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Speedlights 101

with Mark Wallace

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About The Class

Once you know what’s happening with your camera and flash you can do almost anything. Speedlights open up a new realm in your photography. They are light to carry, quick to set up. And you never know when you're going to need that extra light for a more dramatic image.

This workshop will give you the confidence to incorporate small portable flash in your photography toolkit. From shooting receptions at weddings or adding drama in senior portraits, this workshop will include lots of live shooting examples that will help everything make sense. Get ready to take your photography to the next level. Once you start working with portable flash, you'll never understand how you lived without them.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction

    11:19
  2. 02

    Two Exposures Explained: Ambient & Flash

    18:24
  3. 03

    Flash! A Drama in 4 Parts

    18:43
  4. 04

    The Triangle: Aperture, ISO, Shutter

    18:09
  5. 05

    Overpowering the Ambient Light

    37:37
  6. 06

    High Speed Sync

    15:04
  7. 07

    High Speed Sync Q&A

    25:15
  8. 08

    Shutter Priority Mode

    23:13
  9. 09

    Manual Mode

    50:21
  10. 10

    General Q&A

    19:21
  11. 11

    Color It

    15:54
  12. 12

    Diffuse It, Twist It, Pull It

    17:29
  13. 13

    Click It, Zoom It, Remote Control It

    24:14
  14. 14

    Shoot: Softbox and Umbrella

    41:45
  15. 15

    Shoot: Three Light Setup

    21:56
  16. 16

    Shoot: Freezing Motion

    17:39
  17. 17

    Introduction

    06:29
  18. 18

    Bouncing the Light

    36:18
  19. 19

    Off-Camera Flash Options

    29:03
  20. 20

    Light Modifiers

    08:15
  21. 21

    Limitations of Your Flash

    20:48
  22. 22

    Shoot: On the creativeLIVE Roof

    27:55
  23. 23

    Flash Modes: TTL & Manual Mode

    16:51
  24. 24

    Light Metering

    13:48
  25. 25

    Light Metering Q&A

    42:51
  26. 26

    Guide Numbers

    18:53
  27. 27

    Built-in Meter

    20:29
  28. 28

    General Flash Q&A

    24:10
  29. 29

    Light Shaping

    36:58
  30. 30

    Group Lighting

    46:18
  31. 31

    Lighting Dark Environments

    17:38
  32. 32

    Indoor Holiday Photos

    23:11
  33. 33

    Outdoor Events at Night

    13:47
  34. 34

    Lighting Dark Events Q&A

    13:15
  35. 35

    Portrait Lighting

    32:23
  36. 36

    Portrait Lighting Q&A

    21:58
  37. 37

    Butterfly/Clamshell Lighting

    16:06
  38. 38

    Q&A and Lighting for Men

    24:12
  39. 39

    Final Q&A

    06:16
  40. 40

    Ninjas!

    27:02

Meet Your Expert

Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace is a photographer based in the United States. Best known for his web-based video series Digital Photography One on One and Exploring Photography sponsored by Adorama. Millions of people have watched Mark’s videos on YouTube, and the numbers continue to grow. Mark has a strong social media following on Facebook and Twitter, where he spends time interacting with viewers and workshop attendees. ... read more

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  • Alexander Svishchenkov

    Alexander Svishchenkov

    June 2012

    Great! I'm so thankful to you, CreativeLive, for providing this great opportunity to learn an important subject of photography - Speedlights - from the professional Mark Wallace. He is such a good teacher and explains everything in real-life situations and on slides. As he fires his flash, I instantly see the resulting photo on my screen, so this is theory combined with practice. I'm in fact watching you from Belarus, and it's midnight, so I'm fighting with sleep, but I can't get myself away from the screen. this is my 1st CL experience. I'm very grateful for running a rewatch of the previous Day the following morning, so I woke up and saw what I'd missed. And it's totally free! Thank you so much for a true first-class education!

  • Aussie David

    November 2016

    Truly a fabulous class. Mark has such a gift for taking a complex subject and making it so understandable and fun at the same time. Mark is easily one of the best instructors out there. Highly highly highly recommend this class.

  • Creativelive Student

    May 2012

    Thank you!! You rock!!! I just purchased the videos and I am looking forward to learning how to use my Nikon SB 910. I knew I had to purchase the videos as I have been glued to my monitor soaking up as much information as I can and neglecting my family. LOL Mark, I am grateful that you are sharing your knowledge and for the CreativeLIVE team providing the education to me. I am so excited to put all this information to use. Thank you for the wealth of information!

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