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The Definitive Nikon D-SLR Master Class, Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Grays of Westminster presents
The Definitive Nikon D-SLR Master Class:
A Practical Workshop
by Simon Stafford

Saturday, June 30th, 2012


Following the huge response from the previous highly successful Nikon D-SLR Master Class on Saturday, June 16th, we are delighted to let you know that we are able to repeat this workshop on Saturday, June 30th. Simon Stafford has developed this highly comprehensive practical workshop to help you make the most of your Nikon D-SLR regardless of the camera model you use and irrespective of your level of photographic knowledge and experience.

The workshop, which will be held at Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX from 2.00 p.m. until 5.30 p.m. on June 30th, has been prepared to help you make a dramatic improvement to your craft of taking photographs by expanding your understanding of how your camera works and by mastering core camera skills through practical application under Simon’s supervision. Simon will discuss the key aspects of the methodology and imaginative vision behind achieving high-quality pictures, sharing his in-depth knowledge and over 30 years of photographic experience, so that you can achieve professional looking photographs consistently (please note attendance of one of Simon’s previous seminars or workshops is not a requirement of this particular workshop).


Since this is a practical workshop each delegate should bring a Nikon D-SLR camera and lens or lenses to work with during the event.


  • Digital sensors: learn how they react to light
  • Sensor format: the pros and cons of the Nikon DX and FX formats
  • JPEG versus RAW: what you really need to know
  • Aperture and shutter speed: master these key camera controls
  • ISO sensitivity: learn how to use it effectively
  • TTL Metering: discover how to use it proficiently
  • Exposure: find out how to achieve accurate exposures consistently
  • White balance: understand why it is important
  • Histograms: uncover how to make the most of this valuable tool
  • Focusing: improve your focus techniques with AF and manual focus
  • Depth-of-field: understand this important concept
  • Camera menus: optimize your camera menu settings
  • Camera technique: best practice for camera handling & shooting

The cost of the session will be £155 with a special price of £95 if you are a current Nikon Owner subscriber. To book, please email me only with your full name, Nikon Owner user name/membership number, daytime mobile and landline

  • There are very limited places available, so please reply as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment. If you are not currently a subscriber, you are welcome to join whilst booking the workshop to receive the discount on the session.

Previous attendees’ feedback:

“Plenty to get my teeth into! It is always good to be inspired by a “master of their brief”. I will now play around with new dimensions…white balance, using histogram etc. I look forward to the next workshop” – J.R

“I found the afternoon informative and thought-provoking. The practical demonstrations were an ideal way of making the theory meaningful and therefore likely to be remembered” – C.B

“I would just like to say that I enjoyed the masterclass very much. I now have a much better understanding of digital photography… for me it also reinforced that that I already knew and gave me an insight into those areas I need to explore and develop” – P.S

Travelling to Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX: the nearest underground station is Warren Street, but please do make sure that it is open – it is occasionally closed on a Saturday – if so, Goodge Street station is a good option.

About Nikon Owner


Standard Annual Subscription – current price £59 (shortly to increase in price)

  • 1-year Subscription to Nikon Owner + 3-yr warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • Nikon Owner magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page quarterly magazine that is 100% Nikon. Each issue delivers benchmark technical reviews of the very latest Nikon equipment, thought-provoking interviews and articles with world-class images
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Discounts on events and training sessions
  • 10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK

Gold Subscription – special price £349 (normal price £450)

  • 4-year subscription to Nikon Owner
  • 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • 2-year warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • Gold Priority waiting list for all new Nikon releases (top of the waiting list)
  • A half-hour tutorial on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • Special offers to Gold subscribers throughout the period of subscription
  • A signed copy of Heather Angel’s Wild Kew while stocks last.
  • A Grays of Westminster umbrella (in store only) or a Simon Stafford Nikon Magic Lantern Guide of your choice
  • Nikon Owner quarterly magazine as above
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website which includes forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events’ page and use of a photo gallery
  • Gold subscription card
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 15% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster (this month only)
  • Special trips and events
  • Substantial discounts on training sessions organised by Grays of Westminster, including Mike Maloney’s Workshops , Heather Angel’s Wildlife & Natural History Workshops, Simon Stafford’s Definitive Flash, Portraiture and Macro
  • Training Sessions, Michael Eleftheriades’ panoramic and colour-calibration seminars and Chris Weston’s Photographic Courses
    10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK



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