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 over 10 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:

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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

Colin Hocking
Colin Hocking


Featured Workshops in the Master Your Vision Series

By Steve Simon
- Cuba - The Passionate Photographer - May 2016

By Mike Hagen
- Iceland Photo and Bird Adventure - July 2016

By Rick Hulbert
- Urban and Street Photography - September 2016

By Mike Hagen
- Galapagos Photography Adventure - September 2016
- African Photo Safari, Tanzania - November 2016

The Nikonians Field Event of the Year

16th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip in the Fall 2016 (ANPAT)

Death Valley Sand Dunes
Alaska Group
Architecture and Urban Photography

Master your Nikon Camera Series, coming back soon.

Master your Tools Series, also coming back soon.

Nikon Df Nikon D7000
LightRoom SB-700 Speedlight


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.


Urban and Street Photography Workshop

How to photograph built environments including architecture and other places for people.

Urban environments comprise the most diverse, target-rich places to photograph . . . anywhere. Most photos contain a “subject” within a setting or background. The cool reality is that Buildings and Urban Places can be both subjects and/or settings. Think about all the images you have made or will make in the future that contain buildings as the featured subject or as backgrounds to a myriad of other photo subjects . . . like people and their activities....

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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.


Yet, you would like to gift a present now.


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Galapagos Photography Adventure - 2016

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

Trip Dates...

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African Photo Safari, Tanzania - November 2016

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime to photograph Africa's amazing wildlife and landscapes. 11/4/16 - 11/15/16.

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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Triora - Northern Italy Travel Photography

Imagine a Northern Italian Hill Town Travel Photo Experience from Heritage Environments and Natural Landscapes to People and their Activities

Sign up and save the dates of Sunday, October 15 through Sunday, October 22, 2017...

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16th ANPAT in the Fall - Yellowstone & Grand Teton

Come with us to celebrate the 16th year of the Annual Nikonians Photography Adventure Trip (ANPAT) in the Fall, the traditional Nikonians event of the year, this time in the splendid Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in Wyoming and Montana.

A full week of photography, shop talk and camaraderie, for photographers of all skill levels.


Join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bo) and J. Ramon Palacios (jrp), with ANPAT Leader Eric Bowles (ericbowles) in a dream place for landscape and wildlife photographers, where we all help and learn from each other, living the Nikonians motto: share, learn, inspire....

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Urban and Street Photography - Budapest 2017

How to photograph built environments including architecture and other places for people

Budapest, Hungary - May 18-21, 2017...

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Cuba - The Passionate Street Photographer

The Passionate Street Photographer: An Intensive & Transformational Shooting Experience with Nikon Masters’ Steve Simon & Juan Carlos Ocana

“Best workshop I’ve ever taken! Steve is not only a great photographer, he is also a terrific teacher. He is patient and very hands- on. In some workshops the instructor sends students out to shoot after a short lecture–Steve goes out with his students, coaching them throughout the process. His course is well organized and covers diverse topics. He is funny and engaging and generous with his time and knowledge. I had SO MUCH fun and am ready to sign up for the next one. Highly recommended!”...

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Member prices are only applicable to Nikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum Members. Non-members can register as Nikonians members here. Nikonians Basic members can upgrade the membership level here. Membership payments help sustain the growth of the Nikonians community and its services such as the Nikonians Academy.