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At the Nikonians Academy we aim to shorten your learning curve and help you to master your camera, your tools, your workflow and your vision.

Designed as a service to Nikonians community members to extend the forums experience into the classroom and the field, we have accumulated now 9 years of experience.

Other camera brand users are more than welcome.

Click on this link to learn more about us, our values, philosophy and faculty

NOTE: If you are a Nikonians member, please login, otherwise you will not get your member's discount

Below you can find the latest news. Scrolling further down this page you will find all the current classes offered which still have seats left, or you can use the menu at left to see what is available as of this moment by topic, by city area or by date

If you want to make a gift, check our Gift Vouchers, available for $25, $50, $100, and for the full price of our most popular workshops, $224 and $995

Steve Simon Richard Hulbert
Steve Simon Rick Hulbert
Michael A. Mariant Mike Hagen
Michael A. Mariant Mike Hagen

From the Nikonians Academy News Blog:

Spotlight on Adventure - Jim Stamates leads the way (May 20, 2015)

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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.

Continue reading "Spotlight on Adventure - Jim Stamates leads the way"

Grand Teton and Yellowstone workshops up next (May 12, 2015)

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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.

Continue reading "Grand Teton and Yellowstone workshops up next"

Spring/summer workshops spotlight on photo adventures (May 5, 2015)

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.

Continue reading "Spring/summer workshops spotlight on photo adventures"

Last call for London Nikonians Academy workshop (April 28, 2015)

Academy-SQ-Hulbert_125.jpgThis is your last week to sign up for Rick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography workshop in London. He's one of the best in the business and would love to have you attend. 

He can almost guarantee this workshop will be a highlight of your year.

This is a four-day workshop with a maximum enrollment of 10 people, starting May 14th

It is designed to get you to think about concepts in architectural and urban photography that you hadn�t thought of or considered before.

Continue reading "Last call for London Nikonians Academy workshop"

Jim Stamates Lester Picker
Jim Stamates Lester Picker

Frequently Asked Questions

You may find answers to frequently asked questions here

Our Cancellation Policy can be found here


Daily Schedule
All of our one-day classes start at 8:00 AM and end by 5:00 PM

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Colin Hocking

COMING UP SOON

Featured Workshops
in the Master Your Vision Series

By Michael Mariant
- Yosemite - Spring Waterfalls and Spring Blooms - May, 2015

- Giant Redwoods of Northern California - June 2015

By Jim Stamates
- Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes - May 2015

- Yellowstone Wildlife and Landscapes - June 2015

By Rick Hulbert
- Urban and Street Photography Workshops in Europe: London, UK May 14, 2015

By Mike Hagen
- Iceland Summer Photo and Bird Adventure - July 2015

Death Valley Sand Dunes
Alaska Group
Architecture and Urban Photography

Featured in the Master your Nikon Camera Series, coming back soon:

- Nikon D750, D600, D610, D7000, D7100 In Depth 1 and In Depth 2
- Nikon D810, D800, Df, D4 and D4s in Depth 1 and In Depth 2


And featured
in the Master your Tools Series, also coming back soon:

- Nikon i-TTL Wireless Flash, CLS
- Adobe Lightroom 5 - In Depth 1 and In Depth 2
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Our workshops always sell quickly, so hurry; don't hesitate to sign up!
You may check all what is available by Topic, by City Area and by Date
Nikon Df Nikon D7000
LightRoom SB-700 Speedlight

YOU ARE STILL ON TIME FOR A LIFETIME ADVENTURE!
Check:

By Mike Hagen
- Iceland Summer Photo and Bird Adventure - July 2015
- Galapagos Photography Adventure - September 2015
- African Photo Safari, Tanzania - November 2015

By Jim Stamates
- Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes - May 2015
- Yellowstone Wildlife and Landscapes - June 2015
- Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes - September 2015


By Michael Mariant
- Giant Redwoods of Northern California - June 2015
- Eastern Sierra and The Owens Valley - September 2015
- Advanced Photography Course: The Zen Of Thinking - October 2015
- Yosemite Exclusive: Digital Black and White Zone System - October 2015

And make sure to check the 15th Aniversary Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip in the Fall (ANPAT)

To stay tuned subscribe to the Nikonians Academy Newsletter here

Students keep on emailing to let us know how pleased they were with our classes. Feedback is just incredible.
We encourage you to go to the Nikonians Academy forum to see what people are saying about our workshops and/or to share your own experience

You may also want to peek at the Nikonians Academy Field Workshops Galleries to see what our students have been shooting

Acadia
Yellowstone
Tanzania
Galapagos

Eastern Sierra and The Owens Valley

Come with us to one of the hidden photographer's gems in California

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Workshop Dates: September 24-27, 2015
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Giant Redwoods of Northern California

Giant redwood forests, breathtaking scenery and fog shrouded trees make for an incomparable photographic journey. 2015 dates: Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28

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The towering, giant redwoods of Northern California are the stuff legends are made of. Trees so wide at the base, it takes 20 grown men, linked hand-to-hand, to circle the circumference. Tree tops lost in the clouds as single redwood trees that rise to heights greater then a 40-story building. Foot trails cut through the dense understory of vibrant green ferns as sunlight streams through the fog-shrouded trees, fingers of light illuminating the branches and trunks of these old-growth behemoths. With thousands of redwood trees clustered in hundreds of groves tucked away in Northern California, this workshop brings you to the perfect and ideal redwood groves, at times and locations predetermined to be the best photographic opportunity....

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African Photo Safari, Tanzania - November 2015

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime to photograph Africa's amazing wildlife and landscapes. 11/4/15 - 11/15/15.

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We'll be photographing the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and at private luxury tent camps throughout Northern Tanzania. All with private Land cruisers, professional wildlife guides, catered meals and excellent accommodations. Yes, it is a long ways off, but start planning now for the trip of a lifetime! We are limiting the size to 12 participants and this number includes your Tour Leader....

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Galapagos Photography Adventure

Join us for the photo trip of a lifetime on a custom expedition yacht to one of Earth's most treasured locations

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Trip Dates...

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Gift Vouchers

A friend, your hubby or yourself want to attend a Nikonians Academy Workshop, however you may not know which one, where or when.

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Yet, you would like to gift a present now.

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Acadia NP Photography Adventure

Stunning sunrises and rugged coastlines await.

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October 15-19, 2015...

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Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes - Spring 2015

Join one of North America's most successful wildlife photographers as he leads you to the amazing wildlife and scenics of Grand Teton National Park.

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Grand Teton Spring Wildlife and Landscape FunShop (Because if it’s not fun, I’m not doing it)...

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Yellowstone Wildlife and Landscapes - Spring 2015

Join one of North America's most successful wildlife photographers as he leads you to the amazing wildlife and scenics of Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone Spring Wildlife and Landscapes FunShop (Cause if it’s not fun, I’m not doing it)...

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Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes - Fall 2015

Join one of North America's most successful wildlife photographers as he leads you to the amazing wildlife and scenics of Grand Teton National Park.

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Grand Teton Fall Wildlife and Landscapes 2014 FunShop (Cause if it’s not fun, I’m not doing it)...

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Advanced Photography Course: The Zen Of Thinking

Leave your comfort zone. Push the boundaries. Challenge how you see photographs.

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The Zen of Thinking...

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Alaska! - Whales, Bears, and Ice Fields Wildlife Photography Adventure

Join Jim and Kathy Stamates as they return to one of their favorite places, Southeast Alaska! This is not just a photo workshop, this is an Adventure!

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Trip Dates:...

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Yosemite in Winter: A Season of Contrast

Come along for a photo adventure like none you've been on before! Long heralded by photographers as the “best time to photography Yosemite Valley”

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Workshop Dates: Thursday, Feb. 18 - Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016...

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Black and White Infrared (IR) Photography: Yosemite Valley

Learn infrared black and white photography in beautiful Yosemite Valley.

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BLACK & WHITE INFRARED (IR) PHOTOGRAPHY: YOSEMITE VALLEY...

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15th Anniversary ANPAT- Badlands in the Fall

Come with us to celebrate the 15th Anniversary Annual Nikonians Photography Adventure Trip (ANPAT) in the Fall, the Nikonians event of the year, this time in the splendor of the Midwest for a full week of photography, shop talk and camaraderie.

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Join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bo) and J. Ramon Palacios (jrp), with ANPAT Leader Eric Bowles, in this target-rich region for splendid photography opportunities....

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