All About Flashes

  • December 2, 2012 · 4:00 PM
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A little extra light (flash) can make all the difference, even in the most well-lit situation. In this Workshop, we will cover the basics of using an external flash, such as a speed light, as well as the pop-up flash on your camera. We will cover light ratios and power ratios and learn how to adjust each to get what you would like to achieve with your shot.


Requirements: Please bring your camera.


Optional: You should bring an external flash/speedlight for this class or you may take notes from others that have external flashes/speedlights if you are planning to purchase one in the near future and just want to get a handle on external flashes/speedlights.


About the Presenter:

Jim is a New York based commercial and editorial photographer, specializing in capturing images of beauty, fitness and dance. His history with photography began with an interest in semiotics and a love of connecting with people. Having studied film production in college, he soon after moved to New York to pursue a career in photography. He's managed the digital capture arm of two major photo studios in Manhattan, and in the process worked with commercial clients such as Judith Leiber, BBDO, NBC, Target and editorial clients such as Men's Health, New York Magazine and Esquire. He currently serves as a photographer and production consultant to a variety of commercial and entertainment industry clients, and his work is featured regularly in Pointe magazine.

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  • Marie O.

    Although this was an interesting presentation it was not ALL about Flashes. It was about how one person uses a Nikon flash in Manual mode (wirelessly) to achieve a good lighting mix using this method. I was looking for a presentation that addressed use and understanding of the sophisticated controls that are found within the current speedlight units and how that works on camera and not necessarily with a wireless set-up, which was not really addressed either.

    1 · December 3, 2012

    • Sylvia G.

      as I already mentioned, I was hoping for and actually expecting exactly the same issues

      December 3, 2012

  • rockland

    It was great to see Jim's process of test shots and deciding what story he wanted to tell and the step by step adjustments he made to get there

    December 3, 2012

  • Sylvia G.

    it was not what I had expected - it was interesting - however, I thought we would learn how to use the flash

    December 2, 2012

  • bob m.

    complex subject, needs to be addressed differently to better show the workings of the various flash units and their technicals

    December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very informative. I get how ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed effect the flash and the picture.

    December 2, 2012

  • Dawn W.

    Jim, as usual, was a fantastically intelligible instructor in the area of Flashes. He will be moving soon so if he teaches for us again and you have the chance to take a class with him - TAKE IT!! :-)

    December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hiya Dawn - is this going to focus on full manual operation or really just cover just the basics?

    November 24, 2012

    • Dawn W.

      Redux - she will be covering manual modes on the flash but guide numbers and formulas can take hours to teach so she won't be going into depth on that...

      November 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok, thanks for the clarification Dawn.

      November 27, 2012

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