Enrolments have opened for the second intake of the Nikon School by Correspondence, which has classes commencing in October.


August 31, 2004: Enrolments have opened for the second intake of the Nikon School by Correspondence, which has classes commencing in October.
Two courses are offered – Photography 1 and Digital 1, each of which a comprehensive overview of basic photographic techniques and camera operation. They succeed the successful Nikon School programs, which have been conducted nationwide by Nikon Club for a number of years. Monthly lecture notes are posted to participants with set assignments that are assessed and then returned by the tutorial team. Enrolment is open to all, regardless of SLR or digital camera equipment or skill level.
Photography 1 covers familiarisation with camera systems from focus and depth of field control, professional techniques for special effects, lighting and composition techniques and presentation of images for maximum impact. Digital 1 outlines how digital cameras work and takes the student through all steps in the capture, download to computer and then printing of a digital image. The course also looks at scanning as a means to digital output, and provides a comprehensive introduction to imaging editing software and the key tools required to correct, manipulate and enhance images prior to printing.
The Nikon School “faculty” is headed by Philip Andrews, who lectures and writes on digital imaging, photography and multimedia. He has written more than 60 articles and seven books, including The Digital Photography Manual and Adobe Photoshop Elements: A Visual Introduction to Digital Imaging. His association with Adobe brings huge savings to Nikon School students, who will be entitled to purchase Adobe software products at special Educational Prices. To further inspire students, there will be specially prepared website links and a booklist which will concentrate on recommended photographers, location ideas and advanced techniques.
Selections of the best work from students will be featured in a special web gallery. This will allow the sharing of ideas, style, techniques and problem-solving, and promote a community “campus” atmosphere among the correspondence students. Following successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate and the three top students will receive a prize and publication of their photos in Light Reading section of the Nikon Club website.
The courses are available on ‘early bird’ special offer of just $429 to members of both Nikon Club and Australian Geographic until 25th September. After that date, the fee for will rise to $479 for Nikon Club members and $529 for non-members. For further information contact Nikon School by phone on (02) 8748 5240, visit: www.nikonclub.com.au or e-mail info@nikonschool.com.au.