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Speedlite (Off Camera) Photography Classes

Speedlite (Off Camera) Photography Classes

Our Speedlight (Off Camera) Photography classes are perfect for portrait photographers of all abilities who want to improve and develop their skills. During this photography workshop, you’ll learn how to unleash the potential of your flashgun off camera on location, with the use of a model. The workshop will involve outdoor and indoor practical sessions.

In a practical and creative environment, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the best at City Academy. Our classes are limited to small groups so you can learn in a fast paced setting and gain confidence in this area. Once you’ve mastered one speedlite, you’ll be able to move on to two and even three or more, to create dramatic images worthy of a professional portfolio.

SPEEDLITE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES - CONTENT

During this photography lesson, you will learn:

  • An introduction to the speedlite – features will be explained in depth including power, settings, capacity, and exposure modes
  • Brands and models – take a look at different types of speedlites and flashguns
  • Technical aspects – get to grips with your camera settings in depth, including the light meter and metering modes
  • Speedlite accessories – learn about a variety of accessories including shapers, modifiers, triggers and stands
  • DIY – take a masterclass in how to build your own budget shapers and modifiers
  • Working with a model – develop the skills needed such as composition, posing, communication and direction
  • Lighting techniques and styles – explore the different set ups in speedlite photography including low key and high key

Level

A good understanding of basic exposure and your camera’s manual settings is advised.

Size

Courses limited to 8 students

Equipment

This course requires a digital DSLR or mirrorless camera with full manual controls. If you do not have access to either of these, we can provide you with a DSLR camera. We will also provide all other necessary props and accessories.

YOU WILL NEED

We recommend you bring the following equipment with you to the course:

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with full manual controls
  • Your camera’s manual
  • Fully charged battery
  • An empty memory card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • External flash (for some classes, if owned)

This course requires a digital DSLR or mirrorless camera with full manual controls. If you do not have access to either of these, we can provide you with a DSLR camera. We will also provide all other necessary props and accessories. 

You’ll also need a basic knowledge of aperture, camera lenses, shutter speed and ISO including exposure modes. If you’re a photography novice, then you may find it helpful to sign up to one of our Beginner Courses first.

Get involved

If you want to get to know other students, read tips and tricks from industry professionals, and get your own work reposted, follow the City Academy Photography Instagram.

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