If there’s one topic circulating among photography enthusiasts at the moment, it’s last week’s Photokina event in Cologne.

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend then don’t worry, here’s some of our highlights.

This year 1251 exhibitors from 45 countries set up their stands for around 180,000 people. After spending 10 days assembling ours (which included our fantastic Nikon Key cube) we opened to the public who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the latest Nikon products. We loved demonstrating some of our new cameras such as the D7000, the D3100 and our COOLPIX range, and we also hosted a screen presentation of some movies that were shot using a Nikon camera.

As well as learning about Nikon’s heritage and latest innovations, visitors talked to us about their photography interests and techniques offering us some really great insight into what our customers want. We took 1400 pictures of our visitors and projected them onto the wall – check out some of our favourites which we uploaded to Flickr here.

The presentations by award winning photographers were all met with a welcome reception, and they were delighted to chat to visitors offering hints, tips and inspiration. Chase Jarvis gave his keynote speech about the D7000 and screened the new film he shot  it on while Robert Bösch shared some of his adventures and experiences in outdoor photography.

Dave Black inspired the crowds with his talks on using speed lights for sports and Vincent Versace presented his thoughts on natural light in photography. You’ll see from Vincent’s talk here that his techniques contrast with Dave’s; both very different views but equally as innovative.

Big thanks to everyone who took the time to visit us at Photokina this year, we hope to see you all at the next one.

Image © Nikon / I AM Nikon

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A couple of days ago we posted links to the presentations on the Nikon booth at Photokina from Dave Black, Chase Jarvis and Vincent Versace. All were really well received by visitors to the show, so we thought you’d like to see the full versions. We’ve updated the previous posts to feature these. Please see here for Dave Black, here for Chase Jarvis and here for Vincent Versace.

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Award-winning commercial photographer, Chase Jarvis, wowed visitors to the Nikon booth with his keynote speech. Find out what he had to say here…

UPDATE: If you’ve been inspired by the highlights of Chase Jarvis’ presentation, check out the full session by clicking on: part one, part two and three.

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Photography legend, Chase Jarvis, made the keynote speech on the Nikon booth on Monday. We chatted with Chase after his presentation.

Chase was the first to use our new D7000 camera. Here you can check out the first film he shot with it – “Benevolent Mischief”.

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This year we will have our largest ever space at the Köln Messe, with an action-packed schedule planned.

If you will be at the photokina show, come and check out our cube – a large, bright yellow interactive structure built to showcase the Nikon brand and our products. At the heart of the stand will be a video wall where we’ll be charting the history of Nikon and featuring some amazing Nikon-related footage, including movies and images shot by the likes of Bill Frakes and Vincent Munier.

Throughout the show we’ll be hosting a series of fascinating talks from world-leading photo visionaries, including the award-winning commercial photographer, Chase Jarvis, who will be making a keynote speech at 12pm on Tuesday, September 21st.

We’ll obviously have all our latest products there for you to experience. There’ll be lots of staff on hand to show off our kit, including the recently-launched D3100 and D7000 camera as well as our flagship D-SLR, the D3s.

To take a look at the programme of our booth and discover in more detail what we have planned, please have a look here. You’ll find us in Hall 2.2 of Köln Messe (http://www.photokina-cologne.com/thefair/hall_site_plan.php).

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Image © Nikon / I AM Nikon

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