Learn Your Canon Flash System

Take the confusion out of Canon flash photography with this 4 week video course. In 4 weeks, learn your flash system!
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  • Lectures 81
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

Today’s Canon flashes are amazing pieces of gear. They are really powerful and you can create stunning images with them, once you know how they all work together with your camera. You basically have a studio set up in your camera bag, and you can use multiple flashes to create stunning visuals. I use them all the time in both my wedding/portraits, as well as commercial work.

The Canon flash system gives you so many options, and learning what options work best in certain situations can really make your photographic life easy.

This 4 week ONLINE workshop will consist of 4 weekly video classes, that you can watch at your own leisure.

Class 1: The Basic of Canon Flash

This class will cover your flash equipment and how it works. We will cover F-stop, shutter speed, and power output of your flash and how all 3 work together. We will also cover TTL/ETTL, auto and manual settings, and Sync Speed and how all of them work and when to use them.

Class 2: Using Flash On Camera

Use of your flash on camera. We will cover bounce flash, diffusers, bounce cards, fill flash. We will also cover how to bounce your flash to create stunning portraits.

Class 3: Canon Flash Off Camera

Did you know that most Canon cameras have a built in wireless flash system that allows you to shoot flash off camera?

We will cover how to create stunning imagery by getting your flash off of your camera using a TTL cord.

We will also cover how to use your built in wireless system to use your flash off camera.

Use of your zoom on your flash in combination with your flash off camera to create wonderful 40’s style glam lighting.

Class 4: Multiple Flashes, and use of wireless devices and filters

This class will cover the use of multiple flash techniques using your built in flash system.
We will also cover the use of wireless flash options, including the new Canon radio wave system.
We will also cover the use of gels with your flash to balance your flash with available light.

What are the requirements?

  • Canon DSLR and at least one Canon flash 430 ex or higher

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the 4 week course you will understand how your Canon flash system works both on and off camera and wirelessly

What is the target audience?

  • Canon camera owners who want to learn how their Canon flash system works

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Canon Flash Class 1
Introduction to the Canon flash
Preview
01:27
Camera Basics
Preview
01:30
White Balance and Metering
Preview
01:34
ETTL and Manual Mode
Preview
04:01
Exposure Compensation
Preview
02:42
Zoom Flash Head
01:50
High Speed Sync
02:30
Flash Swivel
02:13
Flash Output
00:58
Flash Sync
02:13
Shooting in ETTL
02:01
Flash in Aperture Priority
02:34
Shooting in Manual
03:25
Inverse Square Law
02:17
Power Output ISO
01:42
Recap
01:07
Showing Flash Zoom
02:58
Section 2: Canon Flash Class 2
intro
00:31
Flash outpu
01:12
Bounce off Ceiling
01:21
Explaining Diffusers
01:13
Showing Diffusers
03:49
Broad, short, flat lighting explained
01:52
Showing broad, short, and flat lighting
04:34
Explaining Zoom and Grid Lighting
00:44
Showing Zoom and Grid Spotlight
01:12
Fill Flash Explained
01:20
Showing Fill Flash
05:08
Section 3: Canon Flash Class 3
Intro class 3
01:05
Explaining ETTL
01:43
Explaining Channels
01:12
Getting your flash off camera
02:09
High speed sync
02:08
shooting outside with ttl cord
02:04
Shooting with high speed sync and ttl cord
01:45
Intro to wireless flash
00:31
Canon flash with Radio Popper
01:12
Canon 580 ex2 and 430 ex
01:04
Master- slave radio popper
00:49
Master Slave 580 set up
01:29
Master Slave 430 set up
00:23
Setting up Radio Popper
01:54
Connecting Radio Popper to your flash
02:21
Explaining sensors
01:13
Shooting with Radio Poppers
01:58
Radio Popper and Canon 600 flash
01:25
Radio Popper Nanos
00:50
More about Nanos
00:45
Flash and Nano and how they work
01:25
Nano and foot
00:55
Canon 600 and ste transmitter
00:48
Linking 600 and transmitter
02:58
Ratio and power output
00:51
Transmitter control
01:46
Turning off flashes from transmitter
00:55
Shooting TTL and high speed sync
03:01
More shooting wirelessly
01:39
shooting manually
01:42
Shooting with Nanos
02:55
Shooting flowers with flash
01:18
Section 4: Canon Flash Class 4
Intro class 4
00:47
Flash Coverage
01:23
What is FEB
00:26
Custom Functions
00:39
Explaining the menu
01:33
Controller Explained
01:10
Explaining Set ups
03:19
Strobies Bracket
01:38
Setting up slave
02:39
Multiple Flash Function
01:33
Intro to strobes outside
00:20
Section 5: Canon Flash 5
Shooting Outside
01:43
Canon 600 Ettl Outside
02:15
Canon 600 Manual Outside
01:00
Flash with gel
01:21
Beauty Dish
01:04
Starburst Effect
01:53
Manual with Nano
02:23
Window light
00:48
Softbox Outside
02:15
Shooting flowers
02:43

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Instructor Biography

Kevin Focht, Fashion and Beauty Photographer

Kevin Focht has been shooting fashion and beauty for over 25 years. He has lived and worked in Milan, Greece, London, Miami and New York. His client list includes Brides, Elegant Bride, Modern Bride, Nordstrom, Jantzen, Bank of America, Seventeen, YM, Long Island Bride and Groom, and Oregon Bride.Sears, Walmart, Marie Claire, Ocean Drive

Kevin recently relocated to his hometown of Portland Oregon and has opened his studio there. ( Kevin’s decision to leave his successful career in the New York fashion industry was the direct result of his personal experience at ground zero on the morning of September 11, 2001) He brings his varied background of working for some of the most discerning art directors and clients to the education industry.

His talent for lighting and being able to shoot on the fly, has made him a perfect match for teaching. Giving back to the industry that has given him so much, is his latest passion.

Kevin is a speaker and educator both online and in person. He is a mentor at the After Dark seminars as well as the Sandy Puc tour. He has been a speaker at many conventions both local and national.

Kevin is also sponsored by Bowens Lighting and does educational seminars and online videos and articles for them.

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