Online Class

Basics of Flash Photography

$39.99$49.9920% off

Let Santa Fe instructor Rick Allred shed light on how to use your flash like a pro, for natural, beautiful results that will set your photos apart.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Rick Allred
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Discover the essentials of gorgeous flash photography, without the “look” of the flash. Join Santa Fe Photographic Workshops instructor Rick Allred as he shares techniques for gaining control of your flash, and demonstrates which features on your camera affect flash strength and which don’'t. Then, get Rick’s tips for creating a flash cheat sheet to keep your mind off the math when you’'re in the middle of a shoot, and find out how to achieve a softer look in your images using a bounce flash. Moving on, learn how to adjust your flash, whether you'’re inside or outside, and flex your creative muscles by giving your photos a painterly feel with a handheld flash and long exposure time. Rick even makes a few mistakes on purpose, so that you learn how to fix or use those slip-ups for one-of-a-kind results that always impress.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Flash
15:48
Meet Rick Allred, an instructor at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and your guide to the basics of flash photography. Then get started! Rick begins by defining what a flash is, when and where to use it and the different types of flashes you may encounter.
2. Controlling Your Flash
13:14
3. The Power of Your Flash
09:58
4. Bounce Flash
18:51
5. Flash Indoors
16:42
6. Flash Outdoors
12:50
7. Using Flash Creatively
16:35

Taught by

Rick Allred
Rick Allred
Rick Allred studied photojournalism at New Mexico State University, and in 1996 he helped to launch the digital program at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in New Mexico. Rick spent five years as the head of the photography department at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center on the island of Maui, Hawaii, before returning to Santa Fe to continue teaching. Today, he serves as head of the digital lab at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, teaching Adobe Lightroom®, Adobe Photoshop® and digital photography classes, and now, here on Craftsy!

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