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How to Shoot with your First Flash

Mike Hagen

How to Shoot with your First Flash

Mike Hagen

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Lessons

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1 Class Introduction Duration:06:17
2 Defining Flash Photography Duration:09:43
3 Camera Setup: Metering Duration:03:58
4 Camera Setup: Exposure Mode Duration:04:36
6 Camera Setup: Shutter Speed Duration:10:00
7 Camera Setup: Aperture Duration:10:22
8 Camera Setup: White Balance Duration:10:53
9 Flash Settings: TTL Duration:07:52
10 Flash Settings: Manual Duration:06:03
12 Types of Flashes Duration:03:10
13 Philosophy of Single Flash Duration:08:10
15 Shoot: Common Mistakes Duration:14:03
16 Shoot: Using Domes Duration:21:41
17 Shoot: Using Flash Benders Duration:04:25
18 Shoot: Snoots Duration:04:26
19 Shoot: Light Sphere Duration:04:32
20 Shoot: Event Photography Duration:09:51
21 Understanding TTL Cables Duration:08:58
23 Cable and Triggering Q&A Duration:23:08
24 Uses of Modifiers: Umbrellas Duration:08:44
25 Shoot: Using an Umbrella Duration:27:08
26 Shoot: Using a Softbox Duration:31:11
27 Shoot: Using an Octabox Duration:06:01
28 Shoot: Using a Beauty Dish Duration:17:54

Class Description


Short on time? This class is available HERE as a Fast Class, exclusively for Creator Pass subscribers.

Every photographer encounters situations where the light on their subject is less than ideal. A small flash can have a huge impact on your photos and is easier to use than you think! Photographer Mike Hagen joins CreativeLive to show you how to use your external flash quickly and comfortably. Mike will walk through the different flash options available and how to sync your camera and flash. He’ll walk you through different scenarios and demonstrate how your flash can improve your shots. After this class you’ll walk away knowing: 
  • How to set up your flash with your camera and what to look for when shooting 
  • How to use a flash in scenarios like event photography, portraits, and tabletop photography 
  • Which light shapers work best for your work and how to utilize them 
  • How to use your flash off-camera, working with TTL cables, wireless triggers, and other gear
  • Techniques for using modifiers like umbrellas, softboxes, and reflectors with your off-camera flash 
Don’t get stuck in a low light scenario without the confidence and tools you need to produce an amazing image. 

Reviews

Yasemin Soyen
 

First of all I am very happy to discover Creative Live and since then I learned, enjoyed many classes! This week for the first time I was in the live audience and their sincerity, hospitality made the experience even more valuable. About this class, it was a pleasure to meet Mike Hagen. Besides his wide knowledge, creative thinking and information sharing, he was a very humble, nice teacher, with great positive energy. Thanks everyone!

Mark
 

Fantastic course - Mike is an engaging and entertaining teacher and this course was just what I needed to start using my external flash with confidence. I have had my external flash for a few years but have rarely used it as mastering all the settings was daunting and the results I got were inconsistent. This excellent course changed all that and I'm having great fun taking much better shots with my flash. I highly recommend!

Candy Smith
 

This class was fantastic. Mike is excellent under pressure when things don't go perfectly, love his style and grace and how encouraging he is to his models, great mentor. I learned so much about using flash, and my pictures are so much better.