December 14, 2017   11:03 AM | TrackBack
There 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.
December 7, 2017   10:22 AM | TrackBack
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
November 23, 2017   9:18 AM | TrackBack
Back 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?
November 8, 2017   7:01 AM | TrackBack
Hope 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.
October 31, 2017   10:18 AM | TrackBack
Writing 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
October 19, 2017   8:12 AM | TrackBack
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?
October 16, 2017   10:57 AM | TrackBack
Are 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?
October 16, 2017   8:50 AM | TrackBack
We are expanding our team of authors - If you are interested to join, send me, bgs a private message.
October 14, 2017   3:39 PM | TrackBack
This 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.
Want to make sure you get our weekly update in your mailbox? Just subscribe.Why bother about mastering photography?
October 1, 2017   1:23 PM | TrackBack
Inspiration, 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
September 27, 2017   12:33 PM | TrackBack
Starting 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
September 25, 2017   11:26 AM | TrackBack We 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.
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.
Bo & Ramón
September 19, 2017   4:03 PM | TrackBack
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?
September 19, 2017   1:18 PM | TrackBack
Thanks 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.
September 15, 2017   1:04 PM | TrackBack
Photo trip: Enjoy the Smokies in Spring
Join Nikonians to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Spring. Great photography and learning guaranteed.
September 12, 2017   4:29 PM | TrackBack
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
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.
September 2, 2017   12:52 PM | TrackBack
We 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:
- Was not logged in and
- Was accessing us from an IP address that we could not look up and
- 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).
August 31, 2017   12:58 PM | TrackBack
We 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.
August 22, 2017   9:05 AM | TrackBack
Every 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.