Learn from the comfort of your home: Nikon launches Nikon School Online with three video courses


posted Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:29 AM EDT


To complement its Nikon School, the Japanese camera maker has launched Nikon School Online. The new service will allow photographers to access online video courses from their computer, tablet or smartphone.

Launching with three courses, Nikon School Online will continue to add new lessons for photographers of all skill levels. The courses available at launch are "Getting Started with Your Nikon DSLR," "Photographing Children & Pets, Featuring Tamara Lackey" and "Hands-On with the SB-5000 Speedlight featuring Joe McNally." The first course is available for around $15 and the latter two longer courses cost just under $50.

For a limited time (until September 30), the SB-5000 course with Joe McNally is available for free for any U.S. customers who register a selected Nikon Speedlight here. The eligible flashes are the SB-5000, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 and SB-700. If you have already registered one of the above Nikon Speedlights, you should be receiving a redemption code for McNally's course in your associated email account shortly.

Screenshot from Nikon's "Getting Started with Your Nikon DSLR" course

Nikon's Director of Marketing and Planning Kosuke Kawaura says of the site, "Without traditional geographical constraints, Nikon School Online can reach a wider variety of photographers eager to get the most of their images and video. From amateurs using their first DSLR to enthusiasts eager to master their technique, these new online classes will educate passionate photographers and inspire them to capture the things they love." Providing more photographers the opportunity to learn and improve is always a good thing and I'm excited to see what courses Nikon adds to their online course library in the future.

• Learn more about Nikon School Online and preview the available courses here