Expand Your Creative Opportunity with Off-Camera Flash
Add a review for Advanced Flash Photography
The secret of taking great quality, natural looking images using flash is all about creating interesting light with interesting shadows. Having the flash mounted directly to the camera limits the creative capability of what we can accomplish with flash, so this Advanced Flash Photography workshop is all about getting the flash off the camera. Once we have a grasp of the fundamentals of off camera flash we will introduce multiple flash units into the mix, expanding our creative opportunity. You will learn to modify the light from our flash units using a variety of tools including, reflective and shoot through umbrellas, soft boxes, scrims, shoots, barn doors and gobos.
As with all of The Complete Pixel workshops we will develop and consolidate our skills with multiple practical shooting exercises to ensure you have a sound working knowledge of the material covered. Our session ends with each person having the opportunity to photograph portraits of each other using multiple flash units. (Professional Model available upon request)
ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY – WORKSHOP CONTENTS
Getting your flash off of the camera
- Learn to use wireless flash techniques to get your flash off of the camera to increase the range of creative opportunity. We will explore radio and optical wireless operation.
Using diffusers and light modifiers
- Explore the range of diffuser and light modifies used to shape and control our light. This includes, reflective and shoot through umbrellas, soft boxes, shoots, barn doors and gobos
Using multiple flash units
- In this section we will learn about flash ratios and using multiple flash units to compliment one another and produce the lighting required to create stunning portraits. We will cover main, fill and rim lighting techniques.
Traditional portrait lighting techniques.
- Learn to use the traditional portrait lighting techniques including broad and short lighting as well as rembrandt, loop and butterfly to name a few.
Putting it all together
- In this session we will bring all of our practical knowledge together as we set up a studio environment and use our new skills to capture our model in a variety of lighting setups.
You will get the most from this workshop if you are familiar with your camera’s basic operations, including the adjustment of the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings.
Know how to use the camera’s various metering modes and if necessary take the time to review these things prior to the workshop.
Class size will be between 4-6 students in order to make sure the instructor is able to give the appropriate level of support to all those attending.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Bring your camera and your external flash unit. Remember to charge the batteries and bring along spare batteries if you have them.
As the instructor cannot be well versed in all manufactures types of flash units, it is highly recommend that you bring your flash manual along to the workshop.
Tea, coffee and snacks