Simple Flash Techniques for Wedding Photographers
I’m launching my first e-course mid-November all about how I use flash in my wedding photography, I can’t wait to share the super easy techniques I use.
If you’ve ever found yourself in a sticky situation at a wedding – awful weather, dark venue, high ceilings, no natural light, and wondered how you could have managed it if you were more confident with your flash. Similarly, if you live for beautiful daylight photos and want to remain consistent throughout the full gallery that you deliver. Then this course is for you.
We’ll look at how I light weddings in challenging scenarios with a simple, stripped back and portable lighting kit including bounce flash, cross lighting, high speed sync flash and video light. This is the kit that I take with me to all of my London weddings and won’t leave you with a huge and expensive shopping list. We’ll look at how you can work with what you have.
We’ll go back to basics and look at how flash works in conjunction with your camera settings, but in an easy to understand way, There’ll be no flash calculations, just easy, practical guidelines for you to follow.
We’ll help you channel your signature style, the confidence you have with natural light, into your flash work. You can use these skills to deliver consistent, beautiful reportage shots throughout the galleries you deliver to your clients.
The basic premise of this is that
if I can do it, anyone can.
This is flash made simple.
This course is for you if:
- You’d like to feel more confident, especially in unconventional venues or for late start weddings.
- You’d love the elevate your candid and reportage photos of indoor portions of the day.
- You’re shooting ambient light, not because you love it, but because you cant get flash looking right.
- You think your ambient light shots look ‘alright’ but you’d like to move on from muddy skin tones and make your images sing.
What you won’t learn:
- Loads of snazzy techniques for portraits – we’ll touch on this briefly, but this isn’t the focus. But what you will learn will hopefully open you up to the possibilities, so you can go on and create something great.
- lots of number based stuff – I want you to get an instinctual feel for what sort of settings you should be using, and build from there, rather than dogmatically following a set of rules.
If you’re already a flash whizzbot, this probably isn’t the course for you, but if you want a helping hand to feel more confident then read on….
Module one: Getting Started
- Why I use flash
- Why consistency is important and applying your signature lighting style
- What’s in my kit bag
- Back to basics – the exposure triangle and adding in light
Bonus material including an equipment checklist and your first assignment
Module Two: Video Light
- Super simple introduction to video light
- Video light images deconstructed and explained
Module three: On Camera Flash
- My simple On camera flash hack
- Pros and Cons of on camera flash
- High speed sync flash (AKA fill flash)
- Editing my On camera flash images
- Bonus: Dancefloor flash and dragging the shutter.
Bonus material including a crib sheet for your camera bag and your second assignment
Module four: Off Camera Flash
- Off camera flash isn’t scary – an introduction and all you need to get going.
- A quick introduction to modifiers and what I use (clue – as little as possible most of the time)
- Crosslighting – when and how
- Other creative applications – portraits, groups etc.
Bonus material including PDF lighting diagrams of some of my go-to setups and your third assignment
Taking the class includes membership to my Facebook group, where you can get all the support and encouragement you need to work on your flash skills and hone those images.
The course has now ‘soft’ launched. Modules One and Two are live now, and you can buy the complete course (you’ll receive access to Modules Three and Four when they go live) for a discounted price of £55.
Module Three goes live 25th November and the price increases to £65
Module Four goes live 2nd December and the price increases to the full price of £85