Presented by Syl Arena
Aaaahhhh, the flash. Such an overlooked tool. It fits so nicely in the hot shoe on top of your DSLR, is capable of delivering incredible results and has even been known to turn an otherwise “blah” image into a “WOW” image. Yet, it is often misunderstood, underutilized and can even be blamed for raising the blood pressure of more than a few photographers. This workshop, led by the guy who literally wrote the book (actually, books … plural) on using flash, Syl Arena puts an end to the stress when it comes to using your flash. From a rustic, western homestead to urban scenes in downtown Missoula and a variety of indoor locations with mixed lighting, you learn to make your flash work for you, instead of the other way around.
Flash photography can be applied to many genres including landscape, wildlife and especially portraiture. During this week, you learn:
To add fill light to the foreground of your landscape images
How to accentuate and add dimension to portraits
How the flash and camera work together in Manual and TTL modes to achieve perfect exposure
How to effectively balance ambient and artificial light
To use diffusers, reflectors and scrims to shape, angle, bounce and color light
How to use your flash off-camera
How to use remote-triggering systems
How to use multiple strobes together to create more dynamic images
Who? You should be comfortable with the manual exposure operation of your camera.