Off Camera Flash For Food and Product Photography
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Off Camera Flash For Food and Product Photography

Includes Food Styling and Setting up a Budget Home Studio
3.5 (10 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
259 students enrolled
Created by Tracey Ayre
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to Use Off Camera Wireless Flashes in Photography
Requirements
  • To be able to use a DSLR camera
Description

Using an Off Camera Flash in Food and Product Photography and Setting up Your Own Budget Home Studio


Hello and welcome to my course,

I am a published photographer and I am also a qualified teacher and although I no longer work as a teacher I can use my skills to help you understand in a step by step way how to use the off camera flash and use it successfully so you can be more creative in your photography whether you are using it for food or product photography. I will show and demonstrate my methods so you can set up your home studio on a budget and take as stunning images as if you were taking them in a real life studio with expensive equipment. I will also teach you about the importance of props and demonstrate how I style my shots and the settings I use. By the end of the course you should have the knowledge of how to set up your own home studio and should be competent at using the off camera flash so you can be more creative with your photography. Although I will be demonstrating how to use the off camera flash in food and product photography I will not be demonstrating how to use it in portrait photography but once you are skilled at using the off camera flash you can use it for almost any type of photography.

The modules I will be covering in my videos will be:

· How to use wireless triggers and controller for the off camera flashes

· Introduction to setting up a budget home studio

· Setting up and using your flashes

· Demonstrating using manual flashes and TTL mode

· Demonstrating Light Cubes and Small Photo Booth to get a white or coloured background.

· Dark Food Photography- The Chiaroscuro Effect. There will be four sessions demonstrating this trending type of food photography

· Food Styling and using props

· Motion Photography- Mid-air shots

· Splash Food Photography

· Editing Your Images in Photoshop




The triggers and controllers I will be using are for DSLR cameras that are suitable for Canon and Nikon cameras, however if you don’t yet own a DSLR, or do not have a Canon or Nikon camera, this course will show you the benefits of owning one and the benefits of using off camera wireless flashes.


I hope you decide to take this course, once you start using off camera flashes, there will be no going back because you will reap the benefits of always getting the exposure right regardless of the ambient light available, and you will become more creative in your photography and will love how your photography develops.


Look forward to meeting you on the Udemy course.

Tracey Ayre


Who this course is for:
  • Beginner DSLR users, Hobbyists and Professional Photographers
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 02:21:42
+ Introduction to the course
1 lecture 03:46

This session will give an introduction to myself and give a brief overview of the course and what you will learn.

Preview 03:46
+ Using an Off Camera Flash in Food and Product Photography
5 lectures 41:04

In this session you will be shown how to operate the triggers and controller I use. I have a Canon camera. I covered up the name of the triggers in the video as you really need to find out which triggers and controller you need for your camera. The trigger make I am using is the Yongnuo, the make and model is mentioned in the PDF download attached to this session which you can buy on Amazon for around £60 for two if it suits your camera.  If you don't yet have a DSLR or triggers and a controller then you will still be able to see how easy it is to use once you know how and may then be motivated to pay the small extra cost to buy them. It will improve your photography and give you the freedom to do your photography without worrying about the ambient light available. You can also be really creative in using the off camera flash. The controller is the same make and model number, but looks very similar to the triggers, so if you do buy them make sure you buy one controller and two triggers of the same make. Please note the triggers and controllers I am using are suitable for most Canon and Nikon Cameras, however Nikon have a different model number to the Canon, Canon ends in C, Nikon ends in N. But please check they will actually work with your camera before you buy them.

How to Use Off Camera Flashes, Wireless Triggers and Controller
11:43

In this session you will see how I set up my flashes and how I use them in a normal shoot. Here I am shooting beer.

Demonstrating Using Off Camera Flashes to Shoot Beer.
04:11

You can set up your own home studio relatively cheaply, I will show you the inexpensive equipment I have. You will be able to get similar results to the professionals with their expensive top of the range lighting equipment and professional studio with this budget equipment you can use in your own home.

Setting up a Budget Home Studio
03:31

In this session I will show the difference in shooting with the off camera flashes in manual mode and TTL (Through the Lens) mode.

Comparing Manual and TTL Flash Settings with Wireless Flashes
07:54

In this session I will demonstrate how using a Light Cube and Small Photo Light Booth to show how to take food and product photography with a white or coloured background.

Light Cube and Photo Booth
13:45
+ Dark Food Photography - The Chiaroscuro Effect Using Off Camera Flashes
4 lectures 44:04

In this session I will demonstrate using the off camera flashes to light up some lemon tarts against a dark background. There is a pdf you can download in this session to explain the Chiaroscuro effect.

Dark Food Photography- Lemon Tarts Demonstration
06:17

In this video I will show you how to set up a food scene like the historic painters of the past, and photograph it as it it was a Baroque painting. It is amazing how you can contrast light and dark using an off camera flash in daylight.

Preview 10:50

I will show you in this session how melting chocolate and using an off camera flash to get the Chiaroscuro effect can make melted chocolate look sexy.

Dark Food Photography - Demonstrating Shooting Melted Chocolate
09:56

I will show you in this session how to use the Chiaroscuro effect to make stunning images of a chocolate dessert pudding.

Dark Food Photography - Demonstrating Shooting Chocolate Pudding
17:01
+ Food Styling and Using Props
4 lectures 29:59

I will show you in this session the importance of props and food styling to create story telling images.

Food Styling - Preparing Lemonade Shoot
08:20

In this session I will demonstrate shooting lemonade with the off camera flashes.

Demonstrating Shooting Lemonade
05:59

In this session I will show you how to prepare for the honey and oatcakes shoot, and show how I use the ingredients to tell the story. I will also be demonstrating shooting the honey and oatcake with the off camera flashes.

Food Styling and Shooting Honey and Oat Cakes
08:16

In this session I will demonstrate shooting Jelly, and how to create a mouth watering image of Jelly that looks appetizing using the off camera flash. .

Food Styling and Shooting Jelly
07:24
+ Editing Your Images in Photoshop
1 lecture 10:27

Learn how to do basic editing of  your images in Photoshop

Editing Your Images in Photoshop
10:27
+ Using Off Camera Flash in Motion Photography
2 lectures 12:22

In this session I will demonstrate how to take mid-air shots using food and an off camera flash.

Motion Photography- Mid-air Food
02:15

In this session I will demonstrate how to capture splash food photography using an off camera flash.

Splash Food Photography Using Off Camera Flash
10:07