A thank you to Nikon Canada for their support

It can be daunting when one makes a decision to start a photography blog…or a blog of any sort for that matter. The first big question that enters one’s mind is whether anyone will actually read your posts. The second, and most important question, is whether you can actually provide value for readers.

Obviously I was a lot luckier than most writers when I launched this blog back in mid-January. I had been writing for a little while for the good folks at Photography Life, and as a direct result developed some great relationships with quite a few readers. Many of you have followed me over to this blog, and have continued to be very supportive of the articles that I have posted here, and of the ones I still author for Photography Life.

The past year and a half has been a blur for me both personally and professionally. During the past week I’ve had the rare luxury of a bit of time to reflect back on everything that has happened since I launched this blog nearly 9 months ago. Since mid-January over 50,000 unique viewers have visited this blog. I’d like to thank each and every one of you for giving me the gift of your time. I appreciate that time is something in short supply for all of us.

I’d be remiss if I did not thank the folks at Nikon Canada and their communications agency, StrategicAmpersand Inc., for their support of this blog.

Since the mid-January launch, my work has been featured 7 times on the Nikon Canada Facebook site, and also mentioned 5 times on Nikon Canada’s Twitter account. It is truly wonderful to have a company of Nikon’s stature support my work as this exposure has helped expand our family of readers here at tomstirrphotography.com.

It should be noted that I have an arm’s length relationship with Nikon Canada and do not receive any financial compensation from them or their agency for the articles I write. Nor do Nikon Canada or their communications agency have any input about the topics on which I decide to write, or what I choose to say about Nikon products.

Here is a summary of the exposure my blog has received thus far:

Nikon Canada Facebook links:
October 5, 2015: Bird Portraiture, http://bit.ly/1M6PMqI
September 8, 2015: Airshow Photography, bit.ly/1ib736N
August 24, 2015: J5 review, http://bit.ly/1h8Z0Gt, http://bit.ly/1NEYKM7
July 30, 2015: Photographing bees with the Nikon 1 J5, bit.ly/1IaUaj0
June 10, 2015: Cormorants in flight, bit.ly/1B2ZDuz
April 13, 2015: Brookgreen Photo Essay, bit.ly/1HjTvyk
March 18, 2015, Birds in flight with Nikon 1 V3, https://photographylife.com/birds-in-flight-with-nikon-1-v3

Nikon Canada Twitter mentions and links:
October 5, 2015
Some stunning #bird portraitures from photographer Thomas Stirr at @BirdKingdom in Niagara Falls: http://bit.ly/1M6PMqI
July 30, 2015
Photographer Thomas Stirr took these cool images of bees using the Nikon 1 J5! http://bit.ly/1IaUaj0 #NikonCda #bees
June 10, 2015
See cormorants in flight! Images by Thomas Stirr. #NikonCda #Nikon1V2 http://bit.ly/1B2ZDuz
April 13, 2015
Check out this beautiful photo essay of @brookgreensc by Canadian photographer Thomas Stirr: http://bit.ly/1HjTvyk
March 18, 2015
The Nikon 1 V3 captures fantastic photos of birds in flight (and in extreme cold) in this @KillerPhotoTips article https://photographylife.com/birds-in-flight-with-nikon-1-v3 …

The Nikon Canada Facebook site has a lot of interesting content and as a member of Facebook if you do not subscribe to the Nikon Canada site you may want to consider doing so.

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8 thoughts on “A thank you to Nikon Canada for their support”

  1. Well deserved praise Tom. Nikon should be very glad to have a flag waver like yourself. If only they could market their own product with the exemplary presentations you create they would have sold many, many, more of this wonderful little camera.

    Still hoping for some new wide aperture zooms …. a 24-70 f/2.8 would be nice or even the promised 9-18 . . . . sigh . . .

    best wishes


    1. Hi Kelvin,
      Always great to hear from you…and thank you for your supportive words! The fact that Nikon has filed a number of patents for new Nikon 1 lenses is positive for all of us who enjoy using this wonderful camera system. It appears that there are a number of new lenses potentially in the pipeline: 13mm f/1.8 (efov 35mm), 7.5mm f/2.8 (efov 20mm), 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8 (efov 27-81mm), 3mm f/2.8 fisheye (efov 8mm), and an updated 70-300 f/4.5-6 VR PF (phase fresnel) zoom. The first three are certainly of interest to me.

  2. Your excellent photography with the Nikon 1 has encouraged me to use my V1 more often.
    Thank you for sharing the great photos and the information about your work.

  3. After seeing negative comments about Nikon, it is refreshing to see someone who appreciates what they do. For me personally, here in the US, I have always got fine customer service from them.

    I can see why they have featured your work online. Very deserving. You have done a great deal for the Nikon 1 series cameras, since you do such great work with them. I have lots of fun with them and get good results too.]

    Keep up the good work!


    1. Hi Vern,

      Thank you for your supportive and positive comment – much appreciated! Unfortunately Nikon has had more than their share of issues the past several years. I’ve had a couple of issues over the years but I always found that the service folks at Nikon Canada bent over backwards trying to make things right.

      I’m pleased to hear that you are also enjoying your Nikon 1 gear and that it is performing well for you! Back in July I decided to sell my D800 and all of my full frame gear and now I shoot exclusively with three Nikon 1 V2’s and a broad selection of Nikon 1 lenses. I love the portability and capability of the system and it does a great job for me both personally and professionally with my safety/training video business.


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