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Nikon D5 Fast Start

with John Greengo

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About The Class

Know Your Camera Inside and Out and 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 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.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    03:00
  2. 02

    Nikon D5 Overview

    14:16
  3. 03

    Photo Basics

    04:58
  4. 04

    Basic Camera Controls

    03:40
  5. 05

    Exposure Modes

    21:34
  6. 06

    Top Deck Additional Features

    07:34
  7. 07

    Release Mode

    09:18
  8. 08

    Lesson

    06:30
  9. 09

    Play Back

    11:21
  10. 10

    Backside Controls

    18:12
  11. 11

    Live View

    19:18
  12. 12

    Movie Settings

    11:15
  13. 13

    Focus

    12:41
  14. 14

    Left and Right Camera Features

    04:59
  15. 15

    Bottom and Front Camera Features

    06:41
  16. 16

    Lenses

    09:31
  17. 17

    Menu Functions

    07:15
  18. 18

    Photo Shooting Menu

    06:39
  19. 19

    Image Area

    04:45
  20. 20

    NEF Recording

    05:54
  21. 21

    ISO Sensitivity Settings

    04:50
  22. 22

    White Balance

    06:35
  23. 23

    Active D Lighting and Noise Reduction

    05:57
  24. 24

    Flicker Reduction

    04:36
  25. 25

    Multiple Exposure And High Dynamic Range

    05:42
  26. 26

    Interval Timer Shooting And Silent Live View Photography

    07:19
  27. 27

    Movie Shooting Menu

    09:01
  28. 28

    Autofocus

    13:08
  29. 29

    Metering Exposure

    03:52
  30. 30

    Timers AE Loc kAnd Shooting Display

    08:28
  31. 31

    Bracketing Flash And Controls

    18:34
  32. 32

    Setup Menu

    17:27
  33. 33

    Retouch Menu

    03:47
  34. 34

    Camera Operation

    09:08

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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  • Michelle Mealing

    Michelle Mealing

    September 2016

    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.

  • Creativelive Student

    July 2017

    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

    Dave Safley

    March 2019

    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!

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