Off Camera Flash For Food and Product Photography
- 2.5 hours on-demand video
- 4 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
Get your team access to 4,000+ top Udemy courses anytime, anywhere.Try Udemy for Business
- How to Use Off Camera Wireless Flashes in Photography
- To be able to use a DSLR camera
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.
- Beginner DSLR users, Hobbyists and Professional Photographers
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.
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.
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.