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Take Your Photography to New Heights…

...whatever your level of experience and with whatever camera brand you shoot, Nikon School will inspire your digital SLR photographic efforts. For more than 30 years Nikon School has been helping photography enthusiasts master new techniques and improve their picture-taking skills by providing clear, direct information on a wide range of technical and creative topics.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Fine-Art Black and White Printmaking
50 Mt. Carmel Rd, Santa Fe, NM
Session One: Better Photos
Norris Conference Center—Austin
2525 West Anderson Lane
Suite 365
Austin, TX 78757
Class Time: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Session Two: Color, Light, Technology
Norris Conference Center—Austin
2525 West Anderson Lane
Suite 365
Austin, TX 78757
Class Time: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Intensive: Encaustic for Photographers
50 Mt. Carmel Rd, Santa Fe, NM
Greece
Athens, Meteora, Santorini, and Rhodes
Session One: Better Photos
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Seattle Airport - Southcenter
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188
Class Time: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Session Two: Color, Light, Technology
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Seattle Airport - Southcenter
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188
Class Time: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Maine
Portland, Maine including Fort Williams Park, Portland Harbor, Casco Bay, Old Port and Old Orchard Beach
Nikon School Presents: Mom's Night Out
Melville Marriott
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
Class time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Session One: Better Photos
Wyndam Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Class Time: 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Session One: Better Photos
George Washington University - Marvin Center
800 21st Street
Washington, DC 20052
Class Time: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Session Two: Color, Light, Technology
Wyndam Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Class Time: 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Session Two: Color, Light, Technology
George Washington University - Marvin Center
800 21st Street
Washington, DC 20052
Class Time: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Colorado
Colorado including Mount Evans, Lincoln Lake, Chicago Lakes Basin, Summit Lake, Summit Overlook, Echo Lake, and the historic towns of Idaho Springs and Georgetown
Session One: Better Photos
Lighthouse Theater
Located in the Sol & Lillian Goldman Building
111 E. 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Class Time: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Session Two: Color, Light, Technology
Lighthouse Theater
Located in the Sol and Lillian Goldman Bldg
111 E. 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Class Time: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
California Mono Lake & Bodie
California’s Mono Lake and the ghost town of Bodie, CA
Session One: Better Photos
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Class Time: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Session Two: Color, Light, Technology
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Class Time: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Montana
Montana including Glacier National Park, Many Glacier Hotel, Triple “D” Game Farm and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
PhotoPlus Expo
Jacob Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Nikon School Instructors

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Bill Durrence

Bill is a professional photographer primarily involved with travel and location-based assignments. With over 35 years experience in editorial, corporate, and commercial photography, he is also a photography instructor and consultant. A former member of the Nikon Professional Services tech team, Bill taught at the Nikon School for over ten years. He is currently an associate with Blue Pixel, a major digital imaging consulting firm.

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Reed Hoffmann

Over 25 years ago, Reed started in studios, then worked at newspapers, and now freelances out of Kansas City. He has been shooting digital since 1996 and teaching digital photography since 2000. Nationally recognized as an expert on digital photography, Reed has helped over 30 U.S. and Asian news organizations ease their transition to digital. He is also a founding member of Blue Pixel, a major digital imaging consulting firm.

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Michael A. Schwarz

Michael is an Atlanta-based freelance photojournalist and digital photography consultant. He is a three-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Dag Hammarskjöld Award for Human Rights Advocacy Journalism, and he was chosen by Life magazine as one of the country’s outstanding young photographers. A frequent exhibitor and lecturer on photojournalism, Michael has completed more than 2,000 assignments for major national publications.

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Bob Pearson

Bob spent most of his career as a photographer for wire services, covering political campaigns in the US and South and Central America, the U.S. invasion of Panama, the first Gulf War in Kuwait, Olympic and Pan American Games, Masters Golf, and World Cup Soccer. In 2003 he was promoted to Director of Photography for North America for AFP (Agence France Presse). He left that position in 2006 to move to the hill country of Texas and start a freelance career in commercial and editorial photography.

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Mark Kettenhofen

Mark is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Military Photojournalism program. He spent 20 years covering the world as a Naval cameraman in more than 42 countries. Mark has been on assignments that include NASA Shuttle launches, expeditions to Base Camp of Mount Everest, extreme river trips down the Colorado River, six Presidential inauguration ceremonies, World Cup Soccer and six Olympics games. He is an award-winning photographer including the prestigious National Press Photographer’s Military Photographer of the Year and is co-author of the book, America from 500 Feet II. Mark has just celebrated his 10th year as a Professional Markets Technical Representative with Nikon Professional Services.

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Mark Suban

Mark's photography passion started in the U.S. Air Force where he served 21 years as a military photographer and educator. He began his military career as a technician repairing film based technologies ranging from reconnaissance to high speed motion picture cameras. After 11 years, Mark changed paths and became a photographer, merging his love for technology with the creative world of photography. His knowledge of industry trends helped influence military photography, helping accelerate the Air Force into the digital world ahead of it's time. He transitioned the military to multimedia, helping develop curriculum at the Defense Information School at Fort Mead, Maryland. Later he coordinated the DoD’s Worldwide Photography Workshop while modernizing the Military Photographer of the Year website. Mark completed his Air Force career leading a 30 person photo team using Nikon D1 digital cameras utilizing an advance photo workflow he developed.
After retiring from the military, Mark worked as a picture editor for the Associated Press where he monitored the flow of photos transmitted to and from the AP from member newspapers, AP staff and AP freelance photographers. He worked closely with AP bureau chiefs, news editors and regional photo editors to enhance the quality and quantity of AP photo reports. Through his tenure with the military and the AP, Mark’s been involved with the Eddie Adams Workshop for 10 years. He contributed to the workshop’s transition from film to digital and created an efficient workflow to facilitate the ability to process thousands of images captured in two days by 100 top photography students.
In 2007, Mark joined Nikon Professional Services, supporting photographers along the east coast from Washington, D.C. to South Carolina where he provided consulting and technical support to newspapers, industrial photographers, police, medical, commercial studios, educational institutions and the U.S. Government. His experience and sense of photo trends allowed him to assist photographers with Nikon remote camera installations for sports, political and special Nikon projects. Mark provided feedback and suggestions to many of Nikon’s pro DSLR innovations including image transfer technology and IPTC metadata collection in Nikon’s flagship D4 DSLR camera.
Mark was recently promoted to Senior Manager at Nikon in charge of Nikon Professional Services and Nikon School.

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