Thursdays February 3rd, 10th, 17th & March 3rd (class will not meet February 24th), 6:30-8pm • Online!
Basic understanding of Aperture, Shutter, ISO & What Exposure is
You should have a speedlight, aka a flash that is detachable from your camera
Flash triggers are helpful, but not a necessity
Instructor: Paul Nelson
Class Level: Basic
Below the course description (but before registration) will be a short explanation on how the class will run.
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!
Speedlights 101 and Beyond!
This class is all about two things: Learning how to use the basics of your flash on the camera and how (and why) to take the flash off the camera.
Join Hunt’s Photo Educator Paul Nelson as we discuss how to take pictures using a speedlight, and make them look great, no matter what the situation. We will discuss photographing people, but also photographing product and flashes work. We’ll talk all about the basics, including modes, settings, and more!
Whether you own a flash and have no idea how to use it, you want to take great photos at functions and family events that are in low light, or you just want to learn how to add a flash into your repertoire, this course is for you!
In week one, we will look at the basic camera and flash settings when using the flash on the camera, including light positioning. In week two, we will get a bit more creative by adding in diffusion and reflectors. We will also work to refine flash positioning and camera settings to maximize efficiency. In week three, we will demonstrate taking the flash off-camera and show some of the benefits of doing that. In week four, we will tie together the whole process, including how to properly edit photos.
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.
You don’t need to know the inner workings of your flash to take this class! Photographers of all levels should apply, even those at a basic level, as we will cascade the learning process. You should have a speedlight, aka a flash that is detachable from your camera. Flash triggers can be helpful. A reflector may also be helpful. Note: This is not a class about the on-board flash on your camera. In general, we never recommend using the on-board flash (unless you absolutely have to).
Photographers should have an understanding of their camera and general 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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