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Flash Photography Tuition

Flash Courses

Unleash your imagination

Imagine being able to create your own portrait light – you could make people look exactly how you want.

It could be Hollywood, or a horror film, or prom queen, or a high-end model look…. the choice is YOURS!

It’s all about Flash!

Flash is the power behind the amazing images you see on billboards and in the magazines.

Our Flash Workshops are in 3 parts – “Beginners Flash” and “Off Camera Flash” and “2 Off-Camera Flashes”

  1. “Beginners Flash”
  2. “1 Off Camera Flash”
  3. “2 Off-Camera Flashes”

We run these over 3 weekends – giving you time to practice between lessons.

 

Who is it for?

Advanced and Intermediate Photographers

You need to be comfortable with changing Aperture/ISO/Shutter speed and the camera’s light meter – we can arrange a 1-2-1 session before hand to get you up to speed.

 

Flash Photography Tuition

McFade Flash photography tuition has this format…

Speedlite – On Camera

Flash Beginners Workshop

A fun, info-packed session for , you just need a Speedlite flash, preferably with ETTL (automatic flash power)

What you’ll learn… 

  • Everything in Auto
  • Manual camera – auto flash
  • Fill flash
  • Flash exposure compensation
  • Flash “zoom”
  • Bounce flash
  • Aperture and flash
  • Using reflectors

What you need to bring:-

  • Camera, batteries and memory cards
  • Speedlite flash
  • Camera manual (optional – but can be essential for trouble shooting)
  • Flash manual (optional – but can be essential for trouble shooting)
  • Notebook/ipad to take notes
  • Snacks/lunch

 

1 Flash – Off Camera

What do you need to know?

This diagram shows what you should understand before booking on this workshop.

If in any doubt, just drop us a message and we can help you decide whether you’re ready to rock, or need a bit or pre-tuition.

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

What you will learn…

The first step towards fully understanding how adding light can make amazing images.

Ideally, you will have attended the “on camera flash” workshop, as we assume you have a basic grasp of flash.

Off Camera Flash

 

  • 7 essentials of off camera flash
  • Classic lighting positions – Rembrandt, butterfly etc.
  • hands on experience of each
  • full coaching on all aspects
  • practice with a variety of willing subjects!

What you need to bring

  • Camera, batteries and memory cards
  • Notebook/ipad to take notes
  • Snacks/lunch
  • Speedlite flash – manual or ETTL, must have a Manual mode
  • Flash trigger
  • Light stand
  • Umbrella, softbox or whatever modifiers you have.

2 Flashes – Off Camera

The next step towards fully understanding how adding light can make amazing images is to add a second light.

This can be used in so many ways it can be mind boggling, so we’re dedicating a whole session to adding in that second flash.

Ideally, you will have attended the “1 Flash Off Camera” workshop, as we assume you have a good understanding of how to set up 1 light.

It’s very “hands on”, you will experience and practice every aspect of flash we introduce. Then we let you practice shooting portraits for the rest of the workshop.

What you’ll learn… 

  • Balancing flash power
  • Mixing colour temperatures with gels
  • Rim lighting
  • Hair lighting
  • Creating shadows
  • Lighting backgrounds
  • Lots of ideas and practice

What you need to bring:-

  • Camera, batteries and memory cards
  • 2 Speedlite flashes
  • Notebook/ipad to take notes
  • Snacks/lunch
  • 2 Flash triggers
  • 2 Light stands
  • Umbrella, softbox or whatever modifiers you have.

 

Contact Email and Phone Number

McFade Photography

training@mcfade.co.uk
0776655 83 75

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