So you have an expensive flash unit that goes with your camera. Do you know how to use it or have you become frustrated trying to figure it out? Well you are not alone but don’t worry, this course will show you about photographic light, how the flash works, and then how to apply light to a wide variety of subjects.
Over 1000 students have taken Charlie’s Flash Photography Course!
You have probably heard; “There is no Photography without light!” Light is all around us, but not always where or when we need it. Fortunately, the electronic flash is always there whenever that need arises. But today’s flashes are so technically advanced that even pros find them intimidating!
Flash units are very sophisticated electronic devices and it is no wonder photographers are baffled. Maybe you have said “I HATE MY FLASH!”
In this beginning course on using flash, we will take a step by step approach to demystifying all those and a whole lot more.
You will learn how to use your Nikon SB800 or SB900/910
You will learn how to use your Canon 580EX, 580EXII or 600EX-RT.
And you will learn how to:
- How light works
- How lighting angles affect your subject
- How your flash works
- What all those buttons and symbols mean
- How to create soft light and hard light
- How to use flash modifiers
- How to mix flash with natural light
This course then takes you into applying the flash in a variety of situations like:
- Frontal flash
- Side lighting
- Wireless flash
And you will learn how to obtain perfect flash exposure, how to work with the flash off-camera, and how to modify the light.
I am confident by the end of this course you will be saying: “I LOVE MY FLASH!”
This course includes written and video lectures for easy understanding. And we have videos for the new Canon 600EX-RT, 580EX, 580EXII, Nikon SB800, and SB900 that show you in great detail what all the buttons and symbols mean.
As co-author of Understanding Flash with Bryan Peterson and author of Outdoor Flash Photography, I have created this course to answer all those nagging questions and advance you from flash novice to flash expert and quickly. All the basics are covered from light and flash theories; to using flash on camera and off; understanding the power of your flash and how to apply it; shutters and f/stop and their effects on flash; flash modes such as TTL, Auto, and Manual; bounce vs. direct flash; diffused flash, and a few surprise techniques thrown in for fun.
Here’s what they say about Charlie’s course:
Instructor: Charlie Borland has been a commercial and stock photographer for over 30 years. He has photographed for a wide range of clients including: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Tektronix, Nike, Blue Cross, Nationsbank, Precision Castpart’s Corp., Mentor Graphics, Texas Instruments, Pacificorp, Cellular One, Sequent Computer, Early Winters, Cascade Bancorp, and AGC. His imagery has been used thousands of times worldwide and a sampling include: National Geographic Adventure and Traveler, Outside, Women’s Sport and Fitness, Newsweek, TV Guide, CIO, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time, Backpacker, Sunset, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Eco Traveler, Southern Bell, to name a few. Charlie is the co-author to Understanding Flash and the author of Outdoor Flash Photography. Charlie has been teaching for over a decade and teaches several courses here.
Note: If you would like to shoot outdoor portraits using flash, click here for a list of gear to do that.