I received a complimentary class in exchange for coverage. All opinions are my own.
Are you new to photography or upgrading from a point and shoot to a DSLR camera? Nikon School Educate + Inspire courses are for you! Taking a camera course was on my wish list this year, so when Nikon reached out to take a class, I jumped at the chance. I’ve tried upping my camera skills via Youtube videos and online sites, and typically I can pick things up fairly easily, but DSLR cameras are on another level. This camera class was just what I needed!
Nikon School – Basics of Exposure and Camera Controls
Before attending the class I received an emailed PDF with an overview of the course. I printed the doc and headed to the Disney World resort area where the class was being held. I was surprised to find a room filled with eager camera students, both young and old.
Reed Hoffman began the class by covering the 4 Components of Exposure: Meter, ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture. Using slides he was able to give us visual references for each subject, which I found helpful. Reed was really knowledgable about cameras, sharing some of his personal photos, his email and social media accounts for any follow-up questions. I found his portion of the class to be engaging and detailed.
After a short break – including light snacks, cookies, and beverages – we returned to the room for the second portion of the course. We were greeted by Carrey, a freelance photographer who travels the world covering stories. She was really knowledgeable about cameras and covered portions of the class on Camera Controls, including Shooting Modes, Exposure Compensation, and all the other buttons you’ll find on a traditional DSLR camera.
I found the Nikon School teachers to be very informative and helpful. The 3 hours seem to fly by! I came home with a wealth of knowledge and looked forward to trying out my new skills that weekend. I really enjoyed the course and plan to take a more advanced course titled Portrait and Lighting Workshop next month. I’m eagerly awaiting this hands-on course that offers a full day of camera techniques.
If you’ve wanted to move out of the “auto” comfort zone and expand your knowledge on DSLR cameras, I highly recommend checking out a Nikon School Photography Class! These affordable classes are held all over the U.S. and perfect for consumers on all levels.