The Nikon D700 By Laurie Excell

2 hr 9 min
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Professional photographer Laurie Excell goes through the menus and options of the Nikon D700

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This course will be covering the features and functions of the D700 from Nikon
The FX Sensor is one of the key features of the Nikon D700
Getting started with the D700 and finding out how the camera works
Continue exploring the buttons and dials along the top of the camera
Getting to know the functions on the front side of the D700
The class covers the buttons and dials located on the front right of the camera
This lesson covers the buttons and dials on the back of the camera
Finish up going over the options on the outside of the camera body
Pulling back the connector cover reveals four different connect options
Diving in with the first menu options in the camera interface
This lesson covers how to select menus and information about the shooting menu
Going through the rest of the shooting menu
Exploring the options available under Set Picture Control
These menu options allow shooters to reduce image noise based on lighting conditions
The creative option allows shooters to capture multiple shots in one image
This menu allows shooters to tailor the camera settings to their needs
Adjusting how the D700 reads the light
Setting options for the self-timer and exposure settings
Setting the shooting/display options
This lesson goes over the options under the bracketing/flash menu
Working with the flash settings on the D700
Working with the Controls settings under the Custom Settings menu
Exploring the options under the Setup Menu
There are some more creative options under the retouch menu
This feature helps users organize and access their favorite menu options
Laurie reviews this add-on accessory for the D700
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Laurie Excell


Laurie spent the first 25 years of her career in photographic sales helping pros and hobbyists alike decide which photographic equipment best suited their needs. All the while, she was an avid photographer. In 2000 she left sales to become a full-time professional wildlife and nature photographer. She has been published in Outdoor Photogr...

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  1. Profile photo of debbieamesphoto debbieamesphoto

    Will there be a course on the Nikon D750 soon?

    1. Profile photo of HappyTailz HappyTailz

      I sure hope so. Can’t believe there is nothing yet on the 750. Very disappointed b/c this is the second time I’ve looked for a camera tutorial that they did not have (the other was on a Canon camera). Come on guys, get with the program!

  2. Profile photo of lucilita lucilita


    I set up the bracketing mode, and now I have no clue how to turn it off. This program mentions to turn it of, but does not mention how. Could you please provide instructions?

  3. Profile photo of Hani Latif Zaloum Hani Latif Zaloum

    Great course, and actually helped me brush up some of the features I had forgotten on my D700. Just one remark: I found the gentleman’s voice a little too low compared to the lady’s, which made it difficult for me to understand what he said at times. But all in all, a winner! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of Glenn Glenn

    Great course. Are there any upcoming courses such as this for the D800? —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of pswizard007 pswizard007

    Great course.
    Is a course on the D800 coming?

    1. Profile photo of Melissa Melissa

      Sure is. View it here:

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