Flash heads are small, modifiers can be large, avoid this problem.

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Making the most of your umbrella or large mofidfier You may not be making the most of your [...]

Introduction to outdoor off camera flash exposure

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Shooting outside with off-camera flash requires a little more thought than when shooting inside...

Balancing ambient and flash light

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Outdoor shoot 1 - Having a perfect balance between the ambient and flash light will mean that the...

Balancing ambient light and flash

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Outdoor sessions are much easier when you shoot at dusk...

Simple first one-light setup

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Indoor shoot 1 - Great results with a simple one-light setup, and you can get vastly different results by simply moving the light around the subject.

Controlling background light spill

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Indoor shoot 2 - This video demonstrates the first steps needed in order to improve the look of the background.

Light the background for more impact

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Indoor shoot 3 - Now that you've learnt how to control the light spill on the background, you can start thinking about lighting it.

Cameras and flashes – what do I need?

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Cameras and flashes - what do I need? The chances are you already have some of the equipment you...

Colouring the background using gels

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Indoor shoot 4 - You can easily change the look and feel of the background using easily available gels.

Light stands and flash umbrella brackets

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Stands and brackets - in this video, I demonstrate how the flashes, stands and umbrellas all fit...

Use a fill light to open up the shadows

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Indoor shoot 5 - the dramatic type of light seen so far isn't suitable for everyone. Flatter your subject a little by using a fill light.

How to trigger off-camera flash

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Triggering the flashes - in this video I go through each of the various ways to fire the flashes...

Light modifiers, why you need them.

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Light modifiers - shoot through umbrellas, softboxes, reflective umbrellas, grids, snoots and gobos...

Stunning beauty lighting – method 1

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Indoor shoot 6 - Here's a great lighting setup for flattering your subject, commonly called Clam shell lighting1

Do I need a flash meter for perfect exposures?

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Light meters - In the context of off-camera flash, some light meters are commonly referred to as flash...

Manual mode and off-camera flash

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Manual mode - why this will be the only exposure mode used throughout these course

Apertures and an introduction to exposure

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Aperture is one of the 5 aspects of off-camera flash exposure settings. Although it controls both the...

Off camera flash settings – Shutter Speed

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Shutter speed - discover it's role in off camera flash exposure.

The role of ISO in off camera flash photography

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ISO - when we increase our camera’s sensitivity to light, it becomes more sensitive to both...

Determining the flash power for perfect exposures

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Flash power can be thought of as being like a domestic dimmer switch, except that...

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