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Date(s) - 29/03/2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Have you just spent $700 on a fancy speedlight, but can’t figure out how to use it? Do the photos taken with it look no better than the ones taken with your pop up flash?

 

This is a 3 hour workshop on how to use an external flash (a.k.a Speedlights & Speedlites), looking at ways you can use it both ON and OFF your camera. In the follow up to this workshop we looks at off camera flash in more detail, but if you have limited knowledge on speedlights, please start here. Cost is only $75. Topics explored in this workshop:

  • the problem with on camera flash
  • the beneifts of speedlights
  • basic speedlight operation
  • modifying on-camera speedlights
  • automatic flash (TTL) vs manual flash
  • metering manual flash
  • flash exposure compensation
  • the colour of light
  • rear / front curtain sync
  • balancing ambient and flash

We start by looking at small flash lighting, its benefits and what it can do to help your photography. Initially we look at indoor lighting and the various ways to use a flash, and the various modes, both camera and flash, in which it can be used. We look at how to modify the light, how to bounce it, diffuse it, zoom it, colour it, and then we take it all outside and see how we can use a flash to fill shadows and to mix it with the existing ambient. If you don’t know where to start with your flash, this workshop will get you started and some…

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