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In hands-on workshop you will learn all the basics of operating your Nikon digital camera equipment.

Have you ever thought about how much you could improve your photography if only you really understood all the powerful functions of your Nikon digital camera equipment?

Are you looking for Nikon specific digital workflow tips and techniques to improve speed, ease, confidence and control over your images?

Then taking part in our Mastering Your Digital Nikon SLR Workshop is the answer!

In this class, whether you own an entry level digital camera or the highest end professional model, we will teach you how to get the most out of your Nikon Digital Camera.

Furthermore, we will discuss recommended Nikon lenses and accessories. Tailored specifically for Nikon Digital Camera users, this fun and informative workshop will have you feeling in control of your equipment. Leave encouraged and empowered to explore the wonders that your Nikon digital camera has to offer.

A similar workshop on Canon Digital Cameras's is also available.

You will learn how to:

  • Navigate your cameras menu systems, including custom functions
  • Understand what the various buttons on your camera do
  • Select and use the right image resolution for your images
  • Choose when to use RAW and JPEG file settings and what each is best for
  • Adjust your cameras white balance for different lighting situation
  • Do a custom white balance
  • Better use of your flash and also how to use an external flash
  • Clean your cameras image sensor
  • Maintain the "health" of your memory cards and batteries


Beginner/General Interest. No previous photography experience required.


Maximum 15 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your digital camera, manual and all cords and accessories.

We Provide:

Detailed course notes in binder.
Instruction on the use of your personal digital camera.


Early-Bird Discount:

Most of our courses and workshops offer a 10% discount is applied automatically if you register before the Early-Bird Discount deadline date listed in the registration table below.

Some courses and workshops offer a discount if you're among the first 3 people who register. This discount will replace the 'standard' Early Bird Discount mentioned above, and will be applied automatically during the online registration process (as long as it is available). Check the course/workshop listing page for more details.

Group Discount:

A 5% discount will be appplied if 3 or more people register at the same time for the same workshop. (All 3 tuitions must be paid for by one credit card to be considered a group registration.) Please follow the instructions on the online registration page.


In order to provide the best learning environment possible VPW keeps class and tour sizes limited to 10-15 people (depending on the workshop). This is but one reason that we count on you to attend your chosen class or tour, once you have registered for it.

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.

For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)

For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

Within 45 days of the Master Photographer Series workshop date all fees paid are non-refundable.

For our Photo Tours (national and international), the following charges will apply:

  • If you cancel up to 3 months before the tour start date and we can fill your space, your reservation (or deposit) fee will be refunded
  • There is no additional cancellation fee up to 8 weeks before the start of your tour
  • From 8 weeks to 4 weeks before the tour: 25% of your balance
  • From 4 weeks to 1 week before the tour: 50% of your balance
  • From 1 week to 72 hours before the tour: 75% of your balance
  • If you cancel within 72 hours of the start of the trip, no refund can be paid
  • Transaction charges incurred on accepting and refunding payments will be deducted from the refund amount
  • In the (unlikely) event that we cancel the Photo Tour, all monies paid will be refunded in full

We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance to guard yourself against monies lost due to unavoidable cancellation by either party.

Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.

Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35

VPW can give no refunds:

If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.

Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.

Course Cancellation:

Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.

Instructor Replacement:

In the event that a listed instructor is unable to participate because of a change in his or her professional schedule, we will replace the instructor with someone of equal or similar credentials. If we cannot find a replacement in due time before the course is about to start, a particular class may have to be rescheduled.


In the event that we cancel your course, for any reason, the extent of VPW's liability is limited to the return of all monies paid. We will do everything we can to register you in another equivalent course. VPW will not be responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses of any kind.

Please note: An administration charge of $50 applies to all refunds

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"I wanted to say thanks again as, the workshop was awesome. I am seeing a definite difference in my photos already and am excited to shoot and learn more."

"This session was just what I was looking for. Thank you Marc for sharing your knowledge with us!"

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The Nikon DSLR Workshop is taught by the following instructor:


Please choose your workshop date from the registration table below.

Class Dates Time Early-Bird Discount Ends Location Instructor Registration
Sunday Sept 26th, 2015 10am-5pm N/A Beaumont Studios Ross den Otter SOLD OUT
Sunday Dec 19th, 2015 10am-5pm N/A Beaumont Studios, 326 West 5th Ave Ross den Otter SOLD OUT
Saturday November 5th, 2016 10am-5pm N/A Ironworks Studios,
235 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Marc Koegel SOLD OUT
Saturday February 18, 2017 10am-5pm N/A Ironworks Studios,
235 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Marc Koegel Click HERE to Register
Waitlist Waitlist 10am-5pm Waitlist TBA TBA