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Introduction to Speedlites Class 05 - Triggering Speedlites with Pop-up Flash

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When starting out often you might only have one Speedlite unit and you might not want to use it on your camera, so how can you trigger it without any additional equipment? Mark explains the two main...Watch now

Creative Location Flash Class 14 - Venetian Dancers

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Personal projects are a great way to develop your lighting skills without the pressure of a client watching your every move. Mark regularly collaborates with dancers to shoot something a little bit...Watch now

Take Control Of Your Camera Class 05 - White Balance

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When starting to take photos light is the most important factor, but how we see light and how a camera sees it are very different. The temperature, or colour, of light varies depending on the source...Watch now

Off Camera Flash On Location Class 04 - Group Portrait in the Home

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Family events and parties are common shooting scenarios where you might not think to add flash, but this provides a perfect opportunity to shoot images that jump out from the crowd. So, follow Mark...Watch now

The Basics Of Flash Class - Clock and Compass Part 6

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When it comes to high quality, professional looking, flash images three really is the magic number. A three-light set-up is a really strong base from which to create a wide range of different flash...Watch now

Creative Location Flash Class 04 - Parkour Sports Portraits

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Be inspired by Pro Adventure sports Photographer Nadir Khan as you get to see him shooting powerful parkour images in a quiet seaside town, combining unique locations, acrobatic skills and Hi-Sync...Watch now

Getting Started Class 07 - File Types Jpeg and RAW

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A feature that you probably wouldn’t have had in non DSLR cameras is the option to shoot a RAW version of your images. Whilst you might think bigger is always better Brian explains the differences...Watch now

Introduction to Speedlites Class 06 - Master & Slave Triggering

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Once you have more than one flash unit most manufacturers allow for using them in sync by setting an on-camera unit as a Master controller and turning other units into Slaves. This allows you to get...Watch now

Creative Location Flash Class 15 - Urban Fantasy

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The key to creative lighting is ultimately the modifiers you choose to shape and control the light to create the effect you want. A Fresnel Spotlight is a powerful, focusable light modifier that...Watch now

Take Control Of Your Camera Class 06 - Focusing Modes

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When using automatic focussing DSLR cameras offer you a variety of different options to make sure you stand the best chance of getting your image in focus depending on the type of photography you are...Watch now

Off Camera Flash On Location Class 05 - Editorial Portraits on location

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As a working photographer you will mainly be shooting images to serve a specific purpose, and this is especially true for commissioned editorial shoots. We head out on location with Mark to The Olive...Watch now

The Basics Of Flash Class - Clock and Compass Part 7

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Now you’ve mastered the key essentials of lighting you might be looking at maybe taking your images to a more professional or advanced level. A four-light set-up is the mainstay of any professional...Watch now

Creative Location Flash Class 05 - Magazine Editorial Interiors & Portraits

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It’s always worth bearing in mind is that flash isn’t just for shooting people, and you should develop your flash skills for a variety of scenarios, especially if looking to become a working...Watch now

Getting Started Class 08 - Basics of Lenses

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One of the key features of a DSLR system is the ability to change the lens on the front to achieve different types of images. Brian guides you through the main types of lenses available on most DSLR...Watch now

Introduction to Speedlites Class 07 - Radio Triggers for Speedlite

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Once you’re ready to take your Speedlite photography to that next level, you will need to be looking at taking your flashes off camera, and to do this you will need a way to control all of the units...Watch now

Take Control Of Your Camera Class 07 - Framing and Composition

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A key skill in any form of image creation is composition, how you frame your subject, what is included in an image and how the various elements are arranged. These factors can turn an image from good...Watch now

Off Camera Flash On Location Class 06 - Creating light & Controlling Backgrounds

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Mark takes you through the process of introducing off-camera flash, guiding you step-by-step to create images with real impact. Recorded on location during a live workshop Mark guide the delegates...Watch now

The Basics Of Flash Class - Clock and Compass Part 8

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Now you’ve watched all of the films (and hopefully had a chance to apply some of the techniques) Mark gives you this quick re-cap of the Clock & Compass essentials. This short simple overview...Watch now

Creative Location Flash Class 06 - Magazine Editorial Interiors & Portraits 2

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It’s always worth bearing in mind is that flash isn’t just for shooting people, and you should develop your flash skills for a variety of scenarios, especially if looking to become a working...Watch now

Getting Started Class 09 - Lens Choice Zoom vs Prime

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The most discussed, and often confusing, choice when deciding on a lens is what is better, a fixed or ‘Prime’ lens or a variable ‘Zoom’ Lens. In reality, what and how your photographing often...Watch now