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Working with Flash

with Pye Jirsa

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  •   02 Reasons to Use Flash


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About The Class

learn how light works.

Learn how to achieve professional results during real world shoots, working in less-than-ideal scenes, and with absolutely no time in Working with Flash with Pye Jirsa

Pye has lots of experience shooting in high pressure situations with minimal gear. In this class, he’ll teach on-camera flash bounce techniques that you can use to create 1, 2, and even 3 light setups using simple and inexpensive light modifiers. Pye will also help you add motion to your images and he’ll dive into the basics of off-camera flash so you can take advantage of the additional flexibility and creative options it affords. 

Best of all, you are going to learn lighting from the bottom up. You will see just how powerful the gear you already own can be, while learning about inexpensive stepping stones into the world of off-camera flash.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction of Working with Flash

  2. 02

    Reasons to Use Flash

    Before you can shoot beautiful images with flash, you have to understand the fundamentals of flash photography.

  3. 03

    Mixing Flash and Ambient Light

  4. 04

    Understanding Flash Duration

  5. 05

    Direct Flash Done Right

  6. 06

    Direct Flash vs Bounce Flash

  7. 07

    Light Qualities

  8. 08

    Overhead Bounce Light with Fill

  9. 09

    Multipoint Lighting with Flash

  10. 10

    Perfecting Your Images Using OCF

  11. 11

    Overpowering the Sun with OCF

  12. 12

    Light Modification and Control with OCF

  13. 13

    The Whip Pan Technique


Meet Your Expert

Pye Jirsa

Director, photographer, educator. Founder and Partner of Lin and Jirsa Photography, a boutique Southern California wedding and portrait photography studio composed of an incredible creative team that shoots over 300 weddings each year, with nearly 1,000 yearly client commissions. ... read more

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  • BALPhoenixPhotography


    June 2016

    Not only is this a great class, but Pye is entertaining to watch. I'm a natural light photographer and I wanted to learn more about what a flash could do for me and my business. After watching this class I have not only learned more about flash photography but also learned that it can help boost my photos and create more beautiful photos even for my family clients. Great class I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to learn more about flash photography.

  • samphotopro


    August 2016

    Great course, Considering that I am a professional photographer that is always searching for new ways to work and make my workflow more efficient and my work more creative, I find this class to be very helpful and interesting. I already own 3 pocket flashes and I realize that I don't exploit them as I could. It also made me realize that I was more in the «the more gear you buy» mode and not enough in the «exploit your gear and be creative» mode. So for the price, I think it is worth it !

  • Ali Plantz

    June 2016

    "Working with Flash" was a great introduction for learning the basics of using a pocket flash, as well as providing opportunities to explore more advanced concepts related to light and its manipulation. I would definitely recommend this class for anyone who is wanting to familiarize themselves with the how flash can transform your photos and how its control can provide a creative avenue with artistic results.

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