Learn how to use the Nikon D80's various features and functions to best effect. This unique 4-week online course - taught by photographer and author Simon Stafford - is devoted to this exciting new SLR camera - successor to the hugely successful D70-series cameras.
File Formats, Metering, and Exposure
Custom Settings & Control of Color
Beginner to Serious Hobbyist.
Discover how to derive the most from your Nikon D80 camera.
Understand the features and functions of your camera to help you use it effectively. Learn about the settings and techniques you can use for creative photography with your D80 camera.
Simon Stafford Simon Stafford first became interested in photography while a university student. Completely self-taught, he talked his way into a job as the photographer for the university's weekly newspaper and has been shooting pictures ever since. His photographs have been used widely in newspapers, books, calendars, and magazines, and he has also enjoyed numerous successes in many photographic competitions.
Simon has built up a wealth of experience over the past thirty years in both film and digital photography. Throughout his photographic career he has used the Nikon system extensively, adopting digital photography at an early stage with the release of the Nikon D1 camera during 1999; he has being using digital cameras exclusively since 2004. He completed his first book, The Nikon Compendium, during 2003. With nearly 400 pages and Simon's own extensive photography of Nikon cameras, Nikkor lenses, and Nikon system accessories, it represents a comprehensive history of the Nikon system for the user and collector alike. He has also written fifteen books on the Nikon camera system for the Magic Lantern Guide series, published by Sterling Publishing, and is currently working on a new series of guides for Nikon Speedlights and the Nikon Creative Lighting System.
He is involved in a wide variety of photographic projects, which include presenting photographic workshops, and contributing illustrated articles to leading photography magazines, he is also Technical Editor to Nikon Owner magazine and a regular contributor to Pixiq, the photography resource web site.
Can I take this class even if I don't own a Nikon D80 SLR camera?
Yes, although the course lessons and the assignments are geared toward assisting current owners, anyone with an interest in either camera model is welcome to sign up.
Do I need any particular software program to take this course?
No, the course will concentrate on the camera, its features, functions and controls, together with accessories such as lenses, and flash units. You are free to use whatever image editing software you are familiar with to prepare pictures prior to posting them for critique.
I already own a Nikon D80 camera and I am getting good results. Why should I take this course?
If you are 100-percent satisfied with the camera and the images you are producing, you may not need to take this course. However, if you wish to become more proficient in using your D80, have specific questions about its features and functions, or are experiencing problems with some aspects of its operation, this course can help.
The D80 is a mid-range camera packed full of features; I do not want to be overwhelmed, so what skill level is required?
All you need is a basic working knowledge of camera controls and some shooting experience. If you do encounter a problem, you will have ample opportunity to discuss it with the instructor.
No, you do not need to be online at any specific time. The lessons are sent to your email and you are also provided the Campus Square - where you interact with your classmates and instructor. This is also where you upload your photos to be critiqued by your instructor. The instructors are very punctual and respond quickly.
Will I have access to the instructor to ask questions during the photo course?
Absolutely! Students can ask questions in the special Q&A forum set up in the course's Campus Square, or can ask the instructor via email.
Do you offer a money back guarantee?
Yes. We are confident that you will fully enjoy our courses. All the same, for our 8-week classes, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee before the Wednesday that Lesson #3 is sent out. If for any reason, you are not satisfied and let us know that you would like to withdraw before the Wednesday that Lesson #3 is sent, you will be promptly refunded.
For our 4-week courses, we offer a 100% money back guarantee before the Wednesday that Lesson #2 is sent out from BetterPhoto. If for any reason you are not satisfied and you let the ordering department know that you would like to withdraw before the Wednesday that Lesson #2 is sent, you will be refunded within 7 days. After the second lesson has been sent out, no refunds will be given.