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Session One: Better Photos

Better photos can be made; we're going to show you how to make them!

Who should attend:

Folks who haven’t been able to translate creativity into good photographs. We will bypass the boring and move you directly to learning what builds a great photograph. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the digital photo process from shooting to editing, sharing and printing of your photographs.


What to expect:

Covering the basics of photography, you’ll learn not only what makes a good photograph, but the tips and tricks to be able to shoot great photos too!



New Classes will be added soon.

Topics Will Include

  • Keys to great photography: composition, ISO, aperture, focus settings, and more

  • Taking control of the camera – understanding what all of the modes, dials, buttons and settings are used for

  • Learning to see light, capturing the “moment” and angles of view

  • How to get a proper exposure for the scene you’re photographing

  • How different lenses can enhance your images

  • Using your camera’s built-in flash or an accessory flash to take well lit photos

  • Workflow: using card readers, the importance of backing up your files, sharing photos wirelessly and online, and printing

  • A demo of Nikon View NX2 software

  • Video basics


Note: While bringing a camera is not required, many people find it helpful.

Welcome to
Nikon Learn & Explore

We've made it easy to find all the videos, tutorials &
stories you care about, get tips and advice from pros,
learn new shooting techniques, discover classes and
workshops—in short, help you find new inspiration
every time you visit. (And we hope you visit often.)

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Attend Nikon School

Take your photographic knowledge to the next level; get a working understanding of your camera's features; learn how to create DSLR videos; discover how to edit your images using Capture NX2 software and more.

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Learn photo & video terms!

Learn & Explore features an expansive glossary of over 800 photographic terms. Visit the L&E glossary to learn about specific Nikon camera features or more general photographic or video terms and definitions. Browse the glossary by letter, number or icon.
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Enter the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017

Nikon is once again announcing the dates of its global photo contest. The entry period is now open, and will run from October 17, 2016 through January 27, 2017. Visit the website to learn about the categories, find out how to enter and more.