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What our customers say about An Introduction to Flash Photography
Our Introduction to Flash Photography course is an ideal starting point for those wishing to explore the capabilities of both on camera and off camera flash. We will also cover other light sources including the use of natural and artificial light sources. The course is a great follow on for those that have a good grasp of the basic elements of photography and who may have attended one or more of our Getting Started with Digital Photography, Digital Photography Next Steps and Extending Your Digital Photography Skills course.
The course explores the importance of light in photography, as without light there is no photograph. Our eyes do a very good job of adjusting to different lighting conditions. Cameras on the other hand do not and it is important as photographers to understand this and be able to make judgements and adjustments to maximise your chances of obtaining the photograph you want.
During this course, we will provide numerous, illustrative examples to help explain each topic. We will demonstrate the effects of different lighting conditions on the same subject. Bring your camera and a flashgun (if you have one) and try out what you learn as you go.
What will you learn on this course?
During this half day course, we will cover the following topics:White balance The colour temperature of light and how to set your camera Changes in the temperature of light According to the light source, time of day and weather conditions How time of year and time of day affect light When to take the shot, making the most of available light Reflecting light Using reflectors and other techniques Shooting indoors under artificial lighting conditions Using various light sources: LED lights, general household lights etc, to light your subject Using a Flashgun Built in or mounted directly on the camera What the term “guide number” means in relation to a flashgun The effect of distance and power Different Flash modes From Auto to Manual Applying Flash compensation On the flashgun or on the camera Using off camera flash By cable and wireless trigger Using more than one flashgun Some simple setups Use of softboxes and umbrellas To soften the light and improve the final image Balancing ambient light with artificial light sources What to look for and how to control light
Who is this course suitable for?
We’ve designed this course for those who have a good understanding of the basic concepts of photography and want to fine-tune their skills by understanding the importance of light in their photography. The Introduction to Flash Photography course is for camera owners who may or may not have a separate flashgun and wish to be more creative with lighting.
The course is suitable for users of compact, bridge, compact system cameras (CSC) and also digital SLR (DSLR) camera owners, or those considering purchasing a digital camera.
Pre-requisites for this course
There are no prerequisites
to attend the Introduction to Flash Photography course, but we do recommend that delegates are comfortable with the topics covered in our Getting Started with Digital Photography and Digital Photography Next Steps courses.
Delegates should ideally already own a digital camera in order to practice what they learn on the course, and as soon as possible after the course.
Course Timings and Locations
Courses generally run on Saturdays from 09:00 to 12.30.
Haddenham based courses are held at Chiltern House.
Suggested follow on courses
Delegates who attend the Digital Photography Next Steps course, may wish to consider the following courses:
Or one of our other courses