Nikon announces new classes for its ‘Nikon School’ photography education series

by Felix Esser

posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:28 PM EDT

Nikon has just announced the next round of its Nikon School program, which aims to bring advanced photography knowledge to the amateur and enthusiast. For the new 'school year' of late 2014 to mid-2015, Nikon has announced eight classes that cover photography basics as well as advanced topics such as lighting or action photography, plus videography workshops.

Each class will be taught by a seasoned photographer and will be held at various locations across the US. Depending on the course, there will be full-day and half-day sessions so that even those with a busier schedule can attend. For the 2014-2015 season, the Nikon School program will focus on visual and interactive learning experiences, while encouraging participants to get creative with their cameras.

For those just starting out in photography or stepping up to a more serious camera, the half-day class "Basics of Exposure and Camera Controls" will teach how to get proper exposures, how to use flash, how to compose an image and more. If you have a little more time to spend and are eager to learn as much as possible about your new camera, the full-day "Elements of Photography"class is a more in-depth experience. Another beginner's class is "Mom's Night Out," although Nikon states explicitly that dads are invited as well. This evening class focuses on achieving better pictures with any kind of camera.

More advanced photographers may want to skip over to one of the half-day classes covering specific styles of photography. "Action and People Photography" teaches, unsurprisingly, about action, sports, people and portrait photography, and focuses on both the creative as well as the technical aspects of these styles of photography. Those who want to improve their lighting skills might want to consider "Creative Lighting," while "Landscape and Travel Photography" is for those who want to learn how to achieve great pictures on trips and vacations.

Interested in learning more about the video capabilities of your camera? Nikon School has you covered, as well, with the half-day class "HD-SLR Video - Gaining Control," which focuses on the basics of video shooting with your DSLR. For those with basic video shooting experience, the 2-day HD-SLR workshop will go much more in-depth and teach things such as camera movements, lighting for video and audio recording.

Prices for the 2014-2015 Nikon classes start at $49 for "Mom's Night Out," with other the half-day classes going for $99 each. Admission for the full-day class "Elements of Photography" is $159, and the 2-day video workshop is available for $599. More information on the new season of the Nikon School program can be found on Nikon's website.