Nikon reinvented mirrorless technology in 2018 with the introduction of its full-frame Z6 and Z7 cameras. They have since added a Z5, Z6II, Z7II, and a wide variety of NIKKOR Z Series lenses. Nikon has recently added the Z9 mirrorless digital camera body—a fast, powerful flagship camera. Now is the perfect time to take an online workshop designed to give you the skills necessary to take advantage of this extraordinary camera system with the help of Lindsay Silverman, a longtime Nikon team member and photographer who has worked with the Z Series cameras since their introduction and was a consultant during the Z9 launch.
This workshop helps you understand the best ways to use the technology found exclusively in the Z9 to achieve maximum results for your creative image making. If you own Nikon Z system camera or recently purchased a Nikon Z9, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore the Z9’s mirrorless technology.
This four-session practical online program takes you deep into the customization and controls of the camera including the ability of the AF system to automatically detect and track a large range of subjects; people, dogs, cats, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trains, and planes—in stills and video. Learn how Eye Detection AF can automatically track the eyes of people, dogs, cats, and birds (and similar creatures) even when they’re small in the frame, covered by hair, glasses or goggles, right-side up or upside down. Z9 is the first Nikon mirrorless camera to offer Nikon’s acclaimed 3D Tracking with deep learning subject detection. Effortlessly lock onto fast-moving subjects and track them moving toward you, away from you and everywhere in between.
Lindsay moves you beyond the instruction manual and helps you find the hidden gems that lie within the Nikon Z9. Topics covered include settings for stills, understanding crop modes and when to use them, shooting with the Z9’s great EVF, using picture controls for new creativity, frame rates, silent shooting, ISO options, and many other controls.
Lindsay also discusses 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, to name just a sampling of the subjects covered in this information-packed workshop. He also covers the latest improvements to Z9 using the latest Firmware upgrades. If you are ready to get the most from your Nikon Z9, there can be no doubt that this is the workshop for you!
In addition to covering Z9, Lindsay will also cover the differences and similarities between the Z9 and the Z8 which he is currently using.
This program is designed and intended for current owners of a Nikon Z9 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 Tuesdays and Fridays 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 one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month 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.