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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, we more than welcome other camera brand users in our field/travel workshops.

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

From the Nikonians Academy News Blog:

Busy October for Nikonians Academy (September 16, 2014)

Academy-Logo-sq-Df_200.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is finishing up the Galapagos Photo Adventure and when he gets back, he won't have much time to unpack.

Mike is bringing back (by popular demand) the Lightroom and iTTL wireless flash workshops for the Los Angeles and Seattle Masters Series scheduled for October

Continue reading "Busy October for Nikonians Academy"

Nikonians Academy Spotlight on Urban Feeback (September 7, 2014)

Academy-SQ-Hulbert_125.jpgRick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography Workshops are receiving excellent reviews, and with a full slate of those workshops scheduled in the months ahead, we thought you might want to check them out.

Continue reading "Nikonians Academy Spotlight on Urban Feeback"

ANPAT-14 has slots available (September 3, 2014)

Blog-ANPAT-14-SQ_125.jpgOnly two seats are left for the 14th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT). Our founders, J. Ram�n Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs), urge any members trying to make a last-minute decision to sign up now. 

The ANPAT, at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, USA will be held from September 28 to October 4.

Continue reading "ANPAT-14 has slots available"

Nikonians Academy highlights favorites in coming months (August 26, 2014)

Academy-SQ-Iceland_125.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen just returned from a sold-out tour to beautiful Iceland. The amazing scenery and beautiful birds helped seal the deal for two more Iceland Photo Adventures next year (once in winter and another in the summer). 

Mike already has people signing up, and he recommends you sign up now to reserve your space.

Continue reading "Nikonians Academy highlights favorites in coming months"

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

Greg Stangl Giuseppe Circhetta
Greg Stangl Giuseppe Circhetta

COMING UP SOON

Featured Workshops
in the Master Your Vision Series

By Michael Mariant
- Eastern Sierra & The Owens Valley, September 2014
- Exclusive Yosemite: B&W Digital Zone, October 2014
- Death Valley National Park: Sand Dunes & Landscape Oddities, November 2014

By Jim Stamates
- Alaska! - Whales, Bears, and Ice Fields Wildlife Photography Adventure - July 2014

- Yellowstone Wildlife and Landscapes - Fall, September 2014

By Steve Simon
- The Passionate Photographer - Two-Day Mastery Workshop - September & October 2014.


By Rick Hulbert
- Urban and Street Photography Workshop, September & December 2014
- Urban and Street Photography Workshops in Europe: Munich, Germany May 2015; London, UK May 14 2015

By Les Picker
- Sri Lanka: Culture and Wildlife, September 2014
- Acadia NP Photography Adventure, October 2014

Death Valley Sand Dunes
Alaska Group
Architecture and Urban Photography

Featured in the Master your Nikon Camera Series:

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


And featured
in the Master your Tools Series:

- Nikon i-TTL Wireless Flash, CLS
- Adobe Lightroom 5 - In Depth 1 and In Depth 2
and more.

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 Photo and Bird Adventure - August 2014
- Galapagos Photography Adventure - September 2014
- Cuba Photo and Cultural Tour - October 2014
- African Photo Safari, Tanzania - November 2014

By Jim Stamates
- Yellowstone Wildlife and Landscapes - Fall, September 2014
- Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes - Fall, September 2014
- Costa Rica Photography Adventure - February 2015

By Lester Picker
- Sri Lanka: Culture and Wildlife, September 2014
- Acadia NP Photography Adventure, October, 2014

And make sure to check the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT), now in its 14th consecutive year. September 28 to October 4, 2014

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

African Photo Safari, Tanzania - November 2014

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime to photograph Africa's amazing wildlife and landscapes. 11/4/14 - 11/15/14.

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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....

Learn more about this workshop

 

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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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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Acadia NP Photography Adventure

Stunning sunrises and rugged coastlines await.

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Some call it the most beautiful National Park in the country, a tiny gem compared to its larger siblings. Whether or not you agree, Maine’s Acadia National Park is most definitely a sparkling jewel for its combination of geology, flora, fauna… and weather....

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Costa Rica Photography Adventure 2015

Warm up your Nikons in the middle of winter! Beaches, Jungles, River trips, Culture, and lots of Birds and Wildlife!

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DATES...

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Death Valley National Park: Sand Dunes and Landscape Oddities

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

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DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK: SAND DUNES & LANDSCAPE ODDITIES

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Exclusive Yosemite: Black and White Digital Zone

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 16-18, 2014. This workshop will be limited to only FIVE Nikonians students!...

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

For Nikon 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 D600, D610, D7000 and D7100 - In Depth 2

Join us as we go into the advanced functions of the 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 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....

Learn more about this workshop

 

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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The Passionate Nikon Photographer Two-Day Mastery Workshop with Steve Simon

Learn to passionately use your Nikon DLSR to go from good to great.

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In his best selling and critically-acclaimed book The Passionate Photographer, award winning photographer Steve Simon maintains that to do your best work requires a technical mastery after which your creativity will soar....

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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....

Learn more about this workshop

 

Iceland Winter Photo Adventure

Join Mike Hagen and Tim Vollmer for an amazing photo adventure to Iceland in the beautiful winter.

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Dates...

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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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Northern India Tea, Landscape and Wildlife Photo Adventure

Photograph Exotic Sikkim and North Bengal India

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Join Mike Hagen and Tim Vollmer on a photo excursion to Northern India that you’ll never forget. Our trip is something truly special and is designed to challenge your travel photography with vibrant colors, dramatic scenery and beautiful people....

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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 Nikon i-TTL Wireless Flash, CLS

Learn to use Nikon's innovative wireless flash system in our completely revamped workshops.

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For anyone who owns a SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910 flash and wants to understand how the i-TTL (intelligent Through The Lens) system works and what Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS) can do for you. We'll have lots and lots of flashes, and will set up many different types of shots using the i-TTL system (speedlights, cameras, gels and filters). You will learn flash techniques that will help you solve difficult lighting scenarios. We'll cover methods on how to creatively light situations that arise in studio photography, outdoor portraits, product photography, closeup and flower photography, web and product photography, travel photography, fill-flash photography and night photography....

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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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Yosemite in Winter: A Season of Contrast

Come along for a photo adventure like none you've been on before!

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Workshop Dates: Thursday, Feb. 19 - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2014...

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