The Ultimate Guide To Using Off-Camera Flash Part I: Indoor Photo Sessions

Bernie Raffe AMPA, Award winning photographer and teacher

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26 Videos (2h 27m)
    • CourseIntroduction

      3:48
    • Cameras and Flashes - Just what cameras and flashes are suitable?

      6:52
    • Stands and Brackets - Where to put the flashes and how to mount them

      3:00
    • Triggering the flashes - There's several way, some cheaper or more reliable than others!

      10:05
    • Light modifiers - Use Umbrellas and softboxes etc... to modify the light

      8:14
    • Flash heads are small, modifiers can be large, avoid this problem.

      3:38
    • Using a light meter - Do you need one?

      2:53
    • Apertures

      4:37
    • FlashPower

      3:29
    • InverseSquareLaw

      5:11
    • ISO

      3:21
    • ManualMode

      3:04
    • ShutterSpeeds

      4:51
    • Shoot1 SimpleFirstSetup

      14:30
    • Shoot2 ControllingBackground

      7:01
    • Shoot3 LightingBackground

      5:51
    • Shoot4 GelBackground

      3:38
    • Shoot5 FillLight

      7:58
    • Shoot6 ClamShellLighting

      3:15
    • Shoot7 HardLight

      7:07
    • Shoot8 LightingPatterns

      5:08
    • Shoot9 HouseholdObjects

      8:46
    • Shoot10 HoneyCombGrid

      4:26
    • Shoot11 WhiteBackgrounds

      3:29
    • Shoot12 Triflector

      5:01
    • DIYProductBox

      8:12

About This Class

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Follow me on 13 photo sessions & learn to create beautiful light using small flashes & take stunning dramatic portraits.

Learn the fundamental principles and advanced concepts of using off-camera flash to take stunning portraits. This is a very comprehensive, practical photography course that covers everything you need to know.

Learn how to create beautiful light using small flashes.

  • Follow me on 13 indoor photo shoots
  • Take stunning images on a small budget and in a small room.
  • Learn the easy steps to getting your flash off your camera
  • Discover the inexpensive equipment you need, with links to the gear
  • Learn what modifiers do, and how they can make a significant difference.
  • Understand the various triggering methods and which one suits you best
  • Learn and understand the 5 aspects of off camera flash exposure
  • Understand why Manual mode is best, and what makes it so easy
  • Learn advance techniques, controlling backgrounds / multiple flashes / gels / light patterns / etc...
  • Everything explained in detail, with a fun teaching style
  • Be amazed at the results from my 'bonus' product photo shoot using a DIY box

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Great class! Bernie really knows his stuff.
Bernie's explanation on how to do off-camera flash is clear and concise. Thanks, Bernie!
It's the only course that assumes you're a flash newbie, and teaches you everything. Most others teach you about modifiers but assume you have the basics. Thanks to Bernie, NOW I've got some knowledge!

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Bernie Raffe AMPA

Award winning photographer and teacher

Award winning portrait & wedding photographer

I'm a working photographer based in Bedfordshire UK, and have been passionate about photography ever since my parents bought me my first camera when I was just 11 years old (a Kodak Brownie 127)!

I'm qualified as a photographer to 'Associate' level with both the MPA (Master Photographers Association), and the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) in the UK.

I'm also a guest speaker on cruise ships, and also in demand as a speaker to other professionals and to beginner and keen amateurs at camera clubs...

I love to share my passion for photography, and these entertaining and informative films will demonstrate, without blinding you with science, how you can be a better photographer, taking more creative and dramatic photos that will wow your friends and family.