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Bring home stunning landscape and travel photos.

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For anyone who wants to take their landscape and travel D-SLR photography to a higher level, both creatively and technically, this half-day Nikon School class will put you on the path to success. Explore the different qualities of light and learn how to use light to your advantage. Find out what techniques and accessories will help you create more rewarding travel photographs on your trips and vacations—even get advice on planning for a trip and what to pack!
Nikon School: Educate + Inspire
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Take control of light

Take control of light in your photos with this informative half-day Nikon School class. Learn about the different qualities of light—range, size, direction and color—and how they can all affect your image, then find out how to control and modify light for better photographs. Gain a strong understanding of dynamic range, when and how to use Polarizing and Neutral Density filters, composition "rules", using depth of field and different lenses and more.
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Travel like a pro

Get advice for traveling successfully as a photographer, everything from planning for a trip to what to pack. Learn how to tell better stories with your travel photography—what types of things you can photograph to make your story complete, as well as creative shooting styles to add intrigue and variety.
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Spice up your stories

Explore Night Photography, High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, Light Painting, Time Lapse and more.
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Expand your capabilities

Find out what accessories will help you to create more rewarding Landscape and Travel photographs.
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Nikon School Tip: Slow Shutter Speed

When shooting landscapes at dusk or nighttime, use a tripod and cable release or self-timer so you can slow down the shutter speed to let in more light. This is the technique used when you see pictures of car lights as lines, not pinpoints.

Whatever your skill level or camera brand,
Nikon School has a class for you!

Nikon School Instructors

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Bill Durrence

Bill is a professional photographer primarily involved with travel and location-based assignments. With over 35 years experience in editorial, corporate, and commercial photography, he is also a photography instructor and consultant. A former member of the Nikon Professional Services tech team, Bill taught at the Nikon School for over ten years. He is currently an associate with Blue Pixel, a major digital imaging consulting firm.

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Reed Hoffmann

Over 25 years ago, Reed started in studios, then worked at newspapers, and now freelances out of Kansas City. He has been shooting digital since 1996 and teaching digital photography since 2000. Nationally recognized as an expert on digital photography, Reed has helped over 30 U.S. and Asian news organizations ease their transition to digital. He is also a founding member of Blue Pixel, a major digital imaging consulting firm.

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Michael A. Schwarz

Michael is an Atlanta-based freelance photojournalist and digital photography consultant. He is a three-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Dag Hammarskjöld Award for Human Rights Advocacy Journalism, and he was chosen by Life magazine as one of the country’s outstanding young photographers. A frequent exhibitor and lecturer on photojournalism, Michael has completed more than 2,000 assignments for major national publications.

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Carey Wagner

Carey Wagner is a photojournalist based in Brooklyn. After 10 action-packed years as a staff photographer at newspapers in California and Florida, she bravely went independent to pursue work about women around the world. She has lived and photographed extensively throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Her clients have included The New York Times, NBC News, the Los Angeles Times, CARE, and Sports Illustrated. Carey is fluent in Spanish, has experience diving as an underwater photographer, and loves the outdoors and dancing. She is committed to telling the stories of women who might not otherwise be heard while helping others make an impact through their photography.

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Nick Didlick

Nick has been a professional photographer for nearly 30 years, and while working assignments for wire services and newspapers, he has seen the world through the viewfinders of his Nikon cameras. He was one of the early pioneers of digital camera capture and abandoned film-based photography for digital in 1994! Currently, he is an editorial and commercial photographer specializing in digital imaging as well as a digital imaging consultant, Web designer, and lecturer.

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Bob Pearson

Bob spent most of his career as a photographer for wire services, covering political campaigns in the US and South and Central America, the U.S. invasion of Panama, the first Gulf War in Kuwait, Olympic and Pan American Games, Masters Golf, and World Cup Soccer. In 2003 he was promoted to Director of Photography for North America for AFP (Agence France Presse). He left that position in 2006 to move to the hill country of Texas and start a freelance career in commercial and editorial photography.

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