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Nikon D500 Fast Start

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About The Class

Know Your Camera, Inside And Out. Start Taking Pictures Today.

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® D500 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 class you'll learn:

  • How to use the D500’s various shooting modes
  • How to use and customize the D500’s menus
  • How to master the 4K video function
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 D500’s settings to work for your style of photography.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Nikon D500 Overview

  3. 03

    Camera Basics

  4. 04

    Basic Camera Controls

  5. 05

    Top of Camera: Exposure Control

  6. 06

    Top of Camera: Buttons

  7. 07

    Back of Camera: Release Mode

  8. 08

    Back of Camera: Viewfinder Display

  9. 09

    Back of Camera: Play Back

  10. 10

    Back of Camera: Buttons

  11. 11

    Back of Camera: Live View

  12. 12

    Back of Camera: Movie Mode

  13. 13

    Left of Camera: Exposure Bracketing

  14. 14

    Left of Camera: Focus Mode

  15. 15

    Left & Right Sides of Camera

  16. 16

    Bottom of Camera

  17. 17

    Front of Camera

  18. 18

    Nikon Lenses Overview

  19. 19

    Playback Menu

  20. 20

    Photo Shooting Menu

  21. 21

    ISO: Photo Shooting Menu

  22. 22

    Movie Shooting Menu

  23. 23

    Custom Setting Menu: Autofocus

  24. 24

    Custom Setting Menu: Metering/Exposure

  25. 25

    Custom Setting Menu: Shooting/Display

  26. 26

    Custom Setting Menu: Bracketing/Flash

  27. 27

    Custom Setting Menu: Controls

  28. 28

    Setup Menu

  29. 29

    Setup Menu: Wi-Fi

  30. 30

    Retouch & My Menu

  31. 31

    Camera Operation Overview


Meet Your Expert

John Greengo

John Greengo is an award-winning photographer specializing in outdoor and travel photography. Shooting for over 3 decades, John has developed an unrivaled understanding of the industry, tools, techniques and art of photography. When he's not traveling for a new shoot, ... read more

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  • M Jo

    December 2019

    Wow! What a great class! John is a natural teacher, moving at a good pace and explaining things carefully, never assuming you already know more than you might. I just got my D500 last week and am so pleased to have gone through this entire class. I learned a LOT and took some notes to refer back to. I've also just bought a Z6 and have purchased John's class for that. Can't wait to dive in!!!

  • Christina Brittain

    Christina Brittain

    March 2017

    By The class. John is the gold standard for teaching. He repairs lessons to perfection. He speaks in ways students comprehend all that he presents. Never waste words. Never bores. Always demonstrates his points. I will continue to purchase his classes as they provide the best learning I have found. He is making me a much better photographer, both technically and creatively. You can't make good images if you don't know your gear. Hope he teaches lessons in Portland Oregon one day. I know Pro Photo Supply would sponsor him.

  • Adam Webster

    August 2016

    I have to say I had been disappointed I had to work through parts of this course, it was so good! I purchased it, and going through it again was well worth it. I learned how to do so many of the functions, and when peered with John's Fundamentals, Lenses, and Nature/Landscape courses I think I have been taking much better pictures already. I do feel that if you have or are planning on getting the D500, this course and the others are very much worth it, and will help your techniques, getting you better photos.

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