Dec 15-16, 2018: Steve Simon Nikon D850 Mastery Bootcamp - Next Stop: New York City
Join Steve Simon for an Intensive & Transformational Shooting Experience.
Dates: NYC: Dec 15-16, 2018 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Genre: Nikon Mastery
Group Size: Max 12 participants
Skill Levels: All
Includes: Steve’s Nikon D850 Menu Bank Settings, Free Instructional materials, pen & notebook
From it’s new Nikon designed 45.7 megapixel backside illuminated sensor (increasing its efficiency and low-light capabilities) capturing enormous files at a speedy 7 frames per second (9 with the optional grip) and the game-changing 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 photographic masterpiece to create images you never thought possible.
The Nikon D850: Everything You Need to Know. Transformational Strategies To Simplify Your Process And Let Creativity Soar with Steve Simon.
“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
Dates Available: New York City Dec 15 & 16, 2018
2-Day Mastery & Advanced course at $499.
New York City Venue: NYC Seminar & Conference Center - 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 515 (northeast corner of 23rd Street & 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10010 (9:30am-4:30pm each day).
Day 1 - Mastery
The core of the D850’s most important features will be covered on this day.
The Nikon D850 is the latest in the evolution of Nikon’s 800 series high-resolution bodies. At first glance, it’s appearance disguises the massive upgrade this camera provides over previous generations.
From it’s new Nikon designed 45.7 megapixel backside illuminated sensor (increasing its efficiency and low-light capabilities) capturing enormous files at a speedy 7 frames per second (9 with the optional grip) and the game-changing 3.2” touch tilt screen that 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.
Steve will spend time de-mystifying the critically acclaimed 153 point autofocus technologies in the Nikon D850 (borrowed from the D5) to up your in-focus percentage giving you confidence when selecting the right AF system for a given photographic situation.
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 D850 to your own unique shooting style.
You will learn Steve’s “Big Six” transformational technical strategies and learn his minimalist philosophy when it comes to Nikon gear. This first day is designed to let you take control of your camera and speed up your response time so you don’t miss the moment.
(Photo: Van Tsciclas)
Day 2 - Advanced
In the advanced class on Day 2, Steve dives deeper into autofocus and personalizing your Nikon D850 by customizing buttons & dials using the Custom Control Assignment Menu to program function buttons, preview, AF-ON (for back button AF) and the sub-selector button.
We will then 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 process moving forward.
You will learn about the shooting and custom menu banks and program the very useful My Menu screen. Steve shows you the potential of the Multiple Exposure and Focus Shift features and touches on, time lapse (the D850 does 4k in-camera and 8K Time Lapse with intervalometer) Video, AF fine-tune and the new Digitizer Adapter set for high resolution negative and slide scanning.
Everyone who attends get’s Steve’s D850 Menu Bank Settings for Street & Travel & Fast Action & Sports Photography.
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 let 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 D850 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 D850 Menu Bank Settings for Street & Travel and Fast Action & Sports Photography.
Venues in each city: To Be Determined
What To Bring: Required
Nikon D850 Camera Body and at least one lens
Fully charged camera battery (two are better)
XQD and SD cards
A strong desire to learn
What Is Provided:
Free Instructional materials, pen & notebook
D850 Menu Bank Settings 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 Two Day Mastery & Advanced Course$499).
You can cancel for a full refund up to one month before the workshop date. After that date, if the organizers can fill your spot you get a refund. This workshop is limited to 12 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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