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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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Tamara Lackey

Tamara Lackey is a portrait photographer whose work has been described as "expressive, soulful, funny, beautiful" and has appeared in such publications as O Magazine, Men's Journal and Parenting Magazine. Her imagery has also been showcased on ABC's The Martha Stewart Show, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and NBC's The Today Show. When not shooting, Tamara is writing about and teaching photography, business and work/life balance at workshops and conferences around the world. She is also the founder of www.AllInOneLife.com, a website dedicated to creative entrepreneurs who are bringing together family, work, and the most meaningful aspects of their life. Tamara is the co-producer and host of Inside Contemporary Children's Photography and the Booklist Editors' award-winning Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography media series. She has authored four books and her most recent publications are Envisioning Family and The Posing Playbook.

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Nick Didlick

Nick has been a professional photographer for nearly 30 years, and while working assignments for wire services and newspapers, he has seen the world through the viewfinders of his Nikon cameras. He was one of the early pioneers of digital camera capture and abandoned film-based photography for digital in 1994! Currently, he is an editorial and commercial photographer specializing in digital imaging as well as a digital imaging consultant, Web designer, and lecturer.

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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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