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Nikon D5 Fast Start

John Greengo

Nikon D5 Fast Start

John Greengo

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1 Class Introduction Duration:03:00
2 Nikon D5 Overview Duration:14:16
3 Photo Basics Duration:04:58
4 Basic Camera Controls Duration:03:40
5 Exposure Modes Duration:21:34
6 Top Deck Additional Features Duration:07:34
7 Release Mode Duration:09:18
8 Lesson Duration:06:30
9 Play Back Duration:11:21
10 Backside Controls Duration:18:12
11 Live View Duration:19:18
12 Movie Settings Duration:11:15
13 Focus Duration:12:41
14 Left and Right Camera Features Duration:04:59
16 Lenses Duration:09:31
17 Menu Functions Duration:07:15
18 Photo Shooting Menu Duration:06:39
19 Image Area Duration:04:45
20 NEF Recording Duration:05:54
21 ISO Sensitivity Settings Duration:04:50
22 White Balance Duration:06:35
24 Flicker Reduction Duration:04:36
27 Movie Shooting Menu Duration:09:01
28 Autofocus Duration:13:08
29 Metering Exposure Duration:03:52
31 Bracketing Flash And Controls Duration:18:34
32 Setup Menu Duration:17:27
33 Retouch Menu Duration:03:47
34 Camera Operation Duration:09:08

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But dense technical manuals make for a terrible first date. Get the most out of your new Nikon D5 camera with this complete step-by-step walkthrough of the camera’s features. 

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential. In this Fast Start class, you’ll learn:

  • How to use the new 53 point AF system
  • How to understand and use the autofocus system for great photos
  • How to incorporate video into your shooting using the 4K advanced video capabilities.
John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer. He has extensive experience teaching the technical minutiae that makes any camera an effective tool: aperture, ISO, the Rule of Thirds, and the kinds of lenses you’ll need to suit your camera body. This Fast Start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the Nikon D5's settings to work for your style of photography.


Michelle Mealing

As usual, John Greengo has provided me with a wealth of information, this time to decide on my next Nikon camera purchase. John has a talent for explaining technical aspects in a simply to understand, yet intelligent, language. I feel very lucky to be able to tap into the knowledge of such experts and thank the day I found out about Creative Live. Unfortunately I had to miss a little part of the live broadcast due to international time differences. I will definitely be watching the class again and again (there's so much content). Thanks John and Creative Live. Looking forward to my next class.

a Creativelive Student

Already set the Fn3 button for Voice Memo - easy peasy thanks to this and so many other "buried" ( in the manual ) treasures. Notwithstanding three years with the D4 and one year with the D5, I am substantially more familiar and comfortable with the available tools / features of this amazing camera, Nikon's D5. Thank you, John, for the relaxed, easy-to-follow yet informative, professional instruction - well done!

Dave Safley

John Greengo does a fantastic job of going over all the great features of this camera. Yes, there is a lot of information, but the format of the class enabled me to drive right into the features I needed for an upcoming shoot. I am new to Creative Live but this class is showing me the fantastic value of this platform. Happy Shooting!