StroBEGINNER: Off Camera Flash start from the Really Basics

A complete guide to make professional light with cheap equipment. Understand all about magic and power of Small Flashes
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Instructed by Mauro Prelli Photography / Portraits
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course 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!

What are the 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

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.


Section 1: Intro & The Triggers

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


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


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

Section 2: The Speedlight Flash

Unboxing the flash and let knows the main feature


Some trick about carry and measure maximum pop number.


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


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.


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

Section 3: 5 in 1 Reflecting Panel

See what the panel is and how is structured


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


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

Section 4: Umbrella & Diffusion Cap

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


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


See how the umbrella works with a model shooting


Insights about flash mount on the swivel and light direction

Section 5: The Softbox

Learn what the softbox is...


Know the softbox and his properties


Let we see how softbox works on the model shooting


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

Section 6: The Beauty Dish

Let's see how the beauty dish is made


Theory about correct beauty dish use


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


What we have achieved with the beauty dish modifier

Section 7: Conclusions

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


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


overview and thoughts on all matters and modifiers treated


overview and thoughts on all matters and modifiers treated


overview and thoughts on all matters and modifiers treated


overview and thoughts on all matters and modifers treated


overview and thoughts on all matters and modifers treated

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Instructor Biography

Mauro Prelli, 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

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