Welcome!

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:

Masters Series workshops schedule adding new cities (January 27, 2015)

Academy-SQ-Camera-Hands_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the Academy Masters Series workshops are back with new cities added all around the USA.

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Nikonians Academy adds new instructor (January 6, 2015)

Academy-SQ-Camera-Hands_120.jpgThe newest instructor on the Nikonians Academy roster combines a hefty resume with international experience.
Academy Director Mike Hagen welcomes the newest member of the instructor team, Colin Hocking, from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

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National Parks photo adventures added (November 12, 2014)

Michael-Mariant-SQ-Academy_120.jpgNikonians Academy instructor Michael Mariant has a brand new 2015 schedule taking you to America's National Parks.
   

Michael is based on California's Central Coast where for over 20 years he has explored the diverse Western States, from the mountains of the High Sierra to the plateaus of the Great Basin and the deserts to the south, capturing the stunning landscape in traditional black and white fine art prints.

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Winter plans include warm options at Nikonians Academy (November 4, 2014)

Academy-Hulbert-SQ-THU_120.jpgNikonians Academy instructor Rick Hulbert will be in Los Angeles next month (Dec 11-14) presenting his popular Urban and Street Photography workshop. This 4-day workshop features a calculated mix of illustrated lectures and location shooting.

While the lectures will give you the fundamental information you need, you will spend a significant portion of the workshop in the field, with hands on photography. Rick will be giving daily constructive critiques of your images, which is a key part of the learning experience.

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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

Colin Hocking
Colin Hocking

COMING UP SOON

Featured Workshops
in the Master Your Vision Series

By Michael Mariant
- Yosemite in Winter: A Season of Contrast - February 2015
- Death Valley in the Spring - March 2015
- Yosemite - Spring Waterfalls and Spring Blooms - May, 2015

By Jim Stamates
- Costa Rica Photography Adventure 2015 - February 2015


By Rick Hulbert
- Urban and Street Photography Workshop - February and April 2015
- Urban and Street Photography Workshops in Europe: Munich, Germany May 21, 2015 and London, UK May 14, 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 Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) - Spring

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

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Yellowstone
Tanzania
Galapagos

Big Sur: Three Days From the Coast to the Canyons

Come with us to the Big Sur, place of legends, secrets and a mysterious allure that has drawn photographers for decades to its rich photographic locales.

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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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Urban and Street Photography Workshop

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

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Urban environments comprise the most diverse target-rich places to photograph anywhere. Most photographs contain a “subject” within a setting or background. The cool reality is that Buildings and Urban Places are both subjects and settings. Think about all of the images you have taken or will take in the future that contain buildings as the featured subject or as backgrounds to a myriad of other photo subjects … like people, for instance....

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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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Master the Nikon D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s - In Depth 2

Join us as we go into the advanced functions of the D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s to further unlock the potential of these incredible professional cameras in our brand-new curriculum.

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There is so much more to the D800/Df/D4 than we can cover in our In Depth Day 1 workshop that we felt the need to build this second day curriculum to fully exploit the power of these professional tools....

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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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Iceland Photo and Bird Adventure - Summer 2015

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

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Our trip runs from July 12 - 20, 2015. 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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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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15th ANPAT - Southern Marshes, Swamps, and Beaches

Southern Marshes, Swamps, and Beaches in the Spring

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Join Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) and ANPAT Leader Eric Bowles in this 15th edition of the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT), this time in the spring. The ANPAT has been the Nikonians field event of the year, where we all become students and teachers to live our motto: Share, Learn, Inspire.
This is a great way to hone your skills as a photographer, make true friends and have a great time.

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Yosemite - Spring Waterfalls and Spring Blooms

Join us for the premier season for Yosemite photography

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Workshop Dates: May 14-17, 2015...

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Death Valley in the Spring

Amazing landscapes, beautiful astrophotography and sand dunes in North America's most famous desert.

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Workshop Dates: Thursday, March 26th - Sunday, March 29th, 2015...

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Yosemite Exclusive: Digital Black and White Zone System

Private format, one-time-only photography workshop limited to only FIVE students

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Join Nikonians Academy instructor Michael Mariant for a rare, private-format, one-time-only workshop in Yosemite National Park on May 8, 2015. This workshop will be limited to only FIVE Nikonians students!...

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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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Master the Nikon D750, D600, D610, D7000 and D7100 - In Depth 1

For Nikon D750, D600, D610, D7000 and D7100 owners who want to learn their cameras in depth, with our completely reworked curriculum.

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We really go into a lot of detail with these impressive cameras. We start the day with an indoors tutorial and Power Point Presentation. We cover the camera's main dial operations, menu controls and custom function screens....

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Master the Nikon D750, D600, D610, D7000 and D7100 - In Depth 2

Join us as we go into the advanced functions of the D750, D600, D610, D7100, and D7000 to further unlock the potential of these incredible professional cameras in our brand-new curriculum.

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There is so much more to your D750, D600, D610, D7100, D7000 camera than we can cover in our In Depth Day 1 workshop that we felt the need to build this second day curriculum to fully exploit the power of these professional tools....

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Master Adobe Lightroom 5 In Depth 1

Our Day 1 Lightroom workshop designed to teach importing, rating, color correcting and quick image enhancements.

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During this workshop you’ll learn how to integrate Lightroom 5 into your digital life. We’ll help you understand how to use Lightroom to import, sort, rate, edit, color correct, and make quick enhancements to your images. Then you’ll learn how to export your digital images for print, email or uploading. Learn how to set up Lightroom as your digital hub....

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Master Adobe Lightroom 5 In Depth 2

Our Day 2 Lightroom workshop designed to go into more advanced topics.

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During this workshop we’ll build upon the information you received in the Lightroom 5 In Depth 1 workshop by expanding our understanding of the Library, Develop, Map Slideshow, Print, and Web modules. Our Nikonians Academy workshop will help you better understand the power and productivity that Lightroom offers. Learn how to develop, map and output your digital images like a pro. We’ll spend ample time helping you understand how to output your digital files for print, web and slideshows....

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Master the Nikon D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s - In Depth 1

Join us as we go in depth to unlock the potential of the amazing Nikon D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s cameras in our brand-new curriculum.

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The Nikon D800, D810, Df, D4 and D4s cameras are the newest generation professional cameras in the Nikon digital SLR family. This course is aimed at improving your skills with these amazing digital cameras and helping you master their operation so the cameras become second nature. You will learn directly from one of our Nikonians Academy professional photographers in an intensive hands-on environment....

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