When and how to use ETTL / iTTL (and FEL), and manual settings
High Speed Sync / FP Sync - uses and limitations
Using modifiers to shape and soften light
When and how to use flash gels
Key daylight flash techniques:
Fill (for harsh sunlight / backlight)
Making the subject stand out from its surroundings
Lighting action scenes
Key night time flash techniques
Lighting for sunset / twilight
Creating a backlight halo effect
Focussing techniques at night
Setting up for stills
Mixing flash with continuous light sources (spotlights/floodlights/streetlights)
How flash power impacts motion stopping (understanding t-curves)
Freezing fast action
Introducing controlled motion blur
Dragging the shutter to add starscapes / habitat
Multi-image strobe technique
Advanced equipment options
You'll need: A DSLR, tripod, lens in the 100-300mm range (plus wide angle if you'd like an alternative perspective); one or more Speedlights with at least eTTL/iTTL and manual settings (plus HSS / FP Sync and strobe/multi if you'd like to try these techniques with us); radio trigger system for your flashes(e.g. Pocket Wizard, Yongnou 622 system, manufacturer's own system or others that support eTTL/iTTL, HSS). Warm outdoor clothing and footware and a good torch,
Contact me directly for any specific equipment queries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop will run from 14:00 until 21:00 (aprox) and will be held in the Lee Valley Nature Park approx. 10 mins from Junction 24 of the M25.
Workshops are limited to just 6 participants and places are assigned on a first-come basis.