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Nikon Z6II & Z7II & ZFC (Z7, Z6, Z5, Z50) Mastery Bootcamp

Transformational Online Nikon Z Bootcamp.

  • Date:: Online Only Access to Video Version of the Bootcamp)
  • Genre: Nikon Mastery
  • Skill Levels: All
  • Includes: Steve’s Nikon Z7II/Z6II/Z5/Zfc/Z50 User Settings, Set Up Cards, Keynote Handout, Assorted Z PDFs

Everyone who attends get’s Steve’s Z7II or Z6II User Settings PDF for Street & Travel (U1). (Z7, Z6, Z5, Zfc &Z50 Cards also available)

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 online bootcamp 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!.

This class is 6 hours, because there is so much to cover. Those of you who have attended my two-day Nikon workshops know this. But I've condensed all the most important concepts and features into this bootcamp. It's a lot to take in but you will be able to review the online class anytime and it will be time-coded for you to fast-forward to what you need.

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Workshop Details

The NikonZ Mount Mirrorless System Cameras: Everything You Need to Know. Transformational Strategies To Simplify Your Process And Let Creativity Soar with Steve Simon. This is a recorded version of the live class 4 hours and 45 minutes in length. In addition to video access, you will receive a slide deck of the class as well as your specific mirrorless camera set-up card and other class handouts. 

Nikon Z7, 24-70mm S F4

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

Workshop Itinerary


The core of the Z6II & Z7II Mirrorless Cameras most important features will be covered. So too will we look at the brand new Z-FC and Z50 DX bodies. (If you have a Z7, Z6 or Z5 we will have you covered too).

(All Images ©Steve Simon Shot with Nikon Z Mirrorless Bodies)

This will be a 5-Hour Online Course. 

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 viewfinders in the Z6II & Z7II bodies are comfortable and easy to get used to coming from the DSLR world, comparable to optical viewfinders. Both cameras are equipped with an approximately 3690k-dot OLED panel giving the electronic viewfinder 100% frame coverage. Menu can be displayed in the electronic viewfinder, letting you quickly adjust a variety of shooting settings, including ISO sensitivity, AF-area mode, and Picture Control, all while keeping your eye to the viewfinder. So too can you review the image you just captured in the viewfinder in all its glory in any light, bright or low--a real advantage with the electronic viewfinder. 

The Z6II's 273 and Z7II's 493 af points provide incredibly fast AF. My D850 and D6 set the standard and these new cameras offer comparable AF performance and some distinct advantages, like eye-detect and game-changing 90 per cent AF point coverage within the frame.

If you're coming from a DSLR, you will find the AF area modes familiar with differences and we will cover in-depth how the various systems work for you to take maximum advantage. We also cover the new possibilities introduced with manual focus and focus peaking with the electronic viewfinder.

As far as megapixels, the Z6II @24 and the Z7II @45 megapixels maintain amazing resolution in a very small footprint. The Z6II has a slight edge in high ISO quality and frame rate and the Z7II allows you to make large resolute prints and find five-star images within the frame.  You can crop a portion of the picture, then enlarge and print with amazing quality.

Some of the unique-to -mirrorless features will change the way you shoot. The built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) brings image stabilization to all Nikon lenses. The dedicated S lenses have proven to be outstanding and the newly designed Z mount allows lens design without compromise, edge to edge sharpness wide open and enables Nikon engineers to built them smaller with no VR mechanism necessary. 

You will lean to use the 3.2” touch tilt screen which lets you touch the area of the frame you want in focus and trigger the shutter at the same moment, silently, so you can capture stealthy images never before possible.

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. In our Zoom class, we set up important menu items together. 

Shot with Nikon Z7

You will learn Steve’s “Big Eight” 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)

Steve will dive deep 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. 

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. 


Students can download Steve’s User Settings for Street & Travel and Fast Action & Sports Photography.

What to have at your side for our online class: 

  • Your Nikon Z mirrorless body and at least one lens
  • Two Fully charged camera batteries
  • CF Express/SD Card
  • A strong desire to learn

(Photo: Walt Custer)