Venue: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Strictly limited to 15 attendees.
Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Do you meekly characterize yourself as an "available light" photographer? Does the thought of using flash off-camera give you the heebie-jeebies? Does your idea of getting wild and crazy with your flash mean throwing it into TTL mode and bouncing the light off of a wall? (Woooooo, crazy…)
Well you can kiss your fear of flashing goodbye. This two-day class will take you from flash anxiety to creating beautiful portraits with simple and inexpensive gear.
You show up with your camera and flash and little to zero experience and you leave a well-equipped lighting photographer with enough knowledge to be dangerous.
This class size is limited to 15 and is completed over two days. So you'll have the chance to not only work indoors but head outdoors so you can learn how to use your flashes in a variety of ambient light environments.
You’ll be shooting the whole time - the class is split up into groups of 3 and you take turns being photographer, assistant and model continuously over the two days in a variety of instructor-led setups and environments.
All that’s assumed in terms of prior knowledge is that you can control exposure and manually adjust your camera.
It will be an incredibly interactive workshop and you will come away with tonnes of information. Don’t miss it!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Class instructor David Hobby was a 20-year newspaper photojournalist veteran before founding Strobist.com—where he has taught literally millions (no, seriously!) of photographers how to use off-camera lighting to take their photography to the next exciting level.
1. Make sure everyone is where they need to be on exposure triangle concepts
2. A flashlight/torch (i.e., speedlight) in a dark room: exploring how light interacts; using mods; gaining control over the various lighting planes
3. Balancing flash and ambient indoors
4. Balancing flash and ambient outdoors
5. Creating your own "ambient" base with a first light, then adding in a second
6. Now, and only now, we shoot color for the first time (everything on day 1 is in B&W, to better facilitate controlling tonal values.)
7. Working in a multi-light, multi-color-of-light environment (e.g. using gels)
8. Okay now stop obsessing about the lighting and sublimate it to good PHOTOS that happen to be in great light.
9. Some competitive, team-based quickie assignments