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Portraits With an On-Camera Speedlight

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Portraits With an On-Camera Speedlight

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(36 reviews)

rated 5 stars

The 'sliced bread' course on On-Camera Flash

I'm a moderately experienced amateur who has struggled to get consistent results with flash, something I definitely can't blame on my gear: Canon 70D, Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, Radio transmitter ST-E3-RT. I have "fast-forwarded" through both this class and Neil's "Off-Camera" Flash class (to get an overview) before really working through the fine detail. The following are my observations for this class (in no particular order):

The instructor, Neil, is excellent ...

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Rocio Franco
rated 5 stars

Very Clear Explanations

This is very useful because I'm entering the world of portraiture with flash and only have one speedlight at hand.

Genevieve Palmer-de Jose
rated 5 stars

Revival of On Camera Flash!

I've been an amateur photographer for 10+ years, working mostly with natural light as I've struggled to get great images with flash. The best I could manage was bouncing off the ceiling which was ok, but (as Neil points out) resulted in raccoon eyes on my subjects! After searching for books and classes I resigned myself to the fact that my only option to get excellent light was to take the plunge into OFF camera flash...not ideal for taking photos of fast moving kids! Not to mention the $$. ...

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Tanya Harris
rated 5 stars

Great Video

Great tips, enjoying the videos so far

Steve Lowe
rated 5 stars

Just get a speedlight? You need this class!

I bought this class when I first got my speedlight, and I am glad I did! Neil explains the ins and outs of flash photography in a way that is easy to understand. From fully automatic flash (TTL) to manual override, Neil covers them all! He showes techniques such as bounced flash and sync speed. Thank you, Neil, for demystifying flash photography!

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