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Bryan Peterson – Creatively Correct

If ever there was a workshop on developing your vision with the promise of recording one compelling composition after another… this would be it! Within the first 10 minutes of this workshop, you’ll learn the difference between a correct exposure and a creatively correct exposure; within 30 minutes you’ll have a firm grasp on the relationship between f/stops, shutter speeds and ISO. That’s the magic of Bryan’s unique teaching style, which has helped turn the confusing and intimidating world of exposure into total control for thousands of students. Based in part on Bryan’s bestseller, Understanding Exposure, this workshop will boost your level of expertise. Do you know which ONE aperture to use and when you should use it to get the greatest contrast and sharpness in your exposure? Do you know which two apertures guarantee your background will remain as an out of focus tone? Do you know which ONE aperture when combined with the ‘right’ lens will give you an area of sharpness from three feet to infinity? For shooting landscape and immediate foreground interests, Bryan will demonstrate the use of ‘creatively correct’ aperture with several posing considerations that cover producing the right kind of bokeh, macro shots and […]
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Nature’s Best Photography Africa – ENTRIES OPEN

Calling all wildlife photographers and enthusiasts. The Premier African Annual Nature photographic competition is open! For more information and how to enter, click here:http://www.naturesbestphotographyafrica.com/ Your images can be entered in the specified categories and  you may enter as many images as you like in each category. Images must be: – 8-bit jpg files in Adobe RGB (1998) colour profile – sized to 1920 pixels on the longest axis at 72dpi – must not exceed 600Kb in file size. Images must not contain any frames or watermarks.  
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Internationally acclaimed instructor and award winning photographer – Bryan Peterson is in South Africa

A date not to be missed! Be a part of something extraordinary! We are proud to host internationally acclaimed instructor and award winning photographer – Bryan Peterson in South Africa next month.  If you need to master your photography skills, be it composition, lens choice, colour sense, understanding light, creative exposure or creating stunning images out of simple things, this workshop is for you.  Learn the art of seeing a picture, creating a story, making photos with impact, irrespective of what you love to shoot, be it People, Commercial, Landscapes or Fashion. This workshop will help you hone your photography skills and help you boost your craft. Bryan has been a successful commercial photographer for over 35 years, has received several photographic awards and is best known as the photographer/writer of nine best-selling books. Find out more about Bryan Peterson at http://www.bryanfpeterson.com/ JHB – 27 FEB : WORKSHOP CPT – 28 FEB : PHOTOWALK More information coming soon!
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A happy Ambassador

Johan Pretorius is loving the Nikon D750 and has decided to share his thoughts and amazing images with us: “I have been using the Nikon D750 in my studio for the last 6 weeks and I am so surprised as this was the first camera that I have been using in over 25 years that was not the top end pro body and I have to say that it is winner. I got it as a back up camera and started testing it and yet have to let go of it. The image quality is first class and I have made some prints 1.5 meters big and all I can say in “Wow” I am in love with camera and well done to the engineers of Nikon for producing yet another big winner. Trust me you will love this camera. As a working pro I cannot see that there is one job that this little monster can’t handle.” Below are a few shots that he took with the D750
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New From Nikon: D5 | D500 | KeyMission 360 | SB-5000

THE NIKON D5 New Nikon D5 brings sheer imaging power to the hands of photographers and outperforms the odds The most powerful camera in Nikon history blazes in with a phenomenal new autofocus system, highest standards of expanded ISO sensitivity, turbocharged workflow, and exceptional durability, for superlative flexibility to shoot both stills and 4K movies. Pretoria – South Africa, 06 January 2016 – The next-generation flagship model that expands photographic possibilities for professional photographers, the Nikon D5, is announced by Nikon in South Africa. today. This latest Nikon-FX format DSLR camera is developed with advanced specifications that include significantly improved moving subject acquisition capabilities, and compelling image quality at high sensitivities to enable excellent response to a wide variety of scenes and subjects. D5 Primary Features 1. Swift response, astounding tracking • New AF system that demonstrates excellent response to moving subjects and tracking performance, even under a variety of circumstances: Pivotal moments happen in the blink of an eye, and photographers are constantly on their toes to capture the action regardless of the lighting conditions. These needs are addressed with a complete overhaul of the D5’s AF system with an adoption of the Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module. The […]
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New Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8 DX, 500mm FX and NIKKOR 600mm FX Lenses

BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHY EVERYDAY: THE NEW NIKKOR 16-80mm F2.8 DX Lens The latest high-performance lens from Nikon combines both quality and versatility for DX-format users. DX-format photography ascends to new heights with the new NIKKOR 16-80mm DX Lens, the world’s lightest 16-80mm DX-format lens with impressive optics features to enrich the photography experience. This marks the first NIKKOR DX-format lens to employ various class-leading NIKKOR technology usually found in super telephoto lenses, including Nano Crystal Coat. The delightfully compact NIKKOR 16-80mm DX Lens is a 5x normal zoom lens with f/2.8 aperture at the maximum wide-angle position, bringing together the best of functionality and compact packaging for street and travel photography aficionados. The fluorine-coated NIKKOR 16-80mm DX Lens, a first in the range, is designed for DX-format users who desire speed, accuracy and superior image quality. A combination of three superior optical elements, the Nano Crystal Coat, aspherical lens, and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens elements, work in tandem for refined image quality with minimised ghosting and chromatic aberration. With a built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) providing an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster, and the first adoption of an electromagnetic aperture mechanism for resolute auto-exposure control in a DX-format […]
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Here Comes the Sun: Chris McLennan’s Guide to Photography During The “Magic Hour”

    HERE COMES THE SUN Chris McLennan loves shooting in the early morning and late evening. He believes that magical twilights along with sunrise and sunset can add more emotion and drama to his images. “The golden glow and soft warmth gives you the ability to connect with the environment and to share your visions with others,” he enthuses.  A professional travel photographer with 25 years of experience, Chris has worked commercially in over 50 countries and has shot in some of the most exotic and often challenging locations on the planet. The Nikon Ambassador loves coming up with new ideas, and is constantly exploring novel ways of photographing things differently. In addition to photography, he also enjoys documenting his adventures on film which are immensely popular, especially “Car-L Meets The Lions” which has had over 6 million views on YouTube. In this piece, Chris McLennan shares his tips on the five fundamentals of ‘Magic Hour’ photography.   Positioning My positioning for magic hour photography really depends on the subject I am photographing.  I choose my angle to make the best use of the light whilst always keeping in mind the composition of the overall scene.  It also helps […]
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Photojournalism with Joseph Nair

Documenting Life through Photojournalism Starting out as a freelancer for The Straits Times in 2007, photojournalist, Joseph Nair, has captured some of Asia’s most exciting events, from the 2014 Asian games in Incheon, South Korea, to Singapore’s General Elections in 2011. Inspired by his father’s old Nikon SLR, Joseph fell in love with the craft despite a few missteps. “I remember him (my art teacher) dangling my first 20 rolls of film over the dustbin and telling me that was where they belonged,” he recalls. These days, the bulk of his assignments focus on the sporting calendar where he regularly covers everything from golf to swimming and the F1 night race as a stringer for the Associated Press and the Business Times. Shot with the Nikon D4S, AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G at ISO 2500, 1/500, f4 © Joseph Nair I enjoy capturing fast movement. Photographing dance is a great way to train reflexes and build anticipation as I try to reinterpret the artist’s work in my frame. In this picture (From left to right) Yarra Ileto, Wang Wei Wei, Sheriden Newman and Jessica Christina dance their work “Noted With Thanks”, at a rehearsal for DiverCity, the opening show of the […]
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Nikon School Workshops – August & September

  AUGUST WORKSHOPS WILDLIFE When it comes to wildlife photography, being well-prepared and getting all the elements right will mean the difference between good and great shots. Join Nikon in South Africa for a wildlife workshop that will cover the following: 1.Camera set up 2.Controlling motion 3.Shooting techniques 4.Optimal equipment 5.Depth of field 6.ISO 7.Lowlight and flash Dates and Times Centurion 12 August 09:00 – 12:00 19 August 18:00 – 21:00 25 August 18:00 – 21:00 Cape Town 12 August 09:00 – 12:00 22 August 09:00 – 12:00 26 August 18:00 – 21:00 Durban 12 August 18:00 – 21:00 Port Elizabeth 20 August 18:00 – 21:00 Bloemfontein 11 August 18:00 – 21:00 KIDS & PETS Photographing kids and pets is a challenging genre of photography but can be one of the most rewarding as it captures our most loved members of the family. Join Nikon in South Africa for an in-depth look at how to get the shot by focusing on: 1.Camera set up 2.Ideal settings 3.Optimal equipment 4.Depth of field 5. Making your subject comfortable 6.Tips & tricks 7.Accessories Dates and Times Centurion 11 August 18:00 – 21:00 21 August 09:00 – 12:00 Cape Town 19 August 09:00 – […]
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