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Nikon is streaming free photography classes throughout April

The camera giant pledges to "[help] creators stay inspired, engaged and growing" in these uncertain times.

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Camera and optics corporation Nikon has announced it will stream free online photography courses throughout the month of April. These classes run between 15 minutes and well over an hour, and visitors to the site usually have to pay for each individual class. But Nikon's note on the page says that given the uncertainty of the times, the company's mission remains "to empower creators. ... We can do that by helping creators stay inspired, engaged and growing."

These classes are another example of the free services companies are offering to make hunkering down during the coronavirus crisis a little easier.

"As we navigate through these challenging times together, photography is essential because it has the power to inspire, and remind us of the importance of the human connection as we isolate and distance ourselves," said Jay Vannatter, executive vice president at Nikon, on Thursday. "At Nikon, we remain committed to empowering storytellers of all levels, and right now there are many stories to tell."

If you're looking for more information on the best camera gear to use while developing photography skills in isolation, check out our list of the best cameras and gear for 2020.

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