Visual, Written and Performing Arts

Advanced Photography: Flash

Instructor: Ben Long

The right kind of natural light casts an attractive, comforting glow over your shooting location. It’s easy to favor this kind of lighting over flash, which, when used poorly, shines a harsh, unflattering light on your subjects. But with the right skills and equipment, you can use flash to artificially create any kind of lighting in nearly any location—instead of having to wait for Mother Nature to set the scene. In this course, Ben Long goes beyond the basics of flash, diving into the intricacies of studio lighting. Learn about the behavior of light, how to leverage modifiers like umbrellas and softboxes, and even how to shop for the right flash and studio strobe. Plus, Ben shares real-world shooting scenarios that can lend these concepts a real-world context.

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