Female Location Portrait with Off-Camera Flash for Beginners
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Female Location Portrait with Off-Camera Flash for Beginners

You will learn how to position strobe, manage subject using only one artificial light in every available light condition
4.1 (13 ratings)
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1,874 students enrolled
Created by Mauro Prelli
Last updated 12/2015
Price: $145
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be able to manage a single light in a location portraiture set
  • Be able to know what do a single strobe light in exterior
  • Be able to set up Camera in manual mode to shoot with off camera flash
  • Know some trick to get in fast way good results managing subject
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  • You need to able to switch camera in M Manual mode (don't mind about setting, I'll tell you)
  • To practise with this tecnique you have to got a SLR Camera with Hotshoe (external camera flash predisposition)
  • To practise with off camera flash you need a flash, many type available, and a radio trigger to command flash.
  • This tecnique work also with cheap trigger and flash. No need HSS trigger or expensive studio strobe

This is a course about external off camera flash light on location using strobist tecnique. Starting from presenting the gear, camera, trigger, flash and lenses, to properly connect by hotshoe mount and setup them. On a real set in outdoor place I will show how to position light stand, set correct aperture, iso and shutter value. Subject of my image will be a not professional female model, so I'll teach how to manage her choosing right position against backlight of the sun. Use flare and sunray as a creative prop in the scene by underexpose sunlight and correct exposure on the model. Is a crash coursse for beginner, in a single session you could be ready to start shooting by yourself. Onelight method permit you to have fun immediately at firs try because you pay attention only to single illumination element. Many photographer like to obtain a great drama image straight out of camera before post produce the picture, this course is about improve sharpness contrast and make dramatic scene in every condition of natural or available light, expecially on location but you could manage this tecnique also at your home, in a sunny or cloudy day, without modifier the strobe you see in this video make a great strong shadows. This course is open for beginner and intermediate photographer, it helps amateurs and professional photographers who wants to obtain fast good portrait of friends, wife, children and then apply the light scheme also on still life images.

Who is the target audience?
  • Highly reccomended to all photographer who want to get more drama in portrait photography
  • Reccomended to basic startup with strobist, off camera flash tecnique
  • Recommended for photographers with at least 6 months experience
  • Highly reccomended to obtain good shot with properly light directly on set
  • Reccomended to photographer who love to shot in every light condition in exterior
  • No super photography skill required, just follow setup instruction and watch video, could learn from the very basic!
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
1 Lecture 00:50

Introduction on course theme and goal, general overview

Preview 00:50
The Gear
2 Lectures 04:55

Discover about main components of strobe unit, know about what do what

Meeting the Gear

In this part you can easily see how to connect the trigger, flash trasmitter, on the camera to control the flash by the receiver

Connect Flash to the Camera
Shooting on set with Model
4 Lectures 18:22

In this part I show how to measure power light, setup manual mode the camera and select properly compo scene

Managing Sun Light

How to add strobe light, balancing the artificial light with the sun. Setup light and camera properly

Add the Strobe Light

In this lesson you could see how improve drama by chaning exposure value and work on artificial light power trimming

More drama to the light

In this final on-set video you could learn how to manage the model and a trick to get natural portrait

Finalize the shot
Test your learning!
0 Lectures 00:00

This test is reccomended to let you know if you have understand the basic of strobe photography

10 Question to Test your learning!
10 questions
Post Production Workflow Bonus Videos
6 Lectures 43:52

Let me show you how choose the perfect natural image, and leave the rest like a simple way to reach the final shot. A cover of a magazine has two or more day work but is... only one, or not?

Starting to choose in Adobe Bridge the right image to working on

Camera Raw is a powerful Adobe import built-in Photoshop plugin, imagine if you could recall this plugin inside the Photoshop Workflow whenever you want, also at advanced post production process... In this video you learn how to do that

Preview 05:59

This is one the cores of my post production, an advanced tecnique but open to newbie. Just 3 step method to gain localized retouch. You will be able to work selective on image, to refine on every single part with the power of Camera Raw directly inside Photoshop layers!

Double Layer full Dynamic Gamma processing trick

Correct selectively exposure on the dress and give a warm tone easy with white balance tool

Another smart object layer and creative warm white balance

In this bonus video you will see how to manage in easy way a basic curve setup to obtain more contrasted image, just with two step on adjustment layer. Then we arrive to finalize image adding a vignette, to let the viewer concentrate more to the subject. (Include downloadable worfkflow PSD file!)

Add contrast using a curve adjustment layer and finalize with vignetting

Bonus Section
1 Lecture 00:43
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About the Instructor
Mauro Prelli
4.2 Average rating
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16,218 Students
45 Courses
Professional Google Advertising Photographer, Learn Portrait

Mauro Prelli aka "el Maui" is an Italian Professional Photographer involved in different kind of photographic and teaching fields.

Advertising Portraiture : specialized in location portraiture with massive use of the artificial light, boudoir and promotional assignment his strong response. Some of his works are published on important magazines like Vogue Italia.

Google Street View Trusted Photographer. : he works on Italian Official Google Projects to made Business Photo and Video for the World Famous Brand Big G.

N.L.P. Photographic Teacher: master at live workshop to teach how to manage subject with Neuro Linguistic Programming applied to portraits photographic field to get emotional images

Strobist Workshop Teacher: strong specialized in off-camera portraits lighting he teachs in live strobe workshops and online sessions

Adobe Photoshop CC Master: creative post production services and teaching from newbie to expert classes