PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY USING FLASH
Learn how to use your hot-shoe mounted flash to produce flattering images, not 'snaps'.
We will show you how to use some of the more advanced features of your camera, and make the most of your flash to ensure that your images are always correctly exposed and lit in a flattering way.
There will be at least two practical photography sessions and during the day you will be able to review and discuss your photos as a group.
You'll learn how to:
- use flash indoors and outdoors, as the main source of light and as fill-in flash
- bounce flash in a variety of ways for softer, more flattering light
- control the exposure of your subjects and their background separately
- manage your subjects for the most natural-looking images
- use your flash for individual and group portraits
Thank you so much for the workshop on Sunday. I gained a lot from it and am confident my flash photography will see the benefits of your knowledge, advice and techniques. The materials, explanation and practical exercises were excellent and highly valuable. Hopefully I will be able to attend more courses in the near future and will be looking at the schedule this week. Shaun Stevenson
I attended your "Photographing Family and Friends" and your "Portrait Photography with Flash" courses in April this year at Lacock Abbey. just wanted to let you know that I entered a portrait photography competition at my local photography club which I have recently joined and I won the competition! I am delighted and it wouldn't have happened without your excellent course! I have also had many compliments from family and friends regarding my photographs. Thank you again for an excellent two days! Leslie Schauerte
About This Workshop
To get the most from this workshop, we recommend that you should have attended our Portrait Photography Family & Friends workshop, or are confident shooting in Aperture Priority and using Exposure Compensation.
If in doubt, please contact your local tutor for advice.
This workshop is suitable for any camera with a dedicated hot-shoe mounted flash (a flash unit which is fully compatible with your camera).
Optional equipment - bounce flash or softbox type accessories for your flash, hand-held reflector.
Most of our workshops run from 10am to 4pm, but please check your Joining Instructions for full details.
Image: GD student Dave
Image: GD student Mick