On & Off Camera Flash or Studio Strobe we'll turn the often confusing and intimidating usage into easy to understand fun!
A 3 hour program taught with terms and hands-on curriculum that you can easily understand. I take your learning comfort level into account as this topic is frequently very confusing to many people, we proceed as slow or quickly that's comfortable for you.
Don't own your own yet? No problem, we can use mine. We'll start by learning that flash, or strobes, don't have to be mysterious by comparing how it lights your subject the same way a desk-lamp would, except they "flash" instead of staying on continuously. I bet you already understand why a desk-lamp seems to do nothing outdoors on a bright sunny day and why at night it can't light up the house at the end of your block, if you do you're already halfway to understanding flash and strobes.
We'll review the buttons, knobs and dials on the unit explaining which are most important and how they are used, and any that may not apply to your type of use. You'll gain an understanding of how much more powerful they are compared to constant lighting, and their unique ability to freeze very fast motion. We'll also cover the difference between direct and bounced lighting and the pros and cons of on camera verse off camera usage, and how to use it off camera if you desire. Of course studio strobes are always off camera.
Camera with charged battery, lens(es) and memory card with room for 100 pictures (empty card preferred). Flash or strobe unit(s) and any remote firing accessories you have, charged flash unit batteries or power cables as required. Notepad & pen or pencil. Good idea is beverages and snacks. We may be working both in and outdoors.