Flash Lighting Workshop

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Workshop Overview

Learn how to shape flash, meter it, and use its unique properties to create images that are simply not possible with any other light source.

This class will provide the knowledge and confidence required to use flash in the studio and on location. Flash is unquestionably the most useful artificial light source for photography but through lack of understanding and sometimes fear many photographers fail to use it to its full potential. Brilliant, instantaneous and with the colour and strength of the sun, flash makes possible many images that could not be captured any other way.

Course Outline

  • Speedlights on camera and off camera, bounce flash, fill flash, multiple speedlights and light shapers for speedlights
  • Studio flash equipment, monoblocs, floor packs and separate heads including ring flash
  • Brollys, softboxes, dish reflectors, grids, spot lights and their use
  • Flash metering and lighting ratios
  • Portrait set-ups for studio and location with model
  • Basic product set-ups

About Gary Ede

Gary has spent nearly forty years in the photographic industry as photographer, writer, teacher and consultant. His photographs are held in the collections of the State Library of NSW, the National Library of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.

He has shot for many of Australia's major businesses and have completed thousands of editorial assignments for leading publications.

Although best known as a people shooter his work has included advertising, architectural and especially corporate photography.