Online Class

Portraits With an On-Camera Speedlight

$19.99$39.99

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

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable gear lists and shooting tips
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Neil van Niekerk
  • 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 materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Using a speedlight successfully in environments with challenging natural light is what separates the pro photographer from the rest. Learn the effects of different lighting environments and when to use automatic or manual flash. Attain optimal lighting on your subject by bouncing your flash in ways you might not have thought possible to achieve correct exposure. With a speedlight, you can control your subject’s lighting in any environment using Neil’s innovative tips and methods.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Effectively Using Your Flash
21:45
Meet Neil and learn how effective use of your flash will transform your photos. You'll evaluate environmental light and pick up easy bounce and fill techniques.
2. Speedlight Basics
19:26
3. Exposure Metering & Fill Flash
11:42
4. Light Modifiers & Bounce Flash
23:54
5. Manual Flash
09:03
6. Shooting Against Bright Light
20:19
7. Shooting Outside
17:50

Taught by

Neil van Niekerk
Neil van Niekerk
Neil van Niekerk is a portrait, wedding and boudoir photographer based in the greater New York area. Originally from South Africa, he teaches workshops and seminars on photography and lighting and maintains a popular photography blog, Tangents. Neil has also written several books on flash and lighting techniques in photography that have been translated into Polish, Portuguese and Chinese.
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