Master The Nikon D850 BootCamp New York City 2018: Day 1 – Mastery $299; Day 2 – Advanced (Day’s 1&2: $499)All Images ©Steve Simon – Shot with Nikon D850 Cameras.
Join us as we go in depth to unlock the potential of perhaps Nikon’s most amazing camera to date: The Nikon D850.
There is a lot of great information that explains this masterpiece of technology in the 374 page camera manual that accompanies it. But let Steve Simon save you some time with a practical two-day course designed to help you master its most important features to fully exploit the Nikon D850s’ enormous potential. As a life-long Nikon shooter who has worked on a variety of advertising global campaigns for Nikon Japan and Nikon USA, Steve Simon has mastered the labyrinth of camera menu items, buttons and dials to help you navigate through them for a clear understanding of your camera’s many features and how best to use them. Regardless of your genre, he will guide you through his three main transformative tweaks that forever change how you shoot. You will set-up your D850 to respond instantly and accurately to the fast-moving world around you for images you never thought possible. You will leave this workshop with a powerful new confidence and understanding for harnessing the power of your Nikon D850.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 shooting at the same time, silently if you wish allows you to capture stealthy images you never thought possible.
We 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 when you learn which system to choose for a given photographic situation.
We cover 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 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.Master Your Nikon Camera & Become The Photographer You Want To Be
Day 2 Advanced
Taking the first-day’s Mastery course is a pre-requisite for signing up for day two. In the advanced class, we dive deeper into autofocus and personalize 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 buttons. We look at the Custom Menu Banks and program the very useful My Menu screen. We show you the potential of the Multiple Exposures feature and video. We also touch on brand new features like focus stacking, time lapse (the D850 does 4k in-camera and 8K Time Lapse with intervalometer) RAW processing, AF fine-tune and using the new Digitizer Adapter set for high resolution negative and slide scanning.
Everyone who attends at least one day get’s Steve’s D850 Menu Bank Settings for Portrait Photography, Street & Travel, Fast Action & Sports as well as Point & Shoot 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!
Venue: 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:
◦Steve’s Nikon D850 Menu Bank Settings
◦Free Instructional materials, pen & notebook
Tuition of USD $299 Day 1 Mastery. Two Day Special Mastery & Advanced $499.
$100 down-payment secures your spot and you can cancel for a full refund up to one month before the workshop date. After that date you can get a full refund if your spot is filled.
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This is an outstanding workshop, led by a world-class photographer. It is impossible to spend time in a room with Steve Simon and not be inspired to get out there and make great images …I had high expectations and you exceeded them…Steve is very personable, articulate and passionate about photography, very welcoming with a warm, engaging personality. Steve’s style is outstanding. Many photo seminars in London are led by mediocre photographers – you could have promoted Steve’s expertise and track record far better to differentiate this workshop. How many other photogs can say they were commissioned by Nikon to do an international assignment for the D600 launch? The marketing came over as another photo seminar, completely underplaying the quality of the event. I knew of Steve from the TWiP podcast and would have attended if he was talking about how to watch paint dry…”
Steve Lavelle, London
I just spent the last three days with Steve Simon, What a wonderful experience, the best time spent in a workshop ever. Steve is a perfectionist, every presentation not only had spectacular photography but also the perfect music to enhance the mood, a roller coaster of emotions. 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, Dallas
I just wanted to drop you a line again and say thank you. Your courses were valuable but mostly you were inspiring. My photography has grown leaps and the passion I have for the art is largely due to you.
David Christofoli, Vancouver
“Best workshop I’ve ever taken! Steve is not only a great photographer, he is also a terrific teacher. He is patient and very hands- on. In some workshops the instructor sends students out to shoot after a short lecture–Steve goes out with his students, coaching them throughout the process. His course is well organized and covers diverse topics. He is funny and engaging and generous with his time and knowledge. I had SO MUCH fun and am ready to sign up for the next one. Highly recommended!”
Anna Blanco, New York City
“Participating in the NYC Street Photography Workshop was an enriching and exhilarating experience. It challenged me to step out of my comfort zone to improve my skills. Steve’s curriculum and hands on approach offered me an opportunity to learn new techniques, add some creativity and visualize subject matter from another perspective. Each day presented abundant photo opportunities, resulting with the capture of some amazing images, exceeding my greatest expectations. ”
Chapman Solomon, Mountain View, CA
My week in Steve’s Street Shooting workshop challenged me tremendously. There’s nothing like taking your work apart and putting it back together with new vision to make you a better photographer. If you take this workshop, I guarantee you will see the world differently at the end.
Anne Dunford, Ithaca, New York
“I used to wait for people to clear out of the way so I could take a shot, now I’m waiting for them to be part of my picture. Steve’s course has given me the desire to start planning specific street photography projects close to home and also revisit those places I’ve travelled to with a brand new perspective on what make a great and unique photograph. ”
Peter Simon, Toronto, Ontario
Steve’s passion for photography is contagious and his teaching abilities and knowledge extraordinary! I highly recommend this workshop to anyone interested in photography.
Paul Lavergne, San Juan, PR
“Steve is a patient and inspiring coach. His award-winning portfolio of work attests to his credentials as a teacher who can point you in the right direction. Working with Steve Simon will make you a better and more motivated photographer. It’s his low-key, one-on-one, no bullshit personality that helps him teach and translate his skill effectively. I learned more than I expected I would, primarily in Steve’s critiques of my, and others’, work. During one session, Steve spoke about how we need to take the literal and make it lyrical, a concept I have tried to put into words for quite some time. As a photographer, it is too easy to be ‘captured’ by the odd, the funny, or the simply interesting. That, too often, results in a snap shot. What I really want to do is compel myself to see things differently and be able to photograph them uniquely.”
Frank Barnako, Great Falls VA
Really happy with it all. This one week course was one of the best weeks of my year. (Or more). The critiques were really helpful. It opened up my eyes to a whole new world. I learned what accentuates a photo or just stands in its way. Steve couldn’t have been any more patient when one didn’t understand. Getting critique on my work, getting to see other peoples work, and the shooting was really great. The vibe—meeting kind people who shared my interest and pushed me to do my best—it was an awesome group! The homey feeling at the loft was so great; feeling so comfortable as opposed to stiff workshops. I’m there for your next! Now I understand street photography and I love it. Just go out and shoot! Freakin awesome experience. (But I doubt you want to put that up on your blog).
Connie Itzkowitz, Brooklyn, NY
“Steve Simon freely shared his passion for photography. He was very generous with his time and the sharing of his skills and knowledge of photography with each participant. I saw parts of New York City I otherwise would not have been able to see, and I used a camera in ways I had not imagined to collect wonderful images. As a beginning photographer, a good portion of what I learned was confidence building. Another major component was technique and technical assistance, which were invaluable. Your patience and the sharing of your extensive knowledge was much appreciated. It felt very special to work with Steve and I definitely look forward to signing up for future workshops.”
Laurence Fitchett Jr.
“Our week-long workshop in NYC was excellent. The atmosphere was pleasant, and conducive to learning, as well as the sharing of ideas. It was also helpful in that interacting with other Passionate Photographers under your expert, patient leadership proved to be unusually productive. I look forward to my next workshop with you.”
Gary G. Altman, Atlanta
Not only is Steve a great photographer, he is also a caring, compassionate person as well. He is constantly trying to help participants achieve their photographic goals in a gentle, caring, and sincere manner. Sadly, the critiques of my work were very helpful. Steve was right-on in terms of his suggestions to better my work. The totality of the workshop was terrific, primarily because the parts were all excellent as well. Choice of shooting locations, image reviews, suggestions, videos shown, and galleries visited were all great. Steve also promoted wonderful interactions among the participants. The venue was perfect for the workshop. We could spread out, leave our things there, use the facilities, and eat the goodies provided. You know you’re in good hands with Steve! An outstanding workshop!!
Stephen Sholl, New York City