Wednesdays September 23rd, 30th, October 7th, & 16th, 7-8:30pm • Online!
Basic understanding of Aperture, Shutter, ISO & What Exposure is
Having Adobe Lightroom or Capture One and Adobe Photoshop
You should have an external flash. If you plan to submit images, you should also have flash triggers.
Instructor: Paul Nelson and Alex Hochstrasser
Class Size: Limited to 10-15 attendees
Class Level: Beyond Basic
Below the course description (but before registration) will be a short explanation on how the class will run.
Join Hunt’s Photo Education for our new Multi-Session Series. In our Multi-Session Series, we will meet over the course of a number of weeks, generally at the same time each week. During that time, we will discuss a specific element of a topic and end the session by giving a photographic assignment. That assignment will be due for completion before the next class meeting, and we will review those images at the start of the next session. If for some reason you cannot attend one of the sessions, don’t worry! They will be recorded and you will be able to watch them at your leisure!
Our Multi-Session Series is designed to “keep the conversation going” by engaging with our attendees in a more personal way. In each of these classes, we will have 10-15 attendees and provide direct feedback on images. We encourage photographers of all skill levels to consider these classes, as they will build upon your experience and provide an excellent chance to work on your imagery!
Creative Flash Off-Camera for Outdoor Portraits
Using a flash when photographing portraits outside can prove to be an extremely effective method of creating beautiful portraits. But how do we use flash off-camera and under what circumstances? Where do we place the subject in relation to the natural light, where do we place the flash, and what sort of diffusers do we need? Finally, what settings do we need for the flash and what settings do we need for the camera?
Join Hunt’s Photo Education as we continue our Multi-Session Series with portraits and flash! In this class, we will answer the above questions and more through a series of presentations, discussions, critiques, and assignments.
In week one, we will look at where and when we can integrate flash into our photographs, as well as how to effectively work it in with flash settings and positioning and camera settings. In week two, we will look back at images from week 1 and discuss editing techniques. We will work to refine flash positioning and subject posing to maximize effectiveness. In week three, we will work on alternative flash positioning, integrating a flash in as a secondary or effect light and on additional techniques, such as high-speed sync. In week four, we will tie together the whole process, from setup to photograph to editing to finalized images.
Each week we will have a general presentation and discussion about a topic and will present an assignment. You can submit for the assignment or just watch our weekly critiques of others–it’s up to you! We will also supplement the class with additional instructional videos AND lighting diagrams (for test shots) which we will discuss in class.
You don’t need to be a professional to take this course, or even know advanced concepts of Photoshop, nor the inner workings of your flash. Photographers of all levels should apply, as we will cascade the learning process. We do recommend having either Adobe Lightroom or Capture One editing software, as well as Adobe Photoshop; if you plan to submit images, you should have flash triggers; a reflector will also be helpful.
Photographers should have an understanding of exposure before taking this class.
Registering and what is needed
After you register for this class, you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about how to access the online class, including an online ID code that you will need to get into the class. Make sure to save this information. We will also send a reminder email about 48 hours prior to the class time with that same information.
Layout of the class
The class will begin promptly at the time listed. If for some reason you cannot attend one of the sessions, don’t worry! They will be recorded and you will be able to watch them at your leisure! During each class, you are welcome to type in questions in the Question box if you have specific questions as they are asked. We will do our best to answer those questions, but if not, feel free to ask them at the end.
“You Are Being Recorded” (And Other Note Related Items)
We will be recording this class! The video will be available for download about 24-hours after the class for all attendees, so don’t worry about taking unending notes. We will send this link attendees to download and rewatch at any time. In addition to this, we will generally send out a PDF of the presentation (when applicable) and handouts on the topic. If handouts and PDFs are included, we will send it out with the link for the video.
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