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Speedlite Basics

Jim Rose
January 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$49 Class
Canon Live Learning San Francisco
201 California St.
Suite 100
San Francisco, California 94111


Understanding why Speedlites behave the way they do will undoubtedly give you an advantage when shooting just about any scene. We’ll start with a solid foundation of understanding E-TTL flash with EOS digital cameras and then show what each button does and how to use them. Learn how flash metering works and how you can step in and control it. You’ll also learn how to use bounce flash effectively for very natural looking photography.

From there, we'll show you how to move from taking snapshots to taking creative flash pictures, using the features in your camera and Speedlites.

If you’re a first-time digital camera user, this presentation will demystify this potentially daunting topic and have you looking for opportunities to use your flash, instead of reasons to leave it in the camera bag. More experienced users will get critical information about precisely controlling flash exposure and getting the results they want the first time out. Finally, we'll touch briefly on the possibilities that exist by moving your Speedlite off-camera, using Canon's wireless E-TTL system.

What you will learn:
• Flash basics
• In-depth understanding of how E-TTL flash works
• Effect of shutter speeds, lens apertures and ISO for flash
• The different flash modes: E-TTL, Manual, and Multi
• Bounce flash
• Controlling flash from the camera menu AND the back of the Speedlite
• Flash Exposure Compensation
• Integrating flash with ambient light
• Flash sync: high-speed sync; 2nd-curtain sync
• How flash works with each shooting mode, such as Program (P), Shutter-priority (Tv), Aperture-priority (Av), and Manual (M)

What is provided:
• Canon notebook, pen and lens cloth
• Excellent instruction
• Water and light snacks


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