Archive for March, 2012

Five cities.  Five countries. Five days. Crisscrossed Scandinavia this week talking photography to groups in Estonia, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden as part of the Nikon Nordic Tour.

It was an ambitious schedule, but the Nikon Nordic team was on top of everything. Joe McNally‘s flight was late.  He flew from DC to NYC to Prague and into Tallinn — overnight.  He landed, sans luggage, and came immediately to the Museum of Art and gave a perfect speech to a  full house.  He never missed a beat — total respect.

Joe over Finland.

It’s a real pleasure working with Joe.  We’ve been friends for a long time . Not only is he a terrific colleague, wonderful photographer, and excellent teacher, but even better, he is flat out fun to be around.

Joe in Oslo.

We had tremendous audiences at every stop. I can be pretty talkative. It may come from growing up in a small Nebraska town, where I was happy to find anyone to talk to... So many of our stops were exceptional. In Tallinn, I was onstage an extra hour. Peter Brodin kept giving me the “stretch” sign, which of course I loved.  The audience was engaged and challenging me, which just solidifies how much I love teaching — thanks Mom.

Our venue in Copenhagen, the Royal Library.

Responsive, invigorated crowds were capped by a standing room only crowd in Stockholm at Fotografiska — one of my favorite galleries in the world. I'm so thankful to everyone who came out. This tour was a great chance for me to learn from some very talented folks.

Me, Peter Brodin, and Joe McNally.

I rolled onto the plane this morning more in love with photography than ever. Time to make some images.

We are thrilled to announce this year's NMC Photo Safari in Jackson Hole May 26-28. Bill and Nikon Professional Services Field Operations Manager Scott Diussa will lead a long weekend of photography workshops and video instruction, with an emphasis on critique and technique. Come walk in the footsteps of Ansel Adams and create your own timeless images. Registration is now open, so make sure to reserve your spot on this exciting adventure.

This past week, Bill Skyped in from the road for an interview with TWiT Photo TV. Check out his discussion about his equipment, set up, and preparation for sporting events and music videos in Episode 48.

We are so excited to announce Bill's upcoming workshop Emotional Motion: Capturing Your Vision sponsored by Adorama and Nikon. This special event is April 19 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. (EST) at the Adorama Building in New York. Registration is $25 and each attendee will receive a $25.00 coupon at the event in exchange for a copy of their registration receipt. The coupon will be valid for 30 days towards the purchase of any merchandise when presented at either Adorama’s retail store at 42 West 18th Street, New York, or for an online purchase at www.adorama.com Sign up now to attend.

Check out Bill's cover for SI's special report on the "Bounty Culture" in the NFL. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is shown in his stance before the snap.

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