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Mastering TTL Flash

with Mike Fulton and Cody Clinton

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  •   01 9:00 am - Introduction

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Class duration: 9h 34m

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About The Class

Through-the-lens flash (TTL) is a powerful tool for every successful photographer — but it’s also an intimidating system if you don’t know how to use it correctly. Join creativeLIVE for a two-day workshop on simple, effective ways for using TTL and off camera flash to create studio lighting in any environment.

Veteran photographers Mike Fulton and Cody Clinton will teach you what TTL is, how a wireless flash works, and walk you through a wide variety of flash techniques. After two days of hands-on instruction, you’ll understand the science of metered light, how to troubleshoot both manual and TTL metering, and the basic concepts of “flash placement.”

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to elevate your on-location photography skills, transforming every location into a studio.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    9:00 am - Introduction

    18:11
  2. 02

    The Science Behind TTL

    39:55
  3. 03

    TTL Metering & High Speed Sync

    40:35
  4. 04

    How & Why Underexposure Works with TTL

    43:09
  5. 05

    1:00 pm - Lighting Setups

    57:37
  6. 06

    Wireless Radio Triggers

    21:44
  7. 07

    Shoot: Controlling Master Flash with Slave Off Camera

    37:23
  8. 08

    Shoot: Adding Multiple Flashes

    37:45
  9. 09

    Brief TTL Review & Indoor Shoot With a Dancer

    38:33
  10. 10

    Shoot: Indoor Challenges for Instructors

    46:05
  11. 11

    Shoot: Indoor with Two Dancers

    1:04:06
  12. 12

    Shoot: Outdoor with Track Athlete

    1:05:15
  13. 13

    Shoot: Outdoor with Tennis Player

    1:03:43

Meet Your Expert

Mike Fulton and Cody Clinton

Mike Fulton and Cody Clinton are known worldwide for their unique approach to wedding, fashion, and high school senior photography. They are the driving force behind TriCoast Photography based in Southeast Texas and specialize in high volume photography and high ... read more

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  • pdf Light Patterns.pdf
  • pdf Lighting Diagrams.pdf
  • pdf Off Camera Flash_ TTL Metering.pdf
  • pdf The Basics - Why the TriCoast Method.pdf
  • pdf Understanding High Speed Sync.pdf
  • pdf Wireless Shooting.pdf
  • pdf TriCoast Resource Guide.pdf
  • pdf What is TTL.pdf

84% of students recommend this class.
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  • On the Mark Photography

    On the Mark Photography

    January 2016

    [From intermediate hobbiest with moderate number of paid shoots]. I took the class because I knew nothing more about flash photography than slapping the flash on top of the camera, turning it on, and taking my chances. I could not have purchased a better class. Mike and Cody covered so much in such a clear way and with such great examples. Especially helpful are the shooting sessions where they work through the lighting situations, incorporating what is possible to do and what the client might want. I so appreciate their willingness to share what they do and how they do it. I now know some direction to take and what I need to acquire minimally to apply this to my work. Thank you!

  • cmc

    March 2018

    Great experience and partially because of toned down Mike. I heard very few utterance of the word “idiot”. It is apparent that Mike loves to talk and is in a habit of repeating same thing again and again but I did see a better Mike and much useful content, all credit goes to you sir. Finally, a suggestion let Code talk when he holds the fort. He being behind the camera should get a chance to describe his vision. All in all very useful course and well executed. Thanks Mike & Code.

  • Creativelive Student

    June 2015

    What a phenomenal class. I have learned so much. Not only did I learn how to master TTL but I feel confident in the science behind it. This allows for great on-the-spot problem solving. Great job, guys! Thanks for a great - and fun - class.

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