Nikon reinvented mirrorless technology in 2018 with the introduction of its full-frame Z6 and Z7 cameras. They have since added a Z5, Z50, Z6II, Z7II, and a wide variety of Nikkor Z Series lenses. Now is the perfect time to take an online workshop designed to give you the skills necessary to take full advantage of this extraordinary camera system with the help of Lindsay Silverman, a longtime Nikon team member who has worked with the Z Series cameras since their introduction.
The Nikon Z Series cameras offer a wide range of new features to photographers for making still images and 4K video. This workshop helps you understand the best ways to use the technology found exclusively in this line of cameras to achieve maximum results in your creative image making. If you recently purchased a Nikon mirrorless camera, have owned one for a while or are now considering it, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore the mirrorless technology.
This four-session practical online program takes you deep into the customization and controls of the camera. Lindsay moves you well beyond the instruction manual and helps you find the hidden gems that lie within the Nikon Z system. Topics covered include: user settings for stills and video, understanding crop modes and when to use them, shooting in black and white with the Z’s great EVF, using picture controls for new creativity, frame rates, silent shooting, ISO options, focus shift photography and peaking highlights and auto focus modes and controls. Additionally the course covers Nikkor Z lenses and the FTZ mount adapter, control ring features on Nikkor Z lenses, in-camera VR image stabilization using Nikkor Z lenses versus the FTZ mount adapter, exploring Z’s video features, connecting with the outside world via social media using Snapbridge and Direct to PC using Wi-Fi to name just a sampling of the subjects covered in this information-packed workshop. If you are ready to get the most from your Nikon Z system, there can be no doubt that this is the program for you!
This program is designed and intended for current owners of a Nikon Z5, Z6 or Z7 or those interested in learning more about this mirrorless camera system. A working knowledge of basic camera operations is required.
Class will meet 9:30 – 11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Mondays and Thursdays starting July 11 and ending July 21 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 14 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.
Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for two weeks after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after two weeks to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
Lindsay Silverman was General Manager of Nikon House where he was responsible for managing and training the staff, hosting gallery shows and working collaboratively with various PR and advertising agencies from 1986 – 1993. Nikon House gave Silverman the chance to rub shoulders and learn from some of the most iconic and legendary names in the photo industry; Jay Maisel, Eddie Adams, Bill Eppridge, Galen Rowell, John Shaw, Joe McNally just to name a few. Even today, those encounters continue to inspire and motivate his work.
He has also held the following positions: General Manager of 35mm professional Systems and Accessories, Manager of NIKKOR Lenses and Nikon Speedlights, Senior Technical Manager and as the Sr. Product Manager for DSLR, NIKKOR, Speedlight and Nikon’s Z System mirrorless products. In his capacity as a professional photographer, Lindsay was a contributing editor and photographer for Nikon World magazine for more than sixteen years with his column: Hands On. Lindsay retired from Nikon in February of 2019 after 34 years to further his commitment to promoting photography.
This workshop is currently full. Use this form to sign up for the waitlist, and SFW will reach out if a seat becomes available.