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Nikon Wireless Flash for Creative Photography

with Mike Hagen

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About The Class

Master lighting for any shoot with wireless flash systems.


Locations and studio setups don’t always cooperate with your ideal vision for a shoot. Professional photographers use wireless flash systems to increase their mobility and expand their creative options. Flash systems also cut down on the amount of time photographers have to spend correcting images in post-processing.

Mike Hagen is a professional photographer and industry expert. He is a seasoned instructor and the Director of the Nikonians Academy. 


Join Mike for this class, and you’ll learn:


  • How to use Nikon’s wireless flash system on location and in the studio.
  • How to use on- and off-camera flashes.
  • How to set up your camera for a shoot and link it with multiple off-camera lights.
After this course, you will be able to manage flash systems and shape light to your needs. You’ll be able to set up synchronization modes that alternate different kinds of flashes, and incorporate light modifiers like umbrellas and soft boxes. Start improving your shoots now!  

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    03:05
  2. 02

    On Camera vs Off Camera Flash

    08:39
  3. 03

    Camera Based Settings

    13:58
  4. 04

    Sync Settings

    10:00
  5. 05

    Flash Based Settings

    08:33
  6. 06

    5 Step Plan For Using Flash

    05:55
  7. 07

    Wireless Flash System

    11:54
  8. 08

    Conquering The Master System

    06:54
  9. 09

    Setting Up Radio Trigger

    07:30
  10. 10

    Combining Radio And Optical

    10:18
  11. 11

    Setting Up Wireless Flash System

    21:44
  12. 12

    Selecting Lighting Gear

    17:49
  13. 13

    Photographing With Flash

    24:15
  14. 14

    Photographing With Modifications

    05:40
  15. 15

    Recaping The Nikon Flash System

    03:46

Meet Your Expert

Mike Hagen

Mike Hagen is a professional photographer, author, and workshop leader. He's taught hundreds of workshops and thousands of students over the years on just about all photo topics including camera gear, studio lighting, Photoshop®, Lightroom®, landscape, travel, and digital workflow. ... read more

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  • Fred Morton

    Fred Morton

    June 2016

    So, here's the deal. If you can't get to a Mike Hagan course in person this is the best next thing. I have know Mike for 6 years and he never disappoints. I took this course through Nikonians about four years ago and found this to be not only a great review but a significant update from what I l learned in the previous class. Mike is one who never rests on his laurels and as a teacher he is constantly updating and improving his work. Speed lights are so much more complex then most people understand and Mike use his knowledge to take that complexity and reduce it to a set of clear and understandable methods. So glad to see that Creative Live has included him in their line up of instructors.

  • Marlon Ornek

    Marlon Ornek

    August 2016

    Mike is a great easy to follow instructor who you can tell knows his subject. Thank you. A great course that I would recommend to anyone with Nikon gear.

  • Greg Chilton

    June 2016

    Probably one of the best Flash courses on Creative Live. Would like to see more Nikon Flash oriented courses on Creative Live, particularly Strobist type work. Well done

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