Mike Hagen

Nikonians Academy Faculty

Professional photographer Mike Hagen is the Managing Director of the Nikonians Academy. Hagen has been the driving force behind the highly successful series of North America Nikonians Workshops around the world since 2005. The Nikonians Academy workshops have earned praise as some of the best photographic training sources available.

Hagen's instructional style through his business Out There Images, Inc. turned out to be a perfect match for the fastest growing international community of Nikon-oriented photographers on the Internet.

Nikonians North America is part of the organization behind the internationally recognized Internet community nikonians.org, the friendly home for Nikon enthusiasts co-founded in 2000 by Bo Stahlbrandt and J. Ramón Palacios, with corporate offices located in Germany since 2000 and the USA since 2006.

"Mike is the living example of the mission Bo and I had from the start," said Palacios, who directs all North American operations and publishing ventures. "We have a proven 12 year record of concentrating on making Nikonians an ideal friendly community where photographers learn and interact in a creative and inspiring environment. Our number one goal has always been photography education. When we partnered with Mike we quickly saw that he had exactly the same vision and would be an ideal leader in developing our training operations around the world."

An excellent instructor himself, Hagen's responsibilities with Nikonians North America also include providing enhanced workshops as part of the Nikonians Academy approach in new venues, editorial content, training curriculum and expansion into new media channels.

He is responsible for the execution of its strategies, which include recruiting and hiring new Nikonians Academy training staff around North America.

Mike hagen started his professional photography career in 1998 with his first photography business called Out There Images, Inc. Since then, he has continuously pushed himself artistically and technically by expanding into books, video, workshops, lectures, consulting, retail, and his new business Visual Adventures.

Mike’s growing books catalog includes 'Thousands of Images, Now What?', 'The Nikon Creative Lighting System' (1st and 2nd NikoniansPress/RockyNook editions), 'Nikon Capture NX2 After The Shoot'.

His mission is to make sure our customers get more than they expect, helping them to master photography and accomplish their photographic goals.

We are very proud to have him as Nikonians Academy Director and Instructor.

Mike’s social media accounts:
Twitter (www.twitter.com/MikeJHagen)
Facebook (www.facebook.com/visualadventuresco)
Google+ (http://gplus.to/MikeHagen)


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