Nikon's UK President, Hidehiko Tanaka and famous Royal family and Sun photographer, Arthur Edwards cut the ribbon and opened the doors to Nikon's new school
in the heart of fashionable London, near Oxford Circus tube station, at the opening event on Tuesday evening.
During the event, where many industry stalwarts including professional photography magazine publishers, retailers such as Jessops, and of course many professional photographers were present, Arthur Edwards was on-hand to explain that we all, even him, struggle with the mammoth manuals that come with modern DSLRs. It's not like the old days when the user guides would run to only a handful of pages! He also admitted that there was more about Nikon systems than even he could learn about.
Nikon explained they are there to make sure we can easily explore far more of our camera's capabilities and as a result, take more excellent photos in situations that we might never have previously thought were possible.
How? Well, not only are the staff super friendly and helpful, they have also taken on five professional Nikon ambassadors of photography, each an expert in their own field. The role of these ambassadors is to demonstrate 'how it's done' and to provide examples, as well as best practice approaches to each style of photography.
Beyond this, the centre has a wide range of courses and workshops to help you see all the capabilities of your camera in a variety of situations. This includes using Speedlites at weddings as well as street photography and creating HDR London landscapes. They also run courses on the editing and workflow side with Nikon's Capture NX2 software.
The new Nikon School can be found in the London Centre of Excellence, 63-64 Margaret Street, London W1W 8SW. The Nikon School is open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am - 6:00pm.
To find out more, visit the Nikon
Article by Stuart Fawcett (JackAllTog)