Photography - The Ultimate Guide to Using Off-Camera Flash

Follow me on 19 photo sessions & learn to create beautiful light using small flashes & take stunning dramatic portraits.

 

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** Voted by students as one of Udemy's outstanding instructors of 2014 **

'Bernie does it again'
... another brilliant course by one of the very best instructors on Udemy. (thanks Marie)

'Worthy of Ten Stars' (thanks Diane)

Learn the fundamental principles and advanced concepts of using off-camera flash to take stunning portraits. This is a very comprehensive, practical photography course that covers everything you need to know.

Just because there is enough light in a room or outside to take a photo, doesn't mean that it's great light....

Learn how to create beautiful light using small flashes.

  • Follow me on 19 photo shoots, indoors and out
  • Take stunning images on a small budget and in a small room.
  • Learn the easy steps to getting your flash off your camera
  • Discover the inexpensive equipment you need, with links to the gear
  • Learn what modifiers do, and how they can make a significant difference.
  • Understand the various triggering methods and which one suits you best
  • Learn and understand the 5 aspects of off camera flash exposure
  • Understand why Manual mode is best, and what makes it so easy
  • Learn advance techniques, controlling backgrounds / multiple flashes / gels / light patterns / balancing ambient and flash light etc...
  • Learn how High Speed Sync and ND filters can help to get better backgrounds outside
  • Everything explained in detail, with a fun teaching style
  • Be amazed at the results from my 'bonus' product photo shoot using a DIY box

A powerful skill at your fingertips

Advanced and professional photographers do not generally use any of the semi-automatic modes (e.g Aperture / Shutter Speed priority etc..) when shooting in a studio environment. This course will demonstrate why, and show you just how easy it is to use Manual modes for consistent exposures and how it can aid the learning process.

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The course goes right back to basics, but also covers advanced topics. You'll learn about the equipment, what to buy and what not to buy if on a tight budget. It demonstrates how to put the gear together, how to modify it, and shows various ways of triggering the flashes, Exposure is covered in great details, with one video on each of the 5 aspects of exposure.

Come with me on these photo sessions, and watch as I talk through the camera and flash settings and take (mostly) great photos with (mostly) gorgeous models, using a fun teaching style.

A bonus video on product photography is included, a DIY setup that can provide spectacular results. Great for eBay or just making some money on the side.

Designed for beginners (although not complete beginners), through to enthusiasts and professionals, on completing this course you'll have the knowledge and confidence to start taking beautifully lit portraits that will wow your family and friends.

Bernie is really easy to listen to, and his videos were really entertaining and kept you listening. (I also like his accent!)

Many online courses suffer from over prepared, monotonic boring voice overs but Bernie's style is a bit like having your mate round to show you how to do something. This even goes to leaving some bloopers in which makes it human and fun.

Bernie is a hoot! He knows his material, presents it well, and is witty to boot. It's a great combination in a teacher.

I love Bernie's approach. Such a great instructor,

Bernie is an excellent teacher and his enthusiasm for photography is contagious.

Bernie is a fantastic tutor,

Love it, love it, love it!! (Patricia_

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Bernie Raffe AMPA

* Voted by students as one of Udemy's outstanding instructors of 2014 **

Bernie is a professional photographer based in the UK, and has been passionate about photography ever since his parents bought him his first camera when he was just 11 years old (a Kodak Brownie 127)!

He's qualified as a photographer to 'Associate' level with both the MPA (Master Photographers Association), and the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) in the UK.

Bernie loves sharing his passion for photography, and students really enjoy his fun teaching style which has earned him over 200 five star reviews. he has produced 4 entertaining and informative courses that demonstrate, without blinding you with science, how you can be a better photographer, taking more creative and dramatic photos that will wow your friends and family

He is in demand as a speaker to other professionals and to beginner and keen amateurs at camera clubs... he's also an occasional guest speaker on cruise ships.

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