Photography Classes

Capture stunning photographs with instruction from world-renowned photographers in online photography classes.

Portraits With an On-Camera Speedlight

Neil van Niekerk



Use light to bring your portraits to life! Harness available light and learn advanced on-camera flash techniques with Neil van Niekerk.

Student Projects from this class

Outdoor Portrait

Outdoor Portrait

by Neil van Niekerk

Studio Portrait

Studio Portrait

by Neil van Niekerk

Backlit Portrait

Backlit Portrait

by Neil van Niekerk

Landscape by Alan M. Thornton
the chair by DBoutiette
Superman! by fanny fondant

The Essentials for Understanding Light

Alan Thornton

Learn basic lighting principles to confidently photograph any subject, anywhere!

Metering for Correct Exposure by Neil van Niekerk
Off Camera Flash Photography by Pixels
Off-Camera Flash by Neil van Niekerk

Off-Camera Flash Photography

Neil van Niekerk


Off-Camera Flash Photography

Neil van Niekerk

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.

Find the inspiration you need for your next shoot by exploring other students' captivating photos. Plus share your own-- from grand landscapes to endearing portraits, and more.


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lifes a beach

by nyyankeefan516


by TrinaOR

The Big Cat Benji

by roncam13671689

Photography Blog Posts

Enjoy step-by-step tutorials and in-depth tips for composing better portraits, using speedlights, building a home studio, and more directly from the pros. Take your work to new heights!

Making Made Easy Giveaway: Winner #1! See How You Can Be #2, #3 or #4

Announcing the first Making Made Easy Giveaway Winner! View the free Craftsy class she chose and enter for a chance to win your own.

Come One, Come All! Join The Magic of Making Showcase This Fall

The marvel of the month has arrived! Join The Magic of Making Showcase, flaunt your projects and see how you could receive a class for free.

Why You Should Always Look for Everyday Patterns to Photograph

Take more captivating images by seeking patterns in everyday life. From architecture to technology, you'll be surprised where repetitive design pops ...