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Flash! Blending Available Light with Your Speedlights

December 4, 2021 @ 4:00 am - 9:00 am



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Class Summary

Date & Time:

December 4, 2021 @ 4:00 am - 9:00 am

Best practices on how to best use your speedlight on and off the camera
Skill Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Paul Nelson
Class size:
10 attendees
What to Bring:
  • A standard zoom lens is a good starting point
  • You are welcome to bring your own flash and light modifier (soft box, etc), or you may use what we have
  • You will not need a tripod
  • Feel free to bring snacks and water.
  • Bring an extra camera battery and memory cards.
  • As always, bring your enthusiasm and creative thoughts!
Recommended Prerequisites:
Working knowledge of your camera; We also recommend having some of the knowledge from our Beginner Photography class; Having a flash helps!

COVID-19 Policies for Hunt’s Photo Walks and Workshops
Masks will be required in our classroom. Please make sure to bring one.
As always, if you are sick or feeling unwell, STAY HOME! We will gladly give you a credit towards a future walk.


Workshop Description
Speedlights (aka “flashes”) are truly awesome tools in photography. Where there is no light, we can create it. The problem is most speedlight owners struggle with settings, the direction of the flash, and how to get everything to look as you want it to! This is most evident at family gatherings and events: The lights are low and therefore the flash (when used improperly) is even more jarring! How can we eliminate that “deer in the headlights” look?
Never fear! In this workshop, we will teach you how to blend the speedlight with available light to create stunning results! We will simplify speedlights, camera settings, and teach you some of the essential basics to using your speedlight for family gatherings, events, and even still-life! Whether you are in a living space with a few spare lamps on or a large event space, we will spell out the tools to get the job done. We will also work with the flash on and off-the-camera to show the variety of options there are! Since it is the holiday season and the season of lights, we will emphasize scenarios that are common during the holidays, working first with still life, then portraits.

This will be a great learning experience for anyone looking to get practice with your speedlight! We recommend you have a speedlight for this workshop. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend.


December 4, 2021
4:00 am - 9:00 am
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