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The Sun in Your Pocket - Introduction to Flash

  • Sep 15, 2013 · 10:00 AM
  • Ian Murray Photography

The Sun in your Pocket


A workshop on mastering  Flash - Nikon and Canon are both welcome

If you’re at all curious about flash and want to have a complete introduction to how to use it in your photography then this one day intensive is for you.

Don’t have a Speedlight of your own – no problem,  there are a handful available for you to try out during the class.

Specifically tailored for Canon and Nikon Speedlight users this class may cover:


The best uses for on- and off-camera Speedlights

Deciding between Manual and E-TTL flash control

Putting Flash Exposure Compensation to use

Grip gear for Speedlites - from ultra-portable to ultra-sturdy

On-flash modifiers: grids, snoots, diffusers, ringlight adapters, etc.

Off-flash modifiers: umbrellas, softboxes, diffusion panels, reflectors, beauty dish, etc.

Using your Speedlights bounce and zoom as a light modifier

Corded solutions for moving your Speedlite off-camera

Sorting out radio triggers: dumb vs. intelligent

Setting up the flash  as a wireless Master

Setting up the flash as a wireless Slave

Organizing multiple Speedlites with Groups and Channels

All the Syncs: High-speed, 1st-curtain, 2nd-curtain, Slow-speed

Custom functions: optimizing your Speedlites

Strategies for portrait lighting

Strategies for product / food lighting

Strategies for event / wedding photography

Fill-flash techniques

Using gels for color correction and dramatic effects

Battery charging and storage

One-, two-, three-Speedlight kits (and beyond!)

Gang light: the how and why of firing a large number of Speedlights together

Using Speedlights with studio lights


Suitable for all levels, you will receive expert instruction on how to get the best from your Speedlight in a host of situations.

At the end of the workshop you will feel confident setting your Speedlight’s controls to get the best shot you can get. You will know the advantages and disadvantages of TTL versus Manual operation and will have experienced the many ways in which your speedlight can be modified.

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  • Lynne K.

    Great meeting everyone. Looking forward to
    more great classes.

    September 16, 2013

  • Deedee G.

    What a awesome day. I learned so much!! Thank you, Ian.

    September 16, 2013

  • Louise L.

    I wish this wasn't on a Sunday. I need it desperately and I need it now! Poor me!

    September 12, 2013

  • Solinka M.

    Will you offer this class in Waltham in a near future?

    September 12, 2013

    • Ian M.

      It's not very likely - i may however do it next year in Waltham

      September 12, 2013

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