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Workshop #4: Portrait Lighting with a Speedlight

How To Take The Perfect Portrait, Indoors and Outdoors

Using a hot shoe mounted speed light, we will review the techniques to create beautiful portraits indoors and outside.  Learn how to use your flash!  We will discuss the role of aperture and shutter speed to control the mix of ambient light and flash, how to find the best light outdoors, and how to use a flash modifier for  perfect indoor shots.

You will need a DSLR camera and a hot shoe mounted flash.  We also recommend purchase of a Joe Demb Photojournalist Flip-It! flash modifier.  You can order one from Amazon, B&H, or from the company at http://www.dembflashproducts.com/order/ If you don't have this part, you can still learn what you need to know.

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  • Ludi

    I am going to give it 5 stars even though I couldnt make it because I know Jeff was awesome as he always is with his easy way of explaining things to us! I am very sick but Im confident I will be better before Sunday as I am already started to feel a bit better. :)

    2 · March 26, 2014

    • Debbie

      I too would be interested if you are going to do another one on lighting.

      March 27, 2014

    • Ludi

      I am feeling SO much better today. I got some colloidal silver and it did the trick very quickly! Still a bit of a cough but I should be in great shape by Sunday :) I dont have much I need to do today so I can rest up some more. See you guys tomorrow. Afterwards if I feel well enough still I am going to go over to Koreshean Park. You guys are welcome to join me. Im going to play it by ear though.

      March 28, 2014

  • Tammy R.

    So true I understand my camera so much better since going to the classes taught by Jeff . He made it easy and very clear. Thank you so much Jeff

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Yvette

    Valuable info taught by someone easy to learn from. Thank you

    March 27, 2014

  • Donald C.

    Jeff, Martha and I would also be interested in making up sessions 2 & 3 as we were out of town.

    March 26, 2014

  • Peter

    Great class to get reacquainted with my speed lite. I have not been using flash for my latest project, www.southwestfloridaforks.blogspot.com , and no doubt the picture quality will improve.

    March 26, 2014

  • Ludi

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    March 26, 2014

  • Gary R.

    Thanks Jeff, very instructive course that made the subject understandable. Sorry I did not find this group sooner. Have a good summer and hope to see next season.

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Dawn S.

    Fabulous as usual. Thanks so much Jeff for sharing your expertise with us! Safe travels and hopefully we will see you next season! Thanks again!

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Donald C.

    Jeff, thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. You really helped me understand my camera and flash. Have a safe trip home and look forward to seeing you again next year.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Debbie

    Great class Jeff I am not so intimidated by my flash now. Thanks Candido for allowing me to blind you

    2 · March 25, 2014

  • Candido

    Well explained basics on a topice that can be very complicated.

    2 · March 25, 2014

  • Tammy R.

    The Meetup was great as usual learn something new and helpful everytime. Thank you so much Jeff for your help and knowledge.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Carrie L.

    Jeff thank you for sharing your talent and time on photography. You are a wonderful teacher!!! I have learned so much in these three classes. So enjoyed it!!!

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Tammy R.

    The Meetup was great as usual always learn something new every time. Thank you so much for your time and knowledge JEFF your great

    March 25, 2014

  • Deborah

    Running a few behind. Driving from The Cape.

    March 25, 2014

  • tracey d.

    Does anyone know directions to the library. I am coming from Naples

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Richard J.

      You can take 41 and heqd north to old 41 and make a left at w Terry St the library will be on the right. Or you can take I-75 to bonito beach road and then right at old 41.

      March 25, 2014

  • Ludi

    I dont know if I will make it..I have to work tomorrow and have laryngitis so Im not feeling all that well along with it. I will see how I feel tomorrow and make a last minute decision.

    March 24, 2014

    • Ludi

      I hope its not a cold..and I NEVER get sick..so I dont know whats going on. Lysol time in my house!!

      1 · March 24, 2014

    • Tammy R.

      Are you going tonight

      March 25, 2014

  • Gail C. B.

    Bonita is a bit far for me since I live on Pine Island. Wish it were closer.

    March 19, 2014

    • Tammy R.

      Gail, Tice is east of downtown ft myers

      March 24, 2014

    • Gail C. B.

      Thanks for the offer, Tammy. Would love to have a rain check on this when it might be earlier in the day. Post some photos of your shots tonight.

      March 25, 2014

  • Donald C.

    Looking forward to how to take better portrait pictures!

    March 24, 2014

  • Jeff C.

    Sorry about that. Do you having a working flash and the Demb Flip-it? If so, perhaps we can meet in the middle.

    March 19, 2014

    • Gail C. B.

      Jeff, I just ordered the demb classic flip it thru Amazon. Would love to meet in the middle somewhere and learn more about the flash.

      March 23, 2014

    • Jeff C.

      Great! Where is halfway? I'm on Estero Island. We need a room where we can shoot off some flashes without bothering anyone. Maybe a hotel?

      Jeff Carsten

      March 24, 2014

  • Debbie

    Which Demb flip it, the panel or the saucer?

    March 18, 2014

    • Debbie

      ok, I will order but it may not arrive in time, however my flash does have a pull out white panel and a diffuser too all built in so at least I will have something.

      March 19, 2014

    • Debbie

      Thanks Jeff!

      March 19, 2014

  • Debbie

    This is a weak area for me

    March 18, 2014

    • Jeff C.

      I learned the outdoor technique from a PPA MasterPhotog using Q-flash and a light meter. It's much easier now.

      March 18, 2014

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