How to Shoot Portraits on a Budget with Off-Camera Flash
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|Section 1: Promotional Video|
Learn why you need off-camera flash to take professional-looking portraits without the cost of expensive studio equipment.
|Section 2: Introduction and Equipment|
Learn how new off-camera flash technology lets you take professional-looking photos anywhere, without a fancy studio or big, expensive studio lights. Also why I shot this course in a small apartment to show that you can do it anywhere.
Learn the four crucial pieces of equipment you need to get started with off-camera flash photography. I also recommend specific products for photographers on a budget.
Learn about optional equipment to take your portrait photography to the next level, including reflectors, filters, multiple flashes, and more.
|Section 3: Getting Ready to Shoot|
Learn how to assemble your off-camera flash setup and take practice shots to test your lighting setup any time (even when you don't have a model handy).
See hands-on details of how to set your Canon or Nikon flashes in manual mode, Master mode, and other configuations.
Learn the four-step formula for choosing your manual flash power and camera settings (shutter, aperture, and ISO) to get perfect exposure. This is the foundation of all photography.
|Section 4: The Photo Shoots|
Watch a portrait session using the built-in, off-camera wireless flash triggering system found in all Canon and Nikon flashes. Includes post-production review of the photos.
Learn the classic headshot lighting technique used by top photographers in New York and Los Angeles. Also includes a post-production review of the photos.
In this portrait shoot, you learn how to use manual radio triggers, the least expensive way to create professional-looking lighting. Also includes a post-production review of the photos.
Watch an outdoor fashion portrait shoot combining ambient light with TTL wireless off-camera flash. Also includes a post-production review of the photos and course conclusion.
|Section 5: Free Bonus Videos|
Learn how to take professional outdoor portraits using nothing more than natural light and a single reflector. Also how to make your own budget refectors. Also includes a post-production review of the photos.
Learn the best Photoshop technique I've ever found for creating perfect, natural-looking, beautiful skin that will keep your portrait clients coming back for more.
Phil Steele is the founder of SteeleTraining.com, one of the most popular photography training sites on the Internet.
Phil's photos have appeared in books and magazines around the world. His photography training YouTube channel has over 1 million views, and his popular online photography websites draw millions of visitors per year.
In my own attempt to learn photography, I became frustrated by what I perceived as an "information gap." On the one hand, I found plenty of free information online, but it was unpredictable in quality and completely disorganized. Seeking it out and separating the gems from the junk simply became a waste of time.
On the other hand, there were some great courses created by professional photographers—but the prices were too often beyond my budget. And frankly, sometimes a great photographer is not necessarily a great teacher.
What I wanted was well-organized instruction, understandable to an amateur, presented in a logical sequence, by a good teacher, at a reasonable price.
And it just didn't seem to exist. I ended up learning the hard way, often the slow way and the expensive way, buying books, online courses, seminars, DVD courses, everything I could get my hands on. And of course I spent a lot of years with the camera in my hands learning by making mistakes.
Then one day, after absorbing all the knowledge I could find and shooting for nearly a decade—I suddenly realized that I was now in a position to create the training that I had always wished existed!
The result is this series of courses. I want to give you the training that I always wished I could find.