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

Studio Portrait

Studio Portrait

by Neil van Niekerk

Outdoor Portrait

Outdoor Portrait

by Neil van Niekerk

Backlit Portrait

Backlit Portrait

by Neil van Niekerk

Landscape by Alan Thornton
Indoor Portraits by Alan Thornton
Golden Hour in Golden, CO by Clint Milner

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
Day Dreamer by Jerald

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.


by thomas.bo2399166


by john_mead2163870

The Big Cat Benji

by roncam13671689


by Stacey Meanwell

First Indoor flower Photo

by Joseph Choi

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!

Photography Primer: Must-Know Wedding Day Photography Tips

Just booked your first wedding photography job? Don't worry! Ensure the perfect day is captured perfectly with these wedding photography tips!

July’s Photo of the Month: Unwind With a Sinking Summer Sun

July is a month where everything seems to slow down. Long summer days trickle cautiously to their end, giving us plenty of lead time for capturing ...

3 Interesting Ways to Use Flash Photography for Awesome Shots!

Many of the situations you photograph will turn out just fine using natural or existing light. However, at other times, your photographs will really ...