Are you ready to take your flash photography to new and exciting places? If you’re confident with speedlights and want to broaden your photographic repertoire, this hands-on workshop opens up a whole range of fresh and creative possibilities. In one day, you will learn a host of different ways to get innovative, using off-camera flash. How much easier it will be to introduce drama and atmosphere into an image; freeze the moment with split-second clarity; capture that head-turning hero shot.
An ideal follow-on to our Mastering Speedlights workshop, the day begins with a classroom tutorial and a quick refresher on the basics of using small flash units, on and off camera. Although this course is suitable for owners of any make of DSLR, we take the opportunity to cover how the Canon and Nikon systems differ from other brands. From here, we introduce you to the five advanced techniques you are going to take away with you at the end of the day.
Then it’s on to the all-important practical workshop element. Since numbers are limited to 8 students, you will have ample time to embed the skills learnt in the classroom session. An experienced model will ensure that you have some cracking reference shots, to remind you of what you can achieve from each set up.
Here are 5 techniques you will cover:
- High speed capturing
- Achieving stroboscopic effects
- Using multiple light setups: key, fill and accent
- The application and effects of gels
- Pattern projection using the Lightblaster
Throughout the day, you will receive ongoing tuition, support and advice from your trainer. There will be a break for lunch at a convenient point in the proceedings.
You will need a camera with interchangeable lenses that has a standard hot shoe and can shoot in RAW file format. If you have an early Sony or Minolta DSLR please advise us in advance in order for us to provide a hot shoe adaptor. Also some later Pentax models have a slightly different fitting.
We suggest bringing lenses that cover the following focal lengths, don't worry if you don't have these as you can complete the course with a standard kit lens.
Full Frame Sensors. 24mm - 200mm
APSC 1.5 Crop 18mm - 150mm
MFT 2x Crop 14mm - 100mm
This is an intermediate level course.
You should be familiar with your camera controls and be able to shoot in manual exposure mode. Manual focussing is not required. Experience with speedlights is not required.
Just a quick note to say the recent night photography workshop that I attended was spot on !
Was it informative ? Yes
Did I learn something ? Yes
Can I transfer what was learnt into practice ? Yes
I will certainly be looking at other workshops in the future.
A highly recommended tutor !!
I attended a "Speedlights Fast track and The Speedlight Studio", workshop on Monday as I wanted to learn to use my speedlights in more efficient way - and I would like to say what a great trainer Andrew was. He was friendly and welcoming, answered questions, checked your understanding, showed you a range of equipment but did not sell you anything....
I came away having understood a lot more about how I can control light, how lights can be used together and how I don't have to break the bank to achieve the look I want to achieve. I would consider attending another workshop when he is back in Hampshire!