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Introduction to Outdoor Flash Photography

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Relying on natural light may work for many scenarios, but how do you learn to control light more effectively with flash? A small flash can help make the most of your outdoor situations whether working in direct or dappled lighting. It gives you the ability to overpower sunlight and add warmth to overcast days.

Mike Hagen will walk through how to easily take control of your lighting and ultimately control of your photos. If you’re new to using a flash, this course will teach you:
  • The essentials of your camera and flash settings
  • How to build and set ambient exposure
  • Using your flash on and off camera
  • How to freeze action and add motion blur
  • How to use modifiers and reflectors with off camera flash
No matter if you’re shooting portraits, sports, or macro photography, Mike Hagen will show you all the ways to define your subject and enhance your images. This class is a perfect follow-up to Mike's How to Shoot with Your First Flash and will give you the confidence to use your flash in all situations.


  • Class Introduction
  • Gear: Camera, Flash, and Triggers
  • Gear: Modifiers
  • Camera and Flash Settings
  • Building Exposure For Outdoor Photography
  • Shooting in Direct Sun
  • Shooting on an Overcast Day
  • On-Camera Flash
  • Off-Camera Flash
  • Neutral Density Filters
  • High-Speed Sync
  • Color Balance & Gels
  • Portraits in the Field
  • Shooting Outdoor Action
  • Capturing Action Q&A
  • Macro Photos
  • Final Q&A

Taught by

Mike Hagen

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