This distance learning course covers artificial light, including on-camera flashlight; for example, how to use the camera’s built-in flash unit and hotshoe mounted flash units, as well as studio-style lighting units.
Using flash creatively with long exposures and fill-in flash for professional outside portraits, along with modifying your flash unit’s output; all this is covered in detail.
This course also covers how to shoot various types of subjects, such as glass and reflective subjects, to texture and how to highlight the shape and volume of an object. Photographing multiple subjects is also included.
When shooting in a studio environment the photographer has complete control over how the subject is lit. More than one light can be used to get the required lighting effect. Using multiple lights and controlling lighting ratios is also covered in this course. All the projects for this unit can be completed using your camera’s built-in flash unit and desk lamps can be used for the studio lighting section. No extra equipment is needed.
This course dovetails very well with the portrait distance learning course, although it’s not necessary to take both courses as they are stand-alone units in themselves.
Along with the fully-illustrated lessons there are a number of projects to complete. Photography is a practical subject so it’s important to get out there and take photographs. That’s the fun part in any case! Once you have completed the projects, you would then email them back to me and I’ll assess each image and reply with a constructive critique for each one. There is no time limit for this course – you work at your own rate. I think this is one of the big benefits of a distance learning course. If you have any questions during or after completion of the course, help is available. We are either an email or phone call away.
The cost of this distance learning, artificial light photography course is just £35.00 which includes all course material and email or telephone support. Whilst you are taking this course, you are welcome to a £10.00 discount on any of our location photography courses. Many of our students take full advantage of this!
If you would like any more information or wish to purchase this course, please use the booking form and Paypal facility on this website (for Paypal, where it says “workshop date”, please just type in “DL artificial light course”) or you can email us through the “contact us” page. Any queries at all, please telephone us on (01245)323519