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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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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. Read more of 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Weekly Hot-5 - May 24 - 2016

Added by flashdeadline | May 24, 2016   6:10 AM | TrackBack

Tugboat_covey_SQ_110.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.

Read more of Weekly Hot-5 - May 24 - 2016


Nikonians app for iOS updated

Added by bgs | May 19, 2016   12:53 PM | TrackBack

screen322x572.jpegOur iOS app has been updated. Browse images, tag favorites, see latest discussions, upload images easily to your gallery and share with others.

Download for free from iTunes app store.

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Golden May - 50% on Gold

Added by bgs | May 19, 2016   10:43 AM | TrackBack

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Between now and 31st of May 2016, you get 50% off on a Gold Membership at Nikonians.

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Weekly Hot-5 - May 17 - 2016

Added by flashdeadline | May 17, 2016   8:17 PM | TrackBack

WH5_Monte_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.

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Get post processing help - post your NEF

Added by bgs | May 14, 2016   4:52 PM | TrackBack

Trains-Indiana-color-bgs-bump57-324930.jpgIf you post your raw NEF photograph in our NEF processing skills forum, we will help you improve it. The forum is open for all members on Silver or higher membership.

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Hulbert heading for Italy

Added by flashdeadline | May 11, 2016   1:21 AM | TrackBack Triora-Hulbert-SQ_110.jpgRick Hulbert has been busy creating new workshops and his newest is a week-long photography workshop in Trioria, Italy

It is set for October, 2017 and is designed to be an affordable custom workshop for only five participants. 

Rick will be teaching this class with co-leader Gerald King, who spends part of his year living in Trioria.
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Weekly Hot-5 - May 10 - 2016

Added by flashdeadline | May 10, 2016   7:30 AM | TrackBack

Online-assign-10May2106_SQ_110.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.

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Tackle the challenge of night photography

Added by flashdeadline | May 9, 2016   8:58 AM | TrackBack

Night-Shift_SQ-110.jpgThink back to some of the best photos you ever produced and ask yourself this question:
How many were taken at night?
Odds are most were not.

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Congrats March 2016 contest winners

Added by flashdeadline | May 3, 2016   6:36 PM | TrackBack Contest-March-2016-SQ.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the March 2016 competitions.

Congratulations to our winners!

We encourage you to click on the links to each image for a closer look.
A great example is the "Things found in a kitchen" theme used in the Micro and Macro forum. It clearly shows you don't even have to leave your house to exercise your creativity.

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How are we performing?

Added by bgs | April 26, 2016   11:47 AM | TrackBack

How do you like our new servers at nikonians.org? We have migrated to improved hardware, new disk arrays and other cool stuff. You should feel the improved response, do you?

Let us know how your access to Nikonians works.

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Weekly Hot-5 - April 25 - 2016

Added by flashdeadline | April 26, 2016   6:17 AM | TrackBack WH5-x2-SQ_110.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 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.

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Fundraising crosses 20k barrier

Added by bgs | April 21, 2016   6:27 PM | TrackBack

Nikonians fundraising campaign has just reached 20k USD.

Thanks to all who have contributed so far, and don't miss out on the special challenge we have for today and tomorrow.

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Fundraising challenge 21st - 22nd of April 2016

Added by bgs | April 20, 2016   11:57 AM | TrackBack

One of our existing donors to the Fundraising Campaign has issued a challenge: the member will match the total of all donations received on Thursday April 21st and Friday April 22nd.

Here's a chance to double the impact of your contribution at no additional cost to you. There is an upper limit to the total match, but let's see if we can exceed it!

When making your contribution, be sure to let us list the amount of your contribution, even if you want to remain anonymous, so that we can maximize the match.

Our Fundraising Campaign page.

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Nikonians Academy Spotlight - Simon, Hagen, Hulbert

Added by flashdeadline | April 19, 2016   10:49 PM | TrackBack Academy-SQ-Iceland-Bird_110.jpg

Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the coming months will feature some of the most popular workshops and adventures on the curriculum for 2016.

Steve Simon has three upcoming Passionate Street Photographer workshops in May and June.

Join him in New York City or in Havana, Cuba for some of the best photo inspiration money can buy.



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Weekly Hot-5 - April 18 - 2016

Added by flashdeadline | April 18, 2016   2:38 PM | TrackBack WH5-SQ-4-18-2016_110.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 Blog, posted on Mondays, 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.

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White background at Nikonians

Added by bgs | April 17, 2016   7:46 AM | TrackBack

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As you probably know, you can select if you want to have black or white background in the Nikonians forums by using the top right arrow icon.

We are introducing this "theme" aka "skin" selector for more parts of Nikonians in the coming days. Next area to get this treatment is the article section.

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Nikonians Academy Steve Simon's First Look: Nikon DL's

Added by flashdeadline | April 12, 2016   7:34 PM | TrackBack Academy-Simon-Cab-SQ_110.jpg

Steve Simon just finished up shooting the promotional campaign for Nikon's new camera release, the DL series.

Nikon asked him to photograph Cuba with the DL24-85 and the DL18-50 because he knows the area so well. 

Steve is taking that vast Cuba knowledge and running a new photo workshop for us called Cuba - The Passionate Street Photographer.

See Steve's DL camera report here.

Read more about the Cuba workshop here
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Weekly Hot 5 - Topics Trending

Added by flashdeadline | April 12, 2016   1:28 PM | TrackBack WH5-WK-1-SQ_110.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 realized a lot of very interesting material deserves to be highlighted and shared in our community.

Our Weekly Hot 5 Blog will be posted on Mondays and we encourage 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.

This week we take a look at two identical images (except for lack of color in one). We let you decide which is best. We also ask members what they do with their lens boxes, and we pass on a question regarding handheld usage of the Nikon D8xxx series cameras.

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Nikonians Academy adding new workshops

Added by flashdeadline | April 6, 2016   1:05 AM | TrackBack

Academy-Budapest-SQ_120.jpgSteve Simon's world-famous Passionate Photographer workshops are back!

Steve has planned three new workshops, two in New York City and one in Cuba scheduled in May and June.

He has lead workshops all over the world, including Mentor Series, Macworld, PhotoPlus Expo and Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai. 

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Congrats February Contest winners

Added by flashdeadline | April 5, 2016   11:43 PM | TrackBack Contest-Feb-2016-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the February 2016 competitions.

Congratulations to our winners!

We encourage you to click on the links to each image for a closer look, with special attention to the Digital Artistry fruit slicing photo. Godofredo Baylon (GBaylon) includes a step by step "how-to" on how it was accomplished.

Our member driven competitions are unique in many ways.
Unlike most other photo competitions the workings of our contests are transparent.

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Spotlight on Cuba -- Steve Simon prepares for Havana Workshop

Added by flashdeadline | March 30, 2016   4:23 AM | TrackBack Academy_Cuba_SQ_Music_110.jpgThe Nikonians Academy curriculum has added a new Cuba workshop this year. Join Steve Simon in Havana, Cuba May 28 - June 3 for his Passionate Street Photographer workshop. 

You'll explore the streets of Havana while learning in an intimate group of 10 students. 

Cuba is one of Steve's favorite locations and he has partnered with another top photographer, Juan Carlos Ocana, to bring you the best Cuba has to offer.
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Free Nikonians bracelet for Gold and Platinum members

Added by bgs | March 29, 2016   4:45 PM | TrackBack

When you are ordering your complimentary Photographers Card, unique for Nikonians Gold and Platinum members, we are adding a Nikonians bracelet for the first 100 orders at no cost.

Read more about this in the About Nikonians forum.

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Texas workshops less than two weeks away

Added by flashdeadline | March 23, 2016   12:12 AM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-Woodlands_Hagen_Hulbert_110.jpgTwo of our Nikonians Academy master instructors, Rick Hulbert and Mike Hagen, are teaming up for five days of workshops in The Woodlands, Texas.

Located just north of Houston, Texas with easy international airport access, The Woodlands will provide a perfect base for our classes.

We're covering topics specifically targeted to travel, nature and portrait photographers.

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Academy Spotlight - Africa, Texas, Sri Lanka

Added by flashdeadline | January 26, 2016   3:20 PM | TrackBack

Lion_Safari_SQ_120.jpgThe Nikonians Academy Tanzania photo safari is on for November 2016. This marks Academy Director Mike Hagen's tenth safari to Tanzania and he keeps refining them to be better and better.

His trip focuses on northern Tanzania's national parks including Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara.

We still have spots available, and most people who come, bring their spouse, but we also have a lot of individual shooters attend as well.

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Nikonians search plugin

Added by bgs | January 25, 2016   6:18 PM | TrackBack

NikoScope-Nikonians-Searchengine-Plugin.pngBy adding Nikonians (NikoScope) as a search engine for your web browser, you can search through the large amount of pages at Nikonians easily.

Works with Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Safari support currently not available - we're working on it !

The NikoScope plugin page has the plugin.

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Hagen-Hulbert tag-team targets Texas in April

Added by flashdeadline | January 20, 2016   2:43 AM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-Woodlands_Hagen_Hulbert_110.jpgWhat's better than a Nikonians Academy instructor leading a workshop series?

Try two Nikonians Academy instructors at the same location presenting their specialties in a 'pick and choose' assortment tag-team format.

That assortment includes your choice of customized training at various price ranges (depending on the subject matter and number of courses you choose) capped off with a free Photo Walk.

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Nikonians Academy Sri Lanka trip adds Dubai extension

Added by flashdeadline | January 12, 2016   11:12 PM | TrackBack

Academy-Dubai_SQ_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us he is nearing the deadline for closing enrollment on our Sri Lanka trip (beginning March 12).

Our intrepid travelers will visit quite a few national parks with amazing wildlife photography opportunities. In these parks, we've arranged transport in open-air vehicles to better photograph leopard, elephants, monkeys, birds and other wildlife.

When not photographing wildlife, our trip will focus on stunning landscapes and beautiful culture.

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Upload shots from your iPhone, iPad or Android to Nikonians

Added by bgs | January 10, 2016   2:12 PM | TrackBack

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If you have some of your photography stored on a mobile or tablet, it is easy to upload that into your own gallery at Nikonians.

Just go and grab the latest, free version of the Nikonians mGallery from the iTunes appstore or Google Play, login with your Nikonians username in the app and you are ready to go.

Enjoy!

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Nikonians Academy Spotlight ? Sri Lanka, Iceland, Tanzania

Added by flashdeadline | January 6, 2016   2:29 AM | TrackBack

Lion_Safari_SQ_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is highlighting his international itinerary as we begin the year 2016.

His first message of the new year points to three destinations with a popular track record of success.

We are looking for a few more intrepid souls to join us in Sri Lanka this March. Our trip is already a go, and we are really looking forward to photographing the incredible wildlife and landscapes in this island nation.

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Congratulations November Contest Winners

Added by flashdeadline | January 6, 2016   1:37 AM | TrackBack Contests-Nov-2015-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the November contests. Congratulations to our winners!

Our member driven competitions are unique in many ways. 

Unlike most other photo competitions 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').

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Nikonians Academy ready for New Year

Added by flashdeadline | December 29, 2015   10:47 PM | TrackBack Academy-Hulbert-SQ-THU_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us 2016 will be filled with photo adventures in exotic locations as well as workshops and member gatherings in the USA.
Here's a look at the first six months:

The action begins in February, with Michael Mariant's Yosemite in Winter photo adventure (February 18-21, 2016). 

This workshop will focus on the numerous locations in the Yosemite Valley that are complemented by the snow season.
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Snow just in time for Yosemite workshop

Added by flashdeadline | December 22, 2015   8:31 PM | TrackBack

Academy-Logo-SQ-Winter-Yosemite_120.jpgAfter years of not having snow (at the right times) in Yosemite, it looks like this year might be a different story.
Michael Mariant's Yosemite in Winter is shaping up to be a wonderful workshop with snow piling up in the Sierras.
Join him and our intrepid group of Nikonians for this workshop scheduled February 18 - 21, 2016.

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THE NIKONIAN # 60 is now available

Added by bgs | December 22, 2015   3:46 PM | TrackBack

TheNikonian60.pngFreely available to all Silver members and higher, the latest issue of our eZine, THE NIKONIAN, is available.

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Workshop seats getting rare at Nikonians Academy

Added by flashdeadline | December 15, 2015   8:23 PM | TrackBack

Academy-Logo_Galap_SQ_110.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us his Galapagos 2016 photo adventure is down to the final two cabins.

That's right, he's almost sold out and the trip doesn't even leave until September 2016.

Sign up quickly to reserve a cabin for you and your spouse.
Mike works hard to make the experience top notch with excellent shooting itineraries, food, and tour amenities.

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Nikonians Academy Spotlight: Urban Seattle and Iceland in Summer

Added by flashdeadline | December 8, 2015   9:41 PM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-Iceland-Bird_110.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen puts this week's Spotlight on two workshops with totally different approaches.
The first places the emphasis on urban environments and the second takes our members on an incredible journey to the land of Fire and Ice.

Rick Hulbert is preparing for his first workshop of the New Year, when he leads attendees through diverse, target-rich places to gather images of Seattle. His four-day Urban and Street Photography workshop with a maximum enrollment of 10 people will begin on March 17, 2016.

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Congrats October Contest Winners

Added by flashdeadline | December 8, 2015   8:32 PM | TrackBack Oct-Contest-2015-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the October contests. 
Congratulations to our winners! 
  

Our member driven competitions are unique in many ways. Unlike most other photo competitions the workings of our contests are transparent.

Our contests are open to Silver, Gold and Platinum members and all registered members are allowed to vote in the polls.

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Sri Lanka and Galapagos adventures going fast

Added by flashdeadline | December 1, 2015   8:47 PM | TrackBack Academy_SQ_Sri-Lanka_125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tell us the 2016 Sri Lanka photo adventure trip has reached the minimum number of signups so it is now definitely a go for 2016. Join Les Picker on his photo tour of this enchanting land (March 12-23, 2016).

Travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet describes:
"Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, famous tea and flavorful food describe Sri Lanka."

We couldn't agree more.
Les' trip dives deep into the local culture and wildlife for a journey you (and your spouse) will remember for the rest of your life.

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Mastering the Nikon D750 arrives

Added by flashdeadline | December 1, 2015   8:08 PM | TrackBack

D750BookAndCamera_SQ_120.jpgThe long-awaited NikoniansPress book, Mastering the Nikon D750, is now in stock at Amazon.com in the USA, and will be available soon in the UK and Europe. The book examines the Nikon D750 in an easy-to-understand way, providing knowledge based on real-life use of the camera.

Unlike many books that focus on general photography with a certain type of camera, the NikoniansPress books focus on how to use each camera function - with suggested settings - so that the reader becomes intimately familiar with the inner workings of the D750 and can call on that knowledge for different styles of photography.

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Nikonians Academy 2016 Highlights

Added by flashdeadline | November 24, 2015   5:53 PM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-Hulbert_125.jpgPreparing for the new year, Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has compiled his personal thoughts on some highlighted workshops.

Two will take members to exotic locations while two in the United States will use architectural and street methods as a focus for improving your skills in photography.

As a bonus, Mike includes links to sites showing examples of the images you will have an opportunity to capture (with your own artistic interpretations).

Read more of Nikonians Academy 2016 Highlights


Nikonians Academy Director pens new book

Added by flashdeadline | November 10, 2015   9:23 PM | TrackBack Hagen-Autofocus-Book-2015-SQ_125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen's new book titled The Nikon Autofocus System, Mastering Focus for Sharp Images Every Time is now available for purchase.

Created in conjunction with Rocky Nook and NikoniansPress, this book is aimed at photographers who want to improve their autofocus skills with Nikon DSLR cameras.

With today's advanced camera technology, achieving focus on a photographic subject seems like it should be a straightforward task. But many photographers know that it can be deceptively difficult, especially when shooting moving subjects or in challenging situations. Now, there is a complete guide available for Nikon shooters that will help them get tack-sharp photos every time.

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Congratulations - September Contest Winners

Added by flashdeadline | November 4, 2015   1:38 AM | TrackBack Sept-Contest-SQ_110.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the September contests. 
Congratulations to our winners! Our member driven contests are unique in many ways. 
Unlike most other photo competitions 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."
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Academy Spotlight: USA West Coast and Africa

Added by flashdeadline | October 20, 2015   8:06 PM | TrackBack

16-ANPAT-Spring-2016-Academy-SQ.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been fine-tuning the 2016 curriculum and he's sent us two suggestions for our Academy Spotlight.
One is for the Spring version of the Annual Nikonians group event of the year and the other takes a very small group of members all the way to Africa.

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Attention Nikon D750 users

Added by flashdeadline | October 20, 2015   6:38 PM | TrackBack

Mastering-the-Nikon-D750_SQ_100.jpgMastering the Nikon D750 by Nikonians author Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is now available in eBook form.
It will be available in printed form in a couple of weeks.

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Academy sets viewfinders on Sri Lanka, Yosemite

Added by flashdeadline | October 13, 2015   10:52 PM | TrackBack

Academy_SQ_Sri-Lanka_125.jpgNikonians Academy Instructors are preparing for photo adventures in Maine and California, USA.

Both destinations feature track records as Nikonians community favorites and both are led by instructors who have the distinct advantage of being intimately familiar with the terrain.

Les Picker leaves for his sold-out Acadia National Park workshop this week (October 15). We are looking forward to seeing the incredible photographs from this workshop to one of the east coast's photographic jewels.

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Newest version of Nikonians Uploader available

Added by flashdeadline | October 6, 2015   10:31 PM | TrackBack Uploader_110.jpgOur members can now download the newest version of our Mac-based image uploader. 

The Nikonians Uploader is an application allowing you to easily upload images to the Nikonians galleries directly from your Mac by simple drag and drop functionality.
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Congratulations August photo contest winners

Added by flashdeadline | October 6, 2015   9:52 PM | TrackBack aug-contest-legend-SQ-110-2015.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the August 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. 
Your fellow 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."
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Think Tank Photo adds leather shoulder bags

Added by flashdeadline | September 29, 2015   10:33 PM | TrackBack TTP-SQ-Leather_110.jpg

Our friends at Think Tank Photo have released leather versions of their most popular shoulder bag line and added a new size to their mirrorless bag line.


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2016 Academy Spotlight: Czech Republic and Sri Lanka

Added by flashdeadline | September 15, 2015   9:09 PM | TrackBack Academy-SQ-Sri_lanka_leopard_110.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has added travel workshops to Sri Lanka and the Czech Republic/Prague for the coming year.
The 12-day (11-night) Sri Lanka: Culture and Wildlife photo adventure covers March 12-23, 2016 and is limited to 12 participants. 
This will be your opportunity to photograph wildlife and culture in an exotic and safe location, led by Lester Picker. 
Each morning you will embark on an adventure taking you from fog-shrouded tea plantations to cascading waterfalls, en route to photographing mountain sunsets.
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Nikonians Academy spotlight on Spring 2016

Added by flashdeadline | September 8, 2015   6:36 PM | TrackBack Academy-Logo-SQ-16-ANPAT.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is preparing for his 2015 Galapagos photo adventure in a few days. 

On the way out the door he stopped to double check the curriculum for the coming months and left us with a few reminders to pass on.

The spotlight this week is on the Spring 2016 Annual Nikonians Photography Adventure Trip (16th Spring ANPAT). 
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Congratulations July Contest Winners

Added by flashdeadline | September 8, 2015   5:36 PM | TrackBack Contests_75px.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the July contests. Congratulations to our winners! Two of the outstanding images submitted in July feature canine involvement. Read more of Congratulations July Contest Winners


Seat shortages at the Nikonians Academy

Added by flashdeadline | September 2, 2015   12:02 AM | TrackBack Academy-SOLD-OUT-SQ_110.jpgLooking at the curriculum in the coming months, Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the operative words found most often are "Sold Out."

The sold out workshops include photo adventures to Acadia National Park in Maine, 15th ANPAT Fall in The Badlands, Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes, and Galapagos 2015.

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Academy adds Czech Republic photo adventure

Added by flashdeadline | August 25, 2015   9:42 PM | TrackBack

Academy-Prague_Czech_SQ_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has just added a new travel workshop to the Czech Republic and Prague. The trip is scheduled for October 9?16, 2016 and is designed to coincide with fall colors that will provide a stunning backdrop to the castles, mountains, and forests of Bohemia.

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Nikonians Fundraising Campaign 2015 begins

Added by flashdeadline | August 17, 2015   7:45 AM | TrackBack

FR-Camp_2015_SQ_125.jpgBased on the success of last year's fundraising campaign, our founders have announced a new venture for 2015.
If you check our fundraising home page you will see the familiar thermometer, once again hovering at zero mark, with a goal of $100,000 (USD). Since the campaign launch (almost immediately) $2,000 has already been donated.

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Congratulations June Contest Winners

Added by flashdeadline | August 4, 2015   5:57 PM | TrackBack June_2015-SQ-winners.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the June contests. 

Congratulations to our winners! 

The June highlights include a tie in the Landscape category and one member taking top honors in two separate categories.
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New Nikonians.org tour update unveiled

Added by flashdeadline | July 30, 2015   2:18 AM | TrackBack

Tour-Logo-SQ_110.jpgNikonians.org community members now have a new ?guided tour? to the home they have enjoyed for over 15 years.

Founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ram?n Palacios (jrp) started the community with the intention of creating a gathering of like-minded Nikon gear enthusiasts who would have a friendly Internet portal for sharing images, technical advice and gear reviews.

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Nikonians Academy instructors preparing adventures

Added by flashdeadline | July 1, 2015   2:31 AM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-Rushmore-Lincoln_120.jpgOur Nikonians Academy instructors are gearing up for photo adventures across the United States as well as the Galapagos Islands in the coming months.

The curriculum will be calling on Jim Stamates, Mike Hagen, Michael A. Mariant and Lester Picker to lead some of our most popular adventures.

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Academy Curriculum heavy on photo adventures through 2015

Added by flashdeadline | June 23, 2015   10:14 PM | TrackBack Academy-square-125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been fine-tuning the curriculum for the coming months and the results is an impressive line-up of the Academy's most popular photo adventures.


These adventures cover wildlife, landscape and specialized photography in all parts of the globe.

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Nikonians Academy adds Sri Lanka to 2016 calendar

Added by flashdeadline | June 16, 2015   11:03 PM | TrackBack Academy-Sri-Lanka-SQ_125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has added a proven popular photo adventure to next year's schedule. 

Based on the success of last year's adventure, Lester Picker will be leading another trip to what has been called "the most beautiful island in Asia." 

The 12-day (11-night) Sri Lanka: Culture and Wildlife photo adventure covers March 12-23, 2016 and is limited to 12 participants.


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Spotlight on Adventure - Jim Stamates leads the way

Added by flashdeadline | May 20, 2015   1:56 AM | TrackBack Academy-JimStamates_SQ_110.jpg

This week we shine the Nikonians Academy faculty spotlight on Jim Stamates. Jim will be leading groups of intrepid shooters to the wildlife hotspots of Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone NP and Alaska in the coming weeks. 

These shooters will be learning professional field techniques for capturing fleeting wildlife moments from a recognized master in the field 

The Grand Teton in the Spring dates are May 25-28, 2015, followed by Yellowstone, June 1-4, 2015.

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Grand Teton and Yellowstone workshops up next

Added by flashdeadline | May 12, 2015   10:59 PM | TrackBack Academy-Teton-Owl-SQ_120.jpg

Spring is the best time to photograph baby animals in the Yellowstone & Grand Teton ecosystems. Our Nikonians Academy resident professional wildlife photographer Jim Stamates is leading two separate trips to these National Parks and you are invited to join him.

He will host his popular springtime photo adventures in succession at these two parks, starting late this month and his invitation is open to either or both workshops in a row.

These field workshops will help you learn the ins and outs of wildlife photography in North America.

Join Nikonians Academy with Jim and Kathy Stamates while learning to shoot, and experience Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park in the spring.

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Spring/summer workshops spotlight on photo adventures

Added by flashdeadline | May 5, 2015   10:49 PM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-sunrise_125.jpgThe Nikonians Academy spring/summer 2015 workshop series is ready to kick into high gear with fun, educational trips all throughout the North American West.
Michael Mariant and Jim Stamates are running these trips and are both experts in their fields.
Join them for adventures you'll never forget.

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Berger Bros. Camera Specials for Nikonians

Added by flashdeadline | April 21, 2015   9:55 PM | TrackBack BERGER-MagMod_SQ_100.jpgOur friends at Berger Bros. Camera have new special deals for the Nikonians community. The first is a different approach to flash modifiers from MagMod. 
Imagine attaching filters and gels to your Speedlight without having to use hook and loop fasteners or adhesives. 
By now you've probably guessed by the product name, it uses magnets. Want to know more about how this works? 
Check the MagMod information site for complete information.
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15th ANPAT Spring edition concludes -- Get set for Fall edition

Added by flashdeadline | April 21, 2015   7:50 PM | TrackBack

ANPAT15SpringSQ_110.jpgOur ANPAT 15 in the Spring group just wrapped up their photo tour in the Southeast USA.
This special spring edition took everyone to the southern marshes, swamps and beaches of the border area between the states of Georgia and Florida.
They had a wonderful trip and created thousands of beautiful images.
You can check in on their adventure by visiting the ANPAT 15 in the Spring Galleries.

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THE NIKONIAN #58 now available

Added by flashdeadline | April 15, 2015   1:06 AM | TrackBack

eZine-58-SQ_110.jpgTHE NIKONIAN #58 is ready for download for all Silver, Gold and Platinum members. Non-members and members on basic level can still access individual issues through our eZine app.

This is the second eZine edition published in the new format designed to improve readability and the whole visual experience.

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New forums design debuts this week

Added by flashdeadline | April 6, 2015   2:07 AM | TrackBack

New--SQ-Forums_125.jpgFollowing extensive testing and internal reviews our newest Nikonians.org forums design will roll out this week.

Nikonians co-founder Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) has been discussing options with our members for the new forums appearance and functionality and his design team has delivered the final results.

The launch is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8. We have already published a special newsletter to alert you to the changes in advance.

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Nikonians Academy prepares for photo adventures

Added by flashdeadline | March 24, 2015   9:50 PM | TrackBack

Academy-15ANPAT-SQ_Horn_120.jpgSince the 15th Anniversary ANPAT Announcement last week, over a third of the available spaces have been accounted for.

Our fall season Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) takes us to a favorite location from years ago and we'd love to have you along on the adventure. The 15th Anniversary ANPAT will be held from September 26 to October 3.

ANPAT veteran Eric Bowles is leading our trip to the Badlands in South Dakota.

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15th Anniversary ANPAT invitation issued - Fall in South Dakota

Added by flashdeadline | March 17, 2015   9:36 PM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-Rushmore-Lincoln_120.jpgThis year we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Nikonians.org community, and for some members, the celebration will be extra special.
Our fall season Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) will be officially known as the 15th Anniversary ANPAT. It will be held From September 26 (arrival) to October 3 in South Dakota.

The invitation has been released for you to join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ram?n Palacios (jrp) in this target-rich region for splendid photography opportunities.

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Nikonians Academy spotlight on photo adventures

Added by flashdeadline | March 10, 2015   11:12 PM | TrackBack

Academy-Logo_Galap_SQ_110.jpgIf travel and adventures are at the top of your 2015 goals, the Nikonians Academy has plenty to offer.

Highlights include trips to U.S. National Parks, Iceland, the Galapagos Islands, and downtown San Francisco.

Each of these trips has been designed with a small attendance size to make sure you have as much one-on-one time with the trip leader as you need.

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Congratulations Best of 2014 Winners

Added by flashdeadline | March 10, 2015   10:34 PM | TrackBack Best-of-2014_SQ_100.jpgThe winners of the Best of Nikonians 2014 Images Annual Photo Contest have been announced. Nikonians founder J. Ram?n Palacios (jrp) tells us this year's contest combined excellent images carefully reviewed by a dedicated judging team: Read more of Congratulations Best of 2014 Winners


Academy taking full advantage of the Seasons

Added by flashdeadline | March 4, 2015   1:17 AM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-Iceland_125.jpgIt may be hard to believe for many members still buried in piles of snow, but the first day of spring begins on March 20.

If you enjoy your photography in cool environments, check your calendar for July 12 - 20, 2015.

Those are the dates to join Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen at the Iceland Photo and Bird Adventure - Summer 2015.

Our partner on this trip is the world-renowned photographer Tim Vollmer who is a native of Iceland and has been running photo tours for years. He has one of the best reputations in the industry.

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Academy highlights stretch into warmer weather

Added by flashdeadline | February 17, 2015   7:54 PM | TrackBack Academy-SQ-Alaska_125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has an update on current and future workshops, concluding with one his favorites ? the Iceland Birds and Landscapes Photo Adventure.

This week, a group of photographers descends on Charleston, South Carolina for what is destined to be a fantastic Urban and Street Photography workshop with Rick Hulbert.

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California members, watch your inbox

Added by flashdeadline | February 12, 2015   1:44 AM | TrackBack

California_125_SQ.jpgAttention Nikonians in California: Are you interested in increasing your lighting skills?

Be on the lookout for an email from us within the next few days.


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Nikonians PhotoProShop Holiday Specials

Added by flashdeadline | November 25, 2014   1:07 AM | TrackBack Gift-Box-SQ-THU.jpgHappy Holidays from the founders, moderators and staff at Nikonians.org. 

Our traditional Nikonians PhotoProShop gift giving list has grown each year and for 2014 we have new items for your friends, family (and even yourself).
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Busy October for Nikonians Academy

Added by flashdeadline | September 16, 2014   11:28 PM | TrackBack

Academy-Logo-sq-Df_200.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is finishing up the Galapagos Photo Adventure and when he gets back, he won't have much time to unpack.

Mike is bringing back (by popular demand) the Lightroom and iTTL wireless flash workshops for the Los Angeles and Seattle Masters Series scheduled for October

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Nikonians Academy Spotlight on Urban Feeback

Added by flashdeadline | September 7, 2014   10:07 PM | TrackBack

Academy-SQ-Hulbert_125.jpgRick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography Workshops are receiving excellent reviews, and with a full slate of those workshops scheduled in the months ahead, we thought you might want to check them out.

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New version of Nikonians Uploader for Mac available

Added by Ronny89 | August 21, 2014   10:27 AM

Keeping up with the technology upgrade promise, Nikonians is coming with the newest version of Nikonians Uploader for Mac. This handy application allows you to easily upload images to the Nikonians galleries directly from your Mac.

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Contest congratulations - June winners

Added by flashdeadline | August 13, 2014   1:12 AM Contest-Aug_SQ-Crib.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the June Contests.


Congratulations to our members who submitted the images in our composite key. Scroll down to find links to the original entries, along with explanations behind the photographs and an overall look at the competition.

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Giant September curriculum ahead from Nikonians Academy

Added by flashdeadline | August 6, 2014   12:35 AM Academy-Sri-Lanka-SQ_125.jpgSeptember is a big month for workshops, with some of the most popular curriculum items in the lead. Richard Hulbert brings his 4-day Urban and Street Photography Workshop to Houston and San Antonio in the coming month. 
This workshop series is designed to improve your photography regardless of whether you consider picture taking a hobby, or you are a serious enthusiast, or a professional photographer, or earn your living as a member of the global real estate, design, and construction industries.
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Leading lines contest congrats

Added by flashdeadline | August 5, 2014   10:59 PM Contests_125_THU_SQ.jpgNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the Best of 2014 Contest Segment 2. The theme was "Leading Lines."

Congratulations to Joshua A. Williams (Kidsthehall45) from Chicago, USA, with his winning image titled Two-Toned S-Curve.

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Campaign to benefit members

Added by flashdeadline | July 23, 2014   12:18 AM

i-phone-125-SQ.jpgNikonians.org plans for technology upgrades in the near future are underway with help from the Nikonians 2014 fundraising campaign.

Our founders, J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) will concentrate on making the site and services easily accessed by current technology, including the growing number of mobile users. This will require integrating the various areas better, such as galleries, forums, articles and blogs.

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Academy updates (with Les Picker Interview)

Added by flashdeadline | July 22, 2014   10:58 PM Academy-SQ-India_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the academy curriculum has many new workshops posted this week. 
The Masters Series workshops are headed for Los Angeles and Seattle this October. Iceland in winter 2015 is set to begin February 8. 

The Northern India Tea, Landscape and Wildlife Photo Adventure (April 2015) will take you to photograph mountains, wildlife and the tea harvest.

The 2015 Tanzania photo safari begins November 4, and the Galapagos Photography Adventure starts September 13, 2015.
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Fundraising kick off thanks from Bo and JRP

Added by flashdeadline | July 16, 2014   7:07 AM fundraiser-cht-w_120.jpgNikonians.org founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) are thanking the generous members already supporting the Nikonians 2014 fundraising campaign.

As of this week the fundraising thermometer is creeping towards the $4,000 mark, thanks to some hefty additions (including one for $1,000).  Our founders want to make sure everyone understands that all donations, regardless of the amount, are deeply appreciated. 
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Nikonians.org fundraiser-2014

Added by flashdeadline | July 8, 2014   9:09 PM

fundraiser-cht_120.jpgNikonians.org founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) have announced a fundraising campaign this week.

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Les Picker - Your photo guide in Sri Lanka

Added by flashdeadline | June 25, 2014   12:46 AM Academy_SQ_Sri-Lanka_125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen files his report on upcoming activities and also posts an interview with Les Picker.

The focus of the interview is the newest photo tour destination on the academy curriculum: Sri Lanka.

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Nikonians Academy summer workshops at a glance

Added by flashdeadline | June 18, 2014   12:50 AM Academy-SQ-Alaska_125.jpgSummer officially begins this weekend, and our Nikonians Academy instructors are planning summertime workshops in Canada, Washington, California and Alaska. Read more of Nikonians Academy summer workshops at a glance


April Master Your Vision contest congrats

Added by flashdeadline | June 10, 2014   7:56 PM

Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the April Master Your Vision forum contests.

Contest-April04-2014SQ_125.jpg

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Nikonians Good Locations June Special

Added by flashdeadline | June 10, 2014   5:53 PM

Good-Locations-SQ_125.jpgWe have a free Nikonians cap waiting for a lucky Gold or Platinum member.
It's easy.
Just add your best photographic locations to our Good Locations Site in the Nikonians wiki and get the chance to win the cap. Entries made throughout the month of June will qualify.

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Negative space inspires creative images

Added by flashdeadline | June 4, 2014   4:50 AM June-04-2014Contest-SQ_125.jpgNikonians Photo Contest Director Dave Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of our latest round of contests along with links to the original entries. Read more of Negative space inspires creative images


ANPAT-14 seats availability shrinks

Added by flashdeadline | May 21, 2014   4:15 AM

Blog-ANPAT-14-SQ_125.jpgThe number of available seats in the edition of the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT-14) has shrunk to single digits. Only nine reservations are left to be made.

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Switching "skins" is easy

Added by flashdeadline | April 21, 2014   8:29 AM

reverse_THU_125.jpgWant a different view as you read our forum discussions?

It's easy.

Many of our new members have been asking how to switch from our classic white lettering on black background to another view with black lettering on a light background.

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ANPAT 14 attendees prepare for Colorado

Added by flashdeadline | April 21, 2014   7:45 AM

elk_THU_110.jpgThe 14th edition of the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT), already has 11 of 32 seats reserved.
You are invited to join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) for the Nikonians field event of year, at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, USA.

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Founders meeting leads to future plans

Added by flashdeadline | April 21, 2014   7:16 AM

map-cabo_200.jpgNikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) have been meeting to discuss future innovations in the community.

The meeting was held in Los Cabos in Baja California, Mexico (about a 25 Km strip between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas in South Baja California, Mexico).

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May includes two new workshop opportunities

Added by flashdeadline | April 16, 2014   2:24 AM Academy-Logo-Rocks_THU_120.jpgTwo new additions to the Nikonians Academy curriculum highlight our weekly report from Academy Director Mike Hagen. 

Both will be available next month.
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Nikonians App expansion to Android begins

Added by flashdeadline | April 6, 2014   10:24 PM mGallery-THU_120.jpg

Nikonians.org has launched the Android version of mGallery.

It can be downloaded from Google Play and just like the previous iOS version it helps you make an easy connection to the Nikonians Gallery on smartphones and tablets.


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Nikonians Academy - Report from the road

Added by flashdeadline | April 1, 2014   11:53 PM Academy_logo_SQ_Comp_125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is on the road, and he took time to give us an update on the coming months. Read more of Nikonians Academy - Report from the road


Nikonians Academy curriculum in full swing

Added by flashdeadline | March 25, 2014   11:12 PM Academy-Logo_Ermine_SQ.jpgWith warmer weather ahead of them, our Nikonians Academy instructors are engaged in a heavy schedule of workshops and photo adventure tours. Read more of Nikonians Academy curriculum in full swing


Member Benefits Explained -- Platinum

Added by flashdeadline | March 18, 2014   9:54 PM

Shield-Platinum_THU.jpgNikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) are happy to welcome the large number of new members joining us in the past few years. They have also noticed an interesting trend.

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The Nikonian eZine 56 is published

Added by flashdeadline | March 18, 2014   9:02 PM

THE_NIKONIAN_56_THU.jpgThe latest edition of our official online magazine, The Nikonian, has been published.

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Social media sharing a click away

Added by flashdeadline | March 18, 2014   7:59 PM

Social-THU.jpgIn case you haven't noticed it, links for sharing to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are now available in our forums.

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Nikonians Academy going global in March

Added by flashdeadline | March 12, 2014   2:38 AM

Hulbert_125_THU.jpgNikonians Academy instructor Richard Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography workshop heads for Germany and the UK this month.

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Member Benefits Explained -- Gold

Added by flashdeadline | March 12, 2014   2:14 AM

Shield-Gold_THU.jpgNikonians founders J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) are happy to welcome the large number of new members joining us in the past few years. They have also noticed an interesting trend.

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Berger Bros. Camera lands D4S

Added by flashdeadline | March 7, 2014   5:56 PM

D4S-THU.jpgBrad Berger tells us the new Nikon D4S is now in stock at Berger Bros. Camera.

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Ready for some warmer shooting?

Added by flashdeadline | March 5, 2014   3:06 AM

Academy-square-125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the staff is eager to get out of the winter doldrums.

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Membership benefits explained

Added by flashdeadline | March 5, 2014   2:34 AM

Shield-Silver_THU.jpgNikonians founders J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) are happy to welcome the large number of new members joining us in the past few years. They have also noticed an interesting trend.

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Nikonians Academy ready for Spring

Added by flashdeadline | February 19, 2014   1:28 AM

Death-Valley_SQ_125.jpgHere's your opportunity to put Winter in your rear-view mirror and look forward to Spring. Nikonians Academy instructor Michael A. Mariant's Death Valley in the Spring photo adventure begins March 13th and he still has some seats left.

This 4-day adventure focuses not only on the "where" to take the pictures, but also on the "how" to take pictures.

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c't Digital Photography magazine discount for Nikonians

Added by flashdeadline | February 13, 2014   7:55 PM

digital-phot_175.jpgA special reminder if you haven't checked up on your Nikonians Rewards page lately.

Silver, Gold and Platinum members are now eligible for a 20% discount on c't Digital Photography magazine subscription (plus free digital edition).

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Congratulations to our December Contest winners

Added by flashdeadline | February 4, 2014   11:02 PM Dec-Contest_SQ_120.jpgIt's time for some well-deserved congratulations. Read more of Congratulations to our December Contest winners


The Nikonians Eagle Expedition

Added by flashdeadline | January 29, 2014   1:58 AM

Eagle-Square_125.jpgLocation, location, location. That's one key to for success when you plan on opening a new business, and it also applies to wildlife photography. Once you know the best location to capture outstanding and rare images of wildlife, you share it with your friends in the Nikonians community and before you know it, you have a Nikonians mini-event.

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Winter beckons Nikonians Academy photo adventure

Added by flashdeadline | January 29, 2014   12:40 AM Academy-Square-Winter.jpgWinter. It may be colder this year than usual for some areas, but it is also a source of amazing images. 

With many parts of North America experiencing frigid temperatures, Nikonians Academy instructor Michael A. Mariant will soon be leading Nikonians in an outdoor photo adventure designed to take advantage of precisely these conditions.
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Director adds workshop support for Nikon Df and D610

Added by flashdeadline | January 23, 2014   1:44 AM Academy-SQ-Urb_200.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the newest DSLR cameras in Nikon's inventory now have corresponding workshop support coming in March, April and May.
   

Mike and Steve Simon will be covering the USA in:  

New York (Mar 26 – 30), Los Angeles (Apr 1 – 6), Fairfield NJ (Apr 3 – 6) - hosted at Unique Photo Super Store, Chicago (Apr 8-13), Dallas (Apr 29 - May 4) and Houston (May 6 – 11).

Mike tells us he will continue to add cities to the schedule and he's very close to opening up new workshops for the summer. 

Looking ahead:

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The Urban and Street Photography workshop is sold out for San Francisco but we have two remaining spots available for Dallas, Texas (Feb 20-23).

This workshop series led by Richard Hulbert is designed to improve your photography regardless of whether you consider picture taking a hobby, or you are a serious enthusiast, or a professional photographer, or earn your living as a member of the global real estate, design, and construction industries.

There are rules for photographing buildings and other man-made structures, and knowing these rules will make you a better photographer. Mastering these rules will allow you to learn how “break” them in a deliberate, meaningful way.

You will learn how a basic understanding of street photography will assist in your architectural and urban photography. You will discover how the fundamental principles of travel photography will enhance your architectural and urban imaging.

Richard will also bring this series to Berlin, Germany and Cambridge, UK. The Berlin workshop (starting March 20) is down to its final two seats remaining and we still have a few available seats for the Cambridge, UK workshop (starting March 27).

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Klamath Falls - Bald Eagles of Klamath Basin – Down to the final three seats

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Join professional wildlife photographer Jim Stamates at the Winter Wings Festival . This action filled 2-day field workshop starts Feb 12th. You will be photographing the many birds of the Klamath Basin including Bald Eagles, Hawks, Owls, and waterfowl. This is a prime opportunity to focus on the hundreds of Bald Eagles that winter at the Klamath Basin NWR along with thousands of Swans, Geese, and Ducks. This is the place to be for wintering waterfowl, bald eagle and birds of prey photography.

Jim will share the low impact field techniques that have helped him capture thousands of amazing photographs published worldwide. Jim will use his 35 years of experience and knowledge of wildlife, birds, and the natural environment to help you express your uniqueness through your photography. He will also share a little known secret on how to find and get close to wildlife.

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Yosemite - Yosemite in Winter: A season of Contrast - Few seats remaining

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This workshop led by Michael A. Mariant will focus on the numerous locations in the Yosemite Valley that are complemented by the snow season as well as timed for one of the few rare scenes in Yosemite that happens only once a year for about 10 days in only the perfect conditions: the backlit illumination of Horsetail Fall by the setting sun, called 'The Firefall' as immortalized by the original 1973 Galen Rowell photo.

All three sunset opportunities of the workshop will devoted to capturing this elusive visual phenomenon. The 4-day workshop begins February 20th.

This workshop focuses not only on the "where" to take the pictures, but also on the "how" to take pictures, incorporating photographic education throughout the workshop at each location.

By building on the previous location's techniques and lessons, this allows for culmination in a comprehensive lesson in pre-visualization, composition, modified exposure and light controls.

Coming to a city near you

Check our Nikonians Academy schedule by city area for details on workshops coming to your area.


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New cities added to Nikonians Academy curriculm

Added by flashdeadline | January 14, 2014   7:20 PM Academy-Logo-sq-Df_200.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has just finished his first 2014 workshop series in Orlando, Florida and he reports sold out classes and high energy. "It's obvious our people are excited to learn all about their cameras," reports Mike. Read more of New cities added to Nikonians Academy curriculm


Academy kicks off 2014 schedule

Added by flashdeadline | January 8, 2014   5:40 AM Academy-Logo-SQ-Eagle_150.jpg

Our Nikonians Academy instructors are on the road with a full schedule of workshops and photo adventures ahead of them.

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2014 workshop curriculum set to launch

Added by flashdeadline | December 25, 2013   10:02 AM

Our Nikonians Academy Instructors will soon be packing their gear and to begin a fresh round of workshops for 2014.Academy-SQ-Urb_200.jpg

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Academy Director thanks workshop participants

Added by flashdeadline | December 18, 2013   1:12 AM Academy-2013-2014_200.jpg

Mike Hagen, Academy Director, would like to thank the over 1,200 individuals who participated in a Nikonians Academy workshop during 2013.

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Nikonians eZine ready for free download

Added by flashdeadline | December 13, 2013   4:18 PM

eZine55_THU.jpgThe latest edition of our official online magazine, The Nikonian, has been published.

This edition takes you along as our members prevailed over a National Parks closing to capture stunning images at the 13th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT).

It also covers the hottest new cameras announced by Nikon over the past year and the evolution of our Nikonians Photo Contests.

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Academy wraps up 2013 -- Preps for 2014

Added by flashdeadline | December 11, 2013   1:37 AM

Academy-Holiday_200.jpgThe Holiday Season has arrived and only a few more days remain on the 2013 Nikonians Academy curriculum. Steve Simon will be finishing the year in Philadelphia (December 10-14) and Academy Director Mike Hagen will be in San Diego (December 12-15). There is still time to sign up if you want to attend.

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Safari success caps 2013 calendar - more workshops in Nov-Dec

Added by flashdeadline | November 20, 2013   2:33 AM

Hagen-Acad-THU.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has just returned from leading his latest sold-out Tanzanian Photo Safari. Mike tells us the trip was "epic and we photographed an incredible amount of wildlife during the two-week journey."

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Pre-orders available for new Nikon D610 book

Added by flashdeadline | November 20, 2013   2:14 AM

Mastering the Nikon D610 by Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is now available for preorder.
Darrell has already invited members to submit images taken with the new camera to be included in the book and the first set of images have started to trickle in.
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Academy feedback spells success

Added by Ronny89 | October 29, 2013   2:34 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Feedback_130.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been on the road for a good portion of the year, and as 2013 reaches the busy months of November and December, he takes time to share some very uplifting feedback.

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Nikonians Academy finishing 2013 strong-- preps for 2014

Added by flashdeadline | October 22, 2013   11:28 PM

Eagle-flight_THU.jpgLooking ahead to 2014, the Nikonians Academy curriculum includes the most popular workshops mixed with challenging outdoor adventures.

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New 2014 workshops added to Academy curriculum

Added by flashdeadline | September 18, 2013   12:38 AM Galapagos_2014_THU.jpgThe Nikonians Academy staff is preparing for newly announced workshops the 2014 calendar while tackling a busy schedule in the coming weeks. Read more of New 2014 workshops added to Academy curriculum


Nikonians Academy October schedule

Added by flashdeadline | September 11, 2013   3:31 AM Balloon_120_thu.jpgOur last weekly Nikonians Academy News Blog highlighted September activities with a glimpse at October. This week, let's have a closer look at the October schedule. Read more of Nikonians Academy October schedule


Nikonians Academy September-October Highlights

Added by flashdeadline | September 4, 2013   12:01 AM

Teton_Stamates_Oxbow_120.jpgSeptember and October offer the full gamut of Nikonians Academy workshops and photo adventures. Our weekly spotlight features the fourth annual wildlife and landscapes workshop in Wyoming, Urban and street photography in Boston and Seattle, and the Masters Series in Colorado and London, United Kingdom.

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Nikonians Academy September highlights

Added by flashdeadline | August 28, 2013   6:07 AM Academy-square-125.jpgThe Nikonians Academy schedule for September brings workshops and photo adventures to two continents. Read more of Nikonians Academy September highlights


Mastering the Nikon D7100 features images by Nikonians

Added by flashdeadline | August 21, 2013   2:08 AM

D7100_THU_120.jpgCongratulations to the Nikonians community members who will soon have their images featured in a new photography book. Mastering the Nikon D7100 by DarrellYoung (DigitalDarrell) will be released next month for worldwide sales.

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Fall spotlight: Picker and Stamates at National Parks

Added by flashdeadline | August 21, 2013   12:46 AM Bison_thu.jpg

Nikonians Academy instructors Lester Picker and Jim Stamates are preparing for their annual excursions to some of the USA's most scenic National Parks and you are invited.

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Nikonians Academy Summer schedule heats up

Added by flashdeadline | August 14, 2013   3:01 AM Stangl_Portrait_Comp2_thu.jpg

Approaching mid-month in August, our Nikonians Academy instructors are checking their gear, organizing travel itineraries and preparing for a whirlwind of workshops and photo adventure trips in the coming weeks. 

The schedule includes Academy activities in USA, Canada, The United Kingdom and Italy.

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HDR, Video and Mastery Classes coming up

Added by flashdeadline | August 7, 2013   1:52 AM HDR_RedwoodGulch_125.jpg

Nikonians Academy instructor Winston C. Hall brings his Master HDR Photography - 2-Day Workshop to Seattle/Bellevue, WA August 9-10.

You will learn to master the secrets of High Dynamic Range Photography and learn new techniques for creating amazing HDR images in this two-day workshop.

Winston brings the often confusing world of HDR Photography into an easy and manageable process that in turn opens your photographic eyes to the explosive potential that awaits you.

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West Coast USA and Canada next for Academy workshops

Added by flashdeadline | July 30, 2013   9:39 PM

Academy-square-125.jpgNikonians Academy instructors Steve Simon, Winston C. Hall and Michael A. Mariant share the workshop schedule in August, bringing popular topics to San Francisco, Seattle/Bellevue, WA, Portland, OR, Victoria, BC and Santa Barbara, CA.

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Academy Spotlight: Video with DSLR and Urban Photography

Added by flashdeadline | July 24, 2013   12:16 AM

HabbyCam_small_125.jpgOne of the Nikonians Academy's newest workshops, Video & Cinematography with your DSLR led by Michael Mariant, comes to California August 30 – September 1st.

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Summer sessions in full swing with Nikonians Academy

Added by flashdeadline | July 17, 2013   1:59 AM

SteveSimon_125.jpgLos Angeles and San Francisco, California are next on Nikonians Academy instructor Steve Simon's extensive summer workshop schedule.

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Advance schedule includes new HDR workshop

Added by flashdeadline | July 9, 2013   7:18 PM

d600_shooting-menu_125.jpgNikonians Academy instructor Steve Simon's New Orleans workshops are in the last call stage, and as August draws closer, we have a new HDR workshop added to the schedule.

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Popular workshops and adventure trips going fast

Added by flashdeadline | July 3, 2013   1:29 AM

Academy-square-125.jpgNikonians Academy instructors are noticing a trend developing for some of the high profile workshops and adventure trips scheduled this year. Academy Director Mike Hagen, currently on the road in California, had time to dash of a fast message while traveling:

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Spotlight on Steve "Mr. July" Simon

Added by flashdeadline | June 26, 2013   12:58 AM

SteveSimon_125.jpgNikonians Academy instructor Steve Simon will temporarily earn the role of "busiest workshop leader" during the month of July. One look at the Academy's "By Date" listing will show why.

He loves traveling the world running photography workshops and his schedule for next month is intense with workshops in Toronto, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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Technical issues with nikonians.org

Added by bgs | June 19, 2013   3:14 PM

We are experiencing technical issues with the site and this has been going on and off for the last few weeks, which has led to (mainly) short outages. The IT team is working on improving the response of both the main site and our sub sites, such as galleries and blogs.

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Nikonians Academy Spotlight on Maine, USA

Added by flashdeadline | June 19, 2013   1:41 AM

LesPicker_NA-thu.jpgFor the second year in a row, the Nikonians Academy is pleased to offer a 4-day workshop in Acadia National Park led by award-winning photographer and Academy faculty member Les Picker (www.lesterpickerphoto.com).

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Workshop leaders preparing for annual favorites

Added by flashdeadline | June 12, 2013   12:50 AM

redwoods-225-thu.jpgOne of our most popular Nikonians Academy photo adventures begins in two weeks and your workshop leader has a few seats left.

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ANPAT-13 FAQ's posted

Added by flashdeadline | June 5, 2013   1:52 AM

Anpat-13-Flagstaff_Woods_125.jpgYou've got questions--Nikonians co-founder J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) has answers. He has just posted the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) FAQ's for the trip to Northern Arizona this year (October 5-12).

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Nikonians Academy continuing its global expansion

Added by flashdeadline | June 5, 2013   12:21 AM

Nikonians-Academy_GR_BR_225.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us in addition to workshops already scheduled in Italy and Australia, the staff has just added new workshops for The United Kingdom and Germany.

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Nikonians Academy June-July preview

Added by flashdeadline | May 22, 2013   3:54 AM

Academy-square-125.jpgNikonians Academy instructors Greg Stangl, Jim Stamates and Michael Mariant will highlight the June Calendar this year.

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Nikonians Academy Spanning the Globe

Added by flashdeadline | May 15, 2013   6:23 AM

Alaska-125.jpgThis week with the Nikonians Academy is incredibly busy. We have photographers on a cruise ship in Europe and North Africa traveling on the Ultimate Travel Workshop.
We also have photographers in Page, Arizona participating in a Slot Canyon trip while photographers in Toronto, Ontario are participating in an Urban and Street Photography workshop.

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ANPAT 13 location locked on, seats going fast

Added by flashdeadline | May 8, 2013   2:21 AM

Grand_Canyon_125.jpgThe signature Nikonians gathering of the year has been announced, and half the seats are already reserved.

Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) invite you to join them along with Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen), Nikonians Academy Director, for the 13th edition of the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT), October 5-12.

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Academy May sweep begins this weekend

Added by flashdeadline | May 1, 2013   12:55 AM

Simon-THU_10step_125.jpgNikonians Academy instructors are leading workshops in New York, Indianapolis, Phoenix (and Page) Arizona, Toronto, and Milan this month.

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Nikonians on new servers

Added by bgs | April 8, 2013   10:39 AM

Since Friday 5th of April 2013 we are on new servers. The maintenance window was kept fairly small. Thanks to all on the IT team who were involved in this milestone for the community!

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Nikonians down for maintenance

Added by bgs | April 4, 2013   1:25 PM

Nikonians is down for maintenance today 04th of April 2013 throughout 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM GMT.
Forums and galleries will not be available in this period of time.

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Mastering The Nikon D600 Book arrives

Added by flashdeadline | March 26, 2013   11:29 PM

D600_book_125.jpgThe newest book by Nikonians author and charter member Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is now arriving at retail outlets.

D600-mini_125.jpgHis 568-page Mastering the Nikon D600 has been a highly popular purchase in the pre-order phase and within a few days, those pre-orders will start shipping.

A new development in the delivery schedule shows the eBook format versions should become available on the same day as the print version.

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Academy instructor brings attitude to ASMP

Added by flashdeadline | March 26, 2013   10:08 PM

Hulbert_175.jpgNikonians Academy instructor Rick Hulbert will be speaking at the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) New England Chapter on April 18th covering his signature specialty: Architectural photography.

For the evening presentation, he is titling his talk "Photography with an Architectural Attitude." Here's the link for more information.

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Academy workshops booking fast

Added by flashdeadline | March 20, 2013   3:17 AM

Academy-square-125.jpgThe Nikonians Academy's intense Spring workshop schedule continues with workshops in Raleigh, NC and Atlanta, CA next week.

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Papal announcement draws tuna

Added by flashdeadline | March 15, 2013   6:31 PM

1200-1700_250.jpgThe Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens was put to good use when Roman Catholic cardinals selected their new Pope.

Our members in the Manual Focus Lenses forum are discussing the legendary Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens with links to images of this monster chunk of glass on the scene. At 888mm (just short of 3 feet long) and weighing 16 kilograms (35 pounds) it has earned the nickname "tuna."

If you are interested in the history behind this lens, check the Nikon Recollections page featuring comments by the two men who were responsible for its optical design and its mechanical design.

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UK and Ireland members: Nikon cashback

Added by flashdeadline | March 14, 2013   5:03 PM

UKspringcash_200.jpgNikon UK has launched its spring cashback promotion offering up to £150 cashback. The cashback promotion includes the Nikon D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200, D7000 and D600 from 14th March – 31st May (inclusive).

The promotion will run from 14th March – 31st May 2013 and all claims must be received by the 30th June 2013 in order to qualify.

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Florida member published

Added by flashdeadline | March 13, 2013   11:15 PM

vladIT-eagle_125.jpgCongratulations to Gold member Vlad Tkatsenko (Vlad_IT) from Florida, USA. He moved to Florida from New York and his shot of an eagle has been published by the Tampa Bay Times. Vlad tells us he will be submitting more photos in the series.

If your work has been recently published make sure you tell us the good news.

One of our most unique congratulations went to Moderating Team member Karen Willshaw (Marjani), who's photos were the basis for a series of Australian postage stamps.

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Academy forum provides answers

Added by flashdeadline | March 11, 2013   10:20 PM

Urban_180.jpgYou already know our forums serve a broad range of questions and answers, but did you know they also serve as a source of background information on Nikonians Academy workshops?

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Nikonians Academy-- Many countries, Many States

Added by flashdeadline | March 5, 2013   10:21 PM

Academy-square-125.jpgOur Nikonians Academy instructors are headed for an aggressive schedule covering the globe.
They may develop a bit of travel fatigue but the good news is they may be coming your way.
The Academy March and April itinerary includes: Calgary and Vancouver in Canada plus Denver, Las Vegas, Raleigh, Atlanta, Fairfield (NJ), Boston, Dallas, Yosemite, and Philadelphia in the USA.

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Affordable Medium Format Returns

Added by flashdeadline | March 4, 2013   7:18 PM

D800_cards_250.jpgDarrell Young (DigitalDarrell) has posted his review of the Nikon D800 and D800E cameras in our Articles section.
These cameras were introduced last year and Darrell has already published his popular 576-page Mastering the Nikon D800 book in the NikoniansPress/Rocky Nook Mastering series.

His review is designed to help our members who are interested in a narrative from a hands-on aspect.

Coming from a Nikonians author who literally "wrote the book" on these cameras, it's worth checking out.

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London-based Nikon training announced

Added by flashdeadline | March 4, 2013   2:50 AM

NIKON-LOGO_125.jpgNikon's United Kingdom website has announced the Nikon School; a new venue for photography training that aims to educate and inspire photographers.

The school is located at the new Nikon Centre of Excellence, in the heart of central London and is scheduled to be open and running courses starting in early April.

Training courses will run during the week from Tuesday - Friday and, for the first time, Nikon will also be offering courses on Saturdays. Details are available at the Nikon UK Training homepage.

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Nikonians.org back on line

Added by flashdeadline | February 28, 2013   4:41 PM

Maintenance_75.jpgSome members may have noticed a temporary outage at the site, taking us offline for a few hours. This outage comes by coincidence not too long after we unveiled our new homepage. The new homepage was not the cause of the problem. We have tracked the outage to an abnormality in server access requests, triggering a hardware safety shut-down. Thank you for your patience while we restored the system.

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Spring season brings heavy workshop schedule

Added by flashdeadline | February 26, 2013   12:04 AM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgThe Nikonians Academy instructor team will be scattered across North America and the globe in the next two months. Their workshop schedule includes classes on Nikon digital single-lens reflex cameras, Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash, Adobe Lightroom 4, The Passionate Photographer, Death Valley in Spring, Yosemite in Spring, and a photo adventure cruise through Europe and North Africa.

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Mastering the Nikon D600 Chapter Images Selected

Added by flashdeadline | February 19, 2013   12:46 AM

Baby-Dog_THU.jpgNikonians author Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell), reports his newest book, Mastering the Nikon D600 is on schedule for release next month.
The final step in the process was selecting Nikon D600 photos submitted by Nikonians members to be used as full page Chapter Opening Images.

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Academy welcomes Greg Stangl; renames Masters Series

Added by flashdeadline | February 13, 2013   2:25 PM

Greg_Stangl-thu_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen welcomes a new instructor and tells us why the Masters Series workshops now bear different titles in his latest report:
We've just brought on professional instructor Greg Stangl and his brand new Portrait Workshop series. He's an established pro photographer who has run portrait studios for over 30 years and is at the top of his game.

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Urban and Street Photography workshops coming to Cuba and Mexico

Added by flashdeadline | February 6, 2013   1:05 AM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgRick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography workshops are receiving phenomenal reviews. Last week, he hosted a sold-out class in San Francisco with people attending from all over the world. Due to the success of these classes, the Nikonians Academy has scheduled new Urban Photography workshops to Old Havana, Cuba and to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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Academy ready for Spring and Summer workshops

Added by flashdeadline | January 29, 2013   8:38 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the month of January, 2013 was busy, but pales in comparison to the calendar ahead.
Here is Mike's report:
We've had sold-out workshops on both coasts of the USA and an increasing buzz about our workshops around the world.

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Academy workshops abound in Feb-March

Added by flashdeadline | January 22, 2013   11:58 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgThe Nikonians Academy slate of workshops and adventure trips goes in full swing starting in February.
Instructors Michael A. Mariant and Winston C. Hall will be leading workshops in California and Washington in February. Michael will be hosting Yosemite in Winter: A Season of Contrast starting February 14th and Winston will bring four Master series courses to the Seattle area starting February 21st.

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Academy expands globally

Added by flashdeadline | January 14, 2013   6:00 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the Academy is continuing to expand globally and has just added workshops for Australia this October and November.
The Australian workshops include two weeks of Masters Series workshops in Sydney and Melbourne, covering the Nikon D800, D4, D600, and D7000 cameras and the Nikon wireless flash system.

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New workshops add to Academy schedule

Added by flashdeadline | December 18, 2012   12:52 AM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) reports the staff has finalized plans for new workshops in the coming year.
The schedule now includes more of the highly popular Master's series in the USA for the first half of 2013 and some of those workshops seats are going fast.

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Amazon taking pre-orders on Mastering the Nikon D600

Added by flashdeadline | December 7, 2012   5:39 PM

D600_Young_120.jpgThe newest book in the NikoniansPress/Rocky Nook Mastering series is now available for pre-order. Mastering the Nikon D600 by Darrell Young will be about 500 pages and will cover every aspect of the Nikon D600 camera in great detail. It will be available in March 2013 in printed form and the eBook formats will follow about two weeks later.

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Nikonians Academy adds South Asia photo trip

Added by flashdeadline | December 3, 2012   11:25 PM

In the never-ending quest to bring you the best photo adventure trips on the planet, the Nikonians Academy announces a new destination photo adventure trip to Sri Lanka. Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpg
Unparalleled wildlife opportunities abound including leopard, elephant, birds, monkeys and much more. You will be photographing from the Academy's privately chartered safari vehicles, providing lots of space to move around inside while capturing nature's splendor with your cameras.

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Cold weather delivers photo adventure opportunities

Added by flashdeadline | November 26, 2012   11:37 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgWinter is a wonderful time to photograph in the great outdoors, especially if you are in the stunning landscapes of the American West. Your Nikonians Academy instructors Jim Stamates and Michael Mariant will be your guides as you photograph Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and Yosemite in the beautiful winter snow.

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The Nikonian eZine 53 is published

Added by flashdeadline | November 20, 2012   7:58 PM

eZine-53_Page_01-Thu.jpgThe latest special edition of THE NIKONIAN eZine #53 is now available for free download.

This issue is based on a Holiday theme and features gift giving (and receiving) guides ranging from the newest Nikon gear to sentimental favorites from the past.

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Give Yourself an Early Present

Added by flashdeadline | November 19, 2012   11:14 PM

Nikonians-Academy-update-Bow_125.jpgLas Vegas and San Diego area members can treat themselves to an early present for the Holidays by attending our Nikonians Academy workshops in early December.
Both Winston Hall and Mike Hagen are running classes on HDR photography, Master Nikon D800/D4, Lightroom 4, and the Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash System.

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Urban Photography workshop series returns in 2013

Added by flashdeadline | November 12, 2012   8:20 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has announced new locations in the continuing series of Urban Photography workshops with Rick Hulbert.
Thanks to a surge of interest from our members asking us to bring back these workshops, Rick will be bringing his critically acclaimed courses to four major North American cities in 2013.

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Nikonians depart New Mexico with great images, fond memories

Added by flashdeadline | October 29, 2012   10:36 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgThe 12th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) was a rousing success with 32 Nikonians participating from all around the world.

Our intrepid group of ANPAT attendees explored the wilds of New Mexico from the air and the ground as we aimed our cameras at anything that struck our fancy.

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Google malware notification revoked. Servers confirmed safe for all visitors.

Added by jrp | October 3, 2012   8:48 PM

Google site scanning found a piece of code on our site that could be interpreted as possible malware. We have made the appropriate substitutions and that has appropriately resulted in the warning status from Google being eliminated.

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Nikonians in Tokyo, Japan. Meet up?

Added by bgs | September 21, 2012   9:05 PM

If you are in Tokyo and care for meeting some other Nikonians, please let Silver member Giguchan know.

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Nikonians Depth of Field iPhone app updated

Added by flashdeadline | September 12, 2012   1:15 AM

DOF-app_110.jpgIf you want to use your iPhone, iPad or iPod to assist with Depth of Field (DOF) and Hyperfocal Distance calculations, the free DOF Calculator by Nikonians app available on iTunes has recently been updated.

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Academy Director - Behind the Scenes, Part Two

Added by flashdeadline | August 28, 2012   1:14 AM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is preparing for his custom expedition yacht photo adventure trip to the Galapagos Islands (Sept. 14-23). At press time , there are only two seats left. While preparing for the trip, Mike has filed behind the scenes reports highlighting the accomplishments and activities of his fellow Nikonians Academy instructors.

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Nikon announces three new COOLPIX cameras

Added by flashdeadline | August 22, 2012   6:29 AM

NIKON-LOGO_125.jpgEasy on the budget and heavy on features, Nikon’s latest COOLPIX cameras include Wi-Fi connectivity, long-reaching zooms with vibration reduction (VR) and touchscreen operation.
The three new cameras range in price from $179.95 USD to $499.95 USD (suggested retail) and one of them will be an interesting link for social networking enthusiasts familiar with the Android operating system.

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Academy director: behind the scenes

Added by flashdeadline | August 21, 2012   2:59 AM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is preparing for his custom expedition yacht photo adventure trip to the Galapagos Islands (Sept. 14-23). The trip has only two seats left (at newsletter publication time). While preparing for the trip, Mike decided to file his latest update by focusing on the recent behind the scenes accomplishments and activities of three Nikonians Academy instructors.

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Berger Bros. Camera Opens New Photography Center

Added by flashdeadline | August 2, 2012   7:05 AM

BergerLogo_150.jpgNew York based, full service camera store helps its customers bring their images to life with new Center dedicated to photographic art and education.

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New instructor takes lead for Puerto Rico photo adventure

Added by flashdeadline | July 23, 2012   11:15 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has announced the addition of Efraín M. Padró to the faculty. Padró is the author of The Photographer’s Guide to New Mexico and regularly teaches photography classes and workshops in the U.S. and abroad through many organizations.
Hagen’s announcement includes details on the first workshop to be led by the new Nikonians Academy instructor.

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Nikonians Academy looking ahead to summer/fall

Added by flashdeadline | July 16, 2012   10:55 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the instructor staff is heavy into the summer workshop schedule and equally concentrating on the months to come.
The schedule highlights include preparations for Les Picker’s Acadia National Park tour in October as well as next month’s Eastern Sierra and the Owens Valley workshop and five-day Vancouver, BC, Canada sessions.

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Mastering the Nikon D800 Chapter Images Selected

Added by flashdeadline | July 10, 2012   3:13 AM

CH-2_85thu.jpgNikonians author Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell), reports his newest book, Mastering the Nikon D800, is finished and being printed. The final step in the process was selecting Nikon D800 photos submitted by Nikonians members across the globe to be used as full page Chapter Opening Images.
The book has 13 chapters and one of the images comes from the author. Each of the chosen images will earn a free copy of the book for the submitting member.

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Academy heavy into June schedule

Added by flashdeadline | June 19, 2012   4:01 AM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy North America is still going strong and we continue to add new workshops. The current schedule shows Michael A. Mariant starting the Giant Redwoods of Northern California 4-day workshop on Thursday (June 21). Meanwhile, Winston C. Hall starts a four day series of workshops on the same day in Nashville.

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Hagen to speak at photoact 2012 in August

Added by flashdeadline | May 22, 2012   4:15 AM

Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen will be speaking at the photoact 2012 conference in Santa Barbara, CA this August 24th and 25th. A panel of 13 world-class photographers will speak on the art, craft and technology of photography through workshops, keynote lectures and breakout sessions.
Speakers include Uwe Steinmuller, Marc Muench, Christian Bloch, Bruce Barnbaum, Ken Rockwell and many more.

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ANPAT 12 details announced

Added by flashdeadline | May 8, 2012   12:15 AM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgThe 12th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure (ANPAT) is locked on. Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the dates will be October 12-20 and the location is...... drumroll......

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Last Call for this week's Urban Photography Workshop in Canada

Added by flashdeadline | April 29, 2012   10:37 PM

Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has received more accolades from members attending the new Urban Photography workshop led by Rick Hulbert. The Seattle session was the first time this workshop got a full test in the field and from the enthusiastic response sent to Mike, it looks like there’s another new “must attend” workshop on the Academy curriculum.

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Street photography

Added by pkuzmin | April 24, 2012   2:12 PM Thumbnail image for 220px-Henri_Cartier-Bresson.jpgIf we want to talk about "street photography" we must talk about Henri Cartier-Bresson (left) and the old photograph taken in 1932 somewhere in France, with a man about to get his shoes quite wet on it first. Why? Because it is a mother of all streets photographs same as Henry Cartier-Bresson is basically a founder of this ever so popular photography style. 

All definitions of street photography, which could be possibly worded, are in that picture. Nothing and no one can describe what the street photography is about better, as this photo and two words: "decisive moment".
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Workshop feedback delivers thumbs up for new course

Added by flashdeadline | April 22, 2012   5:47 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us Rick Hulbert’s recent inaugural Urban Photography workshop in Seattle hit the right cord with those who attended. The good news for members near the Toronto, Ontario area is there are still a few seats available for round two.

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Ilford Galerie Pro Limited Edition 40 Pack

Added by covey22 | April 20, 2012   8:32 PM

As featured in our last newsletter, the Nikonians Pro Shop is now carrying the Ilford Galerie Professional Limited Edition 40 Pack. The TIPA-award winning package features ten (10) A4 size pages of fabulous stock including Lustre Duo and Gold Fibre Silk.

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Nikon D4 Digital SLR - The Nikonians Review

Added by covey22 | April 20, 2012   8:26 PM

Nikonians Team Member Martin Turner takes the flagship D4 for a spin -

"...with an optical rating by DxO labs above almost every Hasselblad ever built, top ISO in excess of 200,000 and essentially noise-free at 25,600, this may well be the last camera you will ever need to buy."

Get the full review after the jump.

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Nikonians Academy Europe Workshops updates.

Added by pkuzmin | April 17, 2012   4:21 PM Spring is in full bloom so let your cameras meet some mates and learn new things. Here are some ideas from Nikonians Academy Europe for the upcoming weeks, where you can do just that. The line up for following weeks includes:

"Master Wildlife Photography: Birds Of Prey"
"Master the Nikon i-TTL Flash System"
"Master your Nikon D90, D7000, D300/D300s, D700, D3/D3s/D3x In Depth"
"Artistic Nude / Beauty Photography Workshop"

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New workshop topics and cities details released

Added by flashdeadline | April 17, 2012   1:12 AM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the Academy instructors have "stepped up their game" as they prepare for new workshops in more cities.
The new topics and cities were announced a few weeks ago, and you can now check out the workshop details.

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Nikonians Northern Exposure podcast debut

Added by flashdeadline | April 4, 2012   8:48 AM

nik-northen-expo_130.jpgWelcome to Peter Spence, host of our newest podcast series Nikonians Northern Exposure. Peter hails from Canada (which gives us a clue to the origin of the podcast series name).

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Nikonians Academy April Highlights

Added by flashdeadline | April 1, 2012   6:22 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the April schedule is showing instructors launching for workshops in Denver, Seattle and California's Big Sur.
He also gives us an inside look at the instructional motivations behind some of these workshops and you will be surprised to learn it's not always about a specific favorite camera we all share in common.

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Academy instructors preparing Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 workshops

Added by flashdeadline | March 25, 2012   9:53 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the instructor staff is receiving the new Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 cameras, and they are seriously impressed with the image quality potential. The instructor team has already begun creating new D800/D4 workshop curricula for the Nikonians Academy and these workshops will begin rolling out in May.

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Top 10 problems solved by members

Added by bgs | March 25, 2012   8:27 PM

Chime in to identify the top 10 issues solved by members for members and get an original Nikonians Photo Pro Strap as a thank you.

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Academy instructors primed for outdoor adventures

Added by flashdeadline | March 18, 2012   5:38 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the “outdoor bug” is in full swing with the instructor staff, featuring scenic and wildlife adventure trips for the coming months.

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New Jersey chosen first venue for newest workshop series

Added by flashdeadline | March 11, 2012   9:16 PM | Comment

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has just concluded his sold-out workshop series in Los Angeles, CA hosted at Samy's Camera store and each day ended with rousing applause from the attendees. Next on his agenda is preparing for the new workshops on the calendar, and he tells us the debut location will be in New Jersey.

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Death Valley reservations time-crunch, March preview

Added by flashdeadline | February 12, 2012   8:56 PM

Nikonians-Academy-Update.jpgIf you are holding off your decision on attending the Nikonians Academy Death Valley workshop next month, then don't wait much longer. Our Death Valley workshop leader Michael Mariant tells us that the only hotel in the area is completely booked during that timeframe, except for our block of room reservations which expire on February 29th.

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Nikonians invited to photoact 2012 workshops and conference

Added by flashdeadline | February 12, 2012   6:55 PM

PhotoAct2012_thu.jpgOur friends at Rocky Nook publishing have arranged a "back to basics" conference and workshops series coming to California, USA this summer.
The two-day photoact 2012 comes to Santa Barbara August 24-25 and it offers attendees the opportunity to select their areas of interest in the art, craft, and technology of photography.

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Tamron unveils new full frame f/2.8 lightweight zoom

Added by flashdeadline | February 6, 2012   3:16 PM

Logo_Tamron-Thumb.jpgTamron has announced a new standard zoom lens designed for full frame DSLR's combining high speed in a lighweight bundle (plus vibration reduction).

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Welcome Profoto

Added by flashdeadline | February 4, 2012   9:55 PM

Profoto_120.jpgWe are pleased to announce the entry of our newest corporate partner, Profoto-- who proudly stand by their reputaion as the world's leading manufacturer of professional photography lighting and light shaping tools. They arrive just in time to offer our members the opportunity to a try a Profoto D1 monolight set before buying it. In addition to contributing to our community, they will also run several special discounts for our members in the coming months

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Welcome OMP -- OneModelPlace

Added by flashdeadline | February 4, 2012   9:02 PM

OMP-welcome_125.jpg One Model Place is an online community for models, photographers and creative talents with almost 200,000 active members.

They have recently arranged to provide a 30% discount to our Nikonians members.
OMP provides models, photographers, casting agents, and clients access to the most diverse talent pool the world has ever seen.

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Super Bowl prediction challenge with Think Tank prize

Added by flashdeadline | February 4, 2012   8:27 PM

Football_thu.jpgOur friends at Think Tank Photo have supplied us with a Speed Racer V2.0 hybrid shoulder bag/belt pack as a prize for the psychic Nikonian who already knows the winning team and score of the 2012 Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Surprise Challenge/Contest details are available in our English Cafe, and all Nikonians -- worldwide -- (except one) are eligible to enter.

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Assignment: show Nikon how you would sell their gear

Added by flashdeadline | February 4, 2012   7:47 PM

NIKON-LOGO_125.jpgNikonians online photo assignments leader Rob Migliaccio (rmigliaccio) of Rhode Island, USA has posted one of his most challenging assignments to date.
Can you come up with a Nikon product image good enough to gain the attention of their advertising team?

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Nikonians Academy Workshops coming up in March

Added by jrp | February 3, 2012   8:03 AM

Mike Hagen in Los Angeles, Winston C. Hall in Dallas and Austin, and Steve Simon in Toronto, will be presenting the workshops you have been waiting for ...

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Is technology better than technique?

Added by pkuzmin | February 2, 2012   7:45 PM Nikon-D3s_Back-250.jpg
"Having a camera makes you no more a photographer than having a hammer and some nails makes you a carpenter" - this quote from Claude Adams, who is except some other things a freelancer, journalist and documentary film maker, so he apparently knows what he is talking about, could change your approach to the photography. Let's be honest here, photography is quite expensive hobby to have and probably nobody except your wife would believe you that buying an already quite expensive DSLR body, let's not mention the lens, will be your final photography related expense. Of course not, and for those of you who still believe it will, I have to tell you something. No, it won't... But if you gonna spend your hard earn cash, you had better think twice where you gonna spend it. What will make you a better photographer? Or shall we say for the start, what will make you a photographer?

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The Nikonians Academy keeps on rolling its feature workshops for you

Added by jrp | January 21, 2012   12:05 PM

Coming up in February, showing only those with available seats:

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Nikonians Photo Professors launch first Podcast

Added by hendric | January 13, 2012   12:45 PM | Comment

IR-PRO_L_99.jpgNikon photo enthusiasts looking for a series of free podcasts designed to enhance their image making skills have a new "must listen"  resource. The first podcast in the new Nikonians Photo Professors podcast series debuts this week, hosted by Rick Paul and Rick Hulbert.  

Download Nikonians Photo Professors #1 (NPC-PP-2012-01-01.mp3; 52:35; MP3 format)

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Nikonians Academy launches 2012 calendar

Added by flashdeadline | January 1, 2012   5:10 PM

Nikonians-Academy-News-Bog.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been coordinating an aggressive new schedule for the new year. Mike tells us the highlights include more adventure trips and a new instructor who is very familiar to the Nikonians community.

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Holiday greetings and savings from the Photoproshop team

Added by flashdeadline | December 8, 2011   3:13 PM

smsnta_100.jpgOnce again we approach that time of year when the urge to give is the strongest. All of us at the Nikonians Photoproshop wish you — your family and friends a Happy Holiday Season!
We traditionally double check our inventories and look for great deals to make your gift shopping more affordable, and this year we invite you to check our Holidays Specials:

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Nikon SB-910 Speedlight: Pre-order at Berger Brothers

Added by covey22 | December 6, 2011   9:49 PM

Just in time for the holidays, our corporate sponsor Berger Brothers is offering exclusive pre-orders on the flagship replacement Nikon SB-910 Speedlight. All Nikonians members can take advantage of this special offer, so why wait? Join now and get exclusive access to this deal and other great advantages!

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"The Nikonians" iPad App Updated

Added by covey22 | December 5, 2011   3:02 PM

"The Nikonian" eZine app for the iPad has been updated to Version 1.1. You'll get access to our exclusive newsletters, packed full of equipment reviews, great photos from our ANPAT trip, updates of our Academy classes, and of course, exclusive Nikonians offers! Grab the app now!

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Join Nikonians on Google Plus!

Added by covey22 | December 5, 2011   2:26 PM

Nikonians has opened a new page on Google Plus. Join the thousands of photography enthusiasts in our community and get in on the latest news, conversations and offers!

Nikonians Google Page in English

Nikonians Google Page in German

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The Nikonians Academy in January

Added by jrp | December 2, 2011   9:30 PM

Mike Hagen, Winston C Hall and Steve Simon will be out there in January in Orlando/Kissimee FL, Fort Lauderdale FL, Seattle/Bellevue WA and San Francisco CA, bringing to you our signature workshops, teaching some of our most popular workshops as well as a brand new Lightroom workshop. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. For the itinerary ....

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Limited time only: Save 50% on the Ultimate RAW Converter

Added by flashdeadline | November 16, 2011   3:27 PM

CaptureOne_logo_99.jpgLess than a week remains for your opportunity to take advantage of the Phase One 50% savings offer on Capture One Pro 6.
Capture One Pro 6 brings out the very best in your images with tailor-made Nikon camera profiles. See why many of our members describe Capture One as the choice for Nikon photographers.
For a limited time, you can save 50% and get Capture One Pro 6 for 199 USD / 149 EUR only. The offer expires November 20th. Use the voucher code “CONIK2011” to claim your discount here.

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The Nikonians Academy in December

Added by jrp | November 16, 2011   8:42 AM

The Nikonians Academy will be in Boston and in Las Vegas this December, 2011.
Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about your camera, your flash and your vision before the year is over.

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Free magazine with gold membership

Added by bgs | October 25, 2011   5:24 PM

If you are from the US or the UK and sign up for a Nikonians Gold Membership for the first time, you get a one year subscription to the classy c't Digital Photography Magazine (value $50 US) for free.

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You say it’s your Birthday

Added by flashdeadline | October 23, 2011   10:27 PM

Birthday-logo_110.jpgBirthday best wishes for your friends in the Nikonians community are now available.
You may have noticed in the upper right corner of the forums, and on our Nikonians home pages (all three languages) a fast link to Nikonians celebrating birthdays "today" is now available.

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Nikonians in Slovakia

Added by bgs | October 19, 2011   11:59 AM

Nikonians is exhibiting at the Foto Slovakia event held October 21st and 22nd.
Also co-founder Bo Stahlbrandt will be holding a presention about the community on the 22nd at 10:45h - More info on the event, which targets photographers in th