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Call for Entries - New Contest offers $10,000 in prizes

Added by flashdeadline | December 6, 2016   9:48 PM | TrackBack

Lensculture-Awards-SQ_110.jpgYou are invited to participate in the First Ever Nikonians Photography Awards!
The Nikonians Photography Awards 2017 is an opportunity for photographers of all levels to enter their work and engage with peers in the photo industry, be eligible for awards including an online exhibition of your photos, and get professional reviews and critics of your work.

Prizes include $10,000 in camera gear, online learning programs and exposure of your work to a global audience. Our international jury panel will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as 25 finalists. You are invited to enter your images.

Call for Entries - New Contest offers $10,000 in prizes


Congrats October Contest Winners

Added by flashdeadline | December 6, 2016   8:45 PM | TrackBack Digital-Art-SQ-Dog-Halloween_110.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the October contests. 
Congratulations to our winners!

Our member driven contests are unique in many ways. 

Unlike most other photo contests the workings of our contests are transparent.

Our members choose the monthly themes, all entries are visible to the entire community as they are posted and you are the judges not an invisible behind the scenes "expert."


Congrats October Contest Winners


Mastering Nikon D500 debuts with Nikonians member input

Added by flashdeadline | November 22, 2016   10:26 PM | TrackBack Mastering-the-Nikon-D500_SQ_110.jpgThe latest in Darrell Young's "Mastering" series books is ready for download. 

The three eBook formats of Mastering the Nikon D500 are now available as a bundle from Rocky Nook.

Darrell tells us Nikonians can use the code YOUNG2016 for a 35% discount on the bundle


The printed book will be shipping within the next few weeks.

Mastering Nikon D500 debuts with Nikonians member input


Why buy "old?"

Added by flashdeadline | November 16, 2016   3:59 PM | TrackBack

D300S-SQ-Close_120.jpgLooking to add a brand new Nikon to your inventory?

As a cost-saving measure, perhaps you might want to look at some of the older models still available on various markets (including our own I Want to Buy and I Want to Sell forums).

Take the Nikon D300s for example.

Why buy "old?"


Super-duper Moon Monday Night

Added by flashdeadline | November 13, 2016   4:00 PM | TrackBack

SuperMoonbyArlon-Motsch_110-SQ.jpgA reminder to our friends in the Astrophotography forum.
Our moon will be coming so close to Earth on Monday night (November 14) that it promises to be much larger in the night sky, and up to 30% brighter.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) tells us:
The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century. The full moon won't come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034.

Super-duper Moon Monday Night


Congrats September Contest winners

Added by flashdeadline | November 8, 2016   7:17 PM | TrackBack 5-Digital-Art-hummingbird-SQ_120.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the September contests. Congratulations to our winners!

Special congratulations go to Roberta Davidson (birdied) for excelling in two of our categories for September (Macro and Digital Artistry).

Our member driven contests are unique in many ways. Unlike most other photo contests the workings of our contests are transparent. Our members choose the monthly themes, all entries are visible to the entire community as they are posted and you are the judges not an invisible behind the scenes "expert."

Congrats September Contest winners


Nikonians Academy Update

Added by flashdeadline | November 1, 2016   8:24 PM | TrackBack

hagen_111107_SQ.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is headed to Tanzania for his annual African Photo Safari. He has already scheduled the next Safari for November 2017.
Mike tells us:
We are limiting the size to 12 participants and this number includes your Tour Leader.
One of the best aspects of this trip is that we are only allowing three photographers per vehicle. This means that each person will have an entire row to themselves with one seat for their camera gear and the other seat for themselves.
There will be plenty of room to move around and everyone will have perfect access to all photo opportunities.

Nikonians Academy Update


Build a DIY Home Studio - New CreativeLive class

Added by flashdeadline | October 18, 2016   5:56 PM | TrackBack

DIY-Studio-SQ-110.jpgIn an ongoing effort to bring our Nikonians.org members value, we are running another free online workshop with CreativeLive on Monday, October 24th.

Our Nikonians Academy Director, Mike Hagen is teaching a new class titled Build a DIY Home Studio. In this practical, hands-on broadcast, you'll learn:

- How to find and create grip equipment by shopping at your local hardware store
- How to create a tabletop studio in your home
- How to put together and light a portrait studio on a budget.

Build a DIY Home Studio - New CreativeLive class


CreativeLive workshops online

Added by flashdeadline | October 6, 2016   4:24 PM | TrackBack

CRLV-BOX-OUTLINE-sq_110.jpgWatch them live for free. You can also purchase previous workshops from them on hundreds of different topics.

Our Nikonians Academy Director, Mike Hagen has recommended a variety of workshops for Nikonians members focused on Travel, landscape and nature photography here.

CreativeLive workshops online


German Nikonians meet in Innzell, Bavaria

Added by bgs | October 1, 2016   1:08 AM | TrackBack

A group of the Nikonians in Germany meet up 16th-18th of September for photography and camaraderie in this splendid corner of Bavaria. See some of the images they took, which are shared in the galleries. Images from Innzell, Bavaria
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German Nikonians meet in Innzell, Bavaria


Image sharing forum now takes 50MB images

Added by bgs | September 30, 2016   6:59 PM | TrackBack

The image sharing forum "A picture I took" at Nikonians now allow for large image uploads. You can attach images of up to 50MB each to your post. If the image is larger than 1800 pixels widest side, it will be reduced to that size.

For smaller devices and screens, the image is automatically reduced to fit the screen.

Enjoy your community!

Image sharing forum now takes 50MB images


Congrats Nikonians July Photo Contest winners

Added by flashdeadline | September 6, 2016   6:15 PM | TrackBack Contest-July-2016-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the July 2016 competitions.

Congratulations to our winners!

This month we have two winners in the Wildlife category.
We encourage you to click on the links to each image for a closer look.
All Silver, Gold and Platinum members are eligible to participate in any and all theme categories of the monthly forums contests and online assignments.

Congrats Nikonians July Photo Contest winners


Nikonians Academy and CreativeLive newest videos

Added by flashdeadline | August 30, 2016   6:15 PM | TrackBack CRLV-BOX-OUTLINE-sq_110.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen invites us to check out one of the latest results from the partnership between the Academy and CreativeLive.

A CreativeLive blog by Justin Katz titled Back Button Focus Will Change the Way You Use Your Camera includes video workshop amplification by Mike. With over 20,000 views already, this teamwork approach to a complicated topic is helping many photographers improve their techniques.

Nikonians Academy and CreativeLive newest videos


Academy Spotlight: Chicago, Elephants and CreativeLive

Added by flashdeadline | August 23, 2016   9:07 PM | TrackBack Academy-Logo-Africa-Elephant-SQ_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has three updates this week.

The first points to one of our most popular workshop series, hosted by Rick Hulbert.

The second spotlights your opportunity to join Mike at one of the ideal locations for photographing elephants in Africa.

The third update highlights online classes available to the community through our partnership with CreativeLive.


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Academy Spotlight: Chicago, Elephants and CreativeLive


Congrats Segment Two "Best of Nikonians" winners

Added by flashdeadline | August 2, 2016   8:36 PM | TrackBack Seg2-BestoF-SQ-Kitten.jpgNikonians Photo Contest Director David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the winner and honorable mentions from Segment Two of our Best of Nikonians Photo Contest. The segment theme was Animals. Our winner is Leb Annamaria-annie (annie_j) from Romania, with her image titled My Little Assistant. Her photo of a kitten in front of a Canon camera was taken with her Nikon D40. Congrats Segment Two "Best of Nikonians" winners


Nikonians Academy spotlight: Iceland and Chicago

Added by flashdeadline | July 19, 2016   9:19 PM | TrackBack

Academy-Logo-Puffin-Glight-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen sends this week's update from Iceland, where he is leading a group of photographers through Iceland's landscapes and bird sanctuaries.

His group is now photographing geothermal sites, glacial lagoons, birds, landscapes, volcanoes, lava fields, waterfalls, and basalt columns. Mike also included a photo tour of Reykjavík that includes buildings and architecture.

Nikonians Academy spotlight: Iceland and Chicago


Congrats April Contest winners

Added by flashdeadline | June 15, 2016   1:42 AM | TrackBack Eagles-Contest-April-2016-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the April 2016 competitions.

Congratulations to our winners!

We encourage you to click on the links to each image for a closer look.
All Silver, Gold and Platinum Members are eligible to participate in any and all theme categories of the monthly forums contests and online assignments.

Congrats April Contest winners


Academy Director hosting two free online workshops

Added by flashdeadline | May 31, 2016   6:08 PM | TrackBack

CRLV-BOX-OUTLINE-sq_110.jpgGet ready for a double dose of Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen teaching new live workshops with CreativeLive.
Mike's workshops are coming this week and they are aimed directly at Nikonians members around the world.

Academy Director hosting two free online workshops


Weekly Hot-5 - May 31 - 2016

Added by flashdeadline | May 31, 2016   5:26 AM | TrackBack

Butterfly_WH5-SQ.jpgWhat's "hot" this week in our forums?

Our editorial staff and Moderating Team members run across much more topics and images than the average member, and we realize a lot of very interesting material deserves to be highlighted and shared in our community.

The Weekly Hot 5 and Trending Blog encourages you to join in the discussions, or have a look at a photo that we think will inspire you to grab your Nikon gear and capture equally outstanding images.

Weekly Hot-5 - May 31 - 2016


Academy spotlight on New York City and Iceland

Added by flashdeadline | May 25, 2016   7:30 PM | TrackBack

Academy-Iceland-Hagen_sunset-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us Steve Simon has scheduled another of his world-famous Passionate Street Photographer workshops for New York City, June 16-21.
This workshop is designed to help you go from good to great and will be set in the bustling metropolis of New York.

Academy spotlight on New York City and Iceland

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