Nikon is offering free online photography courses this month

Nikon is offering free online photography courses this month

April 6, 2020 Off By follenderwerks

Photography is one of the most fulfilling hobbies I’ve ever stumbled upon. Being able to capture a moment in time and tell a complete story with a single image is incredibly rewarding, even in this day and age where everyone now has a camera in their pocket.
With much of the world on lockdown due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and a lack of live sports to fill the gap, folks are suddenly finding themselves with an abundance of free time. To help make the most of it, Nikon is offering nearly a dozen online courses free for the month of April.

The videos range in length from about 15 minutes to just over an hour and cover a variety of topics for beginner and advanced photographers and videographers. Courses of interest include tips and tricks on photographing children and pets, using a speedlight, environmental portraiture, macro photography and making music videos, just to name a few.

Best yet, you don’t need a fancy DSLR camera to participate. A basic smartphone with a photography app that allows for manual control of the camera’s settings is really all you need to learn the basics. If you happen to have a standalone digital camera that affords more granular control, more power to you.

And if you’re super serious about taking up photography as a hobby, know that there is plenty of used gear on third-party marketplaces like eBay that can be had for not a lot of money.