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The Portable Flash - Empowering Your Camera
Sat, 29 April 2017, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT
Simply stated, a flash unit adds light to a subject when you are shooting in an area of low illumination.
But that is only the start. Light is, or should be, used for enhancing your subject; making it more dynamic and appealing. A photographer does that by taking the light from a flash unit and shaping it, softening it, coloring it, adding it to other flash units, and much more. All sorts of possibilities exist, and many will be demonstrated during this Meetup.
Specific topics to be addressed include:
Aiming the flash directly at the subject VERSUS bouncing the flash off an umbrella or ceiling VERSUS covering the flash with a diffuser or softbox.
Reducing the flash output to create “fill” light.
Producing a background behind the subject that is decently exposed.
Controlling light from the flash and ambient light separately.
Creating wild and cool pictures using the Blurred-Sharp Shot technique.
Slaving multiple flash units together.
The basics of three-point lighting will be introduced and discussed. You will learn both the advantages of following its rule and the joy of completely ignoring it.
Also, the operation of my non-expensive automatic flash, almost identical to the one pictured above, will be thoroughly explained and demonstrated. This type of flash’s greatest advantage, by the way, is its ability to link to the camera and have the camera control most of its settings.
If you own a small portable flash and have a camera you are comfortable operating on Manual, feel free to bring them. Also, please bring both your camera manual and flash manual.
PLEASE NOTE: This Meetup is not for learning how to operate your own specific flash. It is aimed instead at giving you a clear understanding of what can be done with a portable flash to greatly improve your photography. However, if time permits, I will try to answer questions that will help you with the use of your flash.
A handout detailing most everything covered during the seminar will be distributed to the participants.
Should you need to contact me, my cell phone number is 860-712-7098.
Hope to see you there!!
What's the refund policy?
Please note that no refunds are allowed unless the seminar is cancelled. Also, switching from one seminar to another is not allowed. I need to know the exact number of attendees in a seminar to determine whether or not I can afford to run it. Thanks.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.