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Use light to bring your portraits to life! Harness available light and learn advanced on-camera flash techniques with Neil van Niekerk.

Episode descriptions

Effectively Using Your Flash
1 . Episode: Effectively Using Your Flash
22min

Meet Neil and learn how effective use of your flash will transform your photos. You'll evaluate environmental light and pick up easy bounce and fill techniques.

Speedlight Basics
2 . Episode: Speedlight Basics
19min

Demystify how speedlights work so you can buy the best flash for your needs and use its features and settings most effectively.

Exposure Metering & Fill Flash
3 . Episode: Exposure Metering & Fill Flash
12min

Use on- and off-camera light meters to adjust for correct exposure. Neil analyzes his test shots to show how to interpret histograms and correct with fill flash.

Light Modifiers & Bounce Flash
4 . Episode: Light Modifiers & Bounce Flash
24min

Neil teaches you when to bounce and why we bounce. You'll learn how to adjust your subject, bounce off surfaces and use cards and diffusers.

Manual Flash
5 . Episode: Manual Flash
9min

Take camera settings into your own hands. Neil discusses how to balance aperture, ISO and flash features, and understand histograms and guide numbers.

Shooting Against Bright Light
6 . Episode: Shooting Against Bright Light
20min

Go on location with Neil as he shoots indoors against harsh light conditions. Neil shows you how to evaluate your meter data and adjust camera, light and subject.

Shooting Outside
7 . Episode: Shooting Outside
18min

Achieve great portrait lighting outdoors in shade or sunlight. You'll learn how to position your subject to avoid harsh contrasts, use reflectors and adjust camera settings.

About the Teacher

Neil van Niekerk
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1. Episode: Effectively Using Your Flash 22min
3. Episode: Exposure Metering & Fill Flash 12min
4. Episode: Light Modifiers & Bounce Flash 24min
6. Episode: Shooting Against Bright Light 20min

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