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 by now 12 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

ALERT: We are at the moment updating the payments module, so it is not possible to pay anything at this time. Please send an email to jrp@nikonians.org, to help you getting enrolled.

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

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


The Nikonians Field Event of the Year

17th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip in the Spring 2017 (ANPAT)

Death Valley Sand Dunes
Alaska Group
Architecture and Urban Photography

Master your Nikon Camera Series, coming back soon.

Master your Tools Series, also coming back soon.

Nikon Df Nikon D7000
LightRoom SB-700 Speedlight


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Students keep on emailing to let us know how pleased they were with our classes. Feedback is just incredible.


Triora - Northern Italy Travel Photography

Imagine a Northern Italian Hill Town Travel Photo Experience from Heritage Environments and Natural Landscapes to People and their Activities

Sign up and save the dates of Sunday, October 15 through Sunday, October 22, 2017...

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African Photo Safari, Tanzania - November 2017

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime to photograph Africa's amazing wildlife and landscapes. 11/4/17 - 11/15/17.

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 2017

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

Our trip runs from July 16-24, 2017. 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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Galapagos Photography Adventure - 2017

Join us for the photo trip of a lifetime on a custom expedition yacht to one of Earth's most treasured locations

Trip Dates...

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17th ANPAT in the Fall - Acadia & Coastal Maine

Join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) with Nikonians Academy Director Eric Bowles (ericbowles) as ANPAT Leader, to celebrate the 17th year of the Annual Nikonians Photography Adventure Trip (ANPAT) this fall. This is the Nikonians outdoors event of the year, this time in Acadia and Coastal Maine, for a full week of photography, shop talk and camaraderie.



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Member prices are only applicable to Nikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum Members. Non-members can register as Nikonians members here. Nikonians Basic members can upgrade the membership level here. Membership payments help sustain the growth of the Nikonians community and its services such as the Nikonians Academy.