Frequently Asked Questions
Very simply explained - Nikon is a camera brand, and Nikon School is a photography school!
We build the passion for good photos in everyone we get to meet, no matter of your age, skill level or even category of camera you own. With the understanding of a few basic concepts, anyone can capture the beauty in precious moments and everyday life, and at Nikon School, we'd be glad to help you capture such moments better.
Nikon School offers a wide range of courses aimed at photographers at all skill levels, in addition to covering a wide range of lifestyle experiences from astrophotography to time-lapse photography as - as well as topics that are always popular, such as city scenes!!
If you want to learn the individual skills and concepts of photography instead, our popular DSLR Essential Skills series is the best way to do so. We also provide training to help users of Nikon DSLRs, Nikon 1 and COOLPIX cameras get familiar with their controls. No matter what you like to shoot, our goal is to minimize the effort, time and cost that is often involved in becoming a good photographer, to help you become familiar and comfortable with your camera and know how to use it in a wide variety of situations!
First, ensure that you know what your new Nikon DSLR or Nikon Mirrorless camera is about, by attending our "Getting Started with Your Nikon Camera" Basic Photography Class. It is a 2-hour course, conducted in either English or Mandarin and free if you bought your camera in Singapore from an Authorised Dealer (otherwise, standard course fees are $58).
With that done, the options are then endless. You can choose a course which covers a topic you’d love to capture, such as food, fashion or nature. If you prefer to learn more of photography, we have the "Your Nikon Photography Journey" course which will teach you all you need to know, in 3 short lessons, at a very affordable cost! You can also hang out and just shoot casually with us while learning a few tips in a relaxed setting with our outdoor Photowalks. No matter what it is, we will guide you step-by-step. And of course, there are many other activities, events and benefits as you continue to keep in touch with Nikon School. So, click onto our website and get started!
You are eligible for a free basic photography class (Getting Started with Your Nikon Camera) if you have purchased a Nikon Z 50 or a DSLR (D3XXX, D5XXX, D7XXX, D6XX or D7XX series).
Owners of professional-grade cameras such as the Df, D500, D810, D810A, D850, D4s, D5 or D6 are not eligible.
(Series means any number for x. Therefore, D3x00 series includes D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300 and so on.)
However, please also note the following conditions:
a. You must have a Singapore Local Warranty Card and receipt proof that the camera was bought from an authorized dealer in Singapore
b. The camera must be less than 12 months old from the date of the training session that you intend to register for
- Your camera, lens (if applicable), and fully-charged battery
- Your receipt and warranty card (or the Proof of Payment letter that is emailed to you, if you are required to pay the $58 fees)
- And, of course, yourself
- That's all!
- Proof of Registration and Payment letter (Sent to you via email, following confirmation of payment)
- A fully-charged camera, necessary lenses, any other equipment asked for in the course description
- Any other required documents such as IC, passports, driving licenses and so on
- Now you're all set for an exciting day out!
Before the actual date of most of the paid courses, you will be receiving an email reminder from us too! That will state the Dos and Don'ts as well as all the necessaries you need to know before attending the course.
Please understand that when you pay for a paid course, the fee is used to guarantee payment to the instructor upfront. This is only fair to our instructors, who sacrifice their professional time to do this for Nikon School. Doing this also helps us to keep our fees to the bare minimum.
This is why Nikon School cannot issue refunds for paid courses for any reason, including sickness or sudden unforeseen engagement. For grave circumstances such as bereavement, please contact us at email@example.com
However, we may be able to slot you into the next upcoming intake of the course, only if the instructor is OK with it. We may need you to show proof of your absence from the course. The instructor's decision on this matter is final.
To get in touch with the Nikon School, feel free to have a chat with us at 6559 3618 (Mon to Fri, 9am-5:30pm, except Public Holidays). You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are going to be late for a paid course, or have to cancel at the last minute, or if you need help finding the venue, please call 8799 0076 or 9242 0539 only on the day of the course itself.