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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.

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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:

Nikonians Academy adding dates, courses to 2015 calendar (October 21, 2014)

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Nikonians AcademyDirector Mike Hagen reports the academy staff is wrapping up the Octoberschedule with plenty more to come before the year is out.

Mike posted a quick message from the road:

"What a busy fewweeks we've had at the Nikonians Academy. With photo adventure travel to AcadiaNational Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yosemite National Park and classroomworkshops in Los Angeles and Seattle, we are busier than ever. This week, wehave workshops in New York and still have a few seats available if you'd liketo sign up."

Continue reading "Nikonians Academy adding dates, courses to 2015 calendar "

Academy wrapping up the 2014 Calendar (October 15, 2014)

D750-blg-SQ_125.jpgNikonians Academy instructor Steve Simon is running his signature Passionate Photographer workshop at his new studio in New York.

We have already prepared for the brand new Nikon D750 and are including this in our existing D610/D7100 workshop classes.

If you have a D750, come join us in New York (beginning October 21).

Continue reading "Academy wrapping up the 2014 Calendar"

Academy coast to coast and worldwide (October 7, 2014)

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Masters Series workshops are taking place this week in Los Angeles with Academy Director Mike Hagen. 
Next up, Mike will be leading workshops in Seattle October 16-18.

Meanwhile, Steve Simon takes the series to New York, October 21-26.

Continue reading "Academy coast to coast and worldwide"

October-November-December Academy spotlights (September 30, 2014)

October-2014_THU-SQ_125.jpgMasters Series workshops highlight the Nikonians Academy curriculum in October.

Join Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen in Los Angeles and Seattle for workshops covering Adobe Lightroom 5, Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash and camera workshops on the Nikon D810, D4s, Df, D800 and D4.

Continue reading "October-November-December Academy spotlights"

Jim Stamates Lester Picker
Jim Stamates Lester Picker

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Daily Schedule
All of our one-day classes start at 8:00 AM and end by 5:00 PM

COMING UP SOON

Featured Workshops
in the Master Your Vision Series

By Michael Mariant
- Death Valley National Park: Sand Dunes & Landscape Oddities, November 2014

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


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


By Rick Hulbert
- Urban and Street Photography Workshop, December 2014, January, February and March 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
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
- African Photo Safari, Tanzania - November 2014
- Iceland Winter Photo Adventure - February 2015
- Iceland Summer Photo and Bird Adventure - July 2015
- Galapagos Photography Adventure - September 2015
- African Photo Safari, Tanzania - November 2015


By Jim Stamates
- Costa Rica Photography Adventure - February 2015



And make sure to check the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT), soon in its 15th consecutive year in 2015
Usually scheduled for late September/Early October we are thinking of adding one in the 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

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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Acadia NP Photography Adventure

Stunning sunrises and rugged coastlines await.

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October 15-19, 2015...

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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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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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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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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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