Photographing with filters, working with flash and taking pictures in low light can produce exciting and creative images, if you would like to take the next step in photography this course will be ideal for you. Ashridge House is a stunning location to learn about low light and flash photography, with plenty of opportunity to take artistic pictures. There are simple exercises throughout the day giving you more confidence with your flash, a better understanding of using filters and improving your night time photography.
Learn how to use filters to darken skies, Neutral Density (ND) graduated filters to improve sunsets or bright skies and create moody dramatic pictures. ND Filters help achieve this effect and can improve pictures in post when using Photoshop or Lightroom. Understand when to use full or graduated ND filters, polarisers and other creative filters, what the stops system means and how to use them.
If you are new to flash photography this session will teach you how to use both on camera and off camera wirelessly, it is easier than you would think. Understand how to navigate the menu, operate it in ETTL and manual mode using flash imaginatively.
Long exposures, slow shutters speeds and using ISO in dark locations produce really interesting images. At sunset ND Grad filters produce better images and reveal the landscape. Torches, flashes and lights help you to ‘Paint with Light’, a fun skill to learn with great results.
1100 ND Filters and polarisers
1145 ND Grad Filters
1215 Creative filters
1330 Using your flash
1345 Direct Light
1400 Bounced lighting
1430 Diffused flash light
1500 Mixed flash with ambient light
1630 Low Light & Long Exposure Photography
1730 Sunsets using ND Grad filters
1800 Painting with Light using torches and flashguns
Full Frame or Cropped cameras, lenses should be suitable for a wide angle and telephoto shot. Ideally covering at least 24-100mm, email me for advice.
Micro four thirds cameras
All CSC are suitable, make sure they have a flash hotshoe. The lens focal length should cover at least 14mm for a wide angle and 50mm for a telephoto.
Equipment you need to bring
Tripod for low light photography, a fast lens with a maximum aperture of ƒ1.4, ƒ2.0 or ƒ2.8 if you are unsure please ask me for guidance.
Equipment provided by us
Flash guns, filters, torches and a light meter will be provided, but please bring your own if you would like to learn how to use them. If you have a Sony camera please check your flash connection, you may need an adapter.
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Costs are incurred when we run our training courses and for this reason we are unable to offer any refund in the event of your non-attendance on the day of the course you have purchased. This is irrespective of your circumstances or reasons. If we receive notice one month before the date of your course that you unable to attend and we are able to fill your place then we will issue a credit note for an alternative course. If you are unable to attend with six months of the course date we will issue no further credit notes.
We reserve the right to remove, cancel or alter the date of any of our training courses, we will inform you of alternative dates and depending on the circumstances of the cancellation issue a full refund or credit note for a similar course.
If the course is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions we will offer another date for the course or a credit note for a similar course.
All vouchers much be used with in 12 months of the date of purchase. Vouchers can be used to contribute to part or full payment of a course or 1:1 session.
Although every care will be provided by YellowMelen and Philip Richardson, no responsibility will be accepted for any indirect loss or damage caused to your equipment. As the client you will need adequate insurance against the loss or damage of your equipment.
You will need to provide your own food on the training days as MelenCourses does not offer this facility. When we are on location there will be a break for lunch near cafes and restaurants and you are more than welcome to bring your own food.
Filters, Flash & Low Light Photography For Beginners
Filters, Flash & Low Light Photography