Open Flash : Mastering light with this ghost-trails technic
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Open Flash : Mastering light with this ghost-trails technic

Learn this amazing open flash technic that will give you really high end artistic visual
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Created by Bernard Bertrand
Last updated 5/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • master the open flash technic
  • measure the ambiant light to mix it with a strobe light
  • learn about merging different shoots together on the same final visual
  • get those really amazing effect out of the camera
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Requirements
  • basic light metering skills
  • use of an external light meter
Description

In this video tutorial, I will share with you my “open flash” technic. I've been doing that kind of images for years, and have been commissioned by clients for those specific kind of images in the past. 

I believe that mastering that technic will also give you a better understanding on measuring light, determinate exposure such as mixing two light sources together. In this case, an ambient light together with a flash light. 

You will see the entire shooting, as well as through an hour backstage video, I will also comment those backstage videos.  I’ll share with you the entire process, you’ll see me missing the right shoot and also getting it right. 

As this technic also requires some practice, and as you probably will have to cope with some difficulties, I guess it will be helpful.

After all this shooting and technical part of the tutorial, and as usual, we will step into the post production process. Using both Lightroom and Photoshop, after a selection of images, I will show you the way I merge those shot together in order to create some strong final visuals. I will also show you some more advanced color grading technics that push the visual further, a question of taste...  I hope you'll like it and take advantage of it with your own practice.

Who is the target audience?
  • Photographer that wants to master an artistic technic with great effect
  • Beginner photographer and most advanced ones that want to master open flash technic away from "first and second curtain technic"
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
02:27:50
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Let's get into it, follow me in the entire process, and let's have some fun
13 Lectures 02:27:50

Concept Introduction : The Fencers
07:22

Let's step into the differences in between the common "first" and "second curtain sync" technic and my "ghost trails" open flash technic.

Preview 08:58

In this lecture I will share with you all my set ups, you'll see a 3D map of the lights plan and you'll also get all the aperture and speed data on my camera as well.

The set up
10:24

See it from the inside, follow us backstage !

Studio 01
15:07

See it from the inside, follow us backstage !

Studio 02
14:30

See it from the inside, follow us backstage !

Studio 03
15:10

See it from the inside, follow us backstage !

Studio 04
12:38

See it from the inside, follow us backstage !

Studio 05
11:38

Let's start the post production process. Let's also get a closer look to the entire images into Adobe Lightroom and let's make an images selection.

Retouch Part 01
16:01

Into Adobe Photoshop ! We are now merging different images together, in order to get an amazing final visual. I'll also share with you my personal color-grading technic.

Retouch Part 02
18:19

Keeping up with the post production process into Adobe Photoshop and we will give a closer look to some more advance color-grading tricks. 

Retouch Part 03
14:21

Thank you
00:21
About the Instructor
Bernard Bertrand
4.8 Average rating
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60 Students
2 Courses
Photographer and Director

Bernard Bertrand french fashion and advertising photographer and director.

Finishes his studies with success. He leaves the European capital for Paris. Following a first production in the team of Jean-Baptiste Mondino's, and not the least (Kate Moss for Yves Saint-Laurent) he will not leave the crew anymore for two and a half year, reaching from fourth to second assistant. He refines his own techniques and sharpens his own style. In parallel, the proposals multiply and he regularly will assist other photographers such as Miles Aldridge, Sean Ellis, Stéphane Sednaoui...

After this period he’s started off successfully on his own. For the past 15 years he worked non-stop and did advertising campaigns for clients such as;

Timex, Footlocker international,Levi's Strauss, Mini, Jeep, Porsche,Wolkswagen, Dexia Bank, Danone, Belgian Olympic Team 2004, MSF, Interbrew, Jeep, Porsche, Olivier Strelli, Victoire...