Speedlights 101

The first time you see the perfect result on the back of your camera LCD you will be in love.
Sparks, angel choirs - it's that kind of experience.

I want to teach you how to get that experience every time you go on a shoot. And it's not that complicated, all it requires is practice.
The more you do it, the easier and FASTER it is to get the shot. My recipe will get you from test shots to great shots in less than a minute every time - less if you practice :-).
And that is important if you have a bride and groom waiting for you to stop fiddling :-)
This 1/2 day workshop is VERY hands on and because of the limited seats available it will feel like YOUR VERY OWN workshop.

CameraStuff.co.za have provided off camera flash kits you can try and buy.
Speedlights 101 workshop


A photo discussion.
This is the initial speed dating session :-) We will introduce ourselves and go through examples of off camera flash photography and discussing how the images was lit and getting a sense of what can be done. If there are images you LOVE, send them to me so i can add them to the discussion slideshow.

The theory part.
The hard part comes next where we will go through the theory behind this "Off camera flash" thing.
  • The relationship between the flash, ISO, shutter speed and aperture and how they need to play nice in order to get the results you want.
  • How to balance ambient light and your flash
  • Finding the best environment for your shot
  • And if you cannot find it - how to shoot outside at midday (Eish...)
The equipment:
Speedlights, triggers, light modifiers - the vast array of options is enough to give you a migraine. And everyone who starts using off camera flash has a cupboard full of gear that they bought along the way only to find it was not the right gear. I will go through the options and show you what works and why and save you thousands. So this will pay for the workshop straight away :-).

Practical shoot (Yay)
Once we have gone through the theory part, we will go out and implement those skills on a practical shoot with a model. All participants will practice the recipe and shoot until they are happy with the results. Only then will we move to the next setup and go through it all over again. Practice makes perfect.

Once we are done, we will regroup and every participant will provide 1 image to the final discussion of the day. This is a great way to see everyone's images and go over what we learn't.

A night shoot, double yay!
As the shoot is in the afternoon, we will get some night shots when the sun sets.
These night shots can be extremely dramatic and you can really have fun with them.
This is going to be great!
Workshop details:
Date: 15 October 2016 (Saturday)
Location: To be confirmed based on numbers. But it will be cool!

Although this is a beginners guide to lighting, it is not a beginners guide to photography.

You need a DSLR and ideally you should know how to shoot in manual mode. If not, that is not a problem, i will guide you through it.

If you have a flash and trigger system, bring it along. If you don't, i am sure we can share :-)

Please DO NOT GO OUT ANY BUY ANYTHING if you have not done so already. I will show you what you need to get so that you do not waste your money.

The workshop investment is R2000 per person and if you bring along a friend, you will get a 10% discount.

As the shoot is in the afternoon, we will get some night shots too.


Brett from CameraStuff.co.za has partnered with me to provide some awesome flash gear to test and use on the shoot. If you like it, you can buy it right there :-). I will elaborate on the details in the next few days.

Register for the workshop

I would love you to join me on this workshop so please complete the registration form and lets get you on board :-)

Thanks, hope you have a great day!