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Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks

The Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks provide an incredible hands-on learning…

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Mentor Trekking in Costa Rica with Bill Durrence

A Mentor Series instructor leads a group of photo trekkers through the…

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Dave Black

Sports and commercial photographer Dave Black is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Lessons from a Travel Photographer

Attention to details has helped make Rosanne Pennella the successful travel…

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One Shot: Spin Doctor

Mark Alberhasky on why images may work in multiple ways

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Create and Publish Your Own Photo Book

A photo book is a great way to share your images with the world.

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Vincent Versace

Fine art, commercial and nature photographer Vincent Versace is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

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FOCUS First: A System for Better Photos

Mark Alberhasky's 5 step system for taking better pictures

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Sports Shooter Academy Workshop

Sports Shooter Academy gives you the opportunity to work with pros in a hands-on…

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A Photographic Expedition — Easter Island and Patagonia, Chile

Travel to Patagonia and Easter Island for a photographic…

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Action Photography: Shooting in Extreme Locations

Photographer Beth Wald doesn't just shoot from the sidelines; she's in…

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Extra Added Attraction: How to Boost the Reach of Your Nikon 1

Mark Alberhasky on using the FT-1 and NIKKOR lenses on…

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Canyon Country Shooting

Tips for taking great photos of the Southwestern United States

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Northern Exposure

Corey Rich documents a first ascent of the Arrigetch Peaks in Alaska's Brooks Range

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Backgrounds in Wildlife Photography

Ron Magill shares a tip for photographing wildlife

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Challenge Yourself as a Photographer

James Balog discusses the importance of challenging yourself in your photography

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Bambi Cantrell

Wedding and portrait photographer Bambi Cantrell is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Create a Visual Meme With Your Photos & Quick Wit!

Learn how to create a Meme with your own digital photographs that you…

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Portrait & Lighting Workshop

Nikon School hands-on workshop on portraits and lighting

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Treating Everyone on Set with Respect

Blair Bunting on respecting everyone on set

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Moose Peterson

Wildlife and aviation photographer Moose Peterson is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Shooting in Inclement Weather

Corey Rich discusses shooting in bad weather

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Ami Vitale

Photographer and multimedia journalist Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Jerry Ghionis

Wedding and portrait photographer Jerry Ghionis is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Tamara Lackey

Lifestyle portrait photographer Tamara Lackey is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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What Do You Look for in a Wedding Photographer?

Tips on what to look for when choosing a wedding photographer

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Cliff Mautner

Wedding and portrait photographer Cliff Mautner is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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Tips from a Model Turned Professional Photographer

See how photographer Nancy Brown turned a 20-year modeling career in…

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Cliff Mautner: King of Hearts

Cliff Mautner's unique style has made him a successful and in-demand wedding photographer.

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Robin Layton

Fine art/portrait photographer Robin Layton is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

Harbors, bays, oceans and rivers all have one thing in common—interesting and…

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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Discover the spirit of place. Capture the soul of a portrait. Refine your personal style.…

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Using Shadows for Dimension in Photographs

Joe McNally explains how shadows add dimension

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Using Shadows and Light in Your Photographs

Cliff Maunter on using shadows and light

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

With a little patience you too can make great pictures of your pet cat or…

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Creatively Photographing Objects Up Close

The idea that less is more can be applied to the subject matter in your photos.

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Lindsey Byrnes on Rock & Roll Photography

Video interview of pro shooter Lindsey Byrnes on photography and getting…

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Virtual Horizon

Electronic Virtual Horizon will help ensure level horizons in your images.

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Landscape and Travel Photography

Ideal for those who want to take their travel & landscape photography to the next level

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Quick and Easy Photography Tips and Tricks

Nikon's Lindsay Silverman offers photo tips

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Sandro

Commercial photographer and filmmaker Sandro is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Blair Bunting

Commercial photographer Blair Bunting is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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What to do When you Need Stills while Shooting HD Video

Shoot simultaneously or save a frame options with the D4 or D4s…

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Elements of Photography

Ideal class for those who want to take great D-SLR photos

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Photographing Commercial Assignments with a Sports Angle

Find out how quick veteran photographer John Huet needed to be…

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Understanding Focal Length

Focal length, usually represented in millimeters (mm), is the basic description of a…

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James Balog

Conservation photographer James Balog is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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John Shaw: A Photographer's Vision Simplified

See how one of the foremost nature, outdoor and natural history…

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Reaction Time

John Solano says that for him, photographing weddings is a lot like photographing sports.

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Imagine That

Nope, we didn't make a mistake. The photos you see here were not taken by several different photographers;…

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The Power and Beauty of Bears and Other Animals

When the animal in the viewfinder is a bear, this photographer knows…

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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holidays are prime picture-taking time. Get some great tips on…

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Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

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Bill Frakes

Sports and action photographer and multimedia artist Bill Frakes is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Simple tips for children to learn to take better photos

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Bokeh for Beginners

Have your subjects stand apart from the background with this easy technique

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Bill Coleman: A Long Term Photo Project

Whether shooting the Amish of Pennsylvania or the landscapes of Maine or Italy,…

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The Anatomy of a Powerful Image

Jerry Ghionis on creating powerful wedding imagery

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Tips for Photographing Birds

Birds make great subjects for photographs; tips for capturing them with your camera.

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In the Moment

Commerical photographer John Huet love to make it up as he goes along.

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Think About Your Subject Before You Begin Shooting

Find out why thinking about your photos can be as important as taking…

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Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

Joe McNally uses the technique of repeating flash to capture the grace of balletic…

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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Dixie Dixon

Commercial and fashion photographer Dixie Dixon is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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The Importance of Learning Photography Fundamentals

Bambi Cantrell on the importance of learning fundamentals

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Knowing a Sport Before Shooting

Dave Black on knowing a sport's timing before going to shoot it

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The Importance of Pro Bono Work

Sandro speaks to the importance of doing pro bono work

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Preservation and Protection of Wildlife Through Photography

Photographer Moose Peterson's respect for wildlife and the…

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Jody Dole Photographs Objects that Catch His Eye

See how commercial shooter Jody Dole uses anything and everything to…

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Taking Better Photographs of the American West

When you get a chance to visit the open prairies, and photograph ranchers…

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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

Learn the techniques needed to shoot lunar eclipses from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak

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Getting Creative with White Balance

Try getting creative with your camera's white balance for some interesting results.

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When to Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters

How to use a graduated neutral density filter to decrease extreme light to…

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Andrew Hancock

Sports photographer Andrew Hancock is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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You’re the Guest: How to Capture Unique Photos at a Wedding

Abby Liga discusses getting great photos when you're a…

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One Shot: The Forest and the Tree

Photographing the same subject different ways

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Lynsey Addario

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Do a Test Run for Important Portrait Shoots

Dave Black discusses setting up shoots in advance

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Using Fast Shutter Speeds for Action Photos

Lucas Gilman on action photography settings

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Exposure Choices for Moody Images

Moose Peterson explains how exposure can add to the mood of an image

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You Can Successfully Shoot in Bright Sunlight

Cliff Mautner on photography in the midday sun

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Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks

Mentor Series Worldwide Treks is an incredible hands-on learning experience designed to cater to all skill levels.

  • Participants experience a variety of pre-arranged special photo opportunities, often with private access or from a highly considered vantage point.
  • Photograph alongside Nikon professional photographers. These instructors provide invaluable photo tips and continuous instruction regarding an array of photographic topics from travel to technical.

  • Personal feedback provided in a one-on-one digital review session allows trekkers to see their work in a new light and encourages them to expand their creative eye and experiment with all they learn during the photo tours.

  • Nikon equipment is available for the trekkers to try, and the list of photographic opportunities continues to grow with new locations announced regularly.

Click here to watch a Mentor Series Promotional Video.

Click here to check out a video created by the instructors and attendees of the Costa Rica Video Workshop.

 

 

Follow your passion for photography, experience fun and fellowship and take your photo skills to new heights.


Sign up for Mentor Series Worldwide Treks today!

For more information visit the Mentor Series Worldwide Treks website or call 1-888-676-6468.

We are happy to extend you a $50 discount on any 2015/2016 domestic workshop, enter code NLE50 when you register.


Testimonials

"As a first time attendee of the Mentor Series to the New Orleans Speedlight Workshop, what did I expect? Well, a workshop conducted by experienced mentors and a group of interested amateur photographer. What did I get? MUCH more! I had a wonderful experience with Mentors eager to help me learn, with great patience and a great group of skilled interested partners in learning. A wonderful team experience with like-minded attendees, a great learning experience led by patient engaged mentors and a fast paced, busy schedule let by our coordinators. Will I go again? When can I get the next plane?"
—Jeff Eble

"This was my second Mentor Series Trek and it was just as enjoyable and informative as the first. The Mentor Series was top notch making sure everyone’s needs were addressed and did their best to keep us on schedule. The instructors although having different shooting styles were very knowledgeable, approachable and eager to impart some of their knowledge to you. I have gained a lot of insight from the digital review sessions."
—Wayne March

"While there were many wonderful locations, it’s the experiences that happen along the way that made the weekend in California so special. Learning how to light paint from Dave Black, hiking out of Rainbow falls with Michael Schwarz, carpooling with my fellow trekkers, witnessing a couple of gorgeous sunsets at Bodie & Mono Lake, and a sunrise at Mono Lake were all highlights for me. The Mentor reviews and final slide show provided a valuable chance to learn not only from the mentors but my fellow trekkers. It’s always fun to see how you can take a group of photographers to the same locations and everyone see things so differently!"
—Debbie Abrames

"I came to the Minnesota video workshop really excited about learning how to capture the movement of the sled dogs with my HD-SLR. Thank you for the Nikon loaner. I enjoyed learning a new video skill set and be a part of the Minnesota video."
—Stefan Jhagroo

"I hope everyone experienced the sense of satisfaction that I did at having produced images of which I could be proud of. Every day was the highlight of the trip. I guess that’s a testament to the quality of the experience."
—Jack Kleinman

Upcoming Events

  1. Tucson

    Tucson, including the Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Prima Air and Space Museum, Old Tuscan Studios and White Stallion Ranch.
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  2. India

    India, including Delhi, Varanasi on the bank of the Ganges, Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur and the Bishnoi Villages.
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  3. Photo Workshop: Maui Video

    Maui, Hawaii, including Old Lahaina, Lao needle rock formations, Ho’okipa Beach, and the Makwao Forest.
  4. Photo Workshop: Miami Lighting

    Miami, FL including Little Havana, Miami Hammock Park and Ocean Drive.
  5. Vietnam

    Vietnam, including Hanoi, Ninh Binh, citadel of Hoa Lu, Lao Cai, Sapa, the Black Hmong village of Ma Tra, Can Tho City and Saigon.
  6. Photo Workshop: Oregon

    Oregon including the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Multnomah Falls and Wahkeena Falls Loop, Portland Japanese Gardens, Jonsrud Viewpoint and Cedar Creek Grist Mill.
  7. Tanzania Photo Safari

    Tanzania, including Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti.
  8. Tanzania Photo Safari

    Tanzania, including Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti.

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