Flash or speedlight photography opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the creative photographer. At this workshop I will fire up your imagination and show you how a bit of creative thinking can yield amazing results! With a little experimentation you will find your own unique way to turn everyday objects into clever works of art.
The workshop begins at 9.00am with an introduction to flash basics. Then the class will split up into small working groups, to collaborate on a series of projects using a variety of interesting props. Once your group is finished with one prop, you will move on to the next work-station and so on around the room.
Don’t have an off-camera flash of your own? Don’t worry, I will have a flash for each work-station so you can simply use the one provided. Your camera just needs to have the standard flash ‘hot-shoe’ on top. This also means that if you are considering buying a flash, the workshop will give you some understanding of the potential before you make that purchase.
The workshop fee includes use of the flashes provided for you on the day.
Bringing your own off-camera flash? You are welcome to bring your own, but please understand that I can’t be expected to know the details of every flash on the market. Every flash is different, and each camera will have different settings required to operate it. So if you bring your own it will help if you have at least a basic knowledge of how to use it on and off-camera. Note that the workshop is about using flash to create effects, not about the operation of individual flash models.
What you need to bring. Your camera (DSLR or Mirrorless) and it must have a hot-shoe suitable for connecting an external flash. A lens suitable for general-purpose and/or macro photography. Any of the popular telephoto lenses would do (18-270mm, 70-300mm, 18-135mm, 100-400mm, 100mm macro etc.) If you are not sure your lens is suitable please contact me on 0448 700 162 before making your booking. A tripod is advised but not required. Make sure your battery is fully charged and there is plenty of space on your memory card. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. There is a fridge at the venue if you choose to bring your own lunch, and there are several cafe’s within easy walking distance.