StroBEGINNER: Off Camera Flash start from the Really Basics
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A complete guide to make professional light with cheap equipment. Understand all about magic and power of Small Flashes
4.3 (8 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.
1,750 students enrolled
Created by Mauro Prelli
Last updated 2/2016
English
Price: $195
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • LEARN to use FLASH like a PRO
  • BEGIN to know OFF-CAMERA lighting
  • CHOOSE right modifier
  • UNDERSTAND hard & soft light
  • MANAGE the basics of LIGHTING
  • MAKE wonderful lighted image from CHEAP gear
  • CONTROL the qualities of your LIGHT
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Requirements
  • Having a Reflex Camera with Hotshoe Mount
  • Know how to setup your camera in manual mode
  • Having a creative dream you want to realize in photography with the light
Description

The course introduce a beginner or medium level photographer to strobist off camera ligthing tecnique. My target is to let you know which powerful results could be achivied with cheap and affordable gear. Manual triggers, speedlite hotshoe flashes, low cost umbrella and softboxes, to beauty dish. You will see the difference between bare flash and softbox light, between hard and soft light. Mobile and lightweight devices could make really powerful images if correctly managed. This is a resource for photographers who want how to learn to use their flashes like a pro. It is a free, start-from-zero tutorial that will teach you the basics of lighting and minimalist lighting gear. I will teach you how to further understand and control the qualities of your light to make it do your bidding. Welcome to all lighting newbies!

Who is the target audience?
  • HIGHLY RECCOMENDED to AMATEUR who wants to use flashes like a PRO
  • RECCOMENDED to Photographer who want to get great lighted image on shot
  • STRAIGHT OUT OF CAMERA top results funs
  • RECCOMENDED to Photographer who wants the real CREATIVE CONTROL
  • OPEN FOR ALL
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
01:47:06
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Intro & The Triggers
3 Lectures 12:35

A little intro to the course and first shooting to appreciate difference between flat light (on camera) and creative light off camera

Preview 05:01

Main feature of our main commander. Come with me and learn about this powerful devices

Preview 03:27

Learn some tip & tricks to use them in the best way

Preview 04:07
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The Speedlight Flash
5 Lectures 19:45

Unboxing the flash and let knows the main feature

Meet the Speedlite
05:09

Some trick about carry and measure maximum pop number.

Start to use SL
02:10

Learn how to start using your SL. Bare flash and no diffuser to know how set up for the first time your flash.

Very First Try Shooting with SL
05:33

First modifier we meet is built in diffuser. You will approach to the definition of lighting cone, to spread the light all over the body or spot in a specific area.

Learning to increase lighting cone and built in diffuser
03:20

Show you the differences between the settings we've tried so far.

De Briefing analysis so far
03:33
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5 in 1 Reflecting Panel
3 Lectures 13:35

See what the panel is and how is structured

Meeting the panel
02:57

Let's see how the panel work in live set with model

Using the panel
05:07

Let's study on what the panel give in our set

Debriefing and observation about panel shooting
05:31
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Umbrella & Diffusion Cap
4 Lectures 12:57

So smart, but useful. Let's see this easy to carry equipment

Meet the Diffusion Cap
02:41

This is perhaps the best easy to carry modifier, so powerful, so smart. A must have in strobist kit!

Meet the Umbrella and his friend, Swivel and Stand
03:50

See how the umbrella works with a model shooting

Umbrella on the Set
03:22

Insights about flash mount on the swivel and light direction

Consideration about Flash mount for the Umbrella Set
03:04
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The Softbox
4 Lectures 10:44

Learn what the softbox is...

Meet the Softbox
02:54

Know the softbox and his properties

How to positioning the Softbox
01:38

Let we see how softbox works on the model shooting

Softbox on Set
02:55

let we see which differences between softbox and umbrella and what kind of result this magic box permits to achieve

Debriefing on Softbox shots
03:17
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The Beauty Dish
4 Lectures 12:19

Let's see how the beauty dish is made

Meet the Beauty Dish
02:35

Theory about correct beauty dish use

How to use it
01:56

Going on the set and let's use the Beauty Dish

Beauty dish On Stage with Model
03:30

What we have achieved with the beauty dish modifier

Debriefing: beauty dish shots
04:18
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Conclusions
7 Lectures 25:11

How to mixing the natural light with artificial light using a softbox

Mixing the light with the softbox
01:43

learn about the difference between natural and artificial light in this shooting

Analysis between natural and softboxed light
06:11

overview and thoughts on all matters and modifiers treated

Overview & Conclusions Part I
03:09

overview and thoughts on all matters and modifiers treated

Overview & Conclusions Part II
03:21

overview and thoughts on all matters and modifiers treated

Overview & Conclusions Part III
03:22

overview and thoughts on all matters and modifers treated

Overview & Conclusions Part IV
03:39

overview and thoughts on all matters and modifers treated

Overview & Conclusions Part V
03:46
About the Instructor
Mauro Prelli
4.2 Average rating
1,352 Reviews
16,239 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