Take your flash skills to the next level by expanding your creative options in the studio and on location. External flashes are versatile enabling you to produce high quality results without the expense and bulk of studio lighting.
Learn to use your external flash off-camera (wirelessly or wired) and how to use multiple flashes.
We will also cover working with light modifiers for greater control and shaping the lighting on your subject. Modifiers include soft boxes, umbrellas, diffusers, reflectors, gels, grids and snoots.
Much of the class time will be devoted to hands on practice with different lighting set-ups and modifiers.
Prerequisite: Participants need to have taken the class External Flash Made Easy, or have equivalent knowledge (ability to use TTL and manual flash modes, adjust flash power, and use flash as bounce light and fill light).
Required equipment -
- Your camera and compatible external flash unit.
- Any combination of lenses covering wide to telephoto range (18–200mm).
- Extra batteries for your camera and flash.
- An extra memory card.
- We will have light stands to mount the flashes off camera and plenty of modifiers. You are welcome to bring your own if you would like but it is not required.
This class is also offered on April 22.
What People are Saying about Corey Hilz
"Corey Hilz never disappoints! I have taken several classes and workshops with Corey and I always come away with more photographic knowledge and insight than before. Not only does he have great vision, he is also technically savvy, making him a guru in the field and in the classroom. Corey is patient with all of his students regardless of level, and he makes his explanations easily understandable. I can’t recommend Corey enough if you are contemplating a workshop or class with him."
"Corey makes one feel confident. Yes, Corey truly is a gifted teacher, and he is able to clearly explain complex concepts to a complete novice."
"I've done enough photo workshops to know that some instructors are good in the field while others are good in the classroom. Corey is outstanding in both! In the field he has an uncanny ability to show up just when you need his help. His comments are always constructive and nonjudgmental. He lends his equipment freely (he got me hooked on Lensbaby) and encourages you to try new techniques. In the classroom, his teaching is methodical and logical. He shows you how to make the most of the digital darkroom with the software that you have (and then he shows you again using the software you wish you had). Corey is a natural teacher."
Class Limit: 8
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Corey Hilz is a professional photographer specializing in nature and travel photography. He finds the diversity in nature and cultures around the world offer boundless opportunities for new images. Corey approaches his subjects with an artistic eye, looking for a fresh perspective. He goes beyond the documentary image to show a unique perspective using color, shape and line. He strives to share the beauty of a destination you’ve never seen and provide a new perspective on a familiar subject. While Corey has collected diverse images from extensive travel, he also find some of the most interesting subjects close to home.
Corey is a published author and his work is seen in magazines, books, calendars and catalogs. His photographs are also seen in exhibits and his prints are found in private collections. Corey has written six books, including two books on digital workflow and the first book dedicated to Lensbaby.
Corey has a passion for sharing his knowledge and his instruction enables photographers to improve their photographs technically and artistically. He leads workshops to locations in the United States and abroad. More about Corey can be found on his website, www.coreyhilz.com
Corey teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center.
- Lightroom In A Day
- Printing with Lightroom
- Editing With The Wacom Tablet
- Photoshop For Photographers
- External Flash Made Easy
- Creative Compositions
- And Many Of The In-The-Field Shooting Classes