Presenter: Seng Mah
Duration: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Date: 13 April, 2013 (Saturday)
Cost: $275 (inc GST) – includes workshop notes and a light lunch
Location: Up on High Studio, 133 High Street Mall, Fremantle, Western Australia (location details)
Maximum participants: 12 (1 place left)
Do you get confused or frustrated by your flash speedlight? Do you struggle with getting the right exposure or the right look when you’re using your speedlight? Come join us to learn the inner secrets of your flash speedlight and turn your fear of flash into a love of flash!
Flash Photography Fasttrack will demystify flash photography for you. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn how to take control of your flash speedlight and use it to add impact and intensity to your photographs. Whether you like shooting portraits or want to get into creative off-camera flash (strobing), you’ll get a lot our of this workshop!
We start by giving you a solid understanding about the way your flash works, the bits and pieces attached to it and how you can drive your flash to get the right flash exposure. You’ll learn about balancing flash and ambient exposure, how to use bounce flash and bounce surfaces effectively, how to work flash exposures compensation and flash manual zoom, and how to get your flash working when shooting in full sun using high speed sync.
Then, we take the flash off-camera for some creative strobing. You’ll learn how to work your flash on its Manual mode: what the numbers (and fractions) mean, how to set up and use off-camera flash, and how to make use of lighting modifiers such as softboxes and umbrellas to shape the light from your flash.
After lunch, the fun intensifies as we head out into the West End of Fremantle where you’ll learn how to use your flash outdoors — shooting to balance with ambient light, and to make use of flash with sun back lighting. We’ll then take the flash off camera and show you how you can create amazing images using off-camera flash.
This is the workshop that will fasttrack your understanding of your flash from zero to hero!
You will learn about:
This workshop includes your shooting with a model on location.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn about using your flash effectively, then sign up for this workshop!
Note: You will need your own DSLR, lenses and speedlight flash (external flash). We recommend that you use in-brand speedlights with your camera (ie. not third party or off-market brands) to ensure that your flash can communicate with your DSLR. Your speedlight needs to have a flash head that can tilt and rotate. Sony DSLR users please note: you will need a hotshoe adaptor in order to make use of our remote wireless triggers in this workshop. Adaptors can be purchased from local camera stores such as Team Digital and Camera House.
I attended the flash photography workshop in Fremantle. Seng did an amazing job of explaining everything a photographer could possibly want to know about how to use on camera and off camera flash. I walked away really confident that I could use my flash professionally and confidently in any light situation. I’d highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to know how to use a flash correctly. (Peta Santoro)
Thank you Seng for a great workshop yesterday!!! Very easy to understand and learnt some very simple but useful stuff. Thank you also to the very patient models Jacqui and Tyler. Awesome day!! (Chris Malone)
I have taken a few photography courses but your presentation of Flash Photography was by far the best. I have found it difficult to understand from the number of books I have read on this topic, but after your excellent representational I am now able to go back to these books and actually understand what I am reading. Great informative course which was reinforced by the street photographs at the end of the day. Congratulation so your the presentation…. first class. (Bob Levy)
I’ve done many photography courses and this course with Venture Photography’s Seng was the best to date. Great value for a whole day and I learnt more new skills in a day than I have in 2 years! Thank you Seng. (Kirsten Chiera)
Great course and content, no nonsense workshop. Seng is a great teacher and showed us the theory as well as hands on demonstrations. Loved it. Thanks Seng. (Nicole Yardley)
Thanks for a wonderful workshop on Saturday, you are very good at explaining and also the hands on experience was excellent. (Shelley Pearson)
Seng, you re a legend. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your help today with my flash! (Ngarie Humphrey)
Attended the Flash Fastrack Workshop yesterday, thanks so much Seng and Dave for all your help… and Chris for modelling. (Trish Woodford)
Fabulous morning of flashing Thanks to Seng Mah of Venture Photography for putting up with my “blondeness”. HIGHLY recommend these courses Now… to practise what I learned (Kaylene Taylor)
The flash workshop was excellent !! Solved a number of issues I have been having in balancing the light. Highly recommended !! (Peter Evans)
Thanks Seng, was a good day – now have a better understanding of my speedlight. (Debbie Stevens)
Shout out for this course having done this with Venture Photography. Very practical, well structured and has given me a lot more confidence in using the functionality of my speedlite in a variety of circumstances. (Wing Chung)
Thanks Seng, for a very useful and enjoyable flash photography workshop today! (Howard Elton)
Totally enjoyed the morning. A lot to absorb but plenty of practice and playing around helps. Look forward to doing some other courses with venture photogtraphy workshops, so 2012 could be a busy year to get out and about. (Jodie Hoori)
I just wanted to let you know I did my first outdoor shoot today since doing the class with you, and I went in with so much more confidence and knowledge. I am so happy with the results! Lots of good shots! So, thanks again for a great class and I look forward to doing more in the future, worth every cent and many more of them! (Yvonne Doherty)
Just a quick note to say thanks again for the very informative Flash Photography workshop yesterday. You have a way of explaining things in a very simple terms that even I can understand. I took the kids off to the beach in the afternoon and practised with the zoom setting. Love that!! (Tara McRae)
The workshop was great, lots of new info to soak up and I now have a better understanding of flash photography. (Stuart McBride)
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