Sunset & Studio Portraiture with On & Off Camera Flash

August 4, 2018

Join Peggy Farren from Understand Photography for a workshop all about lighting and flash photography!

The motto at Understand Photography is “We Simplify the Technical.” If you’ve struggled with how to create natural or even dramatic looking flash photography, you’ll love Peggy’s teaching style. You’ll learn about:

-Speedlights off and on camera.

-Studio lighting using speedlights.

-Sunset portraits using speedlights – on and off camera.

If you have a pop-up flash on your camera you will also enjoy this workshop, but it's really geared toward speedlight users.

Prerequisite - you must be comfortable shooting in the manual mode on your camera. If not, we recommend taking The Light Room’s “Beginning Photography” course, which begins July 12 or schedule a private lesson.

We'll start at The Light Room to learn and practice with our flashes, then head out for a sunset photo shoot with a model. (Sunset is at 7:32 pm.)

Details of what we'll cover:

Basic Speedlight instruction. 

Using speedlights on camera.

Balancing the light with your camera.

Avoiding that “flashy” look.  

On camera flash modifiers 

Learn to use your flash either in TTL and in the manual mode. 

Using speedlights off camera.

Triggers. How do they work? Which ones to buy? What's the difference between IR and RF triggers? Which are better and why?

Studio Lighting using speedlights and modifiers.

Learn how to easily put together a home studio inexpensively and easily.

 What to Bring:

DSLR camera with a fully charged battery • Speedlight, if you have one. If not, your pop-up flash will do. • Fully and freshly charged and extra batteries for your speedlight. Speedlights drain batteries very quickly! • As always, bring your camera and speedlight manuals.

Please register as early as possible!

Saturday, August 4, 3pm - 8pm, $129


**We'll have a follow-up class Sunday August 5 ~ Creative Editing for Portraits Using Photoshop

Instructor Peggy Farren is a photographer, teacher, and founder of Understand Photography in Naples, FL.  Please check out her website!