The Absolute Beginners Guide to Flash Photography

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"I have taught Flash Photography to over 1000 photographers!" - Charlie Borland

You have probably heard; "There is no Photography without light!" Light is all around us, but not always where or when we need it. Fortunately, the electronic flash is always there whenever that need arises. But today's flashes are so technically advanced that even pros find them intimidating!

Today's flash units are very sophisticated electronic devices and it is no wonder photographers are baffled. However, with an understanding of terminology and the amazing features of today’s flashes, your flash unit can quickly become your new best friend.

In this beginning course on using flash, we will take a step by step…

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"I have taught Flash Photography to over 1000 photographers!" - Charlie Borland

You have probably heard; "There is no Photography without light!" Light is all around us, but not always where or when we need it. Fortunately, the electronic flash is always there whenever that need arises. But today's flashes are so technically advanced that even pros find them intimidating!

Today's flash units are very sophisticated electronic devices and it is no wonder photographers are baffled. However, with an understanding of terminology and the amazing features of today’s flashes, your flash unit can quickly become your new best friend.

In this beginning course on using flash, we will take a step by step approach to demystifying all those and a whole lot more. We’ll start by looking at light and how it works in photography followed by the flash unit and all its features. By the end of the first few lessons you will know exactly what those buttons and readouts mean.

This course then takes you into applying the flash in a variety of situations like frontal flash, backlighting, side lighting, and ambient light. You will learn how to obtain perfect flash exposure, how to mix flash with outdoor light, how to work with the flash off-camera, and to modify the light.

This course has been designed to answer all those nagging questions and advance you from flash novice to flash expert and quickly. All the basics are covered from light and flash theories; to using flash on camera and off; understanding the power of your flash and how to apply it; shutters and f/stop and their effects on flash; flash modes such as TTL, Auto, and Manual; bounce vs. direct flash; diffused flash, and a few surprise techniques thrown in for fun.

This course has been taught to over 700 students and here is what some of them say:

Hi Charlie, Thanks so much for my start into digital photography. I learned so much and you are a terrific teacher! I will keep in touch. – Karolyn

Hi Charlie, wow, I have learn soooo much and got so much information in such a short time. I was thinking of taking another class after this one but I have to wait and try/do all new things that I´ve learned. You have really given me the beginning information that I needed. Thank you so much, goodbye and good luck:-) – Tuss B.

Charlie, Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! This has been one of the most wonderful classes I've ever taken. I've learned so much about lighting and had so much fun completing the assignments. Thank you too for all your advice about equipment and technique. I'm sorry the class is ending. I have enjoyed it so much. - Fran

Excellent! Thanks Charlie. Great course. Lots and lots of great material you provided us. I had no idea that flash photography required a different way to think. You've introduced a tremendous amount of new ideas that will give me plenty to play with and experiment. I will be looking for more of your courses to take in the future. Thanks! - John

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Charlie, Thank you so much, I thoroughly enjoyed your course. I felt challenged with the assignments and greatly appreciated your comments. I especially am grateful for the ideas you left me with to continue to work on.

I still consider myself a newbie to photography; there are so many things to think about and try to remember while setting up a shot. Flash was something I didn’t think I wanted to try and mess with. When used correctly the results are fantastic. But all too often it is just so obvious and harsh. You helped make it a more natural tool to use to get that “perfect shot”. I would love to take another flash course if one becomes available. I would like to see PPSOP offer more on this subject. Thanks again, Bill


Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Thanks Charlie for a great course. I very much appreciate all the detailed knowledge you shared with me. I feel armed and dangerous! You are a great instructor. I'll let you know how my commission turns out...I'd love to be one of your successful students...Cheers...Helen

Category: Arts and Photography
  • Over 46 lectures and 5.5 hours of content!
  • You will learn how the flash and camera work together
  • You will learn the role of shooting modes and how they work with flash
  • You will learn to have total control of light from your flash and the outdoor light
  • You will learn a little about the science of light
  • You will master automatic flash and manual flash
  • You will learn how to use flash as your main flash and as a supllemental flash
  • You will learn how to modify the quality of light from your flash
  • You will learn how to use flash off-camera
  • You can watch videos on the Nikon SB800, SB900, and Canon 580EX
  • and YOU WILL LEARN a lot more!

Beginners through advanced

Camera and a flash unit

Charlie Borland has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. He has traveled extensively for a wide range of clients including: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Nike, Blue Cross, Nationsbank, Mentor Graphics, Texas Instruments, Cellular One, Early Winters, Camelbak, Columbia Sportswear, and many more.

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