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Learn the basics of on-camera flash.

Take control of your photography by learning the basics of artificial light. Using a clip-on flash unit, or "speedlight," you will learn the basics of producing properly-exposed images that balance the light from your flash with the available light.

Topics covered will include: understanding the relationship between flash and exposure, using flash in both manual and automatic modes, using flash in mixed lighting situations, and shaping the light from your on-camera flash. (A demonstration of wireless flash triggering will be done if time permits.)

Learning to incorporate on-camera flash will greatly expand your photographic possibilities!

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Clip-on flash unit (camera-compatible, contact us for recommendations)
  • Memory card (4GB or more recommended)
  • Instruction manual for camera
  • Instruction manual for flash unit

transparent_orgera_headshot_125pxAlex Orgera received her B.A. in Science and Humanities from Carnegie Mellon University. She studied photography at Universit√§t der K√ľnste in Berlin. In addition to her freelance work, she teaches photography classes at Project Basho and other area institutions.

  • Understanding relationship between flash and ambient light
  • Calculating flash exposures
  • Using flash in manual and auto modes
  • White balancing in mixed lighting
  • Diffusing and bouncing on-camera flash
  • Demonstrations
  • Lecture
  • Lighting
  • Shooting
Who's it for?

This class is designed for those who understand the basics of DSLR photography, including exposure and white balance, who would like to incorporate artificial lighting into their practice. Students should feel comfortable using their cameras in the manual mode.

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  • Non-members: $245 (Includes lunch!)
  • Members: Members: $220.50


One-session class
7 hours/session