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Nikon Owner Evening Webinar
British Wildlife Through The Seasons
by Andy Parkinson

Friday, 5th March 2021

Start time: 7.00 pm GMT
Duration: 2 hours

Please note that this event will take place as an online webinar.
Please see Registration section for link to online sign-up.

Nikon Owner London Group coordinator Michael Eleftheriades is pleased to invite you to the next Nikon Owner Evening webinar, ‘British Wildlife through the Seasons’ by Andy Parkinson, on March 5th.

Andy will guide you through a typical year in the life of a UK wildlife photographer, detailing all of the fantastic species and locations that we are lucky to have in our diverse and varied landscape.

It promises to be a very exciting evening, so please book your places early!

About Andy Parkinson

Andy is a feature contributor to National Geographic magazine and is the UK’s Nikon Ambassador for wildlife. One of Europe’s most acclaimed and respected photographers, he has won over 50 National and International awards for his photography, most recently being named Grand Prize winner of the Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition, one of the most prestigious wildlife photography competitions in the US. His images have also been awarded four times in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, five times in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, and in 2016, as well as winning two categories, he was named as the overall winner in Bird Photographer of the Year.

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred).

Speakers or headphones to listen to the sound stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone, these will be built-in).

Even without sharing your video / audio stream you will still be able to type questions using the chat feature.

You will need to download and install the Zoom application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees before the event.

Registration

The cost of the event will be £12 per person, payable in advance, for current Nikon Owner subscribers and £72 for non-Nikon Owner subscribers.

To reserve your place, please click here

If you encounter any difficulties, wish to take out or renew a subscription or have any other questions, please email Katrin Ruckert on katrin@nikonownermagazine.com In order to receive the discount available for current Nikon Owner subscribers, you are able to subscribe or resubscribe to Nikon Owner.

Michael Eleftheriades looks forward to seeing you on March 5th!

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days’ prior notice of cancelling your place(s).

About Nikon Owner

Digital Annual subscription – £49!

  • Nikon Owner Magazine: a lavish, full-colour 60-page quarterly magazine in digital format
  • Complimentary download of every single back issue of Nikon Owner magazine (70 issues currently available)
  • Subscribers’ website with a lively message board, events’ page and the latest press releases from Nikon and other companies
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline offering online complimentary advice
  • Special discounts on a variety of photographic online courses, webinars and online events

Standard Annual subscription – normal price: £69; special price: £59 when you make your booking

  • Nikon Owner Magazine: a lavish, full-colour 60-page quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary download of every single back issue of Nikon Owner magazine (70 issues currently available)
  • Subscribers’ website with a lively message board, events’ page and the latest press releases from Nikon and other companies
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline offering online complimentary advice
  • Special discounts on a variety of photographic courses, workshops and webinars
  • 3-year warranty on all new Nikon products and a 18-month warranty on all second-hand Nikon purchased from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Think-Tank bags purchased from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Hawkesmill Luxury camera bags purchased from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% discount on selected website design and Internet services from Amazing Internet
  • 10% off a variety of training courses run by the Nikon School UK
  • Substantial discount on Grays of Westminster & Nikon Owner Annual Grand Christmas Event
  • Highly-popular meetings and webinars organised by local Nikon Owner Groups in the UK

Gold subscription – normal price: £231; special price: £155 when you make your booking

  • Nikon Owner Magazine: a lavish, full-colour 60-page quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary download of every single back issue of Nikon Owner magazine (70 issues currently available)
  • Subscribers’ website with a lively message board, events’ page and the latest press releases from Nikon and other companies
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline offering online complimentary advice
  • Special discounts on a variety of photographic courses, workshops and webinars
  • Top priority on all new equipment waiting lists held by us for Nikon and ThinkTank gear
  • 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • 2-year warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • 15% off ThinkTank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • 15% off Hawkesmill Bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • 10% discount on selected website design and Internet services from Amazing Internet
  • 10% off a variety of training courses run by the Nikon School UK
  • Substantial discount on Grays of Westminster & Nikon Owner Annual Grand Christmas Event
  • Highly-popular meetings and outings organized by local Nikon Owner Groups in the UK

 

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Photographing Birds in Flight – online webinar with Simon Stafford

The Secrets to Success with:
Photographing Birds in Flight

An Online Webinar
Presented by Simon Stafford

Tuesday, 16th February 2021
7:00 – 8:30 pm (GMT)

Bird in flight by Simon Stafford

Continuing his highly successful series of photographic seminars and workshops presented in association with Nikon Owner Magazine and Grays of Westminster, Simon has prepared this online webinar to help you master the techniques for successful photography of birds in flight, irrespective of your level of photographic knowledge and experience.

He will explain the basic principles of bird-in-flight photography, provide an in-depth description of the key camera settings, including choice of exposure mode, shutter speed and lens aperture plus autofocus settings, together with a discussion as to when, why and how they should be applied. He will describe techniques for acquiring your subject in the viewfinder when working with a long focal length lens, how to follow your subject successfully, and offer advice concerning composition. Simon will also consider other essential aspects, including field craft and the importance of studying your subjects, making the most of the prevailing light and weather conditions, and finding appealing backgrounds.

Simon will share his extensive knowledge of the Nikon camera system, together with plenty of general hints and tips accrued during his more than 40 years of photographic experience,  to enable you to photograph birds in flight with confidence and achieve high-quality, professional-looking photographs consistently.

Agenda:

  • Choice of shutter speed
  • Choice of lens aperture and depth-of-field considerations
  • Using exposure modes and TTL metering
  • Making informed decisions regarding AF settings
  • Finding good backgrounds and using them effectively
  • Discuss factors affecting the choice of subject
  • Apply fieldcraft to increase your success rate
  • Appreciate the influence of the prevailing weather conditions
  • Learn how to acquire the subject in the viewfinder and track it successfully
  • Hints and tips on camera features and functions

You will receive a full set of presentation notes, plus a video recording of the webinar to use for future personal reference; please note that copyright to all this material remains with Simon Stafford.

Registration:

The cost of this online workshop will be £125 with a special price of £75 if you are a current Digital or Standard Nikon Owner subscriber or £35 if you are a Gold, Platinum or Diamond subscriber.

To register, please email your full name, postcode, Subscription number (if known) as well as your daytime mobile and landline to Katrin Ruckert on behalf of Gillian Greenwood: katrin@nikonownermagazine.com.

Only a very limited number of places are available on this webinar, so please book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment.

Please note that it is essential that you reply by email rather than by telephone.

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred)..

Speakers or headphones (audio out) to listen to the audio stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone these will be built in).

Even without sharing your video / audio stream you will still be able to type questions using a chat feature.

You will need to download and install an application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees well before the event.

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days’ prior notice of cancelling your place(s).

 

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The South-East Group Invites…

Nikon Owner Evening Webinar
‘Starting From A Blank Canvas’
By Polina Plotnikova

Wednesday, 24th February 2021

White on White Flower by Polina Plotnikova

Start time: 7.30 pm GMT
Duration: 90 minutes

Please note that this event will take place as an online webinar
and please see Registration section on how to sign up.

Following Guy Edwardes outstanding and very popular presentation on Wildlife Photography, Nikon Owner South-East Group coordinator Paul Stillman is delighted to invite you to his next Nikon Owner Evening Webinar, ‘Starting From A Blank Canvas’ by Polina Plotnikova, taking place on Wednesday, 24th February.

Do you, like most of us, visit places that seem photogenic and then walk around them looking for things that might make a photograph? Even when, as now, our mobility is restricted we are told to be aware of our surroundings and look beyond the obvious. There is another way, and Polina Plotnikova is an undisputed master of making, rather than taking, pictures. She visualises the image in her mind and then creates it with all the feelings and emotions that produce so much more than a simple statement of fact.

She is therefore studio based and will feature two of her favourite photographic subjects, creative flower portraiture and still life. Both themes will be richly illustrated from her work.

About Polina Plotnikova

A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and holder of an EFIAP photography distinction, Polina has won eight gold and silver medals at Royal Horticultural Society competitions, with distinctions in the Food Photographer of The Year and International Garden Photographer of The Year competitions, amongst many others.

The evening will be in two parts.

In the ‘Flower Portraits’ she will describe her approach to flower photography and similarities to portrait photography: finding a unique look, expressing it’s mood, character and beauty rather than an accurate botanical image in it’s natural habitat.

Then in ‘Still Life’ she will talk about using composition, light, textures and colours to realise the vision she had in her mind expressed as a picture, and how all these details are thought through before proceeding to take photographs. There will be a few schematic illustrations to show the studio hardware and the various stages of assembling a still-life setup.

For more information on Polina Plotnikova please visit her website: www.polinaplotnikova.com.

Stillife by Polina Plotnikova

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred)..

Speakers or headphones (audio out) to listen to the audio stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone these will be built in).

Even without sharing your video / audio stream you will still be able to type questions using a chat feature.

You will need to download and install the Zoom application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees before the event.

Please note: this event will not be recorded.

Registration:

The cost of the event will be £12 per person, payable in advance, for current Nikon Owner subscribers and £72 for non-Nikon Owner subscribers.

To reserve your place, please click here

If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, please email Katrin Ruckert on katrin@nikonownermagazine.com

Paul Stillman looks forward to seeing you on February 24th!

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days’ prior notice of cancelling your place(s).

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New Seminar Series with Technical Editor Simon Stafford

The Secrets to Success with:
Nikon Speedlights – An Introduction

An Online Webinar
Presented by Simon Stafford

Tuesday, 9th February 2021
7:00 – 9:00 pm (GMT)

Continuing his highly successful series of photographic seminars and workshops presented in association with Nikon Owner Magazine and Grays of Westminster, Simon has prepared this on-line webinar to help you make the most of the Nikon Speedlight system, irrespective of your level of photographic knowledge and experience.

The level of flexibility and control offered by Nikon Speedlight flash units provide a photographer with a huge range of creative possibilities for both on-camera, and off-camera flash. During this event Simon will provide an introduction to flash photography, with the aim of helping you work with a single Speedlight, encompassing the SB-500, SB-700, SB-900, SB-910 and SB-5000 models, to best effect.

He will explain the basic principles of flash photography, provide an in-depth description of the key Nikon flash modes and flash synchronisation modes, together with a discussion as to when, why and how they should be applied. He will also look at camera-based features, such as Auto FP High–Speed sync mode and Flash Value Lock, together with an overview of the Nikon Creative Lighting System’s optical remote control for a single off-camera Speedlight.

Simon will share his extensive knowledge of the Nikon Speedlight system, together with his more than 40 years of photographic experience, to enable you to use these flash units with confidence to achieve high quality, professional looking photographs consistently.

Agenda:

  • Working with flash lighting – a discussion of basic principles
  • An explanation of Nikon flash mode options
  • A description of Nikon flash synchronisation modes
  • Learn how to control and adjust flash output level
  • Using the Auto FP High–Speed sync mode
  • Learn how to use the FV Lock feature
  • Understand how ambient light interacts with flash exposure settings
  • Discover how to mix light from a Speedlight with ambient light
  • Learn how to adjust the zoom head and lighting pattern of a Speedlight
  • An overview of optical remote control of a single off-camera Speedlight

You will receive a full set of presentation notes, plus a video recording of the webinar to use for future personal reference; please note that copyright to all this material remains with Simon Stafford.

Registration

The cost of this online workshop will be £145 with a special price of £95 if you are a current special Electronic or Standard Nikon Owner subscriber or £45 if you are a Gold, Platinum or Diamond subscriber.

To register, please email your full name, postcode, subscription number (if known) as well as your daytime mobile and landline to Katrin Ruckert on behalf of Gillian Greenwood: katrin@nikonownermagazine.com.

Only a very limited number of places are available on this webinar, so please book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment.

Please note that it is essential that you reply by email rather than by telephone.

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred)..

Speakers or headphones (audio out) to listen to the audio stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone these will be built in).

Even without sharing your video / audio stream you will still be able to type questions using a chat feature.

You will need to download and install an application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees well before the event.

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days’ prior notice of cancelling your place(s).

 

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Next Nikon Owner Evening Webinar

The Challenges of Shooting a Music Festival
By Michael Eleftheriades

Friday, 12th February 2021

Start time: 7.00 pm GMT
Duration: 2 hours

Nikon Owner London Group coordinator Michael Eleftheriades invites to the next Nikon Owner evening webinar, ‘The Challenges of Shooting a Music Festival’, taking place on Friday, 12th February 2021. Michael previously gave talks to Nikon Owner subscribers on Japan (16th August 2020) and Astrophotography (2nd October 2020).

In a historic north London suburb, a world class festival of music and culture has taken place every summer since 1993 at a listed local church, with the aim of raising funds for the charities of Toynbee Hall and the North London Hospice. Michael joined the team of volunteers for ‘Proms at St Jude’s’ in 2008 as a way to contribute to the local community. Little did he realise at the time its life changing potential, as he rose from junior to the festival’s lead photographer.

Michael will discuss how a simple act of giving can became a fulfilling part of one’s life, the rewards of working in a team, and the process of self-improvement as a photographer. Alongside, Michael will show the creative and technical approach of capturing classical, jazz, choral and theatre performances. A major component in recording the spirit of the festival is on capturing the public, and Michael will discuss his approach to people photography.

About Michael Eleftheriades

A Nikon Owner subscriber since 2002, Michael is an architect and photographer who fuses his particular passion for architecture, virtual reality, computer graphics and photography in the creation of large-scale panoramic imagery. He has exhibited his photographs at three exhibitions in London and lectured on panoramic creation in the UK, Europe and the United States. He is responsible for virtual reality tours and interactive exhibits at many of the UK’s leading museums, including the Maritime and Natural History Museums. Michael created the virtual tour for Grays of Westminster and has been the Nikon Owner London Group coordinator since 2007.

Subscribers’ Comments on Michael’s Previous Talks

“Thanks for perhaps your most triumphant and complete webinar ever presented, loved every minute, I hope most of the audience appreciated how good it was! When one dips in and out of other channels on photographic subjects, you soon realise how lucky Nikon Owners are.” JC

“I think you could gauge that we all thought it was an excellent presentation, all the richer because you made it personal and candidly shared your feelings with us, not at all easy as most people would find it difficult to be so open.” IH

“Thank you for your webinar which I found fascinating and very enjoyable. I have to say that I was touched, moved, and inspired by the level of your personal sharing, and I thought your photographs were amazing.” DB

“Just wanted to say what a fascinating and enjoyable talk I found your 14 days in Japan last Sunday morning. It was quite thought provoking which was enhanced by some superb photos.” KS

Registration

The cost of the event for current Nikon Owner subscribers will be £12 per person, payable in advance, and £72 for non-Nikon Owner subscribers.

To reserve your place, please click here

If you encounter any difficulties, wish to take out or renew a subscription or have any other questions, please email Katrin Ruckert on katrin@nikonownermagazine.com In order to receive the discount available for current Nikon Owner subscribers, you are able to subscribe or resubscribe to Nikon Owner.

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred)..

Speakers or headphones (audio out) to listen to the audio stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone these will be built in).

Even without sharing your video / audio stream you will still be able to type questions using a chat feature.

You will need to download and install the Zoom application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees before the event.

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days’ prior notice of cancelling your place(s).

 

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