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Ten years as a Nikonian
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Ten years as a Nikonian

David Summers (dm1dave)

A Nikonians Team member invites you to celebrate with him his 10th Anniversary as a Nikonian. Learning at the forums, ANPATs and Nikonians Academy workshops; sharing his images and experiences in the forums and the Articles section, he became a moderator and is now the Nikonians Contest Director: David Summers (dm1dave). Read more...

Dressing for photography in the cold
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Dressing for photography in the cold

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

How to keep warm when taking pictures outdoors in cold weather was the subject of much research to successfully avoid it. Photography should always be joyous and J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) shows us how simple is to solve this issue, once you know the variables and the requirements for each piece of garment. Read more...

Location Scouting - Part One
How-to's Travel Stories

Location Scouting - Part One

Rick Walker (walkerr)

As you get serious about photography, you know that success can’t be left to chance. In this Part One, Rick Walker offers excellent tips to prepare you before you get to your planned destination; what you can do for increasing your odds for good photography and being in the right place at the right time. Read more...

Going lighter with an FX system
How-to's Travel Stories

Going lighter with an FX system

Rick Walker (walkerr)

There are times when you want, need or should travel lighter, however still making wonderful quality images, not just snapshots. Rick Walker presents us his current solution on occasion of a trip to Paris with his wife. Read more...

Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park shooting experience
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Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park shooting experience

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

It is the turn for J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) to take us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography in this Shooting Experience - Landscape Series. From spot selection, tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read more...

Using the Nikon D750 in Africa - Field Report
Camera Reviews Travel Stories

Using the Nikon D750 in Africa - Field Report

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

The Nikon D750 gets tested in one of the toughest environments on earth: Africa, under wildly varied photography scenarios, during a Nikonians Academy African Photo Safari. See why Mike Hagen confirms it is a killer camera. Read more...

Dream Lake & Nymph Lake shooting experience
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Dream Lake & Nymph Lake shooting experience

Rick Walker (walkerr)

Rick Walker takes us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography. From tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read more...

Story from the Field: The Eagle That Refused to Die
Travel Stories

Story from the Field: The Eagle That Refused to Die

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

During November’s Nikonians Academy African Photo Safari to Tanzania, Mike Hagen witnessed a fight of the predators and found his new favorite Tanzanian bird, the Tawny Eagle. Read this inspiring story to find out why. Read more...

Time Lapse with Dennis Owens
Travel Stories

Time Lapse with Dennis Owens

Agnes Valko (avalko)

Something that has been an interesting topic and one that I'd like to give a try is, creating Time Lapse videos. And who better to talk to, then Nikonian, Dennis Owens (DennisOwens). He takes great pride in his work, and has a creative edge like none other. His Time Lapse (TL) Videos are something else, and remarkable, to say the least. So, who is Dennis, and how did all this all come together? Let's take a look, at an exclusive interview and find out more :) Read more...

Vision Quest Cards
Travel Stories

Vision Quest Cards

Josh Larkin (tonupbandit)

A few Sundays ago the both I and mother nature were under the weather. It had been raining straight for weeks. Autumn had reared the ugly side of its head and brought cold temps. All the leaves had dropped, ushering in what we in Vermont refer to as "stick season," when all of the hills are drab brown. Needless to say, I was having a tough time finding anything I felt excited about shooting. Read more...

Traveling Tips - Washington, USA
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Traveling Tips - Washington, USA

Josh Larkin (tonupbandit)

First off, I'm not a travel photographer. I don't have the resources to travel to exotic places for extended periods of time just to make photos. Second off, when I do wind up visiting some place new, it's typically for a visit with family or a non-photography, work-related event. Either way, time is often limited when I travel. That was the case last week when my wife and I flew 2,699 miles across the U.S. to Washington to visit with family. Read more...

Nikon D300S Movie
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Nikon D300S Movie

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Movie by professional photographer Robert Boesch using a Nikon D300S for the complete production. (A short intro at the beginning of this movie is in German) Read more...

Nikon D90 Movie
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Nikon D90 Movie

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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Movie made by professional photographer Robert Boesch using a Nikon D90. This film has been produced by Nikon Switzerland (The movie's language is German) Read more...

Bushido
Travel Stories

Bushido

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

I was a 16 years old high school student, busy in warm hearted camaraderie and doing much photography, inevitably responding to challenges for street fist fighting, obtaining good grades just for the self-pride of it and scheming how to get the girl I deeply, madly, irretrievably loved, to kiss me. Read more...

Still Learning After 30 Years
Travel Stories

Still Learning After 30 Years

Paul Perton (paulperton)

I was about seventeen when I first found myself fascinated by the ability to capture images on film with a camera.Soon, people, places and many other things became subjects for my photographic my canvases. Those early attempts at art are long gone — discarded as being too amateurish. Read more...

Nikonos V Review - Underwater photography
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Nikonos V Review - Underwater photography

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Underwater photography is as fascinating or more than land or aerial photography. The 'painting with light' concept is by far more evident underwater than above the surface. Besides, to enter into a submerged new world, hidden, increases emotions with that of discovery. Although it may look at first as something very complicated, I will attempt here to convey it is not that difficult and very exciting. Read more...

Greenland - Traveling with my Nikon DSLR
Travel Stories

Greenland - Traveling with my Nikon DSLR

Bjorn Olin (essingen)

I spent seven long years of my life commuting between Sweden and America. I frequently passed through Copenhagen, and during one layover at this ultra-modern airport, I spotted an old, haggard jet on a deserted patch of runway, far away from the glamor and comfort of my terminal. It was the Air Greenland flagship. At this moment, the idea of a Greenland trip was born. Read more...

Nikonians Remember Merlin
Travel Stories

Nikonians Remember Merlin

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The late Mike Graham, a.k.a. Merlin, was himself a resource, a no-nonsense hardcore passionate fan of Nikon and a true friend. And not just of us, but of anyone who sought his comments or advice. Read more...

Adventures in the Sierra Madre
Travel Stories

Adventures in the Sierra Madre

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

"Las Ventanas" is a gigantic valley which under the misname of 'ranch' is sold periodically and with precise regularity, every 7 years: when abundant water comes out from its very deep well. Unfortunately in a finite volume and for a time only long enough to dream a little. One of those occasions was our turn to be the enthusiastic buyers. Read more...

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