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Off-Camera Flash Photography

with Neil van Niekerk
Off-Camera Flash Photography
Put your subjects in their best light no matter what the setting by taking your speedlight off-camera and creating fantastic portraits with Neil van Niekerk’s expert flash techniques.

Whether you’re an aspiring professional or a passionate enthusiast, you’ll gain valuable insights as Neil leads you through his shooting strategies in a variety of settings, both indoors and out. Learn the most effective methods of controlling your camera to prevent shake using remote flash with optical and radio sensors. See how to set your metering properly using both manual and through-the-lens (TTL) modes. You’ll diffuse your light using soft boxes, umbrellas and other gear and get tips for positioning and directing your subject. With Neil’s professional techniques and feedback, you’ll soon have magazine-quality photos of your clients, family and friends!

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Lesson plan

13:04

Lesson 1. Intro to Off-Camera Flash

  • Meet Neil and see great examples of effective use of off-camera flash photography, with a discussion of location and subject positioning.

14:45

Lesson 2. Gear & Setup

28:06

Lesson 3. Using a Speedlight

19:00

Lesson 4. Exposure Metering Techniques

21:14

Lesson 5. Perfect Portrait: From Speedlight Setup to Posing

11:52

Lesson 6. Shooting Against Bright Light

8:17

Lesson 7. Soft Light Outdoors

18:29

Lesson 8. Harsh Light Outdoors

12:30

Lesson 9. Using Two Speedlights

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