Experience a comprehensive photography course that delves into both fundamental principles and advanced concepts of using off camera flash to capture breathtaking portraits. This practical course covers everything you need to know, from creating beautiful light using small flashes to mastering advanced techniques on a small budget and in limited spaces.
Downloads are enabled for this course. It covers fundamental and advanced topics, addressing equipment selection, budget-friendly options, gear assembly, modification techniques, flash triggering methods, and detailed exposure principles through five dedicated videos.
Creating Beautiful Light
Discover how to craft beautiful light using small flashes.
Join me on 19 photo shoots, both indoors and outdoors, to learn hands-on techniques.
Capture stunning images on a small budget and in compact spaces.
Mastering Off Camera Flash
Learn the step-by-step process of getting your flash off your camera.
Explore the inexpensive equipment you need, complete with links to the gear.
Grasp the functionalities of modifiers and how they can significantly enhance your photographs.
Understand the various triggering methods and find the one that suits you best.
Off Camera Flash Exposure
Learn and understand the five aspects of off-camera flash exposure.
Manual Mode Mastery
Understand why Manual mode is the best and how it simplifies the process.
Gain insights into controlling backgrounds, multiple flashes, gels, light patterns, and balancing ambient and flash light.
Discover how High-Speed Sync and ND filters can elevate your outdoor photography.
Everything is explained in detail, with an engaging and fun teaching style.
Bonus Product Shoot
Be amazed by the results from my 'bonus' product photo shoot using a DIY box.
Enhanced Photography Skills at Your Fingertips
Professional photographers rarely rely on semi-automatic modes like Aperture or Shutter Speed priority when working in a studio setting. This course will illustrate the reasons for this and demonstrate how easy it is to achieve consistent exposures by using Manual mode, thereby aiding the learning process.
Join Me Behind the Lens
Accompany me on various photo sessions as I provide insights into camera and flash settings, capturing (mostly) stunning photos with (mostly) beautiful models, all presented in an engaging teaching style. Additionally, a bonus video on product photography showcases a DIY setup capable of delivering remarkable results, ideal for eBay or generating extra income.
Who Should Take This Course?
Designed for beginners (though not complete novices), enthusiasts, and professionals, upon completion of this course, you will possess the knowledge and confidence to create beautifully illuminated portraits that will impress your family and friends.
Who this course is for
- Not suited for beginners who have only just purchased a camera.
- Suitable for beginners who are familiar with their camera, through to advanced and pro photographers.
Modesty almost forbids me publishing some comments about my teaching style, taken from reviews of some of my other courses, but I overcame that, so here they are:-
- '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!!'
What you'll learn
- Know what type of equipment suits them best.
- Know how all of the gear fits together.
- Understand the various methods of triggering flashes.
- Know how to get perfect exposures using the manual mode.
- Discover how to make beautiful light for stunning images.
- Know how to control and light backgrounds.
- Understand and use various portrait lighting patterns.
- Know how to balance ambient and flash light.
- Know how to take dramatic images, indoors and outdoors.
- The student must have a camera with a hot shoe and be capable of Manual mode.
- At least one external flash, capable of varying power levels.