From the Z6/Z7 backside illuminated sensor (increasing its efficiency and low-light capabilities) capturing large files at a speedy frame rate and the game-changing 3.69 million dot electronic viewfinder and in camera image stabilization VR to the 3.2” touch tilt screen that lets you touch the area of the frame you want in focus and shooting at the same time, silently if you wish allows you to capture stealthy images you never thought possible. Let Steve help you tame this beast so you can use this new mirrorless masterpiece to create images you never thought possible.
The Nikon Z Mirrorless System Cameras: Everything You Need to Know. Transformational Strategies To Simplify Your Process And Let Creativity Soar with Steve Simon. *Stay Up to Date! Detailed Coverage of all major Firmware Updates...
Shot with Nikon Z7, 24-70mm f4 S
“I just spent the last two days with Steve Simon, what a wonderful experience, the best time spent in a workshop ever. Steve is a perfectionist, he cannot hide his journalistic background every single image tells a story. His technique is flawless his teaching patience unparalleled. I am eager to start a new chapter of my photography applying what Steve taught me in the last few days.” Oscar Piñeyro
New York City March 27, 2020
Venue: NYC Seminar & Conference Center - 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 901 (northeast corner of 23rd Street & 6th Avenue)
1-Day Mastery Class at $299.
Chicago June 29, 2020
1-Day Mastery Class at $299.
Steve will bring his Z Mirrorless Bootcamp to your city. Just get 6 participants together and we will do the rest. Contact Us Here.
The Nikon Z Mount Mirrorless system is a major introduction for Nikon, it's entree into the full-frame mirrorless market and these cameras did not disappoint.
The electronic viewfinder for the the Z7 & Z6 is comfortable and easy to get used to coming from the DSLR world, comparable to optical viewfinders. Both cameras are equipped with a 3690k-dot OLED panel giving the electronic viewfinder 100% frame coverage. The beauty of electronic viewfinder photography is you can have instant access to the image you just shot, menus, setting information and much more all without taking your eye off the viewfinder.
Quickly assess and adjust exposure with the live histogram, tweak a variety of shooting settings, including ISO sensitivity, AF-area modes, and picture controls, all the while keeping your eye to the action.
The Z6's 273 and Z7's 493 AF points mean incredibly fast AF and almost total AF frame coverage for the first time on a Nikon body, a feature that has made a positive difference in my work.
My D850 and D5 set the AF standard and these new cameras do not disappoint . AF area modes are slightly different from the Nikon DSLR experience so we will be going over how the various systems work in depth. (Loving the new Eye-Detect AF, a first for Nikon Cameras!) The Z bodies offer new possibilities using manual focus with focus peaking and the electronic viewfinder working in concert to make manual focus practical again, even if your eyes are not as sharp as they used to be.As far as megapixels, the Z6 @24 and the Z7 @45 megapixels maintain amazing resolution in a very small footprint. The Z6 has a slight edge for higher ISO work and the Z7 allows you to make large resolute prints or find a five-star images within the frame and enlarge it with amazing quality. Frame rates are very fast for action shooters.
Some of the unique-to-mirrorless features include in-camera Vibration Reduction with a 5-stop range that brings stabilization to all Nikon lenses that don't have VR and allow future Z lenses to be made smaller without a VR mechanism.
The game-changing 3.2” touch tilt screen lets you touch the area of the frame you want in focus and trigger the shutter at the same moment, silently-- letting you capture stealthy images never before possible.
And then there's the new eye-tracking! Love it....
Steve covers everything from shooting modes to Auto ISO, white balance, metering choices, histograms, exposure compensation, file formats, image review and other shortcuts to customizing your Nikon Z Mount mirrorless cameras to your own unique shooting style. The class is intimate, just 6 students maximum for personal attention.
Shot with Nikon Z7
You will learn Steve’s “Big Six” transformational technical strategies and learn his minimalist philosophy when it comes to Nikon gear. This masterclass is designed to let you take control of your camera and speed up your response time so you don’t miss a moment.
(Photo: Van Tsciclas)
Time permitting, Steve will dive deeper into autofocus and personalizing your Nikon Mirrorless cameras by customizing buttons & dials to program function buttons, AF-ON (for back button AF) and the sub-selector button. The Z Mirrorless cameras are the most customizable bodies Nikon has ever manufactured.
We will briefly head out into the field and put some of your new-found techniques into practice. Steve wants to insure you fully understand these concepts and the positive impact they will have on your shooting process moving forward. You will learn about programming User Settings and set-up the very useful My Menu screen.
Everyone who attends get’s Steve’s Z7 or Z6 User Settings for Street & Travel (U1) & Fast Action & Sports Photography (U2) and a variety of resources.
From shooting modes to white balance, histograms, file formats, image review and other shortcuts to customizing your Nikon for your own unique shooting style, this workshop is designed to help you take control of your camera and speed up your response time.
You will learn technical strategies for exposure and hear Steve’s minimalist philosophy when it comes to Nikon gear. Simplify is the mantra and with a few tweaks of your Nikon Z mirrorless body your process will be transformed and the camera won’t get in the way of great images.
When technique fades to the background you can get on with the more important business of exploring the scene, finding just the right angle and following the light for maximum image impact. This class is filled with “Nikon Nuggets” that will change the way you shoot for the better. Master your gear, and your creativity will soar!
Everyone who attends at least one day gets Steve’s User Settings Suggestions for Street & Travel and Fast Action & Sports Photography.
Venues in each city: To Be Determined
What To Bring: Required
Nikon Z7 or Z6 Camera Body and at least one lens
Two Fully charged camera batteries
XQD/CF Express card
A strong desire to learn
What Is Provided:
Free Instructional materials, pen & notebook
Z7/Z6 Mirrorless Camera User Settings for different shooting scenarios
Steve Simon has been passionate about documenting the beauty and drama of the human condition his entire photographic life. The author of five critically-acclaimed photography books with works in major museum collections worldwide, he is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. He has also done a series of photography videos on Lynda.com.
Steve is as passionate about teaching as he is photography. He has done many campaigns for Nikon Global and Nikon USA. His recently launched blog: thepassionatephotographer.com has info on workshops he teaches globally, including Street Photography Workshops, PhotoPlus Expo, Nikonians, Gulf Photo-Dubai, MacWorld & Nikon Mentor Series. He has been published and profiled in a variety of magazines: Photo District News, New York Times Magazine, Life, Harpers, People & Walrus among them. Corporate clients include Nikon, SanDisk, Sony Music & Apple. Among his honors: Art Director’s Club NY, Canadian News Photographer of The Year, Global Health Council, NPPA & PX3.
His book THE PASSIONATE PHOTOGRAPHER was chosen one of Amazon’s Top Ten Arts and Photography books. He is working on a new book on Street Photography and The Nikon System.
The cost of this workshop covers tuition only and does not include accommodation or travel.
Tuition for the One Day Bootcamp Course $299).
You can cancel for a full refund up to two months before the workshop date. After that date, if the organizers can fill your spot you get a refund. This workshop is limited to 6 students so we encourage you to book your spot as soon as possible. Photo Educate and The Passionate Photographer Inc. are not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies or unforeseen circumstances. Please insure that these last-minute emergencies are covered by your travel insurance policy.
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