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Flash Photography Level 1 - Beginners (FPL1)

Aimed at those who want to start using external flash guns on their cameras - no previous knowledge required

4 Modules/26 Segments

  Flash Photography Level 1 - On Camera

Flash photography is one of the most mis-understood and feared areas of photography. yet it has the power to immediately take your photography to a higher quality level. As in so many areas of digital photography, the flash will do a pretty good job in most average conditions using auto settings, but it's when you start taking control of the flash, its power settings, its direction, its quality (hard or soft) that things really begin to happen. That's what this course is all about.

Please note that this is not a studio flash course, it is solely aimed at external dedicated flash guns.

What flash guns are suitable for this course?

All dedicated flash guns are suitable for this course. This includes Nikon SB600, SB700, SB800, SB900, SB910, Canon 430EX/EX II, 580 EX II and 600 RX along with the dedicated flash guns from Olympus, Sony and Panasonic. It also covers third party dedicated flash guns from the likes of Metz, Sigma and Nissin.

Full Colour, Illustrated PDF Tutorial Notes

Major Flash GunsFull colour, illustrated PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of our courses. Because lectures tend to have an effect which lasts only a short while, particularly if no notes are give out, we believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting. As part of that philosophy you will recieve detailed notes covering the whole course that will both aid learning both while on the course and in the weeks and months afterwards.

´╗┐General Flash Use
Softening Flash Light Advanced Techniques
Flash terms
Bounce flash Balance flash and ambient light
Flash modes Adjusting bounce angle to get wider coverage High-speed sync
Auto Zoom & Focal Length Flash modifiers - bounce flash with no ceiling Multiple flash firing
When to use Manual Zoom Flash modifiers - bounce cards Front Curtain/Rear Curtain (1st/2nd curtain)
When to use the Wide Angle Diffuser Flash modifiers - softboxes Use Off-Camera Cords to create shadows
Flash exposure compensation in camera or flash gun Fill flash Using wireless flash
Using ISO to increase the power of the flash Creating a catchlight in eyes
Manual flash
Course Presenter
The course presenter for this course is fine art photographer, Dave McKane. Dave graduated from the 3 Year Photography Course in Colaiste Dhulaigh, Dublin in 1985, and has over 30 years experience in creative photography. He got his first film SLR in 1982, owned multiple darkrooms, was an early adoption of a scanner (1989), Photoshop (1993), his first digital camera (2002) and Lightroom (2007), he has vast experience in the field of using photography as a creative expressive medium and has held multiple exhibitions of his own photography, mainly in the United States.
Dave's work can be seen in the following places:

Website | Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Twitter
Course Code FPL1
Modules 4 Modules/26 Segments
Learning Hours 3 Hours
Course Fee $29.99
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