ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Learn Digital Photo - Advanced Course - 6 sessions - 14 hours of learning
This collaborative course is for the competent photographer who wants to push their skills further. We work in groups to explore the new technologies in DSLR and Mirrorless system cameras.
Learning to use Speedlight Flash effectively, on and off camera when photographing models in the studio or location.
We explore HHS or FP; High Speed Sync features on Speedlight flashes
We have a trip to some iconic London locations to use Neutral Density filters in the daytime to create stunning slow shutter landscape photography, and the following session is post-production in Adobe CC Lightroom on those images.
We investigate playing with depth of filed and fast lenses to creating stunning Bokeh in images and use my specially designed Bokeh filters.
session one* - *Intro to using Speedlight hot-shoe flash
session two* - *High-speed flash. this will get messy!!
session three* - *Creative studio portraits with models using off-camera Speedlight’s flash (and Strobes)
session four - Exploring beautiful bokeh, bokeh filters
session five - Saturday trip to London (4 hours, meet in London 9.am) using ND filters for daytime landscape photography
session six - Adobe Lightroom post-production on London shots
* you will need a Speedlight flash or Hot Shoe flash for three of the sessions, I recommend getting a hot-shoe flash that is the same brand as your camera
The Saturday trip is weather dependent, so day or time may change
This course is mainly practical learning so no tea-breaks on this course
What you need
You will need a portable laptop with Adobe CC Lightroom Classic
A "fast” lens - a lens with a large aperture e.g.50mm F/1.8
*You will need a digital SLR or Mirrorless camera and a dedicated hot-shoe flash unit /Speedlight.
This should be an integrated system Speedlight / External hot-shoe flash unit. It must use a wireless system to fire remotely from camera to the flash unit when the flash is not attached to the camera, for example, a Nikon D7000 DSLR camera with a SB-700 Nikon Speedlight.
Canon’s (wireless flash system) and other brands will have similar dedicated hot-shoe flash systems.
These should have ‘off camera flash’ or ‘creative flash system’ features. You will need to check this with your brand manufacturer.
A sturdy tripod +10stop and a +4/6 stop ND filters.
This course is for the serious photographer who has the above kit and wants to push themselves into creative studio style photography, self-directed learning and creative post-production.
The learning will be highly collaborative with the emphasis on experimentation.
We will be finding our way through the learning on some of the sessions. You will be expected to watch on-line videos during the week to learn and practice with your equipment for the sessions, so homework is self-directed learning and practice, then using those skills in the two-hour sessions to create and capture some memorable images.
All attendees who wish to book will revive a booking email then a follow-up phone call before booking is confirmed.
Things will change and evolve and the programme is a lose outline
This course is mainly practical learning so no tea-breaks on this course.
Adobe Lightroom Club
Adobe Ligtroom post-production work-flow tips for landscape photography
Fast shutter Speedlite session
Studio flash and off-camera speedlite training