Fundamentals of Flash Photography
(including off-camera flash use)

This session starts with a quick overview and explanation of the basic concepts of flash equipment: Guide Numbers (GN), sync speeds, and the flash modes TTL, A, Manual, and others.

We’ll quickly move into the basic concepts of flash with a single light source: key light, fill light, off-camera flash, bounce flash, the use of light modifiers, and we’ll touch upon the inverse square law.

Most of this session will be devoted to guided practical time behind the camera, the quickest and most informative way to learn flash photography.

Recommended equipment: DSLRs and other advanced cameras with a hot shoe and an external flash unit (speedlight). I don’t recommend using film cameras for learning flash photography. I will always have one or two DSLRs along with a speedlight available for session use.Photography_Lessons.html