WELCOME to Light It Up #1 – you are on your way to photographing with flash, without frustration and confusion. I can’t wait to guide you through this course and help you on your way to better flash photography.
Have you already got the basics of flash down? Head straight over to Light It Up #2 where you get access to how I created 8 images and you can learn how to recreate them yourself!
Why did I create this course?
Getting to manual mode and shooting confidently is hard enough. But it’s not enough if you want to really master photography. It’s one thing to be able to capture beautiful shots in natural light, but what about when the natural light just isn’t there? When you’re confident with flash, you can shoot anywhere, any time. No more saying “there’s not enough light”!
I love it when people get it. That’s my aim. To make that happen, I teach clearly and concisely so we get straight to the point and you get straight to shooting and trying things yourself. Don’t avoid it, or fumble around with flash any longer. We’ve got you and in no time, you’ll have flash.
NOTE: There’s a few key tips to coming out the other side of this course successfully shooting with flash – number 1 – ask questions: There is no such thing as a stupid question, so if you’re not understanding, leave a comment and I’ll explain things further. Number 2 – do the exercises. Photography is practical, so get out and get practical. If it doesn’t work at first, try again. Mistakes and failures are best made quickly, so the more you get out and shoot and make mistakes, the quicker you’ll get better. It also means when you’re under pressure to get a shot down the track, if something goes wrong you’ve got a better chance of being able to problem solve it quickly.
What you’ll learn:
By the end of this course, you will be confidently photographing with flash and understanding how to use it in a variety of situations. You will have learned both ETTL mode and Manual mode and which situations to use them in. You’ll have a clear understanding of the elements of light relating to flash and how to set up flash off camera.
Level this course is suitable for:
Intermediate DSLR users who either don’t currently shoot with flash, or do, but don’t understand how to use it to it’s full potential.
You may have just bought your flash; you may have had it for years and never switched it off ETTL; you may have experimented with Manual mode but not really sure what or why you are adjusting those dials; or you may have learned photography back in your school days and need a refresher. Either way, this course is for you.
1 – Introduction to the course
2 – Flash settings
3 – Colour, quality and direction of light
4 – ETTL flash (on camera) inside
5 – ETTL flash (on camera) outside
6 – Using a light meter
7 – Off camera flash equipment
8 – Setting up light for off camera flash (manual flash)
9 – Under exposing off camera flash (manual flash)
10 – Using gels to create colour with flash
This course is taught via:
PDF downloadable notes
Quizzes to check you are absorbing all that information
Each lesson includes practical tasks to put your new knowledge into action.
When does the course begin and end?
This course is available to you with full access to all modules for as long as you are an “All In” member. Membership is annual, so as long as you renew your membership each year, you’ll have access to this course. There is no time limits on how long it takes you to complete the course and it’s entirely self paced – you just need to complete it within the year if you choose not to renew your membership.
Can I do the course more than once?
Hell yes! You have ongoing access to the course throughout your membership, so you can do it once, or as many times as you need to do each lesson to get it to sink in.
What if I don’t have a speedlite flash?
This course is specifically designed for DSLR camera users who have a speedlite flash (ie a flash you can take on and off the camera, rotate the head and use manual and ETTL modes) – so you won’t get the most out of it if you don’t have this equipment. If you’re unsure, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Make and Model of your camera and flash and we’ll let you know if it’s suitable.
Will I REALLY learn how to use my flash by doing this course?
If you watch all the video tutorials AND do the experiments and shoots we explain to you in them, then absolutely, you will be using your flash properly and creatively by the end of the course. If you don’t do the experiments and shoots? Then you’ll understand how to use your flash in your head, but the reality of actually shooting will still evade you. Photography is practical and we REALLY want you to be using your camera to it’s full potential. So if you really want to learn, dive on in and we’ll get you there.
What if the course doesn’t meet my expectations?
We are always open to constructive feedback, so if you have ideas to improve the course, please let us know by emailing email@example.com
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
If you’ve already signed up to the “All In” membership, you can access the lessons in chronological order in the menu bar on the right.