Our January 2015 Newsletter is posted here: http://visadventures.com/newsletters/2015-01-newsletter/
This month we have lots of great topics including a review of the Nikon D750 in Tanzania, a review of the Uplift adjustable height desk, a Lightroom tutorial and more.
In This Month’s Newsletter
– Stuff I Like This Month
– January GOAL Assignment: B-Roll and Secondary Subjects
– Field Report: Using the Nikon D750 In Africa
– Product Review: Uplift Desk
– Digital Tidbits: The Lightroom Solution for Cloudless Skies
– Workshop and Business Updates
We’ve just posted new Nikonians Academy workshops for Seattle and San Diego this September and December as well as a brand-new trip to Tanzania scheduled for November 4 – 11, 2014. Our classroom topics in Seattle and San Diego will include Mastering the Nikon D600/D7100/D7000, Mastering Lightroom 4, and Masering the Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash, CLS.
For the existing trips in 2013, we have two seats remaining for our July 2013 photo adventure to Iceland, and four seats remaining for our November 2013 photo safari to Tanzania.
Be sure to check back soon as we’ll be adding 2014 excursions to Iceland and Galapagos in the coming weeks.
Follow this link to sign up: www.nikoniansacademy.com.
I was fortunate enough to be able to take a Nikon 1 V1 camera with me to Tanzania this November to test out. B&H Photo and Video provided the test camera that included the Nikon 1 V1, 10mm f2.8, 10-30mm zoom and 30-110mm zoom. I’m currently writing an in-depth summary of my experience with the camera that should be published within the next week or so. In the mean time, I thought I’d post a few pics from this ingenious new camera system. Enjoy!
Off to Tanzania for a few weeks for photos of amazing wildlife and beautiful landscapes. I’ll be testing out some new camera gear (Nikon 1 and Nikon P7100) while creating new images and enjoying the company of 11 intrepid adventurers.
See you on the flip side in mid-November!
When I talk to people about what it is like on an African photo safari, one of their first questions is wanting to know how close the animals get to the vehicles.
The thrill of having a leopard walk by your front bumper or a lion lean up against your door is undeniably cool. The first time you get that close to a big, beautiful, dangerous animal is absolutely amazing and you never forget the surge of adrenaline.
Here are some shots from our last safari in Tanzania that show how close the animals frequently come to our Land Cruisers.
Nik Silver Efex Pro is one of my favorite programs for creating black and white images. The great news is that Nik has just publically announced Silver Efex Pro 2. I’ve been using the beta version to create some black and white conversions and can’t wait for the final version. Here are a couple samples.
More info here: www.niksoftware.com/sep
Last week while in Tanzania, we took a day trip up to the Loliondo region of the northern part of the Serengeti. One of the local Masai tribes is very friendly to photographers, so our group spent a few hours getting to know some new friends! What a great time. Here are some images from the Masai as they danced, laughed, posed and hammed it up for the camera.
I’m headed out the door to give an Africa presentation and slide show to a group of elementary school children. There’ll be about one hundred kids. I’m dressing up in my safari outfit, bringing my big Nikon lenses and playing loud African music. Should be great fun!