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 Monday, November 16, 2015
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From Nikon:
New York Tops the List with Most Number of Photographs Submitted
November 12, 2015 – MELVILLE, NY – Nikon has announced New York state as this year’s top spot for fall foliage photography. The results come after a national crowdsourced campaign on Nikon’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels, where community members submitted their photos showing off their state’s best spots to photograph the dramatic yearly experience.
From the golden aspens of the West to the blazing orange maples of the East, Nikon received more than 2,000 submissions from participants across the country. The result is a curated collection of some of the most stunning American foliage landscapes, featuring dramatic valleys in the rolling morning mist, epic winding roads and hidden waterfalls.
“Across the country, this is an exciting time of year as many people head outdoors to experience fall foliage and its incredible colors,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “Nikon was thrilled to be the catalyst that encouraged people to capture and share beautiful images of their autumn experiences.”
New York State (#NikonFallNY) secured the top spot this year with the most amount of photographs submitted. Through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, New Yorkers shared photos showing off the state’s gorgeous foliage and vast landscapes. Notable stunning submissions came from the Adirondack region, the Hudson Valley and the Letchworth State Park area of western New York.
Both Pennsylvania (#NikonFallPA) and North Carolina (#NikonFallNC) trailed closely for the top spot this year. Pennsylvania’s vast forests and beautiful valleys were the subject of many great foliage photos, particularly from Northeastern PA and the Pocono Region. Breaking out of the northeast, North Carolina ranked in the top three states with an impressive number of submissions. Beautiful images of both the natural features and winding portions of North Carolina’s gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway were popular subjects from community members.
For a view of all of the submissions on Instagram and Twitter, search the hashtag #NikonFall, followed by the state’s abbreviation. On Facebook, visit to view the submissions.
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Post Date: 11/16/2015 10:00:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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The 2015-2016 Schedule Includes New Portrait & Lighting Workshop and Other Popular Courses, Offers Educational Opportunities for Those Who Want to Take Their Photos to the Next Level
MELVILLE, NY (September 15, 2015) - Today, Nikon Inc. has announced the 2015-2016 Nikon School class schedule, featuring exciting interactive programs for every level of photographer. This year, Nikon School is returning to some of the top cities nationwide to help educate and inspire photo enthusiasts to embrace their passions and tell their stories visually.
Nikon School will host more than 50 classes from October 2015 to June 2016 in 13 locations across the country, and kicks off in Boston on October 17 with the DSLR Video 2-Day Workshop. The classes, offered in full or half-day sessions, cover a wide range of photography disciplines for photographers of all levels. Classes range from instruction on the basic elements of photography to intricacies of lighting, improving portraits or getting the most out of DSLR video. The programs are taught by industry experts, including Reed Hoffmann, Carey Wagner, Michael Schwarz, Nick Didlick, Bob Pearson and Nikon Ambassador Tamara Lackey.
“The classes offered by Nikon School are uniquely designed to teach new skills and offer creative direction as well as engage participants to challenge themselves,” said Mark Suban, Senior Manager, Nikon Professional Services at Nikon Inc. “The Nikon School courses will provide advice and insights to help those that want to share their passions and interests through photography and better tell their stories visually.”
A new addition to this year’s schedule is the Portrait & Lighting Workshop, a one-day course that combines classroom instruction with hands-on shooting. This advanced workshop will help photographers learn the importance of light and how to modify it to create a great image. Nikon School will also offer popular classes like Basics of Exposure and Camera Controls, a course for those either new to the world of photography or ready to step up from a point-and-shoot camera or smartphone device. This class will teach beginners how to properly frame a shot and use the various menus and controls at their disposal. On the other end of the spectrum, for more advanced photographers looking to explore the world of videography, the 2-Day DSLR Video Workshop will provide guidance for real-world shooting techniques. This class will include lighting tips, selecting proper equipment and the best ways to incorporate audio.
To get more information on Nikon School or access the most updated schedule, please visit:
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Post Date: 9/16/2015 5:19:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 3, 2015
Nikon’s SB-500 AF Speedlight and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens
From Nikon:
Nikon’s AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens and the SB-500 AF Speedlight Win in Their Respective Categories
MELVILLE, NY – Professional Photographer Magazine has selected the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens and SB-500 Speedlight as the pros’ top choice in the Multi-Functions Lens and Speedlight/Hot Shoe Flash categories, respectively for the 2015 Hot One Awards.
The annual Hot One Awards honor the hottest products for professional photographers. From hundreds of entries, a panel of judges—who are all professional photographers—name their top choice among dozens of photography products and services. The awards are highlighted in the August issue of Professional Photographer.
This year, judges for the 16th annual Hot One Awards chose the compact and lightweight AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens as the top Multi-Purpose Lens. The judges also chose the versatile SB-500 AF Speedlight as the top Speedlight/Hot Shoe Flash in the industry.
“Nikon seeks to give professional photographers the best equipment for the job, and it is an honor to be recognized once again by Professional Photographer Magazine with these awards,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning.
“The winners of the 2015 Hot One Awards represent the pros’ choice of the year’s photographic products,” says Professional Photographer Senior Editor Joan Sherwood. “The Hot Ones recognize excellence in professional products as judged by the pros who use them. As talented as photographers can be, they still have to rely on their gear, software, professional services, and the products they sell. Their choices for the Hot Ones give our readers a list of worthy winners to consider for themselves.”
The Hot One Awards have provided Professional Photographer readers with a resource of the newest, most innovative products available in a variety of price ranges. Readers are treated to a resource compiled by independent, practicing professional photographers, selected for their expertise and knowledge. This year’s independent panel of 35 judges voted on products that ranged from cameras and lenses to albums and displays. They made their selections based on overall quality, innovation, design, performance, and value for the price.
For more than 100 years, Professional Photographer, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, has helped readers advance careers in the photographic industry. No other magazine offers a more influential presentation of the people, trends, products, and photographs defining the portrait, wedding, and commercial photography landscapes.
B&H carries the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens and the SB-500 AF Speedlight Flash.
 Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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From Nikon USA:
As Part of Nikon’s “I AM Generation Image” Campaign, Nikon Will Offer Free Newlywed Portraits Outside of the NYC Marriage Bureau Captured by Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally
MELVILLE, NY – On June 4 and June 5, Nikon will bring the Nikon Wedding Truck Studio to New York City Hall (Office of the City Clerk), offering couples getting married the timeless keepsake of amazing images to help commemorate the start of the next chapter in their story together. Nikon is working with famous photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally to convert a truck into a fully functional photo studio, where couples getting married at the Office of the City Clerk that week are invited to get a professional portrait session at no cost.
“One of the most memorable and marvelous experiences l have had was capturing the wedding of my friends getting married at City Hall. People of all types were there to announce and share with the world that this was their beloved,” said McNally “Working with Nikon to bring this pop-up studio to life gives us a chance to celebrate this real emotion and provide couples with a stunning set of wedding photos to help remember their special day.”
The Nikon Wedding Truck Studio is part of Nikon’s “I AM Generation Image” Campaign, which inspires people to make their stories stand out through incredible imagery. Nikon will provide participating couples with high-quality portraits to keep and share with friends and family to remember their wedding day. McNally will be shooting with the Nikon D750 DSLR camera, NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Speedlights, giving couples the highest quality images as wedding-day keepsakes.
“A wedding is a joyous occasion and deserves to be documented, so that our children and grandchildren can experience the happiness and true emotions of a couple’s special day. High-quality images help to re-tell the story of that day to later generations, as if they were actually there,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “With the help of amazing images captured by Joe McNally, these newlyweds will receive beautiful images that will stand the test of time.”
The event will take place on June 4 and June 5 outside of the Office of the City Clerk, near 141 Worth Street in New York City. The portrait sessions will be free of charge, provided on a first come-first serve basis. Couples will leave with their images so that they can be shared with their loved ones.
Participating couples must have a valid New York State marriage certificate validating that they were married at City Hall during the week of June 1 to June 5 2015.
B&H carries Nikon DSLR camera equipment.
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Post Date: 5/27/2015 12:21:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 27, 2015
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From Nikon:
Tokyo – February 27, 2015 – TOKYO – Today, Nikon Corporation has announced an update to the mobile application for its photo sharing service, Nikon Image Space, featuring a new and improved intuitive design and overall usability improvements. Launched in January 2013, Nikon Image Space is a free photo sharing service designed not only for Nikon digital camera users, but anyone who enjoys capturing still photos or recording videos.
With this update, an improved flat design has been incorporated for iOS (including iPad) and Android apps, optimized for operability in each operating system. In addition to being able to view images in Grid and Map views, a new Flow view has been introduced that displays images larger and enables smooth vertical scrolling when using a smart device, even when scrolling through images stored on a smartphone or tablet. When using on an iPad specifically, a new function is now available for comparing images as well. Overall improved utility and operability, including the ability to background download and upload, cap an impressive upgrade for Nikon Image Space.
Primary Updates to Nikon Image Space
  1. Adoption of a flat design and optimization for both iOS and Android devices
  2. Improved image browsing function
    In addition to Grid and Map views, with which images are displayed larger for easier viewing, a new Flow view that enables smooth image browsing by flicking up or down has been added. This browser function allows users to view images stored on their smart device as soon as the app is installed. In addition, the app supports display of a list of albums that have been shared, as well as browsing of images in the albums. It also allows users to "unshare", or cancel sharing of albums.
  3. New Function (exclusively for iPad) that enables image comparison
    App operation has been improved with new features designed exclusively for iPads. In addition to the new function that displays two images at a time for comparison, a new two-pane structure has been adopted for some screen layouts.
  4. Support for uploading/downloading in the background
    The app can now be used while images are being uploaded or downloaded. In addition, multiple uploads and downloads can be scheduled beforehand, and then performed one after the other.
The renewed Nikon Image Space will be available as a free download February 26, 2015 for iOS (including iPads) devices that support iOS 8 or later and Android devices that support Android 4.0 or later.
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Post Date: 2/27/2015 12:57:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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From Nikon:
New Courses and New Locations Offer Wide Variety of Topics, Focusing on Specific Photography Styles or Techniques and Video Capture
MELVILLE, NY (September 22, 2014) Today, Nikon Inc. announced the upcoming schedule for the new Nikon School program, which will now feature a wider variety of classes and a more interactive experience for photographers of all levels from beginners to enthusiasts. Held across the United States, Nikon School educates and inspires photographers, with classes for anyone who wants to take their photography to a next level, both creatively and technically.
This year, Nikon School will offer a greater variety of classes targeted towards an individual’s specific photographic passions. The new courses focus on specific styles and techniques and include Travel and Landscape, Creative Lighting, Action and People and Video Production. Realizing attendees’ busy schedules, full-day and half-day sessions will now be available to make classes more accessible for photography lovers nationwide. Additionally, Nikon School will now be structured as a more visual and interactive learning experience for students, with more enhanced content that demonstrate how to get the most out of a camera. Accredited instructors will incorporate live demonstrations and encourage students to let their creativity shine.
“From parents to grandparents, hobbyists to artists, to people who just love to create and share images, photography is becoming more popular; the aim of Nikon school is to help people get the most from their cameras, while implementing fresh ideas to help educate and inspire photography lovers everywhere,” said Mark Suban, Senior Manager, Nikon Professional Services at Nikon Inc. “Whether an amateur photographer is looking to upgrade from a smartphone, or an enthusiast photographer interested in advancing a skillset, Nikon School offers a class that can help anyone achieve their photographic dreams.”
Nikon School will host more than 50 classes from September 2014 to June 2015 in 25 locations nationwide. The programs are taught by six instructors, all of whom are recognized as experts in the industry.
To get more information on Nikon School or access to the most updated schedule, please visit:
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Post Date: 9/23/2014 6:44:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 14, 2014

From Nikon:
Nikon Goes On Location with Leading Pro Photographers to Educate and Inspire Passionate Photo Enthusiasts with New Video Series and Online Community
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 11, 2014 – Nikon Inc. today launched the “Nikon Behind the Scenes” video series, dedicated to empowering and entertaining intermediate level photographers by equipping them with the skills they need to take their photography to the next level. The video series follows a diverse group of leading photographers into the field, including Nikon Ambassadors Joe McNally and Corey Rich and Nikon Professional Photographer Tamara Lackey. These pros provide insight on subjects ranging from lighting, lensing, posing models, shooting landscapes, working with different subjects and gearing up for a shoot.
“Nikon is committed to engaging our fans with interesting and informative content, and the ‘Nikon Behind the Scenes Video Series’ is an entertaining way to fulfill this promise,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “From the moment someone picks up their camera, they have in their hands unlimited creative possibilities and we hope this inspires them to make amazing images and videos. With this video series and the new community on Google+, Nikon is there to support photographers as they explore visual storytelling and tap into their creative potential.”
Nikon Behind the Scenes Starting with Nikon Ambassador and lighting expert Joe McNally, each featured photographer will focus on their area of expertise. In “Nikon Behind the Scenes: Light It Up with Joe McNally,” McNally will be exploring what is possible with Nikon Speedlights and off-camera flash techniques. Over the course of five videos, he will show viewers how to make the most of lighting in whatever situation a photographer may find themselves in.
“Nikon Behind the Scenes: High Altitude Adventure with Corey Rich” will focus on Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich’s techniques for shooting portraits, time lapse, action stills and video while high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Whether suspended from a sheer cliff face or braving the elements, Rich’s penchant for adventure can inspire others to capture their extreme shot.
Finally, the series is rounded out with Nikon Professional Photographer Tamara Lackey, “Nikon Behind the Scenes: All in the Family with Tamara Lackey.” Lackey is well known for her family photography, and shares some of her secrets to a successful portrait, whether it’s coaxing an elusive smile from a rambunctious toddler or capturing a couples’ true personality.
The first video in the series will be go live on March 11 on the Nikon YouTube channel and the new NikonUSA Google+ page. A new video on a different topic will be posted every couple of weeks to both the YouTube channel and Google+ page for viewers to check out. The new Google+ page will feature work from Nikon Ambassadors and Professional Photographers, and serve as a hub for passionate photographers to share favorite photos, insights on techniques and behind the scenes stories. On this page, Nikon aims to help advanced, professional and aspiring photographers looking to further their craft and take their passion to the next level. Please find the official NikonUSA Google+ page at:
Video Series Schedule (subject to change)

Launch DateVideo SegmentPro Photographer
Tuesday, March 11Nikon BTS: Reading LightJoe McNally
Thursday, March 20Nikon BTS: Golden Hour ExpeditionCorey Rich
Tuesday, April 1Nikon BTS: Photos with the Family and PetsTamara Lackey
Monday, April 14Nikon BTS: Small Lighting, Big ResultsJoe McNally
Thursday, April 24Nikon BTS: Extreme Action ShootingCorey Rich
Monday, May 5Nikon BTS: Capturing an Authentic SmileTamara Lackey
Thursday, May 15Nikon BTS: Using Light to Tell a StoryJoe McNally
Monday, May 26Nikon BTS: Packing for an Outdoor ShootCorey Rich
Thursday, June 5Nikon BTS: Romantic PortraitsTamara Lackey
Monday, June 16Nikon BTS: Dramatic Portrait LightingJoe McNally
Thursday, June 26Nikon BTS: Starry Night Time-LapseCorey Rich
Monday, June 30Nikon BTS: Little Kids, Big PersonalitiesTamara Lackey
Thursday, July 10Nikon BTS: Advanced lightingJoe McNally
Monday, July 21Nikon BTS: Action with VideoCorey Rich
Thursday, July 31Nikon BTS: Lenses for Great PortraitsTamara Lackey

B&H carries Nikon cameras, lenses and flashes.

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Post Date: 3/14/2014 7:37:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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From Nikon:
Nikon and Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts Team Up to Capture Magical Photo Moments
Nikon Inc. Becomes the Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts
MELVILLE, N.Y. – Nikon Inc. and Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts today announced a multi-year strategic alliance naming Nikon the official camera of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Ca. Bringing together a global leader in imaging and the world’s leading family vacation destinations, this relationship continues the longstanding commitment to help guests capture every moment of their vacation.
“The alliance between Nikon and Disney allows us to connect with millions of passionate Disney guests who want to tell their stories through the capture of amazing imagery,” said Nobuyoshi Gokyu, president, Nikon Inc. “Through this agreement, Nikon will play an integral role in helping Disney guests to preserve and share every unforgettable moment.”
As the “Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts,” Nikon will have branded Picture Spots throughout the theme parks at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, providing guests and their families with the opportunity to document their journey at ideal locations throughout the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, as well as Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure.
“Our Disney Parks are among some of the most photographed locations in the world, so it is only natural for us to further develop our relationship with Nikon, who shares our commitment to capturing magical moments and making memories,” said Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, US and France.
Nikon will also be integrated into the Disney PhotoPass Service, the perfect way for guests to capture their vacation memories in great photos—and get everyone in the shot. Disney PhotoPass Photographers will now be exclusively equipped with Nikon cameras and accessories, ensuring each memory is preserved with the quality that consumers have come to expect from Nikon.
Disney Fine Art Photographers at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons, as well as Adventure Guides with Adventures by Disney, will also be outfitted with Nikon cameras.
Adorama carries Nikon cameras.
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Post Date: 11/20/2013 11:52:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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