Nikon Camera Photography: Getting Started with Your Nikon
What you'll learn
- You will learn how to use your Nikon DSLR camera comfortably and confidently
- You will know how to use both automatic and manual settings to take great photos
- You will know how get proper exposure with settings like aperture, shutter speed and ISO
- You will know how to navigate the camera menu to get to the settings you want
- You will be able to pick up your camera in any situation and take beautiful photos
- You will learn all of the camera basics like focus, white balance, flash, creative filters, burst mode, and more
- You do not need any photography experience. While knowing basic camera terminology will be helpful, we will go over the basics of new terms and concepts.
- You should have a Nikon DSLR camera (any Nikon camera will do!)
This is the only online Nikon camera course you need to learn how to use your camera to take amazing photos!
Get comfortable using all of the buttons and features of your Nikon DSLR.
Be confident taking great photos and understanding basic photography settings.
Quickly navigate your camera's menu to change any setting you want.
By the end of this course, you should be able to pick up your camera in any situation, and use it to take beautiful photos. We want photography to be fun for you, and by knowing the ins and outs of your camera, it will help you to not only become a better photographer but also have a great time shooting photos.
In this course, we basically try to cover every button, dial, menu option and feature of a typically Nikon DSLR.
What do we cover in this Nikon DSLR course?
Quickstart guide to automatically taking great photos
Overview of the camera body, buttons, dials and ports
Taking a photo
Reviewing a photo
Exposing your photos properly
Automatic shooting modes
Burst and other drive modes
Focus modes and points
The Nikon menu system
Formatting a memory card
Using the internal flash
Using an external flash
Reading the histogram
Wifi connection and Nikon smartphone app
The viewfinder and diopter
Nikon video modes
Using an external microphone
Choosing a lens
SD card options
and so much more!
Who is this course for and what cameras is it good for?
This course is perfect if you are brand new to using a Nikon DSLR. This course is great if you have zero experience with photography or if you already know a lot about photography, but are new to Nikon DSLR cameras. Please note that this course will teach you how to use your Nikon DSLR camera. It is not a complete photography course that will teach you the artistic and creative side of photography. This course is a more tech-specific course.
We taught this course using one of the latest Nikon DSLRs in their budget DX DSLR series (the most popular camera for beginner photographers). Even if you are not using a Nikon DX camera, this course should be beneficial to you. Most Nikon DSLR cameras are very similar and have similar options, buttons and features. Specifically our demonstrations use the D3500.
If you have a Nikon D5300, D7200, D5500, D500, D3400, D3500, D5600, D7500, D850, D5, D810, D750, D610, Df, D810A or any other model of Nikon camera, this course should help you.
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If you are unsatisfied with the course, or if it just isn't for you, we have a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Our goal is to make sure you love this course! We are always listening to students and improving our courses to make them even better. If you ever have a suggestion on how to make this course better, just let us know!
What are you waiting for?
If you want to learn how to take amazing photos with your Nikon DSLR, enroll now!
See you in class!
Who this course is for:
- This course is for complete beginners who don't know how to use their Nikon DSLR camera
- This course is for anybody who just purchased or received a Nikon DSLR camera
- This course is NOT a general photography course that will teach you the creative side of photography. Rather this is a course that will teach you the technical camera buttons, dials, modes and options to help you become a better photographer
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Will Carnahan grew up in Southern California. After spending every hour he could in the darkroom at Highschool playing with film, Will went on to earn a B.A. from The University of California Riverside in Film and Visual culture. At UCR he became a staff photographer for the schools newspaper, covering sporting events, concerts, and local news. In late 2006 Will and his friend Ryan started a photography company focusing on weddings, events, and their love for photography.
In 2007 Will continued on to Loyola Marymount University, earning an M.F.A. in Film and Telivision Production. While still shooting headshots, weddings, and events on the side, he focused on Cinematography. The years between 2007-2010 were an exciting time for film makers as it saw the first heavy transition from emulsion to digital. Having a base education in film exposure and a practical education in digital media allowed Will to excel as a cinematographer while in grad school. He went on to earn LMUs Panavision Cinematography award in 2008 and 2010.
Graduating in 2010, Will started freelancing as a Cinematographer, camera operator, and photographer. With heavy expirence in 16mm and 35mm film will transitioned into 4k cinema and up using REDs, Arri systems, and other cameras to take on Hollywood. The first few years of freelance saw Will shooting Music videos, short films, 2nd unit features, commercials, and web content.
Late in 2011 Will got a job shooting a web commercial for Disney Interactive. Since then he has been shooting consistently for Disney, shooting commercials for the parks and resorts as well as Disney channel, ESPN, and the Muppets.
Will Call Cinematic was established in 2013 as Will and his business partner and friend built a Production company to accommodate their freelance work along with some notable corporate clients. Through Will Call Will and Sam direct and produce video content for companies like Ghirardelli Chocolate, Diesel films and Nike, Whitney Eve Clothing, PredPol, and many others. With Sam and Will being cinematographers, Will Call gives them a hub for equipment rentals, music video production, and photography.
Today Will continues to freelance as a cinematographer and photographer, shooting and directing mostly commercial content and weddings.