Wireless Flash Techniques for Outdoor & Nature Photography
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Wireless Flash Techniques for Outdoor & Nature Photography

Learn to add light and create more dynamic nature and adventure photos
4.9 (13 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.
179 students enrolled
Created by Charlie Borland
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • • You will learn how to dramatically improve your outdoor lighting
  • • You will know how to add light to landscapes, macro, sports, and people
  • • You will know how to go beyond the basics and create amazing images
  • • You will know how to create storytelling light that goes way beyond basic photography
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  • • A love for photography
  • • A desire to greatly improve your outdoor photography
  • • You ONLY need a camera, tripod, and flash with wireless triggering, to start
  • • A computer with Photoshop (or similar) is a great tool but not required

Are you a landscape, nature, or adventure sports photographer and if so, are you happy with your photography?

Have you tried various techniques to make your outdoor photography stand out, only to be disappointed?

Are you looking for ways to add that special sauce to your photos?

Well If I could show you some techniques that take your outdoor and nature photography from ho hum to wow, and at no risk to you, wouldn’t you want to know about it?

If you are like me you’ve been out in the field photographing some amazing scenery or action adventure only to return to your office with disappointing results and then wonder what needs to change?

I have been photographing for over 30 years and this has happened to me many times.  I would photograph then analyze the photography trying to figure out why the photographs didn’t look as cool as they did when I was in the field.  Often the problem was lighting so I tried software like HDR and others, but soon realized that HDR was limited and that software does not really create quality light. It was so disappointing!

Then one day I decided to incorporate a pretty simple technique of adding light to some of my scenes and what I learned was, while this wasn’t necessarily the trick that would work in every situation, it resulted in more dramatic outdoor and nature photography.

So, I began to experiment by adding light to many of my outdoor subjects and during this time I developed some techniques that allow me to show my subjects the way that I envision. I also learned that flash is not just for photographing people indoors.  Flash can create amazing lighting effects for outdoor scenes and subjects.

What you need is someone to show you how to get creative with your lighting by not solely relying on mother nature to provide perfect outdoor light. By giving me a chance, I will show you today how to take control of lighting and create the images you envision so by tomorrow your photographs will look better and more dramatic.

In this course, I will show you:

  • The tools of the trade from flashes to mounting devices
  • How flash light works with outdoor light and lighting fundamentals
  • How to make your subject stand out
  • How to photograph wildflowers in the field with added drama
  • How to add light to landscapes photographs
  • How to photograph outdoor portraits with multiple flash
  • How to light a camping scene
  • How to create dramatic action sports photographs like mountain biking or rafting using multiple wireless flashes.
  • How to get creative with light like Light Painting and spotlighting techniques.

I will show you all this right now so by the next time you photograph you will be looking at better photography in simple and complex photo setups

Warning: this course is not for you if you only watch one video and never apply what you learned with your photography. This course is for people who love to photograph and want to apply the techniques demonstrated in this course.

Yes, while you can certainly watch YouTube videos and read blogs here and there and probably learn something, you can get this course right now packed full of examples and information, and all for a very low price.

Did you also know that if you don’t like the course, you can get a 100% refund, meaning there is NO RISK TO YOU!

Are you ready? Just click Take This Course now so you can get started right away!

Who is the target audience?
  • • This course is for ALL photographers
  • • This course is for anyone wanting to improve their outdoor and nature photography
  • • This course is for beginners just getting started, through advanced photographers looking for inspiration
  • • This course is for anyone wanting to experiment with new techniques
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Curriculum For This Course
63 Lectures
Introduction to Light and Lighting
4 Lectures 22:39

Understanding the Difference Between Ambient Light and Flash Light

Understanding the Exposure Triangle

Understanding the Inverse Square Law

Choose which is part of the exposure triangle

Which three are part of the exposure triangle?
1 question
Lighting Equipment and Flash Technology
8 Lectures 43:38
Accessories for Wireless Flash

Important Features of the Flash Unit

How Shooting Modes Work with Flash

What to Use: Aperture Priority or Program Mode?

The Importance of Sync Speed

How to Apply Exposure Compensation to Flash Pictures

The Value of ETTL Functionality

Here is your assignment # 1: Shooting modes
How to Control Flash Lighting on Your Subject
9 Lectures 55:41
How to Make Great Photos With Flash Exposure Compensation

The Advantage of Manual Flash

Changing Depth of Field when using Flash

How to Use Flash Key

The Advantage of Flash Fill

Using Flash Fill on a Desert Cactus

Modifying Light from a Flash

How to Use Flash Off-Camera

Which of these three scenarios is correct?

Changing your depth of field when using flash
1 question

Understanding Wireless Flash Triggering Options
3 Lectures 14:30
Triggering Off_camera Flash with Infra Red Signal

Triggering Off-Camera Nikon Flash with Infra Red Signal

Triggering off-Camera Flash with Radio Signal
Using Wireless Flash for Outdoor Portraits
12 Lectures 59:33

One Light Portraits

Two Light Portraits

Photographing Cowboys with Two Lights

Three Light Portraits

Four Light Portraits

Photographing Portraits Outdoors Pt 1

Photographing Portraits Outdoors Pt 2

Photographing Portraits Outdoors Pt 3

Photographing Portraits Outdoors Pt 4

The Outdoor Apparel Photo Shoot

Where are lights placed for effect?

Lighting outdoor portraits
1 question

Here's Your Assignment #3: The Outdoor Portrait
Using Flash in Landscape Photography
4 Lectures 17:45
Using Flash in Landscape Photography

Lighting Lupine Wildflowers Pt 1

Lighting Lupine Wildflowers Pt2

This video demostrates lighting a group of flowers in a landscape photo.

Photographing Landscape in Columbia River Gorge
Using Flash in Close-Up and Macro Photography
4 Lectures 16:21
Flash Lighting for Macro Close-Ups

Macro Photography in the Field

How to Prevent Blurring Flowers

Here's your assignment #4: Close-ups
Wireless Flash for Action and Adventure Subjects
5 Lectures 26:41
Using Flash Lighting for Action Adventure Sports

Using Multiple Flashes for Action Subjects

Photographing a Mountain Biker with Multiple Flash Units

Cool Gadget: The Bettter Beamer

Here's your assignment #5: Action
Specialty Techniques Using Wireless Flash
6 Lectures 48:09
How to Photograph the Perfect Campfire

How to Create Colorful Effects with Lighting Gels

Creating Fake Sunlight on Nature & Outdoor Subjects

Here's your assignment #6
How to Tell Stories With Light using a Flash
8 Lectures 34:51
Telling Stories With Light

Telling Stories with Light Pt 2

Creating Light From Within the Scene

The Fine Art of Spotlighting with Flash

Painting Nature Subjects with Light from Flash

Photographing Cavers inside a Cave

Here's your assignment #7: Hide-a-flash

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About the Instructor
Charlie Borland
4.2 Average rating
1,360 Reviews
15,405 Students
6 Courses
Professional Photographer for 30+ years and Lighting Master

Charlie Borland has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. He has traveled extensively for a wide range of clients including: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Nike, Blue Cross, Nationsbank, Mentor Graphics, Texas Instruments, Cellular One, Early Winters, Camelbak, Columbia Sportswear, and many more.

His imagery has been used thousands of times worldwide, including: National Geographic Adventure and Traveler, Outside, Women's Sport and Fitness, Newsweek, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time, Backpacker, Sunset, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Eco Traveler, Southern Bell, to name a few.

Charlie has taught photography throughout his career and teaches internet courses and location workshops. He has lectured on photography in the US and Middle East . He is co-author of Understanding Flash with Bryan Peterson and author of the eBook: Outdoor Flash Photography available on his website: borlandphoto(dot)com.