Basic Flash Photography Workshops

Join us for Source Photography’s Basic Photography Workshop, a comprehensive, hands-on instructional workshop designed to teach you the fundamentals every photographer needs to know, and build your skills and confidence as a photographer. During our 3-hour instructional workshop we will teach you how to use the most important features of your camera, what they are used for, and how to adjust them based on lighting and the particular subject you wish to photograph. We will also give you a solid understanding of composition and how to take beautiful, classic photographs. Whether you have a DSLR, SLR, a point-and-shoot or your main camera is a smartphone, your photos will improve dramatically once you begin to employ our simple, proven photography and composition techniques.

Basic Flash Photography Workshop

Workshop #6 in the Source Photography Workshop Series™

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Source Photography’s Basic Flash Photography Workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on instructional workshop designed to teach you the fundamentals every photographer needs to know about using an external flash unit and properly exposing their images – indoors and out – and build your skills and confidence as a photographer.

During our 3-hour instructional workshop we will teach you how to use the most important features of your flash, how to adjust settings, what they are used for, and how they work in conjunction with your camera to produce a properly exposed image. We will give you a solid understanding of TTL (through-the-lens) versus manual flash photography, demonstrate how line-of-sight infrared and wireless transmitters work, and show you how simple light modifiers like beauty dishes, reflectors, softboxes, and umbrellas can turn your shots into professionally lit images.

As you learn and practice, we will also show you ways to move your flash off your camera, including how to create an inexpensive portable lighting system that can serve as a mobile. Regardless of your skill level, once you take our Basic Flash Photography Workshop your photos will improve dramatically and you’ll never be hesitant to use your camera’s most important accessory again.

What We Will Teach You

  • On camera vs. off camera flash
  • Pop-up flash and its limitations
  • The components of an external flash unit
  • TTL and manual modes, and how to control power output with each
  • Using light modifiers to enhance your creativity and capture amazing images
  • Moving the flash off the camera to dramatically improve your photos
  • Creating a portable lighting system for less than $200

You will also learn about photography’s most basic element – light – and the fundamentals of how you can control the background and foreground light separately to build your image.

Source Photography’s Basic Flash Photography Workshop is held at our private Walnut Creek Studio. We keep our class size small to ensure that you receive plenty of personalized instruction from our professional photographers. We believe the best method for learning is a hands-on approach, so you will be shooting throughout the workshop to put into practice what you are learning as you learn it.

What We Will Provide

  • Friendly instructors who are seasoned professional photographers
  • A comfortable photography studio environment
  • Hands-on Instruction
  • Notepads and pens
  • Soft drinks

What You Will Need To Bring

  • Your camera with fully-charged batteries – you will be doing lots of shooting!
  • An on-camera flash (strobe) is highly recommended, but not necessary
  • An eagerness to learn how to take fantastic photographs with flash

Whether you are new to photography or just want to develop your skills, Source Photography’s Basic Flash Photography Workshop will give you the practical instruction and hands-on learning experience you need to improve your images and become comfortable using your camera’s most important accessory.

We’ll make you a better photographer – Guaranteed!