Thursday August 20th, 2-3:30pm EST • Online!
How to correctly balance exposure with your flash with ambient light, and how to use this for creative techniques
This session is sponsored by Profoto and is FREE!
Basic understanding of Aperture, Shutter, ISO & What Exposure is
Beginner Photography understanding
Special Guest Instructor: Bobbi Lane
Below the course description (but before registration) will be a short explanation on how the class will run.
This presentation explores all the various techniques of “Dragging the shutter” or balancing light the exposure of strobe and ambient light sources in one photo. For example: taking a photo of someone outside at night by using a portable flash and also capturing the city lights in the background. There is quite a lot to know about this technique because it involves color balance as well as exposure balance. Bobbi explains how to get the proper balance of exposure between the two light sources-flash and ambient- then how to creatively play by shaking or spinning the camera, zooming the lens, panning and more. The flash will light the subject and freeze any motion, and then moving the camera will blur the background in a variety of ways. This technique can be used for people or cars at twilight, product shots, flowers outside, etc. It’s a creative and fun way to make your photos more dynamic and effective!
About Bobbi Lane: Bobbi Lane, a Fujifilm “X” Photographer and Profoto educator, is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Lane’s multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 40 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Her corporate and editorial work includes corporate websites, annual reports and hundreds of environmental portraits for a wide variety of magazines. As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her students in workshops held worldwide. She is widely known as the “Mistress of Light”, teaching portrait lighting techniques with both natural and artificial light. Combining her love of travel, photography and teaching, Bobbi also leads international photo travel workshops such as Venice Carnival, Tanzania, and Iceland. Her dynamic workshops are always both education and entertaining!
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 24 hours prior to the class time with that same information.
Layout of the class
The class will begin promptly at the time listed. The majority of the class– about an hour– will be a presentation on the topic, followed by a short Q&A. During the class, you are welcome to type in questions in the Chat 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.
Can’t attend the class?
If you can’t attend the class but still want to download the video, no problem: Just sign up for the class! You don’t need to attend and we will send the video link the next day!
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