Nikonians is a large community with lots of activity in various places, providing help to photographers on all levels since the year 2000. As a first time visitor, we know it can feel a bit overwhelming, so here are some areas that you might want to look at for starters. None of these require you to sign up with the community (which is free on its "Basic" membership, by the way).
Members out in the desert taking lovely photographs. As seen by Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) using a Nikon D3X. Click for larger image.
How-to articles, tips & tricks plus more
We have many public articles. These are how-to articles, guides, reviews and tips & tricks from both professionals, our team and members. There is also a continuous series of articles titled "I am Nikonians", where our members own photography is on display and where you can hopefully be inspired. Start enjoying our public articles section :-)
Weekly updates in our blog, plus twitter & Facebook
The other area containing a lot of information is our blog. If you want to follow us on twitter or Facebook, you will also receive updates whenever there are new items to read about. Once a week, we compile interesting news happening in the community, in the world of photography and around Nikon specifically. You can find our blog right here.
If you are not a fan of twitter or Facebook, but like to get the weekly updates in an easy, uncluttered format sent to you via email, you can subscribe to our newsletter. By the way, we are never giving out your email address to anyone.
Advertising free & independent
We have no advertising. No clutter and no pushing. You, the member is the core of our universe and we are here to make your learning easier and your experience more enjoyable. If you are interested, there is some more on us being ad free and independent.
The market place
We have many, active discussion forums where members hang out. To read and potentially participate in a majority of these, you must be a registered member of Nikonians (the Basic, free membership is good for accessing many of them). Some forums are though available without the need to signup. Our marketplace is one of these, where members sell gear. Have a look, it contains lots of interesting stuff with daily updates.
If you need specific help about signing up or have an issue with your accont, just contact us and we will help you. If you have general questions about the community, please post these in the About Nikonians forum. If you are a beginner and need help, jump over to the New to Photography forum.
Your public info is good, but I am ready to signup for a membership
If you want to proceed with a membership (the starter level "Basic" is free), you are not alone. Every day quite a few new members join Nikonians to get access to more. Signup.
Our Silver level membership gives you access to all of our learning material and more for less than $2.10 per month ($25 annually). Signup on Silver level now.
Beginner at photography?
Just because you are new at Nikonians does not mean you are new at photography, of course. Never the less, here is an overview for anyone who wants to freshen up on the skills.
Enjoy your community :-)
bgs & jrp, founders
Btw, if you want to learn more about the community and us, check out the "About us" section.