Elements of Photography

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Learn about the Elements of Photography!

This full-day Nikon School class bypasses the boring and moves right into what builds a great photograph. Learn how to get a proper exposure and be more creative with ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Find out what all of the camera modes and settings are used for in order to take photos and make them more unique. Dive into the exciting worlds of flash photography, High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, Time Lapse, Black & White and much more. You'll come away with a better understanding of the entire digital photo process, from shooting and editing to sharing your impressive shots.
Nikon School: Educate and Inspire
Photo of towers of rock jutting out of the water with their reflection
© Reed Hoffmann

Translate your passion into inspiring photographs

Learn not only what makes for an interesting photograph but the actual fundamentals and techniques to shoot them yourself in this in-depth full-day Nikon School class! Learn how to use ISO, aperture and shutter speed to get a proper exposure and be more creative, how to modify light and use a flash, explore creative types of photography like High Dynamic Range (HDR), Time Lapse, Black & White and much more.
Photo of a woman taking a photo while her smartphone sits nearby, with an image on the LCD

Take control of your camera

Find out what all of the modes and settings are used for in order to take photos and make them more unique, how to manage autofocus to your advantage, workflow basics like shooting JPEG vs NEF (RAW), basic photo editing with Nikon Capture NX-D software, how to share your images with built-in Wi-Fi® or by using Nikon's Wireless Mobile Adapters and more.
Photo of three Nikon School instructors: left to right, Reed Hoffmann, Michael Schwarz, Bob Pearson

Meet the Instructors

(left) Reed Hoffmann worked at newspapers for over 20 years, before leaving to focus on photography education and building a freelance business. Based in Kansas City, KS, he’s been teaching Nikon School since 2002 and has led over 70 hands-on photography workshops. (center) Michael A. Schwarz is a photographer and videographer based in Atlanta, GA. Over a 30-year career, he has completed more than 6,000 assignments for magazines and corporations around the world. Michael is a 3-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, has received numerous awards from the Pictures of the Year competition and was a winner of the Dag Hammarskjöld Award for Human Rights Advocacy Journalism. (right) Bob Pearson is a freelance photojournalist and photo instructor based near Denver, CO. Bob has nearly 40 years of newspaper and wire service experience, photographing and coordinating coverage of news and sports events around the world. His photos have been published in most major newspapers and magazines worldwide.
Photo of masks with a red hallway background
© Kristine Bosworth

Tap into your creativity

Explore creative types of photography like High Dynamic Range (HDR), Time Lapse, Night Photography, Light Painting, Underwater Photography, Close-Ups, Black & White and more!
Lindsay Silverman photo of Joe McNally on the rear LCD of a camera during a shoot
© Lindsay Silverman

Create dazzling videos

Learn the fundamentals of shooting HD video with your D-SLR camera so you can create impressive home movies and videos.

Nikon School Tip: The Rule of Thirds

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.

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