Saturday, March 10th, 2018 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Nikon Presents: Nikkor Lenses

For over 80 years, Nikon’s exclusive lens brand has combined craftsmanship and innovation to push optical technology further than any other camera maker. The NIKKOR name represents uncompromising optical quality — for both professionals and hobbyists alike. Trusted by many of the world’s top photographers, NIKKOR optics render images with unmatched sharpness and definition. Quality and performance like this makes a visible difference, no matter which Nikon camera takes advantage of it.

Symposium Details

“Just me, my camera and never enough time”

Having received his first camera for his 16th birthday, Paul has been trying to make pictures for more than 30 years. His first paying job as a photographer was right out of high school when he was a “staffer” for a sports magazine. There he honed his skills in the photo journalist and studio aspects of the business.

He spent several years printing in a Professional B&W lab before selling cameras in a retail store. Both jobs were a gold mine for learning the gear and techniques that make better images. After 7 years as a camera store “geek”, he joined Nikon in 1994.

His current job at Nikon involves helping people learn to use their cameras better. (he also help keep some of the major retailers around the country up to date with the latest Nikon cameras and tech.) Part of his job requirements is making pictures with all the current Nikon gear. So, anytime he is awake, he probably has a camera in his hand and am trying to learn another new technique.

Photography has been a non-stop hobby for the past 30+ years…
it has also been his job, in one form or another, for most of that time.”

Paul has held the position of Nikon’s National Training Specialist for the past twelve years.

Paul Van Allen / Symposium Speaker