The Road Ahead
you have completed the flash photography crash course, Give yourselves a pat on the back. Don't do it too long because I want you guys to actually get out and practice. I want you to take what you've learned here. Go get a basic setup and go start putting it into practice, especially when it comes to the camp framework setting your intention in your ambulance, begin using those frameworks to get to the right exposures, then start playing with those modifiers, grab a grid, grab an umbrella, a basic flash and play. This is where you're gonna take all of these concepts and you're actually going to internalize them so that you can keep them as part of your toolkit going forward. Just watching the video isn't gonna be enough. You have to develop the muscle memory and see what's going to happen on location so you can make these techniques your own number two before you go and invest in tons of gear. I really want you guys to have a good idea of your style and the types of images you're tryin...
g to create. So that way you're not going and buying things that you're really not going to end up using. So if you're at the place where your style is kind of up in the air, try rent, borrow, do whatever you can to kind of hold off on those purchase decisions until you know for sure. If you decide that your style is more dramatic, you love darker ambient light, you love incorporating modifiers with that kind of a look, Then you're gonna want to end up with those higher power flashes that we talked about. If you are really more about kind of being on location, sometimes you work indoors and you shoot indoors and outdoor, you really want more of a natural look. You can kind of end up with smaller flashes either way. You know exactly what tools you need. Once you have defined your style and from this guide, you know which of those pieces of gear I recommend last this course Was one of the lighting possibilities that are waiting in front of you. So if you want to dive deeper into lighting and specifically location lighting to any effect, I would recommend jumping into lighting one through lighting for this four workshop series is available on Creative Live and it's going to begin in lighting one where I teach you just how powerful your on camera flash can be. You're gonna learn the fundamentals of light shaping, of different qualities of light, of different techniques and everything and you're gonna shape on camera flash to look like off camera lighting effects as you see in these images and lighting to We're gonna go deeper, we're gonna take that flash off the camera. I'm gonna show you just how powerful one flash when modified can be when working off camera. Then in lighting three, we're going to step things up. We're gonna go into multi point off camera flash where we are now controlling 123 off camera lights to create all the effects and images that you're seeing here. We're going to dive deeper into the nuances of lighting in lighting three. So be prepared lighting for puts everything together and you're gonna do what I think is personally the most difficult and most refined piece of lighting which is simulating natural light. I'm talking window light, golden hour, daytime light. Everything. This final course is really going to piece everything together And unlock every possibility. So now you're not limited in any way on the images that you want to create. This course gave you the one that will get you often running. The lighting series is going to give you the 99 that really pieces together a mastery of lighting. In the meantime, you can follow me at Pi Jirsa on instagram at Born, uncreative on Tiktok as well as at SLR Lounge on Youtube. You also find me on a drama tv as well on Youtube and that's it for me guys can't wait for the next video. The next time I get to join you guys on Creative Live, but until then, have fun. Get out there, get shooting, use everything you learned base.
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.