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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

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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

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

From the Nikonians Academy News Blog:

Academy adds Czech Republic photo adventure (August 25, 2015)

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.

Continue reading "Academy adds Czech Republic photo adventure "

Nikonians Academy instructors preparing adventures (July 1, 2015)

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.

Continue reading "Nikonians Academy instructors preparing adventures"

Academy Curriculum heavy on photo adventures through 2015 (June 23, 2015)

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.

Continue reading "Academy Curriculum heavy on photo adventures through 2015"

Nikonians Academy adds Sri Lanka to 2016 calendar (June 16, 2015)

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.


Continue reading "Nikonians Academy adds Sri Lanka to 2016 calendar"

Jim Stamates Lester Picker
Jim Stamates Lester Picker

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

Colin Hocking
Colin Hocking

COMING UP SOON

Featured Workshops
in the Master Your Vision Series

By Michael Mariant
- Eastern Sierra and The Owens Valley - September 2015

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

By Mike Hagen
- Galapagos Photography Adventure - September 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
- Galapagos Photography Adventure - September 2015
- African Photo Safari, Tanzania - November 2015
- African Photo Safari, Tanzania - November 2016
- Iceland Photo and Bird Adventure - Summer 2016


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


By Michael Mariant
- 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


By Lester Picker
- Acadia NP Photography Adventure - October 2015
- Sri Lanka: Culture and Wildlife - March 2016

And make sure to check the 16th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip in the Spring 2016 (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 attendees 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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Sri Lanka: Culture and Wildlife

Join us for a trip to one of Asia's premiere photo destinations.

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March 12-23, 2016...

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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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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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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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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

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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.

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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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Iceland Photo and Bird Adventure - Summer 2016

Join the Nikonians Academy for an incredible journey to the land of Fire and Ice.

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Our trip runs from July 17-24, 2016. During our journey, we'll photograph some of the most amazing scenery and wildlife Iceland has to offer. From verdant rolling hills to rugged mountains, the landscapes of Iceland are famous for their interplay between light and sky. We've also included a few photo sessions with some famous bird populations to stoke your wildlife photography passions....

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16th ANPAT Spring - Redwoods and Sea Stacks

Come with us to celebrate the 16th year of the Annual Nikonians Photography Adventure Trip (ANPAT) in the Spring, the Nikonians event of the year, this time in the splendor of the Pacific coast 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 (ericbowles), in this target-rich region for splendid photography opportunities....

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Czech Republic and Prague

The Best of Bohemia in 8-Days

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Dates:...

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