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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

    03:59
  2. 02

    Nikon D500 Overview

    11:25
  3. 03

    Camera Basics

    08:31
  4. 04

    Basic Camera Controls

    03:22
  5. 05

    Top of Camera: Exposure Control

    25:50
  6. 06

    Top of Camera: Buttons

    16:33
  7. 07

    Back of Camera: Release Mode

    05:55
  8. 08

    Back of Camera: Viewfinder Display

    08:44
  9. 09

    Back of Camera: Play Back

    10:18
  10. 10

    Back of Camera: Buttons

    09:36
  11. 11

    Back of Camera: Live View

    22:56
  12. 12

    Back of Camera: Movie Mode

    09:48
  13. 13

    Left of Camera: Exposure Bracketing

    03:19
  14. 14

    Left of Camera: Focus Mode

    12:00
  15. 15

    Left & Right Sides of Camera

    05:18
  16. 16

    Bottom of Camera

    04:56
  17. 17

    Front of Camera

    05:34
  18. 18

    Nikon Lenses Overview

    09:26
  19. 19

    Playback Menu

    08:24
  20. 20

    Photo Shooting Menu

    14:26
  21. 21

    ISO: Photo Shooting Menu

    26:14
  22. 22

    Movie Shooting Menu

    14:01
  23. 23

    Custom Setting Menu: Autofocus

    14:20
  24. 24

    Custom Setting Menu: Metering/Exposure

    04:05
  25. 25

    Custom Setting Menu: Shooting/Display

    07:33
  26. 26

    Custom Setting Menu: Bracketing/Flash

    03:16
  27. 27

    Custom Setting Menu: Controls

    11:38
  28. 28

    Setup Menu

    16:00
  29. 29

    Setup Menu: Wi-Fi

    06:47
  30. 30

    Retouch & My Menu

    06:06
  31. 31

    Camera Operation Overview

    08:13

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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  • 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.

  • Peter Rudy

    Peter Rudy

    March 2017

    As a amateur "enthusiast" who loves taking sports shots of my kids, I was scared the Nikon D500 was going to me too much camera for me. But after taking this class, I feel a lot better about my purchase and am really excited about getting out there and shooting. John's class is so much easier than reading through a long manual. I wish there was a course like this for every camera I have purchased in my lifetime! Highly recommended.

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