Flash Photography Crash Course Introduction
Welcome to the Flash Photography crash course, I'll be honest, it is absolutely wonderful being back here on Creative live with a new course, getting to spend time with y'all or at least virtually. My name is Pi Jirsa. I am one of the founders of Lynn and Jirsa Photography, where a boutique wedding and portrait Photography studio based out of southern California. I'm also one of the co founders of SLR Lounge Photography Education and Visual Flow Presets. This course though, is all about lighting and by definition it's a crash course, which means I want to get you guys in and out of this course ready to use flash in your everyday portraiture. That's the whole goal. That's the premise to give you all the basics and to get you started. So let's talk about who this course is for Now. What I would say is that this course is designed for those that are new to flash and you have already an understanding of your camera meaning, you know, your shutter speeds, your aperture, your eye. So, you kn...
ow the basics of lighting in terms of natural light, you use natural light. You're at that place where you're ready to step beyond what natural I can give you. Now let me say, I love natural light. It's a huge part of what I do in photography. It's a huge part of everything that I shoot. But at the same time, understanding and mastering, flash opens up a world of creative possibilities that really are not possible. Otherwise the natural light is great, but we're limited in our ability to not only shoot well, we're limited to kind of the sunlight or the ambient light around us, but we're also limited in terms of times a day and how much we can modify that light with flash. None of those limitations exist. You can shoot any time of day, you can make that light look dramatic and just crazy over the top colorful. You can also use flash to simulate natural light so it really opens up a lot of possibilities on that side this course is also designed for those that want a simple approach to lighting. I'm all about taking complex subjects and making them easy to understand. That is my thing. I specialize in frameworks that make things simple. Lighting is such a deep concept though. So a lot of different courses and a lot of the ways that you learn lighting online, they can be overly complicated. What I want to do is simplified. So this is designed to kind of be your foundation and really you're stepping stone to going beyond that said, if you want to stop after this course, you totally can, you're going to finish this course knowing how to incorporate flash into your portraiture and you're gonna learn some powerful tools and some basics that can carry you a long, long way. That said when you're ready to go kind of deeper into the rabbit hole that is lighting. This course is designed to prepare you for our lighting series which is lighting one through lighting four. It's a four workshop series that helps you master the ins and outs of on camera and off camera flash. Going from the basics to advance concepts, multi point lighting, simulating natural light, everything. So this is kind of that preparatory course where if you want to go deeper, you'll be ready to dive deeper into the subject. So that's it. Introduction is done. We are ready to dive straight into this. I'm gonna make an ask of each of you. Turn off your device is turn off notifications, close down your browser, social media. I want you guys to pay attention to this video. This is a crash course like I've said, which means we're going to be going at a good pace. And yes, I'm gonna be simplifying and making things easy to understand, but there's a lot of information here. So do yourself a favor. Pay attention, take notes and be ready. Let's go ahead.
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Use flash to create dramatic portraits.
- Use flash to create natural portraits.
- Balance flash with ambient light.
- Use and understand off-camera flash.
- Understand off-camera flash gear and setups.
ABOUT PYE'S CLASS:
Let’s be honest, flash photography is intimidating. Many photographers never learn the power of flash because at first glance it looks complicated and overwhelming. This course is the exact opposite. In around 90 minutes, you will walk away not only understanding flash gear, but also having a simple framework to immediately begin using flash in your own work.
I’m going to show you how easy flash can be. From creating dramatic portraits straight out of camera, to using flash for a more natural and soft look. You will walk away from this course with everything you need to get started using flash. Should you choose to dive deeper down the rabbit hole of lighting, this course will also prepare you for the Lighting Series, a four workshop intensive that covers the ins and outs of location lighting for portraiture.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
- Beginners that understand their camera
- Beginners that want to start learning flash
- Beginners that want to learn how to use flash for portrait
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
LPye Jirsa is a photographer, educator, author, podcaster and lifelong learner. He has made a career out of creating frameworks that simplify complex subjects. Frameworks that have helped millions of people learn languages, creativity, photography, lighting, business, communication and even relationships.