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Nikon Starter Class

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Nikon Starter Class

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate your Nikon DSLR? Many beginners get lost in a maze of settings trying to decide how to take photos with these cameras. This class is geared towards learning just the very basics and the usage of Auto and Scene modes so you understand how to successfully make photos the simplest and easiest way. If you have no background in photography or are just trying to grasp Nikon’s controls, this class will help you feel comfortable in just three hours.


Anyone who is new to DSLR photography and Nikon usage in particular. This class is good for cameras that have an Auto setting on the dial (no D2, D3, D4, D4, D5, D700, D800, D810 pro cameras and no Coolpix, please)

Topics Covered

  • Battery Power/SD card usage
  • Lens choice/focal length
  • Review/Playback Modes
  • Guide Mode
  • RAW vs. JPEG
  • Auto/Scene Modes
  • Live View
  • Photo taking tips


This is a slide-based presentation with a tethered demonstration. The class is three hours with a break mid-class. The class size is 10 to 25 students. 

What to Bring

A rested mind, A Nikon DSLR camera with a lens, charged battery, and memory card, note-taking supplies and a drink and/or snack for break time. Please have you camera assembled and battery charged prior to the class.

About the instructor

Ian McEnroe holds a Fine Arts degree from The University of Texas where he studied various media including painting and photography. He has been teaching photography at Precision Camera for the last 10 years where his first classes offered were based on the use of film cameras. His main interest in teaching these days is getting students to grasp primary concepts and overcome their fears from the often intimidating design of modern digital cameras. Ian works full time in Precision's sales department and teaches beginner and intermediate-level photography classes and does individual tutoring.

Other Information
All classes take place at Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W Anderson Ln, Suite B4, unless otherwise noted in the class description. If you arrive late for a class and find the store is closed, please proceed to the store's auxiliary doors on the east side of the building near EcoClean and ring the door bell. The instructor will let you in. Please review our class cancellation policy HERE

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