Learn your Nikon Flash system
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Learn your Nikon Flash system

From on camera, to multiple flashes, I will make learning your Nikon flash system easy!
3.7 (8 ratings)
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Created by Kevin Focht
Last updated 5/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Use their Nikon flash system with ease
  • Use their Nikon flash both on and off the camera
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  • a Nikon digital camera and at least on Nikon flash

Today's Nikon Speedlights 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 Nikon flash system gives you so many options, and learning what options work best in certain situations can really make your photographic life easy.

Class 1: The Basics of Nikon Speedlights

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: Nikon Speedlights Off Camera

Did you know that most Nikon 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.We will also cover the use of gels with your flash to balance your flash with available light.

Who is the target audience?
  • the class is designed for beginners to take you through how to use your flash system.
  • Learn to not be afraid of you Nikon flash system in an easy step by step process
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56 Lectures
Nikon Flash 2
11 Lectures 11:49

Flash Output

Bouncing off ceiling

Showing diffusers

Diffusers in action

Explaining Light patterns

Shooting light patterns

Explaining spotlight

Showing Spotlight

Explaining fill flash

Showing fill flash
Nikon Flash 3
20 Lectures 27:17

Showing TTL with cord

Shooting TTL with cord

Explaining more flash options

Commander mode in camera

Commander mode through flash

Flash remote screen

SB800 remote mode

Difference between groups and channels

Shooting with built in system

Intro to radio poppers

Explaining radio poppers

SU800 with radio popper

PX transmitter set up

PX receiver set up

Mounting radio popper

Mounting transmitter

Final radio popper set up

Shooting with radio poppers

Shooting with high speed sync
Nikon Flash 4
9 Lectures 13:40

Shooting outside

Off Camera Manual

Multiple flash manual

Manual 3 flashes

Beauty dish

Flash bracket

other flash modes

Multiple flash outside
About the Instructor
Kevin Focht
4.6 Average rating
62 Reviews
734 Students
2 Courses
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.