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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:

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"

Limited seats for popular Nikonians Academy outings (June 9, 2015)

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Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is nearly finished with cabin arrangements for his Galapagos Photo Adventure and he's been checking on the overall curriculum for the coming months. 

The trend he's observed is leaning towards limited seats.

This includes the Acadia National Park Photo Adventures as well as Mike's Galapagos trip, the 15th ANPAT in the Fall and Jim Stamates' Grand Teton September excursion.

Continue reading "Limited seats for popular Nikonians Academy outings"

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Jim Stamates Lester Picker

Frequently Asked Questions

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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
- Eastern Sierra and The Owens Valley - September 2015

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

By Mike Hagen
- Iceland Summer Photo and Bird Adventure - July 2015
- 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
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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 - 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 15th Aniversary Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip in the Fall 2015 (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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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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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 - 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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