The secret to mastering your flash unit is learning to balance the ambient light with the light from the flash. We will learn to use the flash in a variety of circumstances and lighting conditions, including when to use the flash as the main light or the fill light. We will also explore the techniques for bouncing flash to create stunning portraits.
The afternoon is all about putting our new knowledge to work as we photography our model in a variety of lighting conditions
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS CONTENT:
- Understanding the basic characteristics of light
- A tour of the modern flash unit
- An overview of Guide Numbers and output power
- Ambient light vs. Flash
- TTL/Auto Flash
- Manual Flash
- Auto flash vs. Manual Flash
- Fill Flash
- Maximum flash sync speed
- High-speed flash sync
- 1st & 2nd Shutter Curtains
- Flash Exposure Compensation
- Flash Exposure Lock
- Directional Bounce Flash
You will get the most from this workshop if you are familiar with your cameras basic operations, including the adjustment of the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings.
Know how to use the cameras 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 manufacturers types of flash units, it is highly recommend that you bring your flash manual along to the workshop.
Tea, coffee and snacks