Speedlight Portraits

  • March 11, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Many of you have come out for the "Speedlight Short Course" and learned how to use your speedlight on-camera to get better results. As much fun as that has been, many of you have asked for a workshop taking the next step - learning how to do portraiture with an off-camera speedlight.

We've done this workshop a couple of times before and people were amazed what could be done with a single speedlight - using it as a main light, fill light and background light all at once!

In this three-hour workshop, we'll cover everything you need to know to get you started using a single speedlight to create great portraits including the following:

- Equipment considerations
- Modifiers
- Nailing exposure and white balance
- Perfecting light placement
- Poses that always work
- Tricks, traps and things to avoid

All you'll need to bring is your camera - everything else is provided. You'll work with a professional model and have time to shoot and try out the new techniques you learn.

Joining us as a model will be Halyna.  Halyna is a local freelance model who is relatively new to Austin and born in Ukraine.

Your enrollment includes photo release for promotional/portfolio use so you'll not only boost your creative options but you'll also have the opportunity to add to your portfolio.

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  • Pratik M.

    Excellent as always. Learnt a lot about speedlights and the best ways to use them via remotes.

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Cynthia L.

    Tim is an excellent photographer and teacher!I'm extremely impressed!

    March 12, 2014

  • David

    Let me know when one of these happens closer to town or on a weekend.

    February 16, 2014

  • Pat M.

    Tim, don't want to get too far into the weeds but it might be important to ask - how will our cameras interface with your speedlight? PC sync cable? Or maybe my built-in flash triggers a slave sensor on your speedlight?

    February 13, 2014

    • Tim

      Hi, Pat. I'll have transmitters that fit on a standard hot shoe (so Sony shooters will need an adapter). The transmitters trigger the flash via RF. So, as long as you have a standard hot shoe on your camera you're good to go.

      February 13, 2014

  • Acacio S.

    It will be nice to learn these techniques. More often than none we carry speed lights instead of strobes

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Pratik M.

    Hey Tim, just confirming on whether we're expected to get our own speed light. This is not a on-camera speed light, right?

    February 13, 2014

    • Tim

      Hi Pratik - this is all OFF-camera speedlights - no on-camera. I'll provide the speedlights - you just need to bring a camera ready to shoot.

      1 · February 13, 2014

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