Details from the Instructor (Ely):
This lecture/ demonstration is aimed at providing attendees with the knowledge to make informed decisions about getting their small flash off of their camera to allow for far greater control and creativity. Below is a detailed outline of the topics we will cover. What makes this this lecture different than any other lecture/ seminar/ article/ youtube video is that I dont have a vested interest in SELLING you anything! That means I can give you the straight story on what works, what does not, and how you can can dip your toe in the remotely triggered flash pond without spending a boatload of money. You are probably thinking " yeah yeah, I have heard that line about not alot of money before and clearly their version and my version of not a lot of money are not the same" So here it is right up front, no nonsense: What I will talk about during this lecture will be options that range from FREE up to a about $150. That $150 assumes you dont even own a flash yet!!!
So come join us, learn a little something, hang out with some cool people and have a few drinks and leave armed with the knowledge and confidence to make some inexpensive purchases to help get your photography to the next level...
A hand out sheet will be provided with the specific makes and models and even current prices of the equipment being discussed and demonstrated.
1- Why off camera flash
2- ways of getting a flash off camera and their pros and cons
a- ttl cord
b- radio triggers
a. Dumb triggers
b. Smart triggers
c- built in infra-red
d- optical slaves
3 -Which is the right flash for me?
4- What are some of the things you can do once you have the ability to fire a flash off the hotshoe?
a- single flash placed in a preferred location
b- multiple flashes placed for main/ fill/ hair lights
c- combinations of cords/ wireless/ infra red / optical and why you might want to use each of them
5- other considerations
a- Light modifiers
b- Battery power
c- Indoors or outdoors
d- Manual or ttl
6- specific brands/models and costs
Administrative Details from the Organizer (Sally):
· Be on time! Check online for service delays or changes – and give yourself time to travel
· Fee to be paid via PayPal only, no cash payments on site
· No refunds or credits
· Seating is limited to 25, so if the RSVP list becomes full - please don't "crash the party"
· Members can bring only 1 guest, no waiting list
· Members MUST purchase at least one drink from the bar
· No camera gear required, just pen and paper
If you have any questions, call or text me a message before the day of the event, post a question on this event page below or you can email me through my meetup profile. Please make sure you identify yourself in your message so I know who you are.
~ Sally 347.878.NYCP (6927) ** Disclaimer: Participation in this event requires that you assume all risks associated with these activities and that the Organizers and Hosts are in no way liable for any loss or injury as a result of your participation. In other words, you are attending these events at your own risk!! For more information, please read the group policy. **