Learn to Light Your Photographs
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Learn to Light Your Photographs

Go from zero to knowing how to use flashes to make your photography stand out!
4.6 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
20 students enrolled
Created by Matthew Celeste
Last updated 8/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $25 Discount: 60% off
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Bring your photography business and skills to the next level
  • Mix ambient and flash to create amazing photographs
  • Put together a gear kit with everything needed for flash photography
  • Understand how to operate off camera flash
  • Learn how to spend your hard earned dollars wisely to achieve the best results and spend the least amount
  • Impress prospective clients with a portfolio of well executed off camera flash photographs
  • Nail that sunset photo for your clients... every time
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Requirements
  • No software necessary for this course. You don't even need flash equipment - we'll be going over what gear to buy and also cover basic principles that can be applied universally.
Description

This course walks you through what gear to get, what each piece of it does, how to make it all work, and then lastly and most importantly how and why to use it to create specific looks. Always wonder how other photographers get that amazing sunset photo with their subjects looking perfectly lit? We'll cover that and more in this comprehensive course. If you know nothing about lighting, this is perfect for you. If you own some flashes and have no idea what to do next, this is what you need.

Be a strobist, master flash, control your light, and bring your photography to the next level.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for people with a basic understanding of photography fundamentals (exposure triangle, camera operation, etc) and wants to learn how to add flash to their technique. No flash experience or equipment is necessary at all.
  • This is not for the absolute beginner. Must know how to use your camera.
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
01:30:18
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Learn to Light Your Photographs
9 Lectures 01:30:18

A quick intro and overview about the course. Meet me, I meet you, and off we go to learn all about flash!

Be sure to grab the Photography Fundamentals PDF attached to this lecture to make sure you've got a firm foundation before moving on.

Preview 02:45

In this lecture we're going to talk about everything you need to take flash photographs. We're making the assumption that you've got a camera with a hot shoe but need everything else. You'll learn how to assemble a barebones kit for the least amount of money to get you going.

The Gear That Makes It Happen (Part 1)
10:09

As important as it is to know what to get, it's just as important to know what not to get. That helps save you money! We talk about that and more in part two of "The Gear That Makes It Happen"

The Gear That Makes It Happen (Part 2)
11:24

Let's make sure you know what you need to get moving!

Gear Quiz
3 questions

Having lots of gear but no idea how to set it up isn't very useful. In this lecture we'll cover the nuts and bolts of putting the different pieces of your gear together and explain the purpose of each. You'll be a pro at setup and breakdown by the end of this video!

How to Set Your Gear Up
06:01

Now that we've got our gear and have it set up, it's time to turn it on and make it work. We'll walk through how to get your camera to talk to your flashes, how to get your speedlights on different channels if you want to use more than one, and more.

Making It All Work
08:38

(PART 1 of 2)

This is where it's at. We're going to use all of our newfound knowledge to actually make incredible flash photographs that will let you wow your clients and get your business to the next level. We'll talk positioning, softness and hardness of light, color of light, and all sorts of other things to consider when adding flash to your photo.

This section is dense and important and full of important information. Might be a good one to re-watch a couple times.

Taking Photos With Flash Part 1
15:53

(PART 2 of 2)

This is where it's at. We're going to use all of our newfound knowledge to actually make incredible flash photographs that will let you wow your clients and get your business to the next level. We'll talk positioning, softness and hardness of light, color of light, and all sorts of other things to consider when adding flash to your photo.

This section is dense and important and full of important information. Might be a good one to re-watch a couple times.

Taking Photos With Flash Part 2
12:55

(PART 1 of 2)

A lot of people learn best by example. This section if for you! We're going to look at a bunch of photographs and dissect the lighting, the reason they were lit that way, and how that affected the photograph. After seeing all these examples and discussing them you will have a really solid handle on the different results that different techniques produce.

Preview 10:29

(PART 2 of 2)

A lot of people learn best by example. This section if for you! We're going to look at a bunch of photographs and dissect the lighting, the reason they were lit that way, and how that affected the photograph. After seeing all these examples and discussing them you will have a really solid handle on the different results that different techniques produce.

Case Studies Part 2
12:04
About the Instructor
Matthew Celeste
4.6 Average rating
4 Reviews
20 Students
1 Course
Mastermind at Blueflash

Photographer, cinematographer, photobooth builder, and business lover going at it in little Rhode Island.

Leading an awesome team of ten creatives so we can service a hundred plus clients per year. Self-taught with a background in electrical engineering and a minor in physics.

Hoping to transfer any knowledge I've gained over to you so you can jumpstart your journey.