TTL Flash photography seminar

TTL Flash Photography workshop ~ Lower Mainland

“Flash photography can be very creative, when you know how to use the power of your flash or strobe.”

This is usually my opening sentence for Flash Photography and studio lighting workshops.

Most of us don’t take many pictures during winter time. Why is that? Is it because it is cold and wet? Yes that’s partially true. But usually it is because there is not enough daylight. Now imagine you can have daylight under your control not only to use at any given time but also are able to control the amount of light that you need.

We’re excited to offer a comprehensive solution to shooting in the shorter daylight winter season.

Just a quick note that the workshop starts on March 8 and few spots are available. So book your ticket today!

Flash photography & Studio Lighting

During this three part (12 hours total) workshop you will learn skills for using flash to make better pictures, overcome ambient light, create special effects, off camera flash techniques and more. This workshop is for advanced photographers using digital SLR/Mirror-less cameras with external flash. Participants are required to bring a digital camera, fully charged battery/batteries, external flash/flashes, and memory card(s).

I- Flash techniques and understanding the light (4 hours in classroom)

We’ll explore technical lessons on TTL and Non-TTL flashes, setting camera and flash, understanding differences between ambient/constant light and strobe, metering flash power (guide number), etc.


II- Hands on Outdoor flash lighting and portrait photography (4 hours outdoors)

The second session moves outdoors where we’ll work with fill flash, matching ambient light, over powering ambient light, manual control, off camera set up, etc.


III- Studio set up and lighting using different light modifiers (4 hours indoor)

We are going to set up several stations equipped with different light modifiers (soft box, umbrella, beauty dish, etc.) You will experiment with all of them and will learn how they can change your lighting effects.


Class sizes are kept small for these popular courses. Buy your ticket on line or Contact any Lens and Shutter Cameras Store to book your ticket.


These are some of the topics that will be discussed:

TTL Flash Vs Non TTL flashes

White balance and flash photography

Shutter speed and synch speed

Slow shutter Synch (first and second)

High speed shutter synch and Hyper speed shutter synch

Color gels


Soft boxes


Light plans for portraits;

At the end of the seminar you will receive several different light suggestions with full explanation of how each one is different from the others.


Tickets are available on our website or at Lens and Shutter Cameras stores.


Instructor: Ted Samzadeh

Cost: $140.00

Dates and Locations:

March 8, 2012 (Classroom) 4PM – 8PM

#204-32900 South Fraser Way (Sevenoaks), Abbotsford, BC


March 11, 2012 (Outdoor Shooting) 10AM – 2PM

31410 MacLure Rd, Abbotsford, BC


March 18, 2012 (Studio Lighting) 11AM – 3PM

Comfort Inn 2073 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC



Samples of light plans


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