• Flash Lighting: Introduction to Flash (using speedlights)
    Yes, pop-up flash is horrible, but there's much more to flash lighting than that. This is a 2.5-hour outdoor walk/workshop to show you the basic principles of flash and some of the cool tricks you can do with it. At first glance, flash lighting appears to break some of the rules of exposing a photo. This session explains why flash is different and covers the basic tricks that make flash a fascinating creative tool for a photographer. Topics covered: • TTL metering and flash exposure compensation • camera sync speed • basic principles: use of aperture and shutter speed • blending flash and ambient light sources • using flash with movement • creative flash effects • using speedlight zoom control • bouncing flash off surfaces - indoor and outdoor I will take a couple of minutes to explain each concept and then give you a specific exercise with suggested camera settings so that you can try it for yourself. As with my "available light" ( http://photos.gilliver.net/teaching/nightportraits.html ) walk, you'll be pairing up to take photos of each other. This is the first in a series of 3 sessions on lighting with flash. This walk has been designed for photographers who have a speedlight-style flash (eg. Canon 430EX/580EX/600EX, Nikon SB700/800/900/910/5000, Yongnuo 568EX etc) that you "bolt on" to the top of your camera. A number of the set exercises can be done with pop-up flash but some are speedlight-specific. The concepts taught apply to both DSLR and mirrorless camera systems. The main flash features required are the ability to control the flash power level manually and the ability to swivel the flash head in different directions. Tripods, light stands, umbrellas and remote triggering systems are not required on this walk - this session does not discuss off-camera flash. I recommend bringing a general purpose zoom lens for this session. For example, a 24-70mm, 17-55mm,[masked]mm etc. Please ensure that both your camera and flash have freshly charged batteries and your camera has a blank memory card. You won't need a tripod. This session is best suited to photographers who are comfortable with camera concepts such as film speed, shutter speed, aperture and white balance but have no understanding of their flash beyond knowing how to turn it on/off. As this event is outdoors after dark, please ensure you have warm clothing and if rain is forecast, bring an umbrella (although the session runs mostly undercover if rain is about). If you are interested in this walk but are not able to attend this date, feel free to leave a comment with your preferred time/date. If you are having difficulties making payment via Meetup, you can go direct to Paypal ( https://www.paypal.com.au ) and make payment to "[masked]". Make sure you include a note indicating which session you're making payment for so that I can set your RSVP correctly. Payment in advance is preferred for my sessions. -- Some feedback from previous sessions... "Absolutely loved it. David explained the basics so patiently and with so many examples. He changed my perspective of flash photography and I couldn’t wait to use it." - Surya, March 2018 "Thank you so much David. What an eye opener. Taught me so much about flash photography in 2 1/2 hours. Highly recommend the class." - David, March 2018 "I loved this class. A great teacher who communicated his skill with ease. Looking forward to the 2nd class of flash photography. Thank you." - Suzanne, January 2017 "David knows Flash Photography, communication was easy, and the step by step way he teaches is very good. I have learnt a lot about flash, and will go again to another, thank you David." - Anthony, January 2017 "This is an amazing course, packed with lots of valuable technical information, David took the time to explain every single concept and demonstrate it with a practical exercise, this is a must do course for whoever wants to start with flash photograph !!! Really worth it." - Oscar, October 2016 "Very informative. David is a great teacher. I learned some great flash techniques and there was lots of time to practice each concept." - Gabbie, September 2016 "David was a great teacher. His knowledge and ability to make the class bond together was wonderful. I highly recommend this course for anyone who has little or no experience with flash photography." - Mark, September 2016 "Excellent overview of key concepts of flash photography, clear and accessible instruction and good examples to illustrate the ideas. Very well worth it!" - Ilya, August 2016 "I'm studying a Diploma of Photo Imaging and was struggling to grasp flash. Until yesterday's session. David explained things in a way that made sense. The exercises clearly demonstrated why and how flash works. David made sure I understood each concept before we moved on to the next. He provided notes to reinforce the message after the session and even had spare batteries for power-hungry flash units. I was lucky enough to be the only person in his session last night and was grateful for the one-to-one tuition. Thanks David!" - Emma, January 2016 "It was a great session with the right balance of technical and practical understanding of using cameras and flash devices. I would do it again if only to reinforce techniques and knowledge. Thank you." - Daryl, January 2016 "We did this workshop last night and it is brilliant. David is an excellent teacher making concepts clear and giving informative notes and relevant practical exercises which make the information come alive." - Lesley, June 2016 "This was my first meet up and it was great. David is a great teacher and the class was a great introduction into flash photography. A good mix of theory and practice. Looking forward to doing another one. Thanks David!!" - James, June 2016 "The Intro session is jam packed full of vital information. The session progresses in a logical sequence with handy hints, tech insights and advice making the mysteries of flash understandable. I can't wait to practice. In fact this course is so good I did it twice!" - Anne, January 2016 "I learnt so much more than I expected too!! You're a brilliant teacher David!! I look forward to doing more meetups with you. Thanks again David!" - Bruce, December 2015 "Dave you outdid yourself. One of the best meet-ups I've been to. I think you should come teach at our school. ;-) I loved how you challenged us and took us through step by step the entire way." - Julie, December 2015 "Easy to understand, great knowledge, fun and best value for money !!! I should have done this long time ago .... don't think about it - DO IT - invest in yourself - knowing the how is just half the equation , knowing the why really opens your eyes....can't wait for the next one !!!!" - Izabela, September 2015 "This is the best value photography course I've ever done (and I've done plenty online and in real life)! David was incredibly professional and is actually an excellent teacher ... a skill that is hard to come by. He presented each new concept in a structured way before building on what had just been learned. The whole night was full of practical examples in a beautiful location overlooking the city lights. I went back to work the following week full of confidence to take excellent pictures to use on the company website. I cannot recommend David highly enough! Thank you David - I'll be back for another course soon." - Michelle, June 2015 "Extremely informative and I learnt things about flash that I never knew before! David is very patient & easy to understand in his teachings. I can't wait for the next course!" - Sarah, May 2015 "One of the best workshops I've been through meetup. Learned a lot highly recommended..." - Chamal, March 2015 "David runs a very informative evening, answers all questions clearly. I enjoyed the fact the group was kept to max of 4 attendees. David understands the topic and conveys it to each student with lots of patience. I was lucky enough to use one of David's spare speedlites on the night as I have not purchased one as yet, now I can purchase with confidence. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to discover the correct procedures for flash photography." - John, January 2015 "Very informative. Learnt a lot from a workshop delivered in an easy to understand and friendly manner." - Tony, November 2014 "Awesome!!! Loved it, I certainly picked up a bunch of things and many things finally came together. I urge anyone who wants to know more about Flash Lighting with Speedlights to do this workshop" - Deanne, October 2014 "David was a great teacher and made me feel comfortable to ask all the questions I needed to get my head around the speedlight flash. I enjoyed the session and believe now I have the knowledge to move forward with the flash and take some great shots" - Kim, September 2014 "Went to the Introduction To Flash Lighting and thought it was one of the best meet up/photo tutorials I have been to. David knew his stuff and I went away more confident in how to use my speedlite and to build on what I had learned." - Mark, August 2014 "Absolutely sensational. David is a very patient teacher and takes the time to ensure you understand everything before moving onto the next topic. Big Thumbs Up!" - Margaret, July 2014 "Well structured evening, the exercises were ideal to come to grips with how the mix of ambient and flash light affects the outcome. Learned heaps, discovered some functions I never knew existed and put them into practice. If you're on the fence about going to this workshop - do it! You'll find it cash well spent." - Claire, May 2014

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    ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)

    Federation Square, Flinders St. · Melbourne

    A$59.00
  • Outdoor Model Shoot with Off-camera Flash
    Effective portraits can be achieved with careful use of available light but adding extra flash lighting to the mix can dramatically expand the creative possibilities. In this session we will wander with a model and some lighting equipment for a few hours and practice portrait lighting techniques. Shooting outdoors will allow us to utilise a variety of different backdrops. Some topics covered: • working with a model • tips for composing portraits • working with flash to supplement or overpower available light • working with basic lighting modifiers • basic lighting setups This session will be limited to 4 photographers and Jo will be our model (see poster). As our model will be paid, you will be under no set obligation to return photos to her but you will be encouraged to upload your photos here so that everyone can see your efforts. Photographers will be welcome to use the photos shot for personal portfolio use only. Photographers will be expected to already know the basics of how to use their camera to achieve correct exposure. A working understanding of film speed, shutter speed and aperture will be useful. Photographers who have attended some or all of my previous Flash Lighting sessions will probably find this session easier to manage than those who are not yet comfortable with basic flash techniques. The only equipment required will be a camera and lens. The camera should have a standard flash hotshoe for mounting an external flash. Your lens should reach at least 70mm. I'll suggest using a general purpose zoom lens (eg. 24-70mm) to achieve different perspectives but if all you have is a "nifty fifty" 50mm f1/.8 on a cropped sensor (APS-C) camera, that's fine. All lighting equipment and modifiers will be supplied for you to use. If you want to bring some of your own gear, contact me beforehand so that we can discuss how that might work. As this session is conducted outdoors, please dress comfortably and if rain is forecast, bring an umbrella. If you are having difficulties making payment via the Meetup site, you can go direct to Paypal ( https://www.paypal.com.au ) and make payment to "[masked]". Make sure you include a note indicating which session you're making payment for. Payment in advance is preferred for my sessions.

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    The Age Newspaper (Media House next to SouthernX)

    655 Collins Street · Melbourne

    A$89.00
    5 comments
  • Flash Lighting: Introduction to Flash (using speedlights)
    Yes, pop-up flash is horrible, but there's much more to flash lighting than that. This is a 2.5-hour outdoor walk/workshop to show you the basic principles of flash and some of the cool tricks you can do with it. At first glance, flash lighting appears to break some of the rules of exposing a photo. This session explains why flash is different and covers the basic tricks that make flash a fascinating creative tool for a photographer. Topics covered: • TTL metering and flash exposure compensation • camera sync speed • basic principles: use of aperture and shutter speed • blending flash and ambient light sources • using flash with movement • creative flash effects • using speedlight zoom control • bouncing flash off surfaces - indoor and outdoor I will take a couple of minutes to explain each concept and then give you a specific exercise with suggested camera settings so that you can try it for yourself. As with my "available light" ( http://photos.gilliver.net/teaching/nightportraits.html ) walk, you'll be pairing up to take photos of each other. This is the first in a series of 3 sessions on lighting with flash. This walk has been designed for photographers who have a speedlight-style flash (eg. Canon 430EX/580EX/600EX, Nikon SB700/800/900/910/5000, Yongnuo 568EX etc) that you "bolt on" to the top of your camera. A number of the set exercises can be done with pop-up flash but some are speedlight-specific. The concepts taught apply to both DSLR and mirrorless camera systems. The main flash features required are the ability to control the flash power level manually and the ability to swivel the flash head in different directions. Tripods, light stands, umbrellas and remote triggering systems are not required on this walk - this session does not discuss off-camera flash. I recommend bringing a general purpose zoom lens for this session. For example, a 24-70mm, 17-55mm,[masked]mm etc. Please ensure that both your camera and flash have freshly charged batteries and your camera has a blank memory card. You won't need a tripod. This session is best suited to photographers who are comfortable with camera concepts such as film speed, shutter speed, aperture and white balance but have no understanding of their flash beyond knowing how to turn it on/off. As this event is outdoors after dark, please ensure you have warm clothing and if rain is forecast, bring an umbrella (although the session runs mostly undercover if rain is about). If you are interested in this walk but are not able to attend this date, feel free to leave a comment with your preferred time/date. If you are having difficulties making payment via Meetup, you can go direct to Paypal ( https://www.paypal.com.au ) and make payment to "[masked]". Make sure you include a note indicating which session you're making payment for so that I can set your RSVP correctly. Payment in advance is preferred for my sessions. -- Some feedback from previous sessions... "Absolutely loved it. David explained the basics so patiently and with so many examples. He changed my perspective of flash photography and I couldn’t wait to use it." - Surya, March 2018 "Thank you so much David. What an eye opener. Taught me so much about flash photography in 2 1/2 hours. Highly recommend the class." - David, March 2018 "I loved this class. A great teacher who communicated his skill with ease. Looking forward to the 2nd class of flash photography. Thank you." - Suzanne, January 2017 "David knows Flash Photography, communication was easy, and the step by step way he teaches is very good. I have learnt a lot about flash, and will go again to another, thank you David." - Anthony, January 2017 "This is an amazing course, packed with lots of valuable technical information, David took the time to explain every single concept and demonstrate it with a practical exercise, this is a must do course for whoever wants to start with flash photograph !!! Really worth it." - Oscar, October 2016 "Very informative. David is a great teacher. I learned some great flash techniques and there was lots of time to practice each concept." - Gabbie, September 2016 "David was a great teacher. His knowledge and ability to make the class bond together was wonderful. I highly recommend this course for anyone who has little or no experience with flash photography." - Mark, September 2016 "Excellent overview of key concepts of flash photography, clear and accessible instruction and good examples to illustrate the ideas. Very well worth it!" - Ilya, August 2016 "I'm studying a Diploma of Photo Imaging and was struggling to grasp flash. Until yesterday's session. David explained things in a way that made sense. The exercises clearly demonstrated why and how flash works. David made sure I understood each concept before we moved on to the next. He provided notes to reinforce the message after the session and even had spare batteries for power-hungry flash units. I was lucky enough to be the only person in his session last night and was grateful for the one-to-one tuition. Thanks David!" - Emma, January 2016 "It was a great session with the right balance of technical and practical understanding of using cameras and flash devices. I would do it again if only to reinforce techniques and knowledge. Thank you." - Daryl, January 2016 "We did this workshop last night and it is brilliant. David is an excellent teacher making concepts clear and giving informative notes and relevant practical exercises which make the information come alive." - Lesley, June 2016 "This was my first meet up and it was great. David is a great teacher and the class was a great introduction into flash photography. A good mix of theory and practice. Looking forward to doing another one. Thanks David!!" - James, June 2016 "The Intro session is jam packed full of vital information. The session progresses in a logical sequence with handy hints, tech insights and advice making the mysteries of flash understandable. I can't wait to practice. In fact this course is so good I did it twice!" - Anne, January 2016 "I learnt so much more than I expected too!! You're a brilliant teacher David!! I look forward to doing more meetups with you. Thanks again David!" - Bruce, December 2015 "Dave you outdid yourself. One of the best meet-ups I've been to. I think you should come teach at our school. ;-) I loved how you challenged us and took us through step by step the entire way." - Julie, December 2015 "Easy to understand, great knowledge, fun and best value for money !!! I should have done this long time ago .... don't think about it - DO IT - invest in yourself - knowing the how is just half the equation , knowing the why really opens your eyes....can't wait for the next one !!!!" - Izabela, September 2015 "This is the best value photography course I've ever done (and I've done plenty online and in real life)! David was incredibly professional and is actually an excellent teacher ... a skill that is hard to come by. He presented each new concept in a structured way before building on what had just been learned. The whole night was full of practical examples in a beautiful location overlooking the city lights. I went back to work the following week full of confidence to take excellent pictures to use on the company website. I cannot recommend David highly enough! Thank you David - I'll be back for another course soon." - Michelle, June 2015 "Extremely informative and I learnt things about flash that I never knew before! David is very patient & easy to understand in his teachings. I can't wait for the next course!" - Sarah, May 2015 "One of the best workshops I've been through meetup. Learned a lot highly recommended..." - Chamal, March 2015 "David runs a very informative evening, answers all questions clearly. I enjoyed the fact the group was kept to max of 4 attendees. David understands the topic and conveys it to each student with lots of patience. I was lucky enough to use one of David's spare speedlites on the night as I have not purchased one as yet, now I can purchase with confidence. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to discover the correct procedures for flash photography." - John, January 2015 "Very informative. Learnt a lot from a workshop delivered in an easy to understand and friendly manner." - Tony, November 2014 "Awesome!!! Loved it, I certainly picked up a bunch of things and many things finally came together. I urge anyone who wants to know more about Flash Lighting with Speedlights to do this workshop" - Deanne, October 2014 "David was a great teacher and made me feel comfortable to ask all the questions I needed to get my head around the speedlight flash. I enjoyed the session and believe now I have the knowledge to move forward with the flash and take some great shots" - Kim, September 2014 "Went to the Introduction To Flash Lighting and thought it was one of the best meet up/photo tutorials I have been to. David knew his stuff and I went away more confident in how to use my speedlite and to build on what I had learned." - Mark, August 2014 "Absolutely sensational. David is a very patient teacher and takes the time to ensure you understand everything before moving onto the next topic. Big Thumbs Up!" - Margaret, July 2014 "Well structured evening, the exercises were ideal to come to grips with how the mix of ambient and flash light affects the outcome. Learned heaps, discovered some functions I never knew existed and put them into practice. If you're on the fence about going to this workshop - do it! You'll find it cash well spent." - Claire, May 2014

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    ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)

    Federation Square, Flinders St. · Melbourne

    A$59.00
    3 comments
  • Flash Lighting III: Beyond the Basics
    Once you become comfortable with the technical aspects of flash, creating effective lighting is a question of knowledge and technique. In this session we begin to explore some important lighting concepts that are fundamental to a variety of lighting techniques. Topics covered include: • deliberately working beyond the sync speed of your camera • introduction to inverse square law (a confusing but powerful lighting concept) • solving lighting problems using inverse square law • introduction to ring flash • layering on and off-axis light • butterfly/clamshell lighting This is the third in my series of sessions covering flash lighting topics. The topics covered in the previous sessions (Intro to Flash Lighting (http://photos.gilliver.net/teaching/flashwalk.html), Intro to Off-Camera Flash (http://photos.gilliver.net/teaching/offcameraflash.html)) are built upon in this session. Please note that if you are not comfortable with the concepts that are covered in those sessions, some aspects of this session may be a little confusing to you. You will need to bring a camera with a general purpose zoom lens that can reach 70-80mm (eg. 24-70mm,[masked]mm,[masked]mm). You should ensure your camera battery is fully charged and you have a memory card with free capacity for approximately 100 photos. I will provide basic speedlight flash equipment if you do not own any. However, if you already have a speedlight flash you are welcome to bring it along so that you can get some first hand experience using it. Don't forget to bring charged batteries for your flash. If you are bringing your own flash, it would help me enormously if you can tell me about that equipment in advance so that I can be prepared to deal with it. I have setup the RSVP process to ask the questions I need answered but I may follow up individually with additional questions. You will not need tripods, lighting stands, flash triggers, umbrellas or any other equipment. The group size will be limited to 3 photographers. There is no model provided for this session. As the session is mostly conducted in a quiet undercover space, the session will go ahead in the rain but please bring appropriate clothes for the forecast weather. -- Some feedback from previous sessions... "As always another wonderful session with David, learnt a lot with practical scenarios of difficult lighting situations and how to solve them." - Chamal (September 2016) "Very informative and well organized, David is a wealth of knowledge and happy to share his experience, highly recommended!" - Paula (March 2016) "Ventured into some new territory with this workshop. Explored some new techniques that I look forward to trying on my own. To get the most out of this workshop, you need to have the basics down pat though." - Perry (November 2014) "This workshop was challenging at first, but David explained everything with great clarity, I learnt heaps ..." - Jan (December 2014)

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    The Age Newspaper (Media House next to SouthernX)

    655 Collins Street · Melbourne

    A$59.00
    4 comments
  • Flash Lighting II: Introduction to Off-camera Flash (with speedlights)
    On-camera/pop-up flash is usually a horrible light source but for many people that is their only experience of flash lighting. Some people don't even realise that a speedlight-style flash unit can be used away from their camera. This practical session will explore the basics of taking a speedlight flash off-camera and using it to take portraits outdoors. Some of the topics covered in this session include: • basic equipment: stands, hot/cold shoes and triggering systems • different equipment/techniques for softening flash • using two off-camera flashes • combining flash with ambient light • different uses for gelled flashes (colour balancing plus creative effects) I will provide basic flash equipment if you do not own any. However, if you already have a speedlight flash you are welcome to bring it along and I will show you how it can be used off-camera. You will need your camera, a general purpose zoom lens (eg. 24-70mm,[masked]mm, 18-55mm) with charged batteries and space on your memory card for up to 100 images. This session is best suited for photographers who know how to use their camera on manual exposure and already understand the basic principles of flash photography (eg. how aperture/shutter speed affect flash exposure, why camera sync speed is important). I cover those basic flash concepts in my separate "Introduction to Flash" meetup session. If you are bringing your own flash equipment, it would help me enormously if you can tell me about that equipment in advance so that I can be prepared to deal with it. I have setup the RSVP process to ask the question I need answered but I may follow up individually with additional questions. The group size will be limited to 3 photographers. There is no model provided for this session - photographers will be asked to take it in turns in front of the camera (the 'worst case' scenario will be that you'll shoot me). As the session is mostly conducted undercover, the session will go ahead in the rain but please bring appropriate clothes for the forecast weather. Notes are provided in PDF form after the session via email. -- Feedback from previous off-camera flash sessions... "Excellent meetup - lots of equipment & techniques covered with time for practice as well. Highly recommended." - Gabbie, October 2016 "I did a masterclass about flash lighting last week and was amazing to learn how to use more than one flash speedlight at the same time and all the tools we need. A great experience! I will back again to the third masterclass! Highly recommended!" - Mireia, September 2016 "When it comes to understanding off camera flash, this is surely the mothership. I can't wait to use all the good stuff David has taught." - Dieter, August 2016 "After taking David's #1 intro to flash course and now his Flash Lighting II, I am now excited to use my flash instead of avoiding it. Fantastic David." - Eric, August 2015 "Well structured and equipped, great session as always..." - Chamal, August 2015 "I had loved Flash Lighting I but Flash Lighting II took it to a whole new level.. who knew the humble little speed light could achieve so much! This was a terrific session and I have taken away so much from both the lighting sessions. I now have a greater understanding of how speed lights work and also of the practical application of them. Thank-you very much David for your simple explanations and demonstrations. I am so happy I found your workshops!" - Joanne, June 2015 "Excellent. A very informative afternoon." - Raymond, August 2014 "Thanks again David, for another informative and hands on session! I was blown away with the amazing effects a flash can create, I have never owned a flash but now I don't think one will be enough for me... look forward to your other sessions!" - Dorothy, August 2014 "A great wealth of knowledge in flash photography. Would recommend to anyone who wishes to learn more." - David, September 2014 "Fantastic meetup! David is a wealth of information, I got so much out of these few hours, and feel like I know so much more now. Highly recommendable for anyone wanting to know more about lighting. Thanks for the great session!" - Tanja, September 2014

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    The Age Newspaper (Media House next to SouthernX)

    655 Collins Street · Melbourne

    A$69.00
    1 comment
  • Flash Lighting: Introduction to Flash (using speedlights)
    Yes, pop-up flash is horrible, but there's much more to flash lighting than that. This is a 2.5-hour outdoor walk/workshop to show you the basic principles of flash and some of the cool tricks you can do with it. At first glance, flash lighting appears to break some of the rules of exposing a photo. This session explains why flash is different and covers the basic tricks that make flash a fascinating creative tool for a photographer. Topics covered: • TTL metering and flash exposure compensation • camera sync speed • basic principles: use of aperture and shutter speed • blending flash and ambient light sources • using flash with movement • creative flash effects • using speedlight zoom control • bouncing flash off surfaces - indoor and outdoor I will take a couple of minutes to explain each concept and then give you a specific exercise with suggested camera settings so that you can try it for yourself. As with my "available light" ( http://photos.gilliver.net/teaching/nightportraits.html ) walk, you'll be pairing up to take photos of each other. This is the first in a series of 3 sessions on lighting with flash. This walk has been designed for photographers who have a speedlight-style flash (eg. Canon 430EX/580EX/600EX, Nikon SB700/800/900/910/5000, Yongnuo 568EX etc) that you "bolt on" to the top of your camera. A number of the set exercises can be done with pop-up flash but some are speedlight-specific. The concepts taught apply to both DSLR and mirrorless camera systems. The main flash features required are the ability to control the flash power level manually and the ability to swivel the flash head in different directions. Tripods, light stands, umbrellas and remote triggering systems are not required on this walk - this session does not discuss off-camera flash. I recommend bringing a general purpose zoom lens for this session. For example, a 24-70mm, 17-55mm,[masked]mm etc. Please ensure that both your camera and flash have freshly charged batteries and your camera has a blank memory card. You won't need a tripod. This session is best suited to photographers who are comfortable with camera concepts such as film speed, shutter speed, aperture and white balance but have no understanding of their flash beyond knowing how to turn it on/off. As this event is outdoors after dark, please ensure you have warm clothing and if rain is forecast, bring an umbrella (although the session runs mostly undercover if rain is about). If you are interested in this walk but are not able to attend this date, feel free to leave a comment with your preferred time/date. If you are having difficulties making payment via Meetup, you can go direct to Paypal ( https://www.paypal.com.au ) and make payment to "[masked]". Make sure you include a note indicating which session you're making payment for so that I can set your RSVP correctly. Payment in advance is preferred for my sessions. -- Some feedback from previous sessions... "Absolutely loved it. David explained the basics so patiently and with so many examples. He changed my perspective of flash photography and I couldn’t wait to use it." - Surya, March 2018 "Thank you so much David. What an eye opener. Taught me so much about flash photography in 2 1/2 hours. Highly recommend the class." - David, March 2018 "I loved this class. A great teacher who communicated his skill with ease. Looking forward to the 2nd class of flash photography. Thank you." - Suzanne, January 2017 "David knows Flash Photography, communication was easy, and the step by step way he teaches is very good. I have learnt a lot about flash, and will go again to another, thank you David." - Anthony, January 2017 "This is an amazing course, packed with lots of valuable technical information, David took the time to explain every single concept and demonstrate it with a practical exercise, this is a must do course for whoever wants to start with flash photograph !!! Really worth it." - Oscar, October 2016 "Very informative. David is a great teacher. I learned some great flash techniques and there was lots of time to practice each concept." - Gabbie, September 2016 "David was a great teacher. His knowledge and ability to make the class bond together was wonderful. I highly recommend this course for anyone who has little or no experience with flash photography." - Mark, September 2016 "Excellent overview of key concepts of flash photography, clear and accessible instruction and good examples to illustrate the ideas. Very well worth it!" - Ilya, August 2016 "I'm studying a Diploma of Photo Imaging and was struggling to grasp flash. Until yesterday's session. David explained things in a way that made sense. The exercises clearly demonstrated why and how flash works. David made sure I understood each concept before we moved on to the next. He provided notes to reinforce the message after the session and even had spare batteries for power-hungry flash units. I was lucky enough to be the only person in his session last night and was grateful for the one-to-one tuition. Thanks David!" - Emma, January 2016 "It was a great session with the right balance of technical and practical understanding of using cameras and flash devices. I would do it again if only to reinforce techniques and knowledge. Thank you." - Daryl, January 2016 "We did this workshop last night and it is brilliant. David is an excellent teacher making concepts clear and giving informative notes and relevant practical exercises which make the information come alive." - Lesley, June 2016 "This was my first meet up and it was great. David is a great teacher and the class was a great introduction into flash photography. A good mix of theory and practice. Looking forward to doing another one. Thanks David!!" - James, June 2016 "The Intro session is jam packed full of vital information. The session progresses in a logical sequence with handy hints, tech insights and advice making the mysteries of flash understandable. I can't wait to practice. In fact this course is so good I did it twice!" - Anne, January 2016 "I learnt so much more than I expected too!! You're a brilliant teacher David!! I look forward to doing more meetups with you. Thanks again David!" - Bruce, December 2015 "Dave you outdid yourself. One of the best meet-ups I've been to. I think you should come teach at our school. ;-) I loved how you challenged us and took us through step by step the entire way." - Julie, December 2015 "Easy to understand, great knowledge, fun and best value for money !!! I should have done this long time ago .... don't think about it - DO IT - invest in yourself - knowing the how is just half the equation , knowing the why really opens your eyes....can't wait for the next one !!!!" - Izabela, September 2015 "This is the best value photography course I've ever done (and I've done plenty online and in real life)! David was incredibly professional and is actually an excellent teacher ... a skill that is hard to come by. He presented each new concept in a structured way before building on what had just been learned. The whole night was full of practical examples in a beautiful location overlooking the city lights. I went back to work the following week full of confidence to take excellent pictures to use on the company website. I cannot recommend David highly enough! Thank you David - I'll be back for another course soon." - Michelle, June 2015 "Extremely informative and I learnt things about flash that I never knew before! David is very patient & easy to understand in his teachings. I can't wait for the next course!" - Sarah, May 2015 "One of the best workshops I've been through meetup. Learned a lot highly recommended..." - Chamal, March 2015 "David runs a very informative evening, answers all questions clearly. I enjoyed the fact the group was kept to max of 4 attendees. David understands the topic and conveys it to each student with lots of patience. I was lucky enough to use one of David's spare speedlites on the night as I have not purchased one as yet, now I can purchase with confidence. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to discover the correct procedures for flash photography." - John, January 2015 "Very informative. Learnt a lot from a workshop delivered in an easy to understand and friendly manner." - Tony, November 2014 "Awesome!!! Loved it, I certainly picked up a bunch of things and many things finally came together. I urge anyone who wants to know more about Flash Lighting with Speedlights to do this workshop" - Deanne, October 2014 "David was a great teacher and made me feel comfortable to ask all the questions I needed to get my head around the speedlight flash. I enjoyed the session and believe now I have the knowledge to move forward with the flash and take some great shots" - Kim, September 2014 "Went to the Introduction To Flash Lighting and thought it was one of the best meet up/photo tutorials I have been to. David knew his stuff and I went away more confident in how to use my speedlite and to build on what I had learned." - Mark, August 2014 "Absolutely sensational. David is a very patient teacher and takes the time to ensure you understand everything before moving onto the next topic. Big Thumbs Up!" - Margaret, July 2014 "Well structured evening, the exercises were ideal to come to grips with how the mix of ambient and flash light affects the outcome. Learned heaps, discovered some functions I never knew existed and put them into practice. If you're on the fence about going to this workshop - do it! You'll find it cash well spent." - Claire, May 2014

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    ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)

    Federation Square, Flinders St. · Melbourne

    A$59.00
  • $25 - Available Light Portraits - After Dark! (basic version)
    This is a 2-hour session trying to find locations where available light can be used for shooting portraits. Unlike my usual night "Available Light Portraits" session (which uses a different location with a smaller group), this one is a little more free range - we'll be exploring to see what we can find. We may find awesome stuff, we may not. We'll head towards Etihad Stadium and may move down into Docklands with the goal of returning to Southern Cross station when we're done. I'll be providing some guidance but I'll be open to suggestions from the group. I will be able to provide some camera assistance for those who need it. Numbers will be limited to 10 photographers (plus myself as organiser). As no model is provided, we'll be taking photos of each other. If you're not comfortable being in front of the camera for others, this may not be the walk for you. This walk is probably best suited to photographers who are already comfortable with their camera controls and have a working knowledge of the concepts of aperture, shutter speed, film speed (ISO) and white balance. The recommended equipment for the walk is a camera capable of at least ISO 3200, an appropriate portrait lens (eg. at least 50mm or longer) with a reasonably wide aperture (eg. f/2.8 or wider). If you own a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens on a cropped sensor camera, that's ideal. I'd suggest tripods should be left at home as we'll try to keep moving. You will not require a flash or any other lighting equipment as that would defeat the whole purpose of hunting for available light. :-) As this activity is run outdoors after dark, please ensure you're dressed in appropriately warm clothes (it's often freezing in winter) and if the forecast suggests rain, please bring an umbrella. -- Previous students have said... "Opens your eyes to the quality of light even from available light at night, and increases your sensitivity to shadows and highlights on the model. Great value workshop. Looking forward to attending others in this series." - Jason, October 2017 "Another great and informative session with David. I took so much away from last nights outing." - Mick, October 2017 "Useful tips. Exceeded my expectations!" - Luke, August 2015 "I am glad I went as I learnt a new way to view and use available light. David is an excellent communicator and got his message across easily. Perfect location for what we needed to do and easy to get to on public transport. I highly recommend this Meet-up with David." - Owen, August 2015 "Thanks David for sharing your expertise and thank you to the male models who froze in the name of photography. Great fun." - Annie, July 2015 "Fabulous - loaded with information, great ideas- I learned heaps" - Judi, July 2015 "Just attended David's night portrait by available light class a couple of days ago and I haven't stopped talking about how worthwhile the session was. The best part was David's friendly nature which made me feel at ease straightaway. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back for more classes :)" - Aviti, May 2015 "I learned heaps again thank you! Great value for money and I have come away with a new insight into night portraiture." - Sarah, May 2015 "It was amazing session and great lessons with David. Thank you" - Hamid, June 2015 "Thanks David, very informative. Enjoyed it a lot." - Ellen, April 2015

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    Southern Cross Station Steps

    Bourke Street · Melbourne

    A$25.00
  • Flash Lighting II: Introduction to Off-camera Flash (with speedlights)
    On-camera/pop-up flash is usually a horrible light source but for many people that is their only experience of flash lighting. Some people don't even realise that a speedlight-style flash unit can be used away from their camera. This practical session will explore the basics of taking a speedlight flash off-camera and using it to take portraits outdoors. Some of the topics covered in this session include: • basic equipment: stands, hot/cold shoes and triggering systems • different equipment/techniques for softening flash • using two off-camera flashes • combining flash with ambient light • different uses for gelled flashes (colour balancing plus creative effects) I will provide basic flash equipment if you do not own any. However, if you already have a speedlight flash you are welcome to bring it along and I will show you how it can be used off-camera. You will need your camera, a general purpose zoom lens (eg. 24-70mm,[masked]mm, 18-55mm) with charged batteries and space on your memory card for up to 100 images. This session is best suited for photographers who know how to use their camera on manual exposure and already understand the basic principles of flash photography (eg. how aperture/shutter speed affect flash exposure, why camera sync speed is important). I cover those basic flash concepts in my separate "Introduction to Flash" meetup session. If you are bringing your own flash equipment, it would help me enormously if you can tell me about that equipment in advance so that I can be prepared to deal with it. I have setup the RSVP process to ask the question I need answered but I may follow up individually with additional questions. The group size will be limited to 3 photographers. There is no model provided for this session - photographers will be asked to take it in turns in front of the camera (the 'worst case' scenario will be that you'll shoot me). As the session is mostly conducted undercover, the session will go ahead in the rain but please bring appropriate clothes for the forecast weather. Notes are provided in PDF form after the session via email. -- Feedback from previous off-camera flash sessions... "Excellent meetup - lots of equipment & techniques covered with time for practice as well. Highly recommended." - Gabbie, October 2016 "I did a masterclass about flash lighting last week and was amazing to learn how to use more than one flash speedlight at the same time and all the tools we need. A great experience! I will back again to the third masterclass! Highly recommended!" - Mireia, September 2016 "When it comes to understanding off camera flash, this is surely the mothership. I can't wait to use all the good stuff David has taught." - Dieter, August 2016 "After taking David's #1 intro to flash course and now his Flash Lighting II, I am now excited to use my flash instead of avoiding it. Fantastic David." - Eric, August 2015 "Well structured and equipped, great session as always..." - Chamal, August 2015 "I had loved Flash Lighting I but Flash Lighting II took it to a whole new level.. who knew the humble little speed light could achieve so much! This was a terrific session and I have taken away so much from both the lighting sessions. I now have a greater understanding of how speed lights work and also of the practical application of them. Thank-you very much David for your simple explanations and demonstrations. I am so happy I found your workshops!" - Joanne, June 2015 "Excellent. A very informative afternoon." - Raymond, August 2014 "Thanks again David, for another informative and hands on session! I was blown away with the amazing effects a flash can create, I have never owned a flash but now I don't think one will be enough for me... look forward to your other sessions!" - Dorothy, August 2014 "A great wealth of knowledge in flash photography. Would recommend to anyone who wishes to learn more." - David, September 2014 "Fantastic meetup! David is a wealth of information, I got so much out of these few hours, and feel like I know so much more now. Highly recommendable for anyone wanting to know more about lighting. Thanks for the great session!" - Tanja, September 2014

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    The Age Newspaper (Media House next to SouthernX)

    655 Collins Street · Melbourne

    A$69.00
  • Flash Lighting: Introduction to Flash (using speedlights)
    Yes, pop-up flash is horrible, but there's much more to flash lighting than that. This is a 2.5-hour outdoor walk/workshop to show you the basic principles of flash and some of the cool tricks you can do with it. At first glance, flash lighting appears to break some of the rules of exposing a photo. This session explains why flash is different and covers the basic tricks that make flash a fascinating creative tool for a photographer. Topics covered: • TTL metering and flash exposure compensation • camera sync speed • basic principles: use of aperture and shutter speed • blending flash and ambient light sources • using flash with movement • creative flash effects • using speedlight zoom control • bouncing flash off surfaces - indoor and outdoor I will take a couple of minutes to explain each concept and then give you a specific exercise with suggested camera settings so that you can try it for yourself. As with my "available light" ( http://photos.gilliver.net/teaching/nightportraits.html ) walk, you'll be pairing up to take photos of each other. This is the first in a series of 3 sessions on lighting with flash. This walk has been designed for photographers who have a speedlight-style flash (eg. Canon 430EX/580EX/600EX, Nikon SB700/800/900/910/5000, Yongnuo 568EX etc) that you "bolt on" to the top of your camera. A number of the set exercises can be done with pop-up flash but some are speedlight-specific. The concepts taught apply to both DSLR and mirrorless camera systems. The main flash features required are the ability to control the flash power level manually and the ability to swivel the flash head in different directions. Tripods, light stands, umbrellas and remote triggering systems are not required on this walk - this session does not discuss off-camera flash. I recommend bringing a general purpose zoom lens for this session. For example, a 24-70mm, 17-55mm,[masked]mm etc. Please ensure that both your camera and flash have freshly charged batteries and your camera has a blank memory card. You won't need a tripod. This session is best suited to photographers who are comfortable with camera concepts such as film speed, shutter speed, aperture and white balance but have no understanding of their flash beyond knowing how to turn it on/off. As this event is outdoors after dark, please ensure you have warm clothing and if rain is forecast, bring an umbrella (although the session runs mostly undercover if rain is about). If you are interested in this walk but are not able to attend this date, feel free to leave a comment with your preferred time/date. If you are having difficulties making payment via Meetup, you can go direct to Paypal ( https://www.paypal.com.au ) and make payment to "[masked]". Make sure you include a note indicating which session you're making payment for so that I can set your RSVP correctly. Payment in advance is preferred for my sessions. -- Some feedback from previous sessions... "Absolutely loved it. David explained the basics so patiently and with so many examples. He changed my perspective of flash photography and I couldn’t wait to use it." - Surya, March 2018 "Thank you so much David. What an eye opener. Taught me so much about flash photography in 2 1/2 hours. Highly recommend the class." - David, March 2018 "I loved this class. A great teacher who communicated his skill with ease. Looking forward to the 2nd class of flash photography. Thank you." - Suzanne, January 2017 "David knows Flash Photography, communication was easy, and the step by step way he teaches is very good. I have learnt a lot about flash, and will go again to another, thank you David." - Anthony, January 2017 "This is an amazing course, packed with lots of valuable technical information, David took the time to explain every single concept and demonstrate it with a practical exercise, this is a must do course for whoever wants to start with flash photograph !!! Really worth it." - Oscar, October 2016 "Very informative. David is a great teacher. I learned some great flash techniques and there was lots of time to practice each concept." - Gabbie, September 2016 "David was a great teacher. His knowledge and ability to make the class bond together was wonderful. I highly recommend this course for anyone who has little or no experience with flash photography." - Mark, September 2016 "Excellent overview of key concepts of flash photography, clear and accessible instruction and good examples to illustrate the ideas. Very well worth it!" - Ilya, August 2016 "I'm studying a Diploma of Photo Imaging and was struggling to grasp flash. Until yesterday's session. David explained things in a way that made sense. The exercises clearly demonstrated why and how flash works. David made sure I understood each concept before we moved on to the next. He provided notes to reinforce the message after the session and even had spare batteries for power-hungry flash units. I was lucky enough to be the only person in his session last night and was grateful for the one-to-one tuition. Thanks David!" - Emma, January 2016 "It was a great session with the right balance of technical and practical understanding of using cameras and flash devices. I would do it again if only to reinforce techniques and knowledge. Thank you." - Daryl, January 2016 "We did this workshop last night and it is brilliant. David is an excellent teacher making concepts clear and giving informative notes and relevant practical exercises which make the information come alive." - Lesley, June 2016 "This was my first meet up and it was great. David is a great teacher and the class was a great introduction into flash photography. A good mix of theory and practice. Looking forward to doing another one. Thanks David!!" - James, June 2016 "The Intro session is jam packed full of vital information. The session progresses in a logical sequence with handy hints, tech insights and advice making the mysteries of flash understandable. I can't wait to practice. In fact this course is so good I did it twice!" - Anne, January 2016 "I learnt so much more than I expected too!! You're a brilliant teacher David!! I look forward to doing more meetups with you. Thanks again David!" - Bruce, December 2015 "Dave you outdid yourself. One of the best meet-ups I've been to. I think you should come teach at our school. ;-) I loved how you challenged us and took us through step by step the entire way." - Julie, December 2015 "Easy to understand, great knowledge, fun and best value for money !!! I should have done this long time ago .... don't think about it - DO IT - invest in yourself - knowing the how is just half the equation , knowing the why really opens your eyes....can't wait for the next one !!!!" - Izabela, September 2015 "This is the best value photography course I've ever done (and I've done plenty online and in real life)! David was incredibly professional and is actually an excellent teacher ... a skill that is hard to come by. He presented each new concept in a structured way before building on what had just been learned. The whole night was full of practical examples in a beautiful location overlooking the city lights. I went back to work the following week full of confidence to take excellent pictures to use on the company website. I cannot recommend David highly enough! Thank you David - I'll be back for another course soon." - Michelle, June 2015 "Extremely informative and I learnt things about flash that I never knew before! David is very patient & easy to understand in his teachings. I can't wait for the next course!" - Sarah, May 2015 "One of the best workshops I've been through meetup. Learned a lot highly recommended..." - Chamal, March 2015 "David runs a very informative evening, answers all questions clearly. I enjoyed the fact the group was kept to max of 4 attendees. David understands the topic and conveys it to each student with lots of patience. I was lucky enough to use one of David's spare speedlites on the night as I have not purchased one as yet, now I can purchase with confidence. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to discover the correct procedures for flash photography." - John, January 2015 "Very informative. Learnt a lot from a workshop delivered in an easy to understand and friendly manner." - Tony, November 2014 "Awesome!!! Loved it, I certainly picked up a bunch of things and many things finally came together. I urge anyone who wants to know more about Flash Lighting with Speedlights to do this workshop" - Deanne, October 2014 "David was a great teacher and made me feel comfortable to ask all the questions I needed to get my head around the speedlight flash. I enjoyed the session and believe now I have the knowledge to move forward with the flash and take some great shots" - Kim, September 2014 "Went to the Introduction To Flash Lighting and thought it was one of the best meet up/photo tutorials I have been to. David knew his stuff and I went away more confident in how to use my speedlite and to build on what I had learned." - Mark, August 2014 "Absolutely sensational. David is a very patient teacher and takes the time to ensure you understand everything before moving onto the next topic. Big Thumbs Up!" - Margaret, July 2014 "Well structured evening, the exercises were ideal to come to grips with how the mix of ambient and flash light affects the outcome. Learned heaps, discovered some functions I never knew existed and put them into practice. If you're on the fence about going to this workshop - do it! You'll find it cash well spent." - Claire, May 2014

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    ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)

    Federation Square, Flinders St. · Melbourne

    A$59.00
  • Flash Lighting: Introduction to Flash (using speedlights)
    Yes, pop-up flash is horrible, but there's much more to flash lighting than that. This is a 2.5-hour outdoor walk/workshop to show you the basic principles of flash and some of the cool tricks you can do with it. At first glance, flash lighting appears to break some of the rules of exposing a photo. This session explains why flash is different and covers the basic tricks that make flash a fascinating creative tool for a photographer. Topics covered: • TTL metering and flash exposure compensation • camera sync speed • basic principles: use of aperture and shutter speed • blending flash and ambient light sources • using flash with movement • creative flash effects • using speedlight zoom control • bouncing flash off surfaces - indoor and outdoor I will take a couple of minutes to explain each concept and then give you a specific exercise with suggested camera settings so that you can try it for yourself. As with my "available light" ( http://photos.gilliver.net/teaching/nightportraits.html ) walk, you'll be pairing up to take photos of each other. This is the first in a series of 3 sessions on lighting with flash. This walk has been designed for photographers who have a speedlight-style flash (eg. Canon 430EX/580EX/600EX, Nikon SB700/800/900/910/5000, Yongnuo 568EX etc) that you "bolt on" to the top of your camera. A number of the set exercises can be done with pop-up flash but some are speedlight-specific. The concepts taught apply to both DSLR and mirrorless camera systems. The main flash features required are the ability to control the flash power level manually and the ability to swivel the flash head in different directions. Tripods, light stands, umbrellas and remote triggering systems are not required on this walk - this session does not discuss off-camera flash. I recommend bringing a general purpose zoom lens for this session. For example, a 24-70mm, 17-55mm,[masked]mm etc. Please ensure that both your camera and flash have freshly charged batteries and your camera has a blank memory card. You won't need a tripod. This session is best suited to photographers who are comfortable with camera concepts such as film speed, shutter speed, aperture and white balance but have no understanding of their flash beyond knowing how to turn it on/off. As this event is outdoors after dark, please ensure you have warm clothing and if rain is forecast, bring an umbrella (although the session runs mostly undercover if rain is about). If you are interested in this walk but are not able to attend this date, feel free to leave a comment with your preferred time/date. If you are having difficulties making payment via Meetup, you can go direct to Paypal ( https://www.paypal.com.au ) and make payment to "[masked]". Make sure you include a note indicating which session you're making payment for so that I can set your RSVP correctly. Payment in advance is preferred for my sessions. -- Some feedback from previous sessions... "I loved this class. A great teacher who communicated his skill with ease. Looking forward to the 2nd class of flash photography. Thank you." - Suzanne, January 2017 "An excellent evening with a great teacher." - Gill, January 2017 "David knows Flash Photography, communication was easy, and the step by step way he teaches is very good. I have learnt a lot about flash, and will go again to another, thank you David." - Anthony, January 2017 "This is an amazing course, packed with lots of valuable technical information, David took the time to explain every single concept and demonstrate it with a practical exercise, this is a must do course for whoever wants to start with flash photograph !!! Really worth it." - Oscar, October 2016 "Very informative. David is a great teacher. I learned some great flash techniques and there was lots of time to practice each concept." - Gabbie, September 2016 "David was a great teacher. His knowledge and ability to make the class bond together was wonderful. I highly recommend this course for anyone who has little or no experience with flash photography." - Mark, September 2016 "Excellent overview of key concepts of flash photography, clear and accessible instruction and good examples to illustrate the ideas. Very well worth it!" - Ilya, August 2016 "I'm studying a Diploma of Photo Imaging and was struggling to grasp flash. Until yesterday's session. David explained things in a way that made sense. The exercises clearly demonstrated why and how flash works. David made sure I understood each concept before we moved on to the next. He provided notes to reinforce the message after the session and even had spare batteries for power-hungry flash units. I was lucky enough to be the only person in his session last night and was grateful for the one-to-one tuition. Thanks David!" - Emma, January 2016 "It was a great session with the right balance of technical and practical understanding of using cameras and flash devices. I would do it again if only to reinforce techniques and knowledge. Thank you." - Daryl, January 2016 "We did this workshop last night and it is brilliant. David is an excellent teacher making concepts clear and giving informative notes and relevant practical exercises which make the information come alive." - Lesley, June 2016 "This was my first meet up and it was great. David is a great teacher and the class was a great introduction into flash photography. A good mix of theory and practice. Looking forward to doing another one. Thanks David!!" - James, June 2016 "The Intro session is jam packed full of vital information. The session progresses in a logical sequence with handy hints, tech insights and advice making the mysteries of flash understandable. I can't wait to practice. In fact this course is so good I did it twice!" - Anne, January 2016 "I learnt so much more than I expected too!! You're a brilliant teacher David!! I look forward to doing more meetups with you. Thanks again David!" - Bruce, December 2015 "Dave you outdid yourself. One of the best meet-ups I've been to. I think you should come teach at our school. ;-) I loved how you challenged us and took us through step by step the entire way." - Julie, December 2015 "Easy to understand, great knowledge, fun and best value for money !!! I should have done this long time ago .... don't think about it - DO IT - invest in yourself - knowing the how is just half the equation , knowing the why really opens your eyes....can't wait for the next one !!!!" - Izabela, September 2015 "This is the best value photography course I've ever done (and I've done plenty online and in real life)! David was incredibly professional and is actually an excellent teacher ... a skill that is hard to come by. He presented each new concept in a structured way before building on what had just been learned. The whole night was full of practical examples in a beautiful location overlooking the city lights. I went back to work the following week full of confidence to take excellent pictures to use on the company website. I cannot recommend David highly enough! Thank you David - I'll be back for another course soon." - Michelle, June 2015 "Extremely informative and I learnt things about flash that I never knew before! David is very patient & easy to understand in his teachings. I can't wait for the next course!" - Sarah, May 2015 "It's a very great meet up! I got a lot of useful information! Can't wait to attend your next meet up! Thank you very much!" - Maria, May 2015 "One of the best workshops I've been through meetup. Learned a lot highly recommended..." - Chamal, March 2015 "David runs a very informative evening, answers all questions clearly. I enjoyed the fact the group was kept to max of 4 attendees. David understands the topic and conveys it to each student with lots of patience. I was lucky enough to use one of David's spare speedlites on the night as I have not purchased one as yet, now I can purchase with confidence. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to discover the correct procedures for flash photography." - John, January 2015 "Very informative. Learnt a lot from a workshop delivered in an easy to understand and friendly manner." - Tony, November 2014 "Awesome!!! Loved it, I certainly picked up a bunch of things and many things finally came together. I urge anyone who wants to know more about Flash Lighting with Speedlights to do this workshop" - Deanne, October 2014 "David was a great teacher and made me feel comfortable to ask all the questions I needed to get my head around the speedlight flash. I enjoyed the session and believe now I have the knowledge to move forward with the flash and take some great shots" - Kim, September 2014 "Went to the Introduction To Flash Lighting and thought it was one of the best meet up/photo tutorials I have been to. David knew his stuff and I went away more confident in how to use my speedlite and to build on what I had learned." - Mark, August 2014 "Absolutely sensational. David is a very patient teacher and takes the time to ensure you understand everything before moving onto the next topic. Big Thumbs Up!" - Margaret, July 2014 "Great night. Hands on exercises putting theory into practice - Well thought out. Thanks David." - Harry, May 2014 "Well structured evening, the exercises were ideal to come to grips with how the mix of ambient and flash light affects the outcome. Learned heaps, discovered some functions I never knew existed and put them into practice. If you're on the fence about going to this workshop - do it! You'll find it cash well spent." - Claire, May 2014

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    ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)

    Federation Square, Flinders St. · Melbourne

    A$59.00