Whether we know it as a speed light or a strobe, the small battery powered flash that sits upon the top of your camera is one of the most useful, and at the same time most frustrating, tools in the photographer’s toolbox. This one-day workshop will help you tame the speed light, mastering its use on and off the camera. You will learn to bounce it creatively, modify its output with domes, diffusers, and mini soft-boxes. Learn about dragging the shutter and rear curtain/second curtain flash techniques. Combine the speed light with ambient light for realistic looking lighting. Filter a flash to match ambient light so you never have orange or fluorescent green backgrounds again. Set up an instant mini studio with two compact light stands, two umbrellas, radio controlled slaves or electric eyes and a pair of strobes. Whether you shoot Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Pentax or Sony, by the end of the day, you will have joined the ranks of the strobist.