June 13, 2019   8:08 AM | TrackBack
Join 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!
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.
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
March 28, 2019   8:20 AM | TrackBack
This 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,
March 21, 2019   6:13 AM | TrackBack
As 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
March 7, 2019   6:31 AM | TrackBack
Some 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
February 21, 2019   6:36 AM | TrackBack
Many 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.
February 14, 2019   6:26 AM | TrackBack
If 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
February 13, 2019   1:54 AM | TrackBack
Nikonians is proud to announce the winners of the Annual Best of Nikonians 2018 Contest.Best of Nikonians 2018 Winners Announced
February 7, 2019   5:35 AM | TrackBack
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.
February 2, 2019   11:47 PM | TrackBack
How do we choose images for the Best of Nikonians Contest?Best of Nikonians Judging Underway
January 30, 2019   8:10 AM | TrackBack
To 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.
January 10, 2019   5:32 AM | TrackBack
The 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.
January 3, 2019   6:10 AM | TrackBack
A 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.
Using Nikon Z7 for street photography
I am wishing you a terrific start of the new year,
December 20, 2018   7:00 AM | TrackBack
How 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)
December 13, 2018   5:30 AM | TrackBack
As 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
December 9, 2018   9:00 AM | TrackBack
Our 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?
December 4, 2018   12:54 PM | TrackBack
Reminder 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
November 19, 2018   5:39 AM | TrackBack
A 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
November 9, 2018   7:26 AM | TrackBack
We 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.
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,