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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Useful tips and excellent details. I just wish the instructor add more visuals on screen while he is going through technical settings and numbers.
Great class! Bernie really knows his stuff.
Bernie's explanation on how to do off-camera flash is clear and concise. Thanks, Bernie!

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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 dema...

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