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Learn how to light your photographs without the use of heavy or expensive gear. This intensive workshop teaches the art of strobe lighting using off-camera flashes and other equipment such as flash triggers, gels, grids, softboxes and more. Through demonstrations, in-class assignments and independent projects, students will learn to maximize their options shooting with a core set of gear including a camera with manual controls, inexpensive speed lights and basic light modifiers.

Please see the note below regarding equipment.


Elective for Professional Certificate in Photography. Prerequisite: Introduction to Black & White Photography, Photo I or equivalent experience.

No equipment is needed for session 1, and we will cover various gear choices that day if you need help deciding exactly what you should get.
Equipment IS mandatory for session 2 (The first Saturday session) so you will have 8 days to acquire anything you don’t already have.

Equipment needed for this course:

Camera (lens, batteries) with manual controls for ISO, shutter speed, aperture
1 off camera flash with manual power controls (e.g. Canon ex530, Nikon SB800, Vivitar 285hv)
1 umbrella (convertible preferred) or softbox
1 light stand and cold shoe umbrella bracket
1 flash trigger (e.g. Radio Popper, PocketWizard, PC Cable, etc.)

Course Number: ART-40511
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Photography: Images and Techniques

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