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Nature Photography Day 15-JUN-2019

Added by bgs | June 13, 2019   8:08 AM | TrackBack

connie_cassinetto_image_3-02-110.jpgJoin us and celebrate Nature Photography Day, June 15th.
More info in the blog.

We also have three new articles out: One on wildflower photography, a new series on printing your photographs plus one on astrophotography using tracking telescope mounts.

Enjoy your reading week!
Bo (bgs)

Nature Photography Day 15-JUN-2019


Why life is so good being a Nikonian

Added by bgs | April 14, 2019   8:30 AM | TrackBack

This week we have a major improvement to announce in the "back-end of things": We have substantially improved the image uploading at Nikonians and it is now easier than ever to get your images uploaded and shared with others, both inside and outside of the community.

Why life is so good being a Nikonian


How to work with textures in Photoshop

Added by bgs | April 4, 2019   6:40 AM | TrackBack

This week Dan Wiedbrauk (domer2760) teaches us how textures and texture layers can transform digital photographs into digital artwork. His article includes links to two of his Creative Commons images so that you can follow along with the Photoshop tutorial. Read his premium article

How to work with textures in Photoshop


Why Astrophotography? Nikon HQ & improved sharing

Added by bgs | March 28, 2019   8:20 AM | TrackBack

images.nikonians.org_galleries_data_500_5001178_Deadvlei_nik_balanced_filter-110.jpgThis week we are getting into Astrophotography with David (dagoldst), there is a new episode out of Russel's Iceland travel report (episode #4) and we have an update for you regarding storing and sharing your images.

In case you've missed it, John (TokyoJohn) has shared some interesting images from the Nikon museum in Tokyo including a good capture of the lobby at the Nikon headquarters.

I am wishing you plentiful opportunities for good captures over the next few days,
Bo (bgs)

Why Astrophotography? Nikon HQ & improved sharing


Sharing your work with your clients, Iceland & more

Added by bgs | March 21, 2019   6:13 AM | TrackBack

images.nikonians.org_galleries_data_30606_Sunrise-web-v4_DSC5938-110.jpgAs we're getting more daylight to work with on the northern hemisphere, we are digging into this weeks trove of new articles. Since our last newsletter we're having two new episodes out of Russel's Iceland travel report, while Connie thinks about what judges do in photo competitions.

Sharing your work with your clients, Iceland & more


Iceland photography tips

Added by bgs | March 7, 2019   6:31 AM | TrackBack

dm1dave-wisconsin-barn-images.nikonians.org_galleries_data_30739_2019-01-24_SPG-8-892-110px.jpgSome of us dare to leave the comfort of our homes and venture out to far-away places, coming back to share the images captured and the knowledge gained.

One of these photographers is team member Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd). He has been writing up an extensive travel report with quite a few tips.

Iceland photography tips


Krueger National Park & importing images in LR

Added by bgs | February 21, 2019   6:36 AM | TrackBack

gloriosa_superba_aartpapaya_110px.jpgMany of our members will be familiar with Aart Louw's exotic wildlife shots from South Africa and Kruger National Park. In Marsha's latest "I Am Nikonians" article she is interviewing Aart (AartPapaya) and it is well worth a read.

Krueger National Park & importing images in LR


Nikon Z cameras book deadline & State of photojournalism

Added by bgs | February 14, 2019   6:26 AM | TrackBack

6724_8419abstarcanhingaw-110px.jpgIf you are shooting with a Nikon Z7 or Z6 and you want to get published, Darrell says the content submission deadline for the two NikoniansPress books on mastering the Nikon Z cameras is getting near. Want a chance for your image to be included? You better move fast. See our Nikon Z cameras forum.

Nikon Z cameras book deadline & State of photojournalism


Best of Nikonians 2018 Winners Announced

Added by dm1dave | February 13, 2019   1:54 AM | TrackBack

best of 2018-contes110px.jpg Nikonians is proud to announce the winners of the Annual Best of Nikonians 2018 Contest.

Best of Nikonians 2018 Winners Announced


3 tips on how to get ready for this season

Added by bgs | February 7, 2019   5:35 AM | TrackBack

Lake-Quinault-Nature_s-Jewels-110.jpg Are you getting ready for this season of outdoor photography? If you are one of us not shooting outdoors already, but rather still preparing yourself we have some tips for you.

3 tips on how to get ready for this season


Best of Nikonians Judging Underway

Added by dm1dave | February 2, 2019   11:47 PM | TrackBack

bestof2109-110px.JPG How do we choose images for the Best of Nikonians Contest?

Best of Nikonians Judging Underway


How to improve your photography?

Added by bgs | January 30, 2019   8:10 AM | TrackBack

30341_Old-Lady-at-National-Memorial-Chorten_Thimphu-110px.jpgTo participate in photo assignments and contests is a great way to improve your skills while getting inspired by the work of others. The end of the month is approaching fast, please take some time and stop by the contest forums and vote for your favorites.

How to improve your photography?


Winter photography plus D850 focus stacking

Added by bgs | January 10, 2019   5:32 AM | TrackBack

topper1946-tree21-110.jpgThe team behind our community is as busy as ever, working behind the scenes to make some new, good things available to you as an amateur, semi-pro or professional photographer and videographer.

Winter photography plus D850 focus stacking


Using Nikon Z7 for street photography

Added by bgs | January 3, 2019   6:10 AM | TrackBack

images.nikonians.org-galleries-data-23519-Gulliver-Playful-April-2014-110.jpgA new year has started and we are full of inspiration, kick-starting it with some great photography while learning new things.

Connie has been to Cuba using her Z7 for street photography and she shares her story with us in her latest premium article, while JRP has found a study claiming that making a picture a day and sharing it improves well being -- We both believe the authors of the study are onto something.


I am wishing you a terrific start of the new year,
Bo (bgs)

Using Nikon Z7 for street photography


How do you dress up in the cold for photography?

Added by bgs | December 20, 2018   7:00 AM | TrackBack

hans-ztz-2FND7_8639-110.JPGHow do you prepare for the outdoor shoot when it is getting colder outside? For us on the northern hemisphere of our beautiful, blue planet this might be a relevant question this time of the year.

A basic truth for nearly any outdoor activity is that it makes sense to dress in layers. Doing so helps you to shed some insulation when you are getting warmer, and it is easier to stay dry that way.

I personally prefer fabrics made of natural fibers over synthetic ones when feasible, but there are great synthetic materials available. Gloves is one major area for us photographers. The big, warm ones can hardly be worn when shooting while the thinner ones are keeping the fingers agile only as long as they are not too cold.

You may enjoy jrp's thoughts on this topic in our articles.

The whole Nikonians Team is wishing you a great holiday season, with lots of hard parcels and golden boxes.
Bo (bgs) and Ramón (jrp)

How do you dress up in the cold for photography?


How to tackle the steep Z-series learning curve

Added by bgs | December 13, 2018   5:30 AM | TrackBack

skibreeze7-arches-Darryl-91-110.jpgAs Nikonians, we are not merely Nikon users, but we are members of a community where we are trying our best to help each other.

What does it mean to be a Nikonian to you personally? What top five values do you think are important as a member? Let us know.

How to tackle the steep Z-series learning curve


The specs of the next digital cameras

Added by bgs | December 9, 2018   9:00 AM | TrackBack

Bob-Chadwick-BlueAngels-F18-Hornet-20140406_20140326_Fun_n_Sun_32-Edit-2-110px.jpgOur community has experienced a tremendous change on the internet, from being an early player back in the year 2000 where many were still "not connected" to today with billions of internet users.

Today we have a glut of information, provided by many for free, or paid by someone, often a less visible party in either cash, crypto-coins, equipment or favors. In this large "volume of data", whom can one really trust? What is their agenda? Why are they telling me X -- is it because they want to sell Y? What is really "good information" vs. "I am not totally, 100% sure what I am talking about, but I say it anyway" type of content?

The specs of the next digital cameras


Platinum or Gold member? Don't forget your ID

Added by bgs | December 4, 2018   12:54 PM | TrackBack

NikoniansPhotoID_110px-sq.jpgReminder to all of our Platinum and Gold members: Don't forget to request your personal Photographer's ID Card. You can do that under "My Profile" and "Membership" tab. We are doing one more batch of badges this year, prior Christmas.

Platinum or Gold member? Don't forget your ID


Going for a Nikon Z7? Plus selling your images

Added by bgs | November 19, 2018   5:39 AM | TrackBack

20181114_144731_1-fall_color_hwy_395_connie-cassinetto_110.jpgA new week has begun and we have some good reading and inspirational photography for you.

Connie Cassinetto has used her Nikon Z7 for some time now and gives you her thoughts on it together with the new 24-70 in this latest premium article. She's also been trying out the adapter with her 80-400 and 24-120. Read her article

I am wishing you a terrific, productive week
Bo (bgs)

Going for a Nikon Z7? Plus selling your images


Inspirational autumn landscapes & Nikon Z7 impressions

Added by bgs | November 9, 2018   7:26 AM | TrackBack

20181023_093628_9-spruce-flats-falls_scottashley_110.jpgWe are entering this autumn weekend with some good, inspiring landscape photography and there is a hands-on, first impressions review of the Nikon Z7 by one of our team members.

Member Scott Ashley (scottashley) has been interviewed by Marsha (meadowlark2) in this latest part of our "I Am Nikonians" series. Scott shares some of his great landscape photographs with us.

Read the scottashley Interview

20181023_093628_9-spruce-flats-falls_scottashley_600pxh.jpg

Spruce Flats Falls by Scott Ashley
Nikon D7100, Sigma 8-16mm @f/19, 6s, ISO 200, tripod

Nikonians moderator Jonathan Kandel (JonK) has written up his first impressions after having been using his new Nikon Z7 camera for a few weeks. No matter if you are considering buying your own Z7 right away or not, Jon's premium article is a good read.

Member Guy Eristoff (geristoff) has written about how he applied an analytical approach, an "in-home comparative test" to figure out which of his existing lenses would best suit street photography. Read about his test.

More good portfolios have been added by our Platinum and Gold members. Have a look at the portfolio overview.

I am wishing you an excellent weekend,
Bo (bgs)

Inspirational autumn landscapes & Nikon Z7 impressions

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