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Testimonials for our ANPATs

Keywords: anpat, trips

An ANPAT (Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip - thanks former team member Chris Gray, wpgf100 for inventing the term) is all about sharing, learning and inspiring while being out in the field for a full week. It is a great opportunity to get out of your daily routine and to allow yourself to be fully dedicated to your passion in the company of fellow Nikonians.


Some of the participants from one of the ANPATs

ANPATs are a terrific way of being offline and do even more of what we love to do.
We are also making new friends on the trips. Shot by jrp.


An ANPAT is...

  • A gathering, for a full week, to shoot in well-scouted locations
  • An opportunity to learn from each other and to enhance your skills
  • A chance to meet fellow Nikonians in person and make new friends
  • A guarantee that you’ll come back home with a smile and great pictures!
  • For all skill levels


Is it a bootcamp?

Some rumours have it that it should be a bootcamp. Sure, you will be tired when you come back home since we shoot from sunrise to sunset, but you will have a big smile on your face from this experience where the laughs are not scarce and the gorgeous images made by you, they just seem to happen.


Is there a waiting list? How do I get more info?

We are discussing new, potential venues and how to join in our ANPAT forum.


Testimonials & Feedback

We love to get feedback. If you want to tell us what we can do better, or what you thought was great, please do not hesitate for a 1/125th of second and just contact us and we will get back to you, thanks 


A huge vote of thanks to Chris, Glenda, Mark and everyone else who put this event (3rd ANPAT) together. I was quite impressed with the care and attention that went into making it flow so smoothly. All in all, a very enjoyable week! I've never been rained on together with a better bunch of folks. It was a pleasure meeting everyone. Looking forward to next year.
Bob Johnson (bobj), Nikonian in Seattle Washington, USA - 
Bob is a semi-professional photographer.

I would like to echo the comments of the other participants in the ANPAT, it was just a great time. Chris, Glenda and Mark deserve a great deal of credit for making all of us feel at home and working so hard to insure we came away with some wonderful memories and hopefully great photos. Thanks to each of you, and many thanks to all the Nikonians who shared their knowledge and experience with those of us who needed help.
James Fitzgerald (JimFitz) A New Jersey Nikonian USA
- Jim has attended multiple ANPATs.

What can I say? The ANPAT exceeded my expectations in every way. I knew I would meet great people and have some great shooting locations, but it was even better than I expected. I can't wait for next year's ANPAT!
Jonathan Bloom (jbloom) A Connecticut Nikonian USA 
- Jon has attended multiple ANPATs.

This trip will live forever in my head, and I must tell you all that my wife (who is not a photographer) was extremely envious after all the stories I told her.
Rimon Rafiah (Rimon), Nikonian in Jerusalem, Israel 
- Rimon comes all the way from Israel to join us at the ANPATs.

Ok guys: What a trip! (1st ANPAT) The Nantahala National Forest received us with the best of its palette of colors. My granddaughter, with her huge eyes in awe just said: "Not even in my dreams I have imagined such falls". Neither did I know I could photograph them like that, thanks to fellow ANPAT goers. Our special thanks to Doug and Duck for an splendid job as guides and coaches and for the non-stop laughter. Now let's make it a tradition. - J. Ramon Palacios (jrp), Nikonian in Mexico & co-founder of Nikonians

Here I am in Denver (after the 4th ANPAT) for a good night's sleep before I head back home tomorrow from the Moab trip. First impressions - GREAT!!!  I'm sure a few(!) pictures from the trip will eventually make their way on to the site, but remember that whatever you see here can't begin to describe the enjoyment of the trip. Thanks to all who had a part in making it happen.
Bob Tomerlin (drjimbob), Nikonians Moderator Emeritus from Maryland, USA (R.I.P.)

My first ANPAT was #4. The 5th was my second and the 6th was my third. Would I come back next year? - In a heartbeat! These ANPATs are a great experience. I will keep on going to the ANPATs for as long as I can.
Pete Wilson (Pete Wilson), Nikonian in Missouri, USA 
- Pete has attended nearly all ANPATs since