The Outdoor Portrait - Basic Flash Photography

4:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

$89

Speedlight basics off and on camera.

Prerequisite - you must be comfortable shooting in the manual setting on your camera.  Please take our DSLR exposure basics class first.  This is a great second class!

If you've ever taken instruction from Peggy Farren, you know how she simplifies everything!  Learn basic lighting in this easy to understand class.  We will bring in a model so that you can practice what you've learned to seal the info into your brain!

We'll start at Understand Photography studio with about an hour and a half in the classroom and then venture over to the beach to practice with a real model up through sunset.  Please register as early as possible!

Basic Speedlight instruction.
Using speedlights on camera. Balancing the light.
Using speedlights off camera outside.
Using speedlights as studio lighting.

Bring:  DSLR camera with a fully charged battery
Speedlight
fully charged and extra batteries for your speedlight
As always, bring your camera and speedlight manuals.

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  • Steve A.

    This was fun and informative. No matter how much I THINK I know about photography, I always seem to find I can still learn more. Thanks Peggy for giving me some insight I did not have before.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Carol M.

    Peggy did it again. Excellent instructions, patience with learners and enthusiasm galore.

    2 · March 21, 2013

  • Amanda R.

    Second model: Angela S.

    March 21, 2013

  • Steve A.

    OK, I can go but I may have to leave earlier than the scheduled end time, like around 7. Will I miss too much if I leave then?

    March 21, 2013

    • Peggy

      Hi Steve, Sunset is at 7:40 so you'll lose 40 minutes of the model shoot. The class actually ends at 6, then we practice at the beach from 6:15 to sunset. So you will get about 45 minutes of practice in. I'm going to try to find another model!

      March 21, 2013

  • Steve A.

    I am still debating whether to attend. Using a flash is something I could use work on. I have one but it almost always stays in my bag. Not sure yet if I can go, is there a deadline for signing up and paying?

    March 20, 2013

    • Peggy

      Not really but I have two more who said the same thing. I'd like to get a second model if we have six..... So I guess as much notice as you can would be nice. This is a great class for learning flash. It's simple but you'll probably learn as much as you need!

      March 20, 2013

  • Peggy

    Bonnie M assisting

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Bob K.

    'Tis true. ;-)

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Bob K.

    I took this session twice and it is great fun and good learning. Unfortunately I have a previous commitment or I would attend again.

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • Peggy

      That's so sweet Bob!!!

      March 13, 2013

  • Amanda R.

    Model is Mariela!

    March 7, 2013

  • Peggy

    Ashley Snizek

    February 25, 2013

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