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Outdoor Portraits using Speedlights

Learn how to control light when photographing people outside!

Experience level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Steve & Sally - by Tim Waite, 2014

One of the biggest advantages to owning a speedlight is learning to control how the ambient light of the sun affects a shot.

Working with reflectors, diffusers, and off-camera flash, we'll cover how to get a great looking portrait in daylight.

No speedlight is required to take attend the workshop, however, it might be a good idea to have attended the Beginning Speedlight Photography Workshop, so that you understand the basics of speedlights.

What the heck is a speedlight? It's a supplemental flash unit that can mount directly to your camera's hot shoe or, with the proper triggering devices, be used "off-camera", to allow more control of the modeling of the light.This workshop is limited to 6 particpants, so please register early! Beginners can get solid lights for less than $100 for most major camera manufacturers. A company called, "Yongnuo" makes excellent lights for a fraction of he cost of the major manufacturer's lights.

If you want to purchase a speedlight prior to class, please use the contact form, and tell me what camera you have, and what your budget is, and I'll help you to find one that will work well for you.No special equipment required! If you do not own a speedlight, you can still participate!

Requirements

All you need to bring:

  • Camera, with fully-charged battery, and an empty memory card
  • An appropriate lens for portraits, one that covers or which is with the range of about 50mm to 200mm

A tripod, and light diffusers or reflectors, and maybe even a drink and/or snack would be good, too!

If you already own, or would like to purchase a speedlight prior to class, just make sure it allows for manual control. If you're not sure if your speedlight offers manual control, send me a message, via the contact form, with the make and model number of your speedlight and I'll help you sort it out.

If you want to purchase a speedlight prior to class, please use the contact form, and tell me what camera you have, and what your budget is, and I'll help you to find one that will work well for you.

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