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Cliff Mautner

Wedding and portrait photographer Cliff Mautner is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Bambi Cantrell

Wedding and portrait photographer Bambi Cantrell is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Jerry Ghionis

Wedding and portrait photographer Jerry Ghionis is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Challenge Yourself as a Photographer

James Balog discusses the importance of challenging yourself in your photography

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Joe McNally

Commercial photojournalist Joe McNally is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Joel Sartore

Conservation photographer Joel Sartore is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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You’re the Guest: How to Capture Unique Photos at a Wedding

Abby Liga discusses getting great photos when you're a…

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John Shaw: A Photographer's Vision Simplified

See how one of the foremost nature, outdoor and natural history…

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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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Quick and Easy Photography Tips and Tricks

Nikon's Lindsay Silverman offers photo tips

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Robin Layton

Fine art/portrait photographer Robin Layton is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Tips from a Model Turned Professional Photographer

See how photographer Nancy Brown turned a 20-year modeling career in…

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Create and Publish Your Own Photo Book

A photo book is a great way to share your images with the world.

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Andrew Hancock

Sports photographer Andrew Hancock is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Learning How to Use Your Camera's Histogram

The histogram is a useful tool that analyzes tonal range and helps in…

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Corey Rich

Adventure photographer Corey Rich is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography and multimedia work.

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Lynsey Addario

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Vincent Versace

Fine art, commercial and nature photographer Vincent Versace is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

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Taking Better Photographs of the American West

When you get a chance to visit the open prairies, and photograph ranchers…

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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

Harbors, bays, oceans and rivers all have one thing in common—interesting and…

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Fast Frames: A Quick Guide to Bird Photography

Matt McRay discusses how to get birds to visit your yard so you can…

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Getting Creative with White Balance

Try getting creative with your camera's white balance for some interesting results.

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Moving Pictures: The Learning Curve

Steve Heiner on starting at stills and going to video

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Creating a Connection with Models on Set

Dixie Dixon discusses working with models

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Dave Black

Sports and commercial photographer Dave Black is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Capturing or Freezing Motion in Photos

Learn how to freeze the motion in an action scene or capture a blur to show…

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Jody Dole Photographs Objects that Catch His Eye

See how commercial shooter Jody Dole uses anything and everything to…

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How To Grow Your Garden Photography Skills

Taking great photographs of your own garden is easy with a few simple tips

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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Imagine That

Nope, we didn't make a mistake. The photos you see here were not taken by several different photographers;…

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Understanding Nikon Wireless Connectivity

Learn how to connect your camera and compatible smart device wirelessly

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7 Tips & Tricks to Taking Better Wedding Photographs

Joe McNally on how to take better wedding portraits

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Group Effort: Growing Your Skills in a Camera Club

Benefits of joining a camera club

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COOLPIX Cameras and Cool Lighting with Speedlights

Lucas Gilman shows you how to use Speedlights with COOLPIX cameras

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How to Take Pictures of Water Using Long Exposures

Getting that "silky" look when photographing moving water isn't…

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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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Tips For Making Tempting Food Photos

Alison Lyons offers simple tips for taking great photos of food & drink

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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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Tips for Shooting Sports

Sports shooter Bill Sallaz knows what he wants and where to stand in order to get it

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Bill Frakes

Photojournalist, documentary filmmaker and educator Bill Frakes is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

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Photo Editing with Nikon's Capture NX 2

Learn to use editing features of Capture NX 2 software to get the most from your…

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Partner Up for Better Pictures

Learn how you can benefit from taking photos with a friend

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For Memorable Family Vacation Photos, Focus First on Family

Tamara Lackey on taking great photos during family vacations

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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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Taking Great Photographs at Airshows

Learn the "tricks of the trade" from Moose Peterson.

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Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic aberration is a phenomenon in which light rays passing through a lens focus at different…

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Capturing Moments in a Wedding Day

Cliff Mautner discusses capturing wedding day moments

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Destination Asia: A Showcase for the Storytelling Power of Travel Images

Travel shooter Blaine Harrington offers tips for…

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Night Photography

Reed Hoffmann's tips for great night photography

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New Directions: The D750 Inspires Creating, and Sharing, New Images

Lindsay Silverman shoots with the D750 DSLR

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Flash Points: The Control of Light

Color temperature, rear sync, slow sync: Three key elements in flash photography.

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James Balog

Conservation photographer James Balog is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Developing a signature style

Jerry Ghionis on developing through imitation and emulation

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How to Capture the “Wow” Factor

Photographer Evan Williams on shooting stunning photographs

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A Basic Look at the Basics of Exposure

The relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO is the basis of every…

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Discover the spirit of place. Capture the soul of a portrait. Refine your personal style.…

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Want Better Landscape Photos? First Check Your Definition of "Landscape"

Tony Sweet offers tips for better landscape…

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Dixie Dixon

Commercial and fashion photographer Dixie Dixon is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Deanne Fitzmaurice

Photojournalist and filmmaker Deanne Fitzmaurice is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her…

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Elements of Photography

Who should attend:

Anyone who wants to learn how to take their digital SLR photography to a higher level, both creatively and technically. We’ll bypass the boring and move 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 and sharing your photographs.



What to expect:

We will educate you on how to translate your passion into inspired photographs. During this full day class, learn not only what makes an interesting photograph, but the techniques and fundamentals to shoot amazing photos too!

$159

 
TIP: Compose photos using the “rule of thirds.” Think of the frame as being broken into nine rectangles (like a tic-tac-toe grid over the picture). Place your subject at one of the intersections of the lines for a more visually stimulating photo.

Topics will include:

  • Exposure—ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed—how to get a proper exposure and be more creative

  • Taking control of your camera—understanding what all of the modes and settings are used for in order to take photos and make them more unique

  • Managing autofocus to your advantage

  • Understand the quality of light—learning how to modify light and use a camera’s built-in flash or an accessory flash to take well-lit photos

  • Workflow basics—shooting JPEG vs. NEF, basic editing using Capture NX-D software

  • Sharing your images via built-in Wi-Fi or by using Nikon’s Wireless Mobile Adapters

  • Fundamentals of shooting video

  • Explore creative types of photographs—High Dynamic Range photos, Time-Lapse, Night Photography, Light Painting, Underwater pictures, Close Ups, Black & White and more.

Upcoming Events

  1. Elements of Photography

    DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Greenway Plaza
    6 E Greenway Plaza
    Houston, TX 77046
    Class time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

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