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

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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very informative and well delivered
Very insightful and great examples!
Standing Ovation to Bernie Raffe!!! This course alone was worth more than the cost of what I am paying Skillshare for an entire year. Bernie is a wonderful teacher with a hilarious personality. You can tell that he is excited to share his knowledge with us. This is by far the best course I've ever taken on Skillshare! Hats off to you sir. I never thought I'd be able to say that I truly understand Off Flash Photography. Thank you so much! "Bye for now!" Haha!
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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.