Flash Dancing: A Flash Fu Workshop

Hosted by: Michael Mowbray (view profile)
Learn how to tap into the full power and capabilities of your speedlite flash system. In this hands-on workshop, Michael will teach you the ins and outs of using your speedlites for virtually any type of lighting, anywhere, anytime!  From in-studio portraiture, to wedding photojournalism, to shooting in full sun, to using speedlites for commercial shoots, Michael will cover it all in this jammed-packed workshop.  Much of the day will be live demonstrations and hands-on shooting with both your gear and some of the tools that Michael uses.  Models will also be provided -- Michael is planning to have a 3:1 student to model ratio, so there will be plenty of opportunities for live shooting!

The morning session will be in the studio, with on-location hands-on shooting in the afternoon.

Topics

ETTL REALLY WORKS AND WORKS WELL...FIND OUT HOW TO MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU.
  • beauty of eTTL:  it wants a balanced exposure
  • how it works
  • different metering modes:  which is best for eTTL?
  • overriding with FEC:  in camera or on the flash?  Can you do both?
  • understanding ratios and FEC; how do they work together?  How to use them.
FIND ALL THE HIDDEN FEATURES IN YOUR SPEEDY...AND THERE ARE QUITE A FEW
  • what do all of the buttons do?
  • adjustments that can be made
GO MANUAL FOR TOTAL CONTROL AND CONSISTENCY...JUST LIKE STUDIO STROBES
  • modeling light
  • adjusting power and zoom level
  • firing remotely 

CAN SPEEDLITES REPLACE YOUR STUDIO STROBES?  YOU BETCHA!
  • Manual and eTTL
  • modifying the light

LEARN THE SECRET TO BLENDING FLASH AND AMBIENT LIGHT
  • environmentals
  • are you gellin'?
  • blending with the ambient

BECOME A FLASH DANCER AT YOUR NEXT WEDDING
  • eTTL on the fly
  • the art of the bounce
  • when direct flash sucks, and when it can save your shot
  • jalapeno on a stick
  • The Flexzie and The Snootzie
  • bouncing with short lenses versus long lenses
  • speedlites for formals:  portable and modifiable

BATTLE THE SUN...AND WIN!
  • fill in the shade; eliminate color casts
  • battle the sun
  • HSS, f-stops and distance
  • RadioPoppers 

METERING IN MANUAL...WITHOUT A METER!
  • understanding the power differences between speedlites and what that means
  • guide numbers: simplified
  • differences once you change the zoom level of the speedlite





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LOCATION: De Forest, WI
Beautiful Portraits by Michael
707 W. Lexington Pky
De Forest, WI 53532
United States
DATE & TIME: Apr 10, 2011 9AM - 5PM
# SEATS: 12
PRICE: $109.00

Add a guest for $79.00!

Materials Needed:
Bring:
- Your camera gear
- Your speedlites
- And a desire to learn.
I will provide:
- cheat sheets and quick guides for using your speedlites
- model(s)
- access to try out some of my equipment that I use
Prerequisites:
It will probably help if you at least have used a speedlite from time to time. I will cover some beginner information
but will want to progress to more complicated techniques and concepts throughout the day.
Instructor: Michael Mowbray
Michael Mowbray has garnered multiple “Best of Show”, Judge’s Choice, Elite Collection, Kodak Gallery, and Fuji Masterpiece awards for his wedding and portrait photography. You can see more of his photography at www.beautifulportraits.com.

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