Overview

Shooting with available light now means shooting with whatever light that's available to you at the scene, and often times the ambient light is just not enough to make your images pop. In this class I'll show you how to make the best out of using the camera's pop-up flash in a pinch, right down to using a dedicated hot shoe speed light to balance natural light in any given scene. Then we'll explore using the speedlight off-camera and learn to trigger and control lighting in various flash modes. Learn lighting techniques that can be applied to portrait, product and macro photography.

An impromptu flash photography lesson in Mongolia - photo by Nelson Ng

An impromptu flash photography lesson in Mongolia - photo by Nelson Ng

Who should take this course?

For participants who have already attended Basic Photography, this class is the next step. Beginners who have a good understanding of digital photography and are looking to broaden their photography skills beyond shooting in natural lighting will find plenty to absorb in this class.
 

Time and duration

Typically this class is conducted over a total 4-6 hours of theory, practical and photo review sessions, depending on the need and skill level of participant. 
 

Location

I like to keep my classes interesting by using different locations around KL and PJ. Typically they are conducted around public parks. Participants may also opt for studio rental to learn and experience shooting with studio lights and equipment, with emphasis on portraiture lighting. 
 

What you'll need

A digital SLR camera and a (optional) hot shoe flash/speedlight to get started. If you have yet to own one and are considering options, you may request for a loaner unit to get a feel of the different speedlights and make informed purchasing decision later.
 

Syllabus in brief (detailed syllabus will be provided upon request)

  • Mastering the use of pop up flash on your camera
  • Learn what each of the different flash modes does, and when to use them
  • Understand the ins and outs of a hot shoe flash (speedlight) and the various modes and functions.
  • Master the delicate balance between ambience and flash, and practise with different lighting set ups that you can repeat at home with ease

Advanced level of flash photography and studio lighting for individuals and small group is also available. Get in touch with me if you'd like to arrange for one.

Prefer a more private class? Ask about my one-to-one option.

Prefer a more private class? Ask about my one-to-one option.

此课程亦可以中文教导 Upon request, this class is available in Mandarin too for your convenience.

此课程亦可以中文教导

Upon request, this class is available in Mandarin too for your convenience.

What participants say ...

Thanks for the most informational and helpful 4 hours. I must say that you were able to break down the session into a systematic and gradual way so that it all ultimately sums up into a complete package. Well worth the money spent and I’m already planning to “steal” more of your time!!
— Dr. Junaidi (Flash Photography)
I learned a lot and now I am excited to be planning the practice sessions. I have the basic understanding and now to get out there and shoot more.
— Stephen Young from Chiangmai, Thailand (Flash and Studio Photography class)
I really appreciate and enjoyed this class; learned a ton of useful techniques and tips and most of all I am getting to enjoy photography again.
— Victor Lunar from Venezuela (Flash Photography)
… he is a good trainer: jargon-free and fun. He is approachable and very relaxed with his training so much so it is easy to establish a rapport with him. What I like about Sean is he does not end his training at his workshop but is willing to guide his participants even after his workshop.
— Chu Chok Seng
Sean is an excellent teacher! Ever willing to share his knowledge, and being patient with beginners, he makes the complicated UNcomplicated! Now, I’m happy to click away confidently.
— Amy Tan