Learn From the Best at the Nikon School of Photography

You have finally made the move to digital cameras instead of the 35 mm you have been using for so many years, but, you may not fully understand how to use your new camera, and may need to get a few tips, which you can find at the Nikon School of Photography.

Nikon offers courses in digital photography all over the US, so there is bound to be a course near you that you will be interested in taking.

What You Can Learn From Nikon

There are a number of different terrific workshops that you can take from the Nikon School of Photography, and because Nikon is one of the leaders in the camera industry, you know that you are going to be learning the latest and best techniques, from some of the most talented and knowledgeable individuals in the business today.

Here is a rundown of some of the photography workshops you can take from Nikon, and the skills and equipment you will need to have to take these workshops (some are mainly theory-based, so you will not even need to have a camera right away):

Introduction to Digital SLR Photography

This workshop will provide you with the basics of digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) photography.

You will learn about such things as

  • shutter speeds

  • apertures

  • exposure

  • metering

  • lighting

  • composition and framing

  • white balance

  • camera buttons and controls

  • and a whole lot more

This workshop does not require you to already have a camera, but once you start learning, you will want to have one so you can get out there and put what you learn to good use. You need no previous experience to take this workshop.

Next Steps: Color, Light, Technology

In this workshop, you will learn about how to get the best color with in-camera processing and your camera's menu settings. You will also learn about controlling light, subject placement, more about the use of a flash, downloading, editing, and much more.

This is a workshop for those who already have some experience with digital SLR photography, and have an understanding of how their cameras work.

Photo Editing with Nikon's Capture NX 2

Once you have taken your photographs, you will need to do some editing, and this workshop will teach you how to use this awesome software.

You will learn how to do such things as working with various types of files (TIFF, JPEG, etc.), creating amazing black and white photos, sharpening, how to create and work with certain sections, just to name a few things.

This is an excellent workshop for both those who have experience with this software, and those who are totally new to it.

Underwater Photography

This program is offered each week in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. The rates for this program include hotel accommodations.

Other things that are included with your fee are six boat dives, one for each day of the workshop, tanks and weight belts, unlimited refills of your air tanks, unlimited 24-hour shore diving, free rental of Nikon photography equipment and six days of underwater photography classes.

There are also dive packages available for those who are not actual photography students, so this is also a great opportunity for the entire family to enjoy a great vacation (also see underwater photography courses).

In addition to the above workshops, there are also all kinds of sponsored workshops from Nikon that specialize in many areas of photography!

Some of the sponsored workshops you may be interested in include the

  • Great American Photography Workshops

  • the Digital Landscape Workshop Series

  • See It Now

  • the Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks

  • and the My First Mentor Series Task

No matter what type of photography you are interested in, you are sure to be able to find workshops and classes through the Nikon School of Photography, taught by some of the best photographers in the industry.

You will also find many great educational DVD's available from Nikon that offer some great tips and tricks for digital photography. If you want to learn about photography, the Nikon School of Photography is the place to do it.

Contact Details

You can learn more about the Nikon School of Photography, including pricing and workshop locations, by visiting the Nikon website.