Nikon School Online - Free Online Courses

April 6, 2020

Make the most of this time.

Nikon’s mission has always been to empower creators. In these uncertain times, we can do that by helping creators stay inspired, engaged and growing. That’s why we’re providing all of our courses free for the entire month of April. Let's come out of this even better.

Stream every class for free.

Creator’s Mindset: Creating Video Content with Z 50

with KITTY PETERS

Get into the creator’s mindset and learn how to easily shoot video with Nikon cameras. Using the Z 50, Kitty Peters will show you simple ways she uses to create a storytelling video, whether you’re tasked with shooting a project featuring people, product or vlogging. She’ll discuss lens choice, camera movements, super creative tips and tricks, storytelling, audio, camera settings and more.

Duration: 15:26

Getting Started with Your Nikon DSLR

Skip the learning curve and quickly get comfortable with your new Nikon DSLR. In just 15 minutes, you’ll be on your way to taking—and sharing—amazing photos and Full HD videos.

Duration: 16:54

Photographing Children and Pets

with TAMARA LACKEY

Learn the secrets to taking portraits that will be cherished for a lifetime from renowned lifestyle photographer and Nikon Ambassador, Tamara Lackey. In this down-to-earth online video class, you’ll learn how to get genuine expressions from children and pets, how to create poses that look and feel natural, how to softly blur the backgrounds, how to set your camera, which lenses are best and more.

Duration: 50:24

Hands-on with SB-5000 Speedlight

with JOE MCNALLY

Discover exciting new lighting possibilities using the SB-5000 radio control Speedlight. Join creative lighting master and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally in the studio and the field as he demonstrates some truly enlightening concepts.

Duration: 41:52

Fundamentals of Photography

with REED HOFFMANN

Take control of your photography. Nikon School instructor and professional photographer Reed Hoffmann will help you go beyond your camera’s Auto mode and master the fundamentals of photography. With in-depth explanations of each topic followed by hands-on demonstrations, you’ll learn the skills to take your photography to the next level—no matter what type or brand of camera you shoot.

Duration: 42:35

Environmental Portraiture

with JOEY TERRILL

Professional Photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joey Terrill will teach you how to define an environmental portrait that reveals a story about your subject in their environment. Joey will teach you how to create environmental portraits using available and Speedlight flash, how to select the right lens for the photograph and how best to direct your subjects in a clear, positive way that builds trust between you.

Duration: 43:57

The Art of Making Music Videos

with CHRIS HERSHMAN

Learn the tips and techniques you need to elevate your video productions. Filmmaker, photographer and Nikon Ambassador Chris Hershman will teach you the basics for creating music videos—concepts that translate to every facet of filmmaking, no matter your specialty or genre. Be empowered to make video magic with your DSLR camera.

Duration: 01:09:09

Beyond the Fundamentals of Photography

with REED HOFFMANN

Go beyond the fundamentals with Nikon School instructor and professional photographer Reed Hoffmann to get a real understanding of how your camera works and how you can utilize your DSLR features to increase your creativity and create a wide variety of images. With easy to understand explanations and hands-on demonstrations, you’ll learn the skills to take your photography to an entirely different level—no matter what type or brand of camera you shoot.

Duration: 56:32

Discovering Macro Photography

with JOEY TERRILL

Professional Photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joey Terrill will teach you the techniques and secrets for making amazing macro photographs of objects large and small. Learn the different way of seeing, of engaging your mind that you’ll use to create beautiful macro photos.

Duration: 50:43

Exploring Dynamic Landscape Photography

with TAYLOR GLENN

Learn how to make a picture, not just take one. Professional Photographer Taylor Glenn will teach you his tips and techniques for crafting a beautiful landscape photograph. Follow Taylor as he makes stunning landscape images, while learning the skills to transform your photography—no matter what type or brand of camera you shoot.

Duration: 43:50