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Nikon Starter Class

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Nikon Starter Class

with Ian McEnroe

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 two and a half hours.

Please register early, within 5 days of the start date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation. 


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 D3, D4, D4, D5, D500, D700, D800, D810, D850 pro cameras, no Z6 or Z7 mirrorless 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.

What to Bring

  • A Nikon DSLR camera with a lens
  • Charged battery
  • Memory card
  • Note-taking supplies
  • Drink and/or snack for break time

Please have your 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.

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Tier 1: Standard Classes

If you register for a tier 1 class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited. You can reschedule a class only if notice is given 24 hours before the start time of the class. Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund 48 hours before the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7754 x341 or email to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored.


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