The flash is an integral part of the camera, and its light allows us to create dramatic portraits and moody settings. While most photographers understand this concept, few take the extra step of removing the flash from the camera to create directional lighting. By employing this simple tactic, you can take your photography to the next level.
In this intensive workshop, Michael Amici shows participants how to take control of their speedlight and use it off-camera as a portable studio light. We practice balancing flash with ambient light to create even light on the go, and using models to demonstrate the effects of directional lighting, we see how slight adjustments to the flash can be used to create studio-style portraits wherever we are. Participants also learn how to use speedlights to create “Rembrandt” light and other light styles. These techniques enable us to photograph in any situation, no matter what the quality of light may be.
Participants should bring a speedlight, a wireless transceiver set-up (PocketWizard, Yongnuo, or similar), and a light-diffuser system (Rogue FlashBender, Sto-Fen Omni Bounce, or soft box appropriate for their particular flash).
Join Michael as you discover how a handful of simple tools can assist you in creating beautiful light that sets your images above the rest.
This intensive is a perfect way to prepare for the Day of the Dead workshop
with Jennifer Spelman and Michael Amici. Much of the Day of the Dead
action happens in the evening, so we recommend that participants grapple
with technical aspects of lighting before the celebration begins. Register for both workshops and receive a $100 discount off the package price of the Day of the Dead workshop!