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Flash Photography - Level 1

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Recorded Course | 4 Hours | 3 Modules | 25 Lessons | Fee $60 (€50, £45)
  FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL 1  - Beginners Course (On-Camera)

About This Course

Flash has the power to take your photography to a completely different level. This course shows you how to make your on-camera flashgun achieve professional-quality results. You will never again suffer from shots that are too bright or too dark.

Yet flash photography is still one of the most misunderstood and feared areas of photography, even though it has the power to immediately take your photography to a higher quality level. As in so many areas of digital photography, the flash will do a pretty good job in most average conditions using auto settings, but it is when you start taking control of the flash, its power settings, its direction, its quality (hard or soft) that things really begin to happen. That is what this course is all about.

As soon as you finish the first Module of this course, all of your photographs will begin to look much better.

Please note that this is not a studio flash course, it is solely aimed at external dedicated flash guns that sit on top of your camera.

Flash Photogrpahy Level 1 - Learn how to light large rooms with a single flashgun  
Learn how to light large rooms with a single flashgun

What kind of student takes this course?

The Flash Photography Level 1 Course is aimed squarely at people who have just recently purchased an external flash gun, or have been mainly or only using an external flash gun Auto Mode. The ideal student for this course is looking to gently ease themselves into using some key techniques and buttons that will help them improve the flash lighting all of their photographs.

What past experience is needed?

This course assumes that you have been mainly using Auto Mode, but have been attempting Program, Shutter Priority, and Aperture Priority Modes. It also assumes you have not necessarily been understanding why some flash effects work, and some do not. Our goal will be to connect the various dots you already have while showing you some simple, yet key techniques.

  Flash Photogrpahy Level 1 - Learn how to use flash modifiers to get soft shadows
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Recommended Equipment

To get the most out of this course your camera needs to have Aperture and Shutter Priority modes, ideally an SLR or Mirrorless camera (see here for information on the different types of camera).

The course is also suitable for Bridge Cameras and high end Compact/Point & Shoot Cameras, as long as they have Aperture Priority Mode (A or Av) AND an external hotshoe.

You will also need an external, dedicated flash gun that uses a version of TTL eg iTTL (Nikon), ETTL (Canon). All of the main camera brand flashguns are suitable, including ones from the likes of Metz, Sigma and Nissin.

Learn key camera & Flash techniques

Through examples of all kinds of flash photography, you will learn how to light every scene, either at night or in the daytime. You will also learn the professional photographer's tips and techniques on how to set the camera and flash up to ensure you get pin sharp shots every time.


At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and use many of the key buttons on your camera and flash. You will also be well-prepared to take better shots in most situations, even in dark, tricky situations like night time and low light indoor locations.

Sample page from the Tutorial Notes (Click for larger image)  
Sample page from the Tutorial Notes
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In-depth PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of all of our courses. Lectures of all kinds tend to have an effect that lasts only a short while, particularly if notes are not supplied. We believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting.

As part of that philosophy, you will receive detailed notes covering the whole course that will aid learning while on the course, and in the weeks and months afterward.

>>More details on our PDF Tutorial Notes here.

Course structure

We want to help make your learning experience more relaxed and more enjoyable, so all of our courses are set into specific Modules that cover a central theme. Think of these like the chapters in a book. >>More details on our course structure here.

TV Studio

When we decided to create our own Photography TV Production Company, we were determined to deliver the highest quality video training possible. >>More details on our TV Studio here.

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Video Structure

To further help improve your learning experience, we take great care to ensure you always know where you are in one of our training videos. Each Segment Video corresponds to the relevant page in the Tutorial Notes you received, and have the same name and number. >>More details on our Video Structure here


Our Learning Management System (LMS) is considered best in class and has all the features needed to ensure you have a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience. It is intuitive and a joy to use, and works on any device. >>More details on our LMS here


Participants of this course are welcome to join our exclusive Facebook Community Forum, where students new and old regularly chime in with answers to your photography issues. >>More details on our Community Forums here.

Getting started with Online Learning

Online learning means that you can watch at any time of the day or night, but things can get in the way! >>Here are tips that will make your learning much more effective.

Certificate at the end of the course
Spacer At the end of the course, you will be awarded this Certificate in
Flash Photography - Level 1


A signed Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the course.


First and foremost, we believe there are no stupid questions, just questions about things you do not understand. On our courses, you will never be made to feel silly for seeking answers or clarification, that is what you pay us for.

All of our courses are designed around common photography scenarios, either ones that you regularly find yourself in, or would like to find yourself in. Our teaching methodology is designed to show you how to take better pictures in every one of them. The content of all of our courses is developed to build on the previous week's tips. This approach allows you quickly and confidently to understand how to improve every photo you take.

We teach each of our courses in such a way that the knowledge you pick up can be easily spread into other areas of image taking. Photography, at its core, is about shutters, apertures, and ISO, but it is HOW you bring these together for each individual shot that matters.


If you have any queries about this or any other of our courses, please pop an email to

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Module 1: General Flash Use
Introduction Using The Wide Angle Diffuser For Group Shots
Flash Terminology For Beginners Using The Histogram To Gauge The Exposure
TTL Or Manual, What Is The Difference Flash Exposure Compensation In Camera Or In Flash?
How Auto Zoom & Focal Length Connect Using ISO To Increase The Power Of The Flash
When To Use Manual Zoom Use A Flash White Balance To Get Consistent Color
Module 2: Softening Hard Flash Light
Fill Flash Use A Bounce Card To Create A Catchlight In Eyes
Bounce Flash Flash Modifiers: Bounce Flash With No Ceiling
Adjusting Bounce Angle To Get Wider Coverage Flash Modifiers: Softboxes
Use A Bounce Card To Throw Light Into Eye Sockets  
Module 3: Advanced Flash Techniques
Balance Flash And Ambient Light Using Wireless Flash
Setting Front Curtain/Rear Curtain (1st/2nd Curtain) Using Manual Flash
Use Off-Camera Flash Cords To Create Shadows  

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