Workshop Studio Flashes 1 – Basic
Level: Basic / Beginners
Course duration: 1 evening, 4 hours
Participants: up to 6
Knowledge of flash technique is indispensable when creating atmospheric portrait and boudoir photos. At the ART of YOU we notice that many photographers ignore our studio flashes and opt for daylight. That’s a shame, because with a good flash technique you have full control over the play of light and shadow in your photos, and thus over the atmosphere that you give your images. From light and open to dark and mysterious – if you know how your strobes work, you can make anything! And the great thing is: it’s not difficult at all!
In this workshop we will teach you the basics of studio flash. We cover the following points:
- Light, halftone, shadow, and the exposure triangle – ISO, aperture, shutter speed
- Measuring light with the camera and exposure meter
- Ambient light and flash – the ideal combination
- Essential lighting setups in the studio – main light and fill light
- Step-by-step plan to a well exposed photo
This workshop is the ideal stepping stone from daylight photography to flash photography with studio light and is especially aimed at photographers who have no experience with studio flashes.
Our goal is for you to go home smarter than you come in. That’s why we don’t give you the right settings during the workshop – we teach you how to take the picture you want every time, regardless of the lighting situation, and regardless of the equipment you use, by means of a solid portion of basic understanding and a few simple, clear steps.
A model will of course be present during the workshop, and you will have ample time to practice what you have learned in practice, and to ask questions to our professional photographers.