Controlling the Light: Beginners Guide to Off-Camera Lighting and Control
The B&H Event Space (420 9th Ave., Manhattan)
11am-1pm (arrive early)
Whether you’re a natural light photographer looking to expand your skill sets, or a budding strobist interested in gaining more control of your lighting, this is the workshop to attend. We will cover the characteristics of light, get you comfortable with your camera settings to control that light, and walk you through building an off camera lighting setup. Then we’ll show you a ton of different ways to put it to use!
What you can expect to be covered:
– The different kinds & characteristics of light
– Camera settings to control ambient light and your flash exposure
– Manual and TTL flash settings
– Multiple ways to move your flash on and off the camera
– The nuts and bolts of an off camera setup i.e. Gear!
– A rundown of the basic lighting modifiers
– Varying looks of an umbrella & speedlight combo
– Live shooting demonstration of multiple 1 light setups
This course will be part lecture, slideshow, Q&A and will be accompanied by a live shoot with model, to demonstrate the principles and techniques that will be discussed. We will focus less on specific makes and models of flashes and more on what we can do with that light once its off camera and under control. Equipment comes and goes at a crazy rate but light will always be light. Master that and it doesn’t matter what flash you have in hand.