Fundamental Series -The Power of Speedlites , Lighting Principles plus Practice
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The posted dated is tentative. This 7 hour educational workshop is $88.00 total ($28 deposit via Paypal to hold your spot). Once we have FOUR participants will will discuss the actual date for the session.
As a photographer, it may be daunting to learn all the technical aspects of photographic lighting on your own. Thus, I created a series of low cost but comprehensive workshops to boost your technical skills and confident in real life situations. This is a hands-on information packed session.
If you wish to become proficient with your Speedlite be it in manual, xTTL, on or off camera and use it in high speed sync mode. Please bring your hot shoe flash to practice during the session if you own one.
You will also learn the principles of lighting.
The first part of this workshop will concentrate on the most important technical aspects of using your own Speedlites, including on-camera flash, off-camera flash, balancing your Speedlites with ambient light, and using various modifiers to shape the light. My Speedlites will be available to use as well.
When: Saturday (To be determined)
Duration: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM or so
11:00 M to 11:15AM - introduction of everyone
11:16 AM to 1:00 PM - learn all about Speedlites
1:01 PM to 1:30 PM - lunch break (pizza and drinks will be available)
1:31 to 2:30 PM - demonstrate the principles of lighting and different styles
2:31 PM to 3:30 PM - continue learning about Speedlites and how to use them
3:31 PM to 4:00 PM - break time
4:01 PM to 6:00 PM - practise shooting portraits with a model in the studio
The WORKSHOP fee is only $88.00 total ($28 non-refundable deposit via Paypal + $60.00 cash at the door)
We need at least four members to sign up for this 7 hour session to go on.
Number of spots: 6 photographers
Who is this workshop for:
Whether you're a semi-professional photographer looking to freshen up your technical skills with your Speedlites, or you are starting out your career in photography, an avid amateur who wants to learn new skills, these workshops are structured to suit you. The only requirement is that you know the basics of photography and know how to manually operate your film or digital camera.
Sample images what can be done with off camera flash: All photos taken by yours truly.
This shot was taken in our studio recently using three Speedlites.
This shot of Alexa was taken in our studio recently using three Speedlites on the wet set.
Image taken with one Speedlite with no reflector.
Photo taken with 3 Speedlites ganged.
What to bring:
-> your camera with empty memory card, full battery, and a standard hot shoe
-> 24 mm to 105 mm lenses (or any portrait lens)
-> any Speedlite with a manual mode or xTTL if you have one
-> stand and modifier for your own Speedlite (optional)
-> a notepad and pen
Summary of what you'll learn:
> Speedlite technology and why use them?
> What hardware are needed for your own setup
> How speedlites work in manual, xTTL mode, and High Speed Sync or Auto FP
> Understanding flash duration and what it can do for your shoots
> How to use a light meter (Sekonic)
> How to balance Speedlites with ambient light
> How to modify your Speedlites for the light you need
> The principles of lighting and different commonly used styles
ATTENTION: SONY (Alpha) DSLR OWNERS ARE WELCOME. (I will provide the hot shoe adapter for you to trigger the Speedlites wirelessly.
Our session will be kept small to provide full attention to each participant and allow ample time for each person to try their own setup.
Street parking is free.
Refreshments will be available.
Secure your attendance by:
You spot is secured by making a non-refundable DEPOSIT of $28.00 through Paypal. $60 cash will be collected at the door. Paypal accepts all major credit cards even if you don't have a Paypal account. If you don't use Paypal please contact Alan and make other arrangements.
FREE DRAW: A chance to win a new photo vest. You must be present to win the prize and it can not be substituted with anything else. Size is large.
four one six - eight two three - five five seven zero (text friendly)
Refunds offered if:
Additional notes: No last minute cancellations. No refund or credit will be given for no show.
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.