Flash Photography Workshop

About the Workshop

Tailored for nature photographers who want to get the most from on camera flash.
Separate  3 hour indoor sessions cover use of flash in automatic mode,  manual mode  and use of the "better beamer".  Aspects of flash usage specific to wildlife/ bird photography are hi lighted.
High Speed sync, X sync, Guide number/range calculation ( I calculate this for your particular setup), alignment, zoom head, tilt, fill flash, ambient flash, Humming bird high speed flash, battery packs, batteries, practical exposure compensation values for field work, and much more.   There is a lot to learn with modern flash and you need to attend all three sessions! By breaking this up into weekly sessions you have time to practice and digest the information before the next session.  Class size is 3-5 people.

You need to have an off camera flash (though built in flash is covered), Digital SLR and a short lens (20-120 mm or so). I strongly suggest purchasing a 'Better Beamer' flash extender  or similar device specific to your model of flash available from: http://www.naturescapes.net/store/home.php?cat=21

Recommended flash:

Canon   600EX, 580EXII, 580EX, 550EX, 430EXII
Nikon    SB600, SB700, SB800, SB900, SB-910


Scheduled Sessions:
1 - Automatic flash    -   The mode used most often for general wildlife/ bird photography.
2 - Manual Flash Automatic flash     -  Useful for shooting setups, bird feeders and Hummingbirds we also review automatic flash
3 - Better Beamer     -  A necessary tool for the wildlife/ bird photography, and a review of the two previous sessions.

Future sessions
4 - Feeder shoot using flash. -  This covers field practice and utilizes the knowledge from the previous sessions. contact me if interested
5 - Use of multiple flash (future workshop) contact me if interested

We meet at my home in Dundas near the RBG Arboretum  map  at 9:00AM sharp

$180 per person for all three sessions. - Cheque in advance ;  All sessions are required!


Saturdays Nov 9, 16, 23    Tentative



Ken Newcombe
16 Homestead Ave.
Dundas, Ontario
Canada   L9H5Y7

email: kennewcombe@cogeco.ca

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