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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

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

From the Nikonians Academy News Blog:

15th ANPAT Spring edition concludes -- Get set for Fall edition (April 21, 2015)

ANPAT15SpringSQ_110.jpgOur ANPAT 15 in the Spring group just wrapped up their photo tour in the Southeast USA.
This special spring edition took everyone to the southern marshes, swamps and beaches of the border area between the states of Georgia and Florida.
They had a wonderful trip and created thousands of beautiful images.
You can check in on their adventure by visiting the ANPAT 15 in the Spring Galleries.

Continue reading "15th ANPAT Spring edition concludes -- Get set for Fall edition"

Hulbert's Urban Photography workshop heads for London (April 15, 2015)

Academy-Hulbert-SQ-THU_120.jpgRick Hulbert's next Urban and Street Photography workshop is set for London, May 14-17, 2015.
Rick is one of the best at teaching photographers how to see in the urban, built environment.

He's practiced as a professional architect for decades and when he combines that knowledge with his excellence in photography you are set for a top-notch workshop.

Continue reading "Hulbert's Urban Photography workshop heads for London"

Fall ANPAT seats going fast (April 7, 2015)

Academy-15ANPAT-SQ_Horn_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the 15th Anniversary ANPAT (Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip) to the Badlands in South is already about half sold out.

Join us as we celebrate the Nikonians' 15th year of operation by doing what we do best ... taking pictures!

The anniversary ANPAT runs from September 26 to October 3 in South Dakota. Trip Coordination and leadership duties are in the hands of Moderating Team member Eric Bowles.

Continue reading "Fall ANPAT seats going fast"

Iceland Photo Adventure extra dates under review (April 1, 2015)

Academy-SQ-Iceland-Bird_110.jpgPopular demand for one of the Nikonians Academy�s photo adventures has prompted a potential addition to the schedule.

Academy Director Mike Hagen�s Iceland Summer Birds and Landscapes photo adventure (July 12 - 20, 2015) is already sold out, but if you still want to go, then put your name on the waiting list.

Continue reading "Iceland Photo Adventure extra dates under review"

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
- Death Valley in the Spring - March 2015
- Yosemite - Spring Waterfalls and Spring Blooms - May, 2015

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


By Rick Hulbert
- Urban and Street Photography Workshop - April 2015
- Urban and Street Photography Workshops in Europe: 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 Aniversary Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip in the Fall (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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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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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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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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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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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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