Lighting 101 – Introduction to Speedlights and Flash Photography

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Lighting 101 – Introduction to Speedlights and Flash Photography

Speedlights open a whole new realm of photography. Once you understand how to control light, you can achieve almost anything. Speedlights are light to carry, quick to set up and you never know when you’re going to need that extra light for a more dramatic image.

This workshop will give you the confidence to incorporate small portable flashes/speed-lights in your photography toolkit. From shooting receptions at weddings or adding drama in portraits, this workshop will include lots of live shooting examples that will help you understand how speed-lights are used. Get ready to take your photography to the next level. Once you learn to master portable flashes, you’ll never want to shoot without them.


We start with the very basics by discussing the fundamentals of flash photography and then we’ll explore how they affect the exposure and creatively enhance an image. We’ll even make you understand how to set them up and take full creative control of external lighting. This workshop would be followed by a practical shooting exercise that would help you implement all that you have learnt.

Duration: 3 hrs.


• What is Flash and when do we need one?
• On Camera Flash vs Off-camera flash.
• How to use Built-in Flash for Fill Light.
• Balancing Flash and Ambient Light.
• Bouncing Light.
• When to use On-Camera Flash?
• When to use Off-Camera Flash?
• Effects of Speedlight Modifiers (Softbox vs Umbrella).
• TTL Overview.
• High-Speed Sync (HSS) Overview.
• Demo Shoot: Three Light setup.
• Demo Shoot: Freezing motion.
• Demo Shoot: High-key vs Low-key lighting techniques.


• Your DSLR or mirrorless camera with lens.
• A speed-light/flash.
• Batteries and memory cards.
• A notebook and pen, if you wish to take notes.
• Bring your happiness and positivity.
• Be ready and willing to learn and grow your photography skills.


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Nov 17 2018


Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $75
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Little Tokyo Two

36 Mein Street
Spring Hill, AU

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