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Flash Photography workshop

Flash Photography Workshop.

Flash photography techniques for beginners to intermediates

Flash photography is totally different from ambient light photography. There are several variables in flash photography that you should apply to achieve the best result. For example:  in flash photography you capture the light in a fraction of a second, therefore shutter speed does not play a big role in your exposure.

Off camera flash part of indoor flash photography techniques workshop

Off camera flash part of indoor flash photography techniques workshop

This is a 2 part workshop which covers the most popular and useful techniques for indoor flash photography.

Are you looking to be more creative with indoor flash photography and lighting techniques?

Did you know that flash photography can be so much fun when you understand how to use different settings in your camera and flash?

Come and join us for our very popular Indoor Flash Photography workshop and take your indoor photos to an exciting new level!

Part one is a classroom session and starts on Thursday April 9 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm and covers: 

1: Flash fundamentals techniques

2: Controlling exposure with flash 

3: White Balance and Flash Photography 

4: Shutter speed and Flash exposure

5: Aperture control in Flash Photography

Part two is the practical and hands on session which starts on Friday April 10 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and covers

Hands on setting camera and flash for different indoor flash photography. There will be loads of practical assignments on:

1: Special Effects in Flash Photography

2: Ambient light and Flash

3: High Speed Flash Synch

4: Slow Shutter Flash Synch

5: Accessories for better Flash Photography

6: Light modifiers for Flash photography (Softbox, Grid, Bouncer, etc.)

And more!

This Indoor Flash Photography workshop is for beginner to intermediate photographers with a DSLR, mirror less cameras, and any point shoot camera with a hot shoe for external flash.

Join us for this popular class and you’ll gain skills and be able to apply beautiful lighting to the darker, short days of winter!

Ted and the Omnilargess Team


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Flash Photography

Why Flash Photography is different?

Yes, in fact Flash photography is very different from constant light photography. Does it mean that you should not try Flash photography? Absolutely not! You should enjoy your photography and when you add Flash photography techniques you will discover more fun and creativity.

I know that there are lots of terminologies in flash photography, that some of the techniques are not easy to understand, that so many photographers think that flash ruins their photos, and so many other obstacles. That is why we have a Flash photography class on November 28 for classroom session and on November 29 for hands on and practical flash techniques where you will learn Flash Photography is not that difficult and how to love your flash and understand it’s language!

Flash High speed Synch

Flash High speed Synch

As a photographer I always search for more ideas and techniques, I found the following article in the internet which provides basics about what we are going to teach in our November workshop.

Tangents has lots of articles in photography but I found this article about FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS very useful. Please feel free to check this article and contact us if you have any question.

Ted and Omnilargess Team

 


 

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New Flash Photography workshop

Flash Photography workshop ~ Lower Mainland

Indoor Flash Photography Workshop.

Just in time for your Winter photography.

“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.

Small Group photography workshop, Flash photography

Small Group photography workshop, Indoor Flash photography workshop

Flash photography workshop

How to set up a studio in your home by using your flash unit?

During this two part (5 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. Flash Photography workshop is for beginners to 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).

Part one is a classroom session and starts on Friday October 17 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm and covers:

1: Flash fundamentals techniques

2: Controlling exposure with flash

3: White Balance and Flash Photography

4: Shutter speed and Flash exposure

5: Aperture control in Flash Photography

Part two is the practical and hands on session which starts on Sunday October 19 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and covers

Hands on setting camera and flash for different indoor flash photography. There will be loads of practical assignments on:

1: Special Effects in Flash Photography

2: Ambient light and Flash

3: High Speed Flash Synch

4: Slow Shutter Flash Synch

5: Accessories for better Flash Photography

6: Light modifiers for Flash photography (Softbox, Grid, Bouncer, etc.)

And more!

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.

Slow Shutter synch in flash photography

Slow Shutter synch in flash photography

 

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

Grid

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 FREE!

 

Samples of light plans

 

 

This is a 2 part workshop which covers the most popular and useful techniques for indoor flash photography.

Are you looking to be more creative with indoor flash photography and lighting techniques?

Did you know that flash photography can be so much fun when you understand how to use different settings in your camera and flash?

Come and join us for our very popular Indoor Flash Photography workshop and take your indoor photos to an exciting new level!

This Indoor Flash Photography workshop is for beginner to intermediate photographers with a DSLR, mirror less cameras, and any point shoot camera with a hot shoe for external flash.


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Slow Shutter Synch Flash

Slow Shutter Synch Flash 

Flash Photography Techniques 

I wrote about Flash Photography High Speed Synch before, but creativity in flash photography doesn’t stop there. There are many other features and skills which can take your flash photography knowledge to the next level. One of the most important features is Slow Synch, when you choose a slower shutter speed and flash to create special effects in your photos. There are several reasons for using slow synch, for instance when you want to capture more of the ambient light or to show movement of your subject. There are two different types of slow synchs available in most digital cameras; they are called 1st curtain and 2nd curtain. During our Indoor Flash Photography Techniques workshop I will explain them in detail and you will have a chance to practice them in the class. Let’s take a look at some examples to demonstrate what I mean. For both of these shots I used a normal flash setting and you can see how BORING the images are!

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Normal flash photography

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Normal Flash Photography

The next images were captured using Slow Synch techniques; it’s easy to see how a lacklustre photo becomes much more creative and interesting. Can you tell which one is first curtain and which one is 2nd curtain?

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Slow Synch

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Slow Synch

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Slow Synch

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Slow Synch

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Slow Synch

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Slow Synch

If you want to learn more about these and other flash photography techniques register now for this workshop – we still have a few spots available! Ted and Omnilargess Team


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Indoor Flash Photography Techniques

Indoor Flash Photography Techniques workshop

Flash Photography can be more fun when you learn the techniques!

Our Indoor Flash Photography workshop is scheduled for October 29 and 31. 

“I don’t like the effect of flash in my photos. I prefer natural light over flash photography!”

This is a very common response whenever I ask: “Why didn’t you use a flash?”

I also don’t like the harshness of direct flash in photos because shadows are often very deep with areas of hot spots and overall the image looks untrue. This sample photo demonstrates how harsh the shadows and highlights can appear:

Direct on camera flash

Direct on camera flash

 

By understanding the nature of flash or strobe you can easily use this effect to your advantage. Below is a photo where I used the flash off-camera. Notice how I managed to create shadows which enhance my subject:

Off-Camera flash photography

Off-Camera flash photography

 

In this picture I mounted the flash on the camera again, but this time I used a soft box to create a larger light source for a softer light that wraps around the subject:

 

On-camera flash photography plus using a soft box

On-camera flash photography plus using a soft box

I adjusted my exposures to use or to ignore the ambient light and you see how this changed the overall look of the image

 

Flash photography techniques can be fun when you start to understand the best ways to use flash as your main light or fill light. In our TTL flash photography techniques workshop you will learn how to use a flash to capture better photos. There are countless flash photography techniques and we will cover the most popular and effective techniques.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

 


 

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Flash Photography Techniques Fraser Valley

Flash Photography Techniques that will save the day!

Did you know that Flash Photography techniques are very easy to learn?

After all, photography is all about using light, and is sometimes referred to as painting with light!

Shooting under natural light is totally different from using artificial lights. Over a series of articles I am going to discuss some very basic plans and then go on to explain more complex lighting set ups.

First I want to thank www.strobox.com for their helpful App for iPhone that makes it very easy for me to create the diagrams. Good job guys!

Single Flash Off-camera

Single Flash Off-camera

One of the most commonly asked questions about studio lighting is: “What kind of light should I use?” I found this helpful web site where you can compare the effects of different lights shapers. I really encourage you to take a look at this web site and spend some time getting familiar with the nature of light and the light shaping abilities of each tool. Now you can make the right decision about your set up.

We are going to cover on-camera flash photography, bounce flash, diffusers of different shapes and sizes, etc. in this Flash Photography Workshop. We are going to have a Studio Set Up  workshop in February where we will cover the off-camera flash settings, using umbrella, soft boxes, and grids in combination with flash to make a home or portable studio. Stay tuned for this workshop!

Small Group photography workshop, Flash photography

Small Group photography workshop, Flash photography

 


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Photo Tip Friday

Photo Tip Friday November 1

High Speed Flash Synch

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What is High Speed Flash Synch?

All cameras have a Synch speed, which means that you can capture an image using a flash up to certain shutter speed and you cannot pass that speed, usually around 1/125s to 1/250s. Using a TTL flash allows you to pass the set synch speed of your camera and shoot the photo at any shutter speed, even as fast as 1/8000s!

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What is the limitation of High Speed Synch?

Using High Speed Synch (HSS), your flash starts to fire several rapid bursts of light to light the scene evenly as the shutter opens. It means that you are limited to a shorter distance. For example you can use High Speed synch for up to 1.5 meter (5 feet), (at ISO 800). You can increase the ISO for farther distance.

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High Speed Synch flash photography needs lots of patience and practice. There will be hit and misses while learning the technique, but once you nail it down then the fun really starts. Here are some quick tips to get you started:

1-Use Manual focus and pre focus first

2-Try to use the highest f-stop to increase your Depth Of Field.

3-Using Tripod is a must.

4-A shutter release cable or wireless trigger makes HSS more fun.

5-Set the camera to Continuos drive mode for at least 3 frame per second.

6-Always use fresh batteries for your flash when shooting HSS, as it drains the battery quite fast.

That is all for this Friday. See you all again next Friday in our Photo Friday Tip!

Ted and Omnilargess team

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Vancouver Flash Photography class

Vancouver Flash Photography Workshop 130

Learn how to use a flash for better pictures

Flash photography is totally different from ambient light photography. There are several variables in flash photography that you should apply to achieve the best result. For example:  in flash photography you capture the light in a fraction of a second, therefore shutter speed does not play a big role in your exposure.

Are you looking to be more creative with indoor photography and lighting techniques? Read More…

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