Mexico-110_tonemapped.jpgEvery so often, some members of Nikonians report having issues logging in to the site. This often relates to a few, common problems. Remedies are listed in this blog, but if they did not help, just contact us.

Nikonians FAQ: Issues with login?

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