No. 0033 - Released May 1, 2007
Nikonians Academy announces two new instructors and a large expansion in their photography workshops around
The Nikonians Academy has increased its workshop presence to 23 major cities in North America as well as Vancouver
and Toronto in Canada. "Our workshops are renowned for their attention to detail, fine quality and excellent instructors,"
said Mike Hagen, Director of the Nikonians Academy. "By expanding our workshops to an increased number of cities, we are meeting
the needs of photographers all over North America who have specifically requested workshops in their areas."
The Nikonians Academy's new instructors are Winston Hall and Darryll Schiff. Both are accomplished professional photographers
and are among the very best at teaching their craft.
Darryll Schiff is an internationally known fine art and commercial
photographer. Darryll has pursued a successful career in commercial
photography, shooting assignments for Los Angeles Magazine, Rolling
Stone, San Francisco Magazine, Women's Wear Daily, Stern, Geo, Beverly
Hills Magazine, Capitol Records, Charles Jourdan, and Pepsi. Darryll's
list of celebrity clients include Tea Leoni, Mark Harmon, Jason Patric,
Holly Robinson Peete, Sela Ward, Pat Riley, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri,
Jasmine Guy, and Robin Williams.
Darryll works on a few select commercial assignments only, spending the
majority of his time doing his fine art work, where he can focus on the
purely artistic aspects of the images. His work appears in the collections
of MOMA New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, George Eastman House,
Norton Simon Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and in many private
"We are proud and honored to have Darryll and Winston on board with the Academy," said Mike Hagen. "Their teaching skills,
knowledge and enthusiasm are among the best and I can't wait for them to succeed in their new roles."
Winston Hall is a professional photographer, speaker / facilitator and
business owner living in the Pacific Northwest where he pursues his passion
of helping people express themselves creatively through his technical and
non-technical photography workshops and coaching services.
Winston's professional photography career started with a job as a special
events photographer. Following graduation, Winston continued to photograph
special events, conventions, and weddings. It was during this time that he
discovered his second passion; training and development, when he was asked
to train newly hired special events photographers.
Learning from this
experience, he started his own special events photography business in the
mid 1980's and he hasn't stopped shooting and instructing since. Throughout
his career, Winston has continued to combine his love of photography, training
The Nikonians Academy plans to continue their rapid growth by adding additional cities around the USA as well as increasing content
to include topics such as Master Printing, Fine Art Photography, Travel Photography, and Digital Workflow.
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Background information on Winston Hall can be found here.
Background information on Darryll Schiff can be found here.