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Getting Started with Off-Camera Flash

with Erik Valind

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About The Class

Control light by using strobes

Strobe lighting can feel overwhelming when you’re just starting out. With so many options, techniques, settings, and variables, many photographers are too intimidated to give strobes a chance. Veteran photographer Erik Valind will take the mystery out of strobes and show you how to add them to your repertoire so you can create beautiful imagery.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Utilize strobes in conjunction with natural light to improve your photos.
  • Control the direction and quality of your light.
  • Understand the various uses of strobes and how to adjust their settings.

When you bring your own lights on a shoot, you’re no longer at the mercy of poor natural light and unpredictable weather. This course will give you an A to Z overview of new lighting techniques to help you take control of the light and be more creative with your images.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    06:46
  2. 02

    Seeing Light and Why We Add Strobes

    05:36
  3. 03

    Camera Settings to Control The Scene

    06:20
  4. 04

    Controlling Off Camera Light

    11:50
  5. 05

    Accent Lighting the Subject

    19:10
  6. 06

    Shoot: Overpowering the Scene

    10:29
  7. 07

    Shoot: Creating a Whole New Scene

    17:01
  8. 08

    Class Recap

    05:48

Meet Your Expert

Erik Valind

Erik Valind is a freelance photographer, born and raised on the Florida beaches, now living in New York City. He specializes in commercial lifestyle photography and environmental portraiture with airy and energetic imagery defining his style and vision.  ... read more

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  • Piotr

    March 2019

    this is a super express class, fantastic... within very little time the guy explains what other need hours and hours to explain. clear explanations supported by practical examples how to sue light and what happens. this i avery basic but if you need to refresh your basic knowledge it is highly recommended to listen to this guy, he is good he is also fun

  • Jeanna Rice

    Jeanna Rice

    December 2018

    Worth every penny! I'm a natural light photographer looking to have more control in less than ideal lighting situations and this class was perfect! Erik covers so much great information in an efficient and effective way. He automatically answered all my questions just as they came to mind throughout the class! Love that he covered both creating dramatic and natural-looking lighting no matter the environment you're in! Thanks Erik!

  • David Rapant

    March 2019

    Wow this was great! Really learned a lot. Thank You!!

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