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|Course introduction by Bernie|
|Course introduction - What's it all about?|
|The Equipment - here's what you need to get going|
|Cameras and Flashes - Just what cameras and flashes are suitable?|
|Stands and Brackets - Where to put the flashes and how to mount them|
|Triggering the flashes - There are several methods, some cheaper or more reliable than others!|
|Light modifiers - Use Umbrellas and softboxes etc... to modify the light|
|make the most of your umbrella or large modifier - Flashes are small, modifiers can be large, so avoid this problem|
|Using a light meter - Do you need one?|
Manual mode and the five aspects of off-camera flash exposure
|Manual mode and why it's best for off-camera flash photography|
|Apertures and an introduction to exposure|
|Shutter speed and its role in off camera flash photography|
|ISO and its role in off camera flash photography|
|Flash power - nailing it for perfect exposures|
|Flash to subject distance and its effect on exposure|
|Maximum flash sync speed and High Speed Sync|
Indoor Photo Sessions
|Session 1 - Simple one light setup|
|Session 2 - Controlling light spill on the background|
|Session 3 - Lighting the background|
|Session 4 - Colouring the background using gels|
|Session 5 - Using a fill light to open up the shadows|
|Session 6 - Stunning beauty light using a clam-shell lighting setup|
|Session 7 - Get an edgier feel by using a harder light source|
|Session 8 - Portrait lighting patterns|
|Session 9 - Use household objects to get stunning graphic backgrounds|
|Session 10 - Using a honeycomb grid to create dramatic portraits|
|Session 11 - How to get a whiter than white background|
|Session 12 - Stunning beauty light using a Tri-Flector lighting setup|
|Outdoor photo sessions|
|Exposure introduction - Balancing the ambient and flash light|
|High Speed Sync and ND filters - The pros and cons|
|Session 1 - Balancing ambient light with flash, between the trees|
|Session 2 - Balancing ambient light with flash, Narrow Gauge Railway|
|Session 3 - Dramatic portraits using the sky as background|
|Session 4 - High Speed Sync - Wide apertures in bright sunshine|
|Session 5 - Graphic / Grungy backgrounds - Window or shop shutters|
|Session 6 - Graphic / Grungy backgrounds - Graffiti|
|Session 7 - Graphic / Grungy backgrounds - A Brick wall|
Bonus video on Product photography using off camera flash
|DIY product photography setup|
This course is only just published, here's some initial reviews from Udemy
Bernie does it again!
I had only intended to watch 1 or 2 of these lectures before going back to a couple of other courses I've been working my way through for a while now, but such is the ‘Bernie effect’, I ended up watching all of them in just 2 or 3 sessions. Lighting, especially flash lighting, is one of those subjects that has confused and intimidated me ever since I got my first camera, but thanks to Bernie’s straightforward teaching style, I now have a much greater understanding of the subject and feel ready to start experimenting with the Speedlite I’ve owned for over 4 years but never used.
Another brilliant course by one of the very best instructors on Udemy.
Good value for money and easy to follow
Compared to other courses of similar content on Udemy, Bernie's course packs a lot in for the price.
The length of each video segment is perfect and easy to "digest". If you've got a free 10mins here and there, you can easily fit in a least 1 video segment of this course.
There's a couple of mistakes here and there during the video shoots, but Bernie corrects them in editing and doesn't try to gloss over it. Kudos for that.
This course is perfect for someone that knows how to use the non-automatic modes of their, camera and has a least one off-camera flash.
The inclusion of supplementary material in some of the modules, adds even more value to the course.
Well done Bernie.
Worthy Of Ten Stars
I learned so much from this course...not only about flash photography, but basic lighting as well.
Bernie's sense of humor makes learning fun and inspiring. He also offers a lot of tips to save money purchasing equipment...and even shows you how to make a DIY light tent. I do some product photography, so the DIY light tent video was very helpful.
I have purchased all of Bernie's courses and love his teaching style. This course was certainly no exception I give it TEN stars.
Great educator - Great value
Once again Bernie has demonstrated why he is one of Udemy's favorite instructors. He has a unique ability to break the elements of photographic knowledge into small elements and to build the small elements into a comphrehensive knowledge using self deprecating humour and communication skills. He continues to provide excellent value in his his tutorials.
These reviews are for my other courses, the off-camera flash course has only just been published
Loved this course>
The course presents so much information in such a simple to understand way. I learned so much and highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to sharpen their photography skills. I would definitely take any another photography course offered by this instructor. .I only wish I could have given the course 10 stars. I have taken several other courses at Udemy and loved them, but this one is my favorite.
Recommended for quick and easy to understand photo skills.
I've tried reading books and I've tried searching online to improve my photography skills. I've learned way more and have better understanding in the past 3 days than I have in the past 6 months. Wish I'd found this course sooner so I didn't waste money on the books
Absolutely Brilliant - recommended
I have learned so much from watching these nuggets, without them some things would never have occurred to me. Because these are bite sized it allows me to dip in and out when I have time and I don't get overloaded with too much information. They are concise and clear without any waffle - they tell you what you need to know and situations of when you should use it.
I've recommended this course to some many folks whether they've been taking photos for years or are just getting started. I absolutely recommend this to everyone who wants to take better photos and doesn't have too much time.
This was an amazing course! I especially liked the lectures on top shade and leading lines which I have used over and over again. Thanks for such a great course!
a very comprehensive and useful course. I would recommend this for beginners (little knowledge of camera/DSLR usage) and intermediate photographers (knowledge of camera concepts but still not getting the shots you wanted). It closes in on a lot of knowledge gaps as well as fine tunes already known concept
Great course! Learned a ton!
Great course that covers tons of different topics. A perfect course to get started!
I am a bit more advanced than some of the lesson's in this course but I did learn a lot from Bernie and really look forward to taking some more of his classes. If you are a beginner with a DSLR then this course is an absolute must if you want to get that camera off of auto mode.
I love Bernie's approach. Such a great instructor, makes all concepts much simpler and a very refreshing presenter. Well worth it!
... and 'simply great'describes the course the lecturer and content.
If you imagine being out with Bernie on a shoot and asking what would be the best settings for this situation you have all the answers to give you a more than average chance of some great Photos.I would like to go to the next stage, is that possible?
Thank you Bernie I really enjoyed being with you.
Something for everyone
No matter your skill level you should find plenty of information in this course that could teach you some new tricks. Bernie's presentation style is easy to follow and understand and this enables him to get his points across clearly. If you take this course I suggest that you also invest in Part 2 which carries on from where this one leaves off.