Just wondering how many there are of you in BC. I am new here and was dissapointed to see that the Workshops for 2007 only seem to be in The US. Is getting together and exchanging expertise sometime in the new year using some of the workshop topics workable. John in Kamloops
I am from Calgary, but I spend a great deal of time sailing on the West Coast. I too am disappointed with te lack of Canadian worksshops. I guess we need to let the folks in charge now that there is a market.
Hey Jack, No responses but yours. Thats just as dissapointing as being overlooked by the Nikonian Organization. Maybe everyone is getting rady for Xmas. Hopefully there will be some interest in January/February 2007.
I'm not terribly close to BC or Calgary but I am a little disappointed about no workshops in Canada either... I am in Ottawa and would have happily gone as far as Toronto or Montreal if something of interest had of been offered.
Oh well, on the bright side.. Thank God we live in Canada !!!
I believe that Mike Hagen heads up the Nikonians Academy. Mike is an excellent teacher. I attended his workshop series earlier this year.
If you contact him, I am sure he would like to hear from you regarding suggested future workshop locations and subjects. The best way to insure a group of workshops anywhere in Canada is to get 8 to 12 people committed for each of 4 workshops in the series.
Thanks for the advice Rick I will contact Mike Hagen about having some Canadian based workshops. I am going to start hammering on every NIkon user I run into to become a Nikonian and participate. We don't want what happened to Barry to continue.
I have always wanted to start a small group in bc area but there seems never enough interest for meetings/shootings. For those of you whose in bc, if you could contact me through email, may be we could get a small group contacts going? Steven
I got a small board running to keep things organized as I tried a mailing list last time, it didn't work. People changes their email addresses too often. if you're interested, the board is at http://bcphotog.themoments.ca
Steve has set up an additional site for BC Nikonians to get together. I think this forum should work fine, but I also like the idea of a place just for us to talk to each other about getting together. We This year is coming to an end. I'd like the BC resolution to be for us to get together and make something happen.
The board is growing slowly and for those of you who are signing up, it would be nice if you can post a couple threads in the hotspot section to share your favourite shooting spot in BC. I wish this will benefit all of us who are looking for ideas and locations! Thanks ppl. Wish to see you there.
Maybe there just aren't enough of us in British Columbia to make it worth while. (I don't reall believe that) I just don't know what to think. I hate to drive all the way down to Seattle, but that may be the only way we can get the classes.
We BC'ers have got to start bugging Nikonians exec. Maybe they will see that there is some interest in Nikon and Nikon events by photographers in British Columbia. If anyone isn't busy on Sunday April 15th, I'll be at the Vancouver Swap meet. Just have 'em call my name over the loud speaker and we'll start getting together. - John Enman
Hi John Its been a while since I've logged into Nikonians due to travel. However, I would like to echo a few of the responders who recommended Mike Hagen. I attended a Nikonians workshop that Mike did in Vancouver last summer. It was directed at D70 users but Mike's workshop still covered a variety of other technique and technical subjects. I found it extremely benificial and informative. Mikes newletter is also excellent with great tips and topics. As far as future workshops are concerned I guess we just have to let the Nikonian folks know that we are interested and what we are interested in. Demand is usually the predeterminant with these things. Maybe we can organize a Canadian or Western Provinces sub group or something which would enable us to gadge interest and then bring expert folks in for workshops that seem to be in demand. Doug from Nanaimo
You are right Doug. We need to get together and show the Nikonian organizers that we are worth the effort. A subgroup would be excellent. I see they are going to run workshops this July. I plan on attending. That means for me leaving Kamloops at 10 or 11PM Saturday night so I'll be there for the 8AM iTTL flash session that starts on 22 July. seeya, John Enman
I have made a reservation for the iTTL flash workshop on Sunday 22 July. I see it's being held at the Holiday Inn in Langley. I jsut need to make my self a reservation for Saturday night and I'm set. I sure hope there are more of ya attending this - we could gettogether Sat. night for a cold one..
Hey thats great John, I just checked and the Workshop location is at the Holiday Inn in Langly. I"ll leave Kamloops after working Sat. and plan to get a room for the nite there. I sure hope there will be lots of BC Nikonians there. John Enman
>I have made a reservation for the iTTL flash workshop on >Sunday 22 July. I see it's being held at the Holiday Inn in >Langley. I jsut need to make my self a reservation for >Saturday night and I'm set. I sure hope there are more of ya >attending this - we could gettogether Sat. night for a cold >one..
I just booked for this one as well......See you there.. Anyone else booked for this one?
Do you know the actual start time on Sunday morning?
>Hi John, I have booked myself a room at the Holiday Inn. >I'll be driving from Kamloops. seeya Sat night for that cold >one. John Enman
John, I live not too far from Langley so will not be in until first thing Sunday morning so will have to pass on the cold one but I will need coffee in the a.m. Do you know what time the course actually starts?
I live downtown, and am always up to get together for some shooting.
I've been a member of Nikonians for about 5 years, and there has never been strong support for any activities or Nikonians sponsored outings. We had a Nikonian sponsored outing when most were shooting with D100s, complete with swag from Nikon, but that was about it.
It seems that when it came down to putting down the money, or showing up, everyone would back out at the last minute.
>I thought I replied to this post yesterday, but I guess the >server decided my reply was unecessary. > >Beau Photo is the only place to rent camera equipment, but >they are very expensive. I don't rent from them unless it is >an emergency. > >If you are not working as a photographer, a D80 and an >18-135/200 will do the trick very nicely. > >Enjoy your time at UBC, it's a beautiful campus, set in one >of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Thanks for the replies. if that's the case, then renting gear is probably out of the question. Will probably get a small WA 52mm converter for my FZ5 then.
But then, the thought of missing out on taking stunning shots with the D200 pains me..