Nikon School Online Photo & Video Classes Launch

For Beginners to Pro, Nikon School Classes Offer New Techniques


Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. launched Nikon School Online, featuring educational photography and video online classes to help storytellers improve their skills. The courses are geared for photographers of of every level.

The online courses expand on the existing nationwide Nikon School program. Additionally, they enable amateurs, enthusiasts and professionals to learn new techniques. Furthermore, they can expand their skills from any computer, tablet or smartphone at

Nikon School Online will initially host three classes to teach new skills, expand creativity and allow students to challenge themselves to take better photos and videos. In addition, more offerings will come in the future.

“Without traditional geographical constraints, Nikon School Online can reach a wider variety of photographers eager to get the most of their images and video,” said Kosuke Kawaura, director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “From amateurs using their first DSLR to enthusiasts eager to master their technique, these new online classes will educate passionate photographers and inspire them to capture the things they love.”

Two new classes will feature prominent professional photographers, including Nikon Ambassadors Joe McNally and Tamara Lackey. They will lend their expertise to help users take their photography to the next level through easy-to-follow lessons.

Nikon School Online Courses

Joe McNally

Hands-On with the SB-5000 Speedlight. Viewers can discover new lighting possibilities with Nikon Ambassador and creative lighting master Joe McNally.

The online video class details the key features of Nikon’s newest Speedlight, the SB-5000. The class provides quick in-studio lessons detailing on-camera flash, bounce flash, off-camera flash and radio control flash. McNally will then showcase how he uses the SB-5000 in the field. In addition, he will offer tips for creating dazzling images in even the most challenging lighting scenarios.

In addition, for a limited time (through September 30, 2016), U.S. customers who register their select Nikon Speedlight(s) will receive a special code to access Hands-On with the SB-5000 Speedlight online course.

To receive a redemption code for this class, users can visit to register their select Speedlight. A code will be sent via e-mail within 24 hours of registration. U.S. customers who have already registered a select Nikon Speedlight will also receive a redemption code via e-mail.

Tamara Lackey

Photographing Children & Pets. This class features Tamara Lackey, lifestyle photographer as well as Nikon Ambassador. Children and pets are among the most challenging subjects for any photographer. ‘

Consequently, in this online class Lackey will reveal her secrets to capturing stunning portraits. She will offer practical advice for bringing out genuine expressions from a subject, as well as posing and lighting that looks natural.

Getting Started with Your Nikon DSLR.

For those stepping up to a DSLR, this 15-minute online video class will help skip the learning curve. Viewers will learn basic camera functionality and the advantages of Nikkor lenses and accessories, as well as new techniques that will help take their photo and video prowess to the next level. For those who wish to share their images, the class also provides a basic tutorial for using Nikon SnapBridge.

All three Nikon School Online courses are available at Hands-On with the SB-5000 Speedlight, featuring Joe McNally, Photographing Children & Pets, featuring Tamara Lackey, and Getting Started with Your Nikon DSLR have fees of $49.95, $49.95 and $14.95, respectively.