Learn how to use your camera to capture images in challenging lighting conditions, to create atmospheric photographs. 


  • How to use your camera for shots in low light

  • How to use fill-in flash to balance poor lighting conditions

  • Use of flash for backlit shots

  • Controlling background and foreground exposure independently

  • Creative ways of using flash for stunning, three-dimensional images

  • How to photograph night scenes, light trails and fireworks

Where:  Take control of your hot-shoe mounted flash and unleash its creativity. You'll have two photographic sessions and the opportunity to review and discuss your photos as a group.

Equipment:  This workshop is suitable for any camera with a dedicated hot-shoe mounted flash (a flash unit which is compatible with your camera). To get the best out of this workshop you will require a tripod (full height). Optional equipment - reflector, cable or remote shutter release for your camera.

Previous Experience:  To get the most from this workshop, we recommend that you have attended our Explore Your Camera Part 2 - Developing Skills workshop, or have a clear understanding of shutter speed and depth of field, focal point and ISO.

Group Size:  A maximum of 10 students per tutor.

Times:  Full day, usually 10 am to 4 pm but please check your joining instructions.

You may also be interested in our Light Trails & Night Photo Walks, including Christmas photowalks.