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Big Flash Vs Little Flash - Location Flash Workshop (date 2)

Date: 20th Novemebr 2014
Location: Nottingham
Places: 6
Cost: £160
Camera system: Fuji X and DSLR's

Off camera and location based flash can be very daunting, many photographers are using without any grounding in the fundamentals of lighting and studio flash, it is these fundamentals that are needed to be able to create studio quality light in any situation and at any location. You may already be using off camera lighting of one kind or another, but want to improve your techniques. We will be using both the Fuji X system and DSLR's, I use both systems in my professional work.

This amazing workshop will encompass both Studio and Location flash. The day will Start in our penthouse studio where we will discuss and demo various lighting options for use on location, Which modifiers to use for different subjects and locations.

Speedlights can be portable and may be all you need, larger battery packs although heavier and less portable give more power and more options for controlling the light, ambient and flash balance. Another option is continuous light via various types of video and broadcast lighting, all of these options will be discussed and demoed and made available for you to use with our models.

You will learn:

  • Speedlights and various suitable modifiers. They have limitations but may be all you need.
  • How to use Battery power packs small (400w) large (1100w)
  • Modifiers for use outdoors and indoors 
  • Light and Ambient balancing for drama or simply to subtlety improve the lighting without it being obvious flash was used.
  • Light placement the DO"s and DONT'S to give amazing professional results
  • Which equipment to use for any given environment and situation.

Karls Training Philosophy: Whilst its true there are many many photographers offering training, Karl's approach is unique and is based around keeping it very real and even could be said simple. So many people attend workshops but then fail to be able to replicate what they have been taught for various reasons, it could be that it wasn't  explained well enough, or in an over complicated way, the setup or skill is simply un attainable without 3 assistants and 6 lights etc, or maybe the whole thing was setup for you and this lack of hands on meant the new skills simply did not sink in. Karl gets all involved, keeps the group small and insists that the attendees think for themselves, start to problem solve from the outset, no question is to small or in significant. Everyone is equal on Karl's training days, no matter the experience or lack of it, everyone helps each other and defiantly NO egos's allowed.