2 Part Lighting 101: Intro to Flash with Hands on Workshop

Course Overview:

One of the most common fears among new photographers is the reluctance they feel towards using their flash. But this tool opens avenues to exciting imagery!

Being able to effectively use flash allows a photographer to create stunning people pictures, dramatic macros, and expressive landscapes. This online workshop with give you more confidence with your speedlite to add more light to your subjects, giving better tonal range and more dramatic images.

Online Lecture

Many photographers feel confident with their shooting until they are asked to use lighting equipment. But this should not be an intimidating experience. In fact it should be artistically freeing. In this lecture we will explore how to set up a classic outdoor portrait. We will learn how create quality light on our subject’s face, how to underexpose sunlight, and how to overcome shadows. 

This class will also serve as an introduction to the Godox Lighting System, an incredibly versatile and popular system for enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Evening Shoot

There is no better way to practice your portraiture and lighting skills than through a hands on shoot. We will work with off camera gear and live models and create on location portraits with the assistance of an instructor.

For the shoot, lighting equipment will be provided, but you will want to bring your own camera and lens.

In this introductory class we will learn:

  • Balancing the ambient exposure and the flash exposure 
  • Mixing manual camera exposure with TTL flash.
  • Using off camera triggering and transmitters to control gear.
  • Setting up modifiers to create the preferred lighting effect.
  • Where to place lights, subjects, sun, and reflectors when on location.

We hope to see you there!

This class will feature an hour-long presentation followed by 30-60 minutes of Q&A plus the follow up in person photography experience.

Tuition: $99 (plus Eventbrite processing fee)

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the registration fees!

This class will be recorded and available to attendees for up to 7 days

Due to the hands of nature of this workshop it is limited to 12 attendees


Student Testimonials:

"Joe is very knowledgeable. I learned a lot! I'm excited to start using my flash!"

"Joe did an outstanding job. Even though this was "Flash 101" it is still a complicated topic. Joe explained things clearly. Very helpful."

"Thank you! I bought a Godox V1 at Mike's when I bought my Canon 5d Mark IV body a few months ago. When I got home I was overwhelmed by it & how to use it. Joe explained it very well. I feel confident taking out AND using my flash now. I highly recommend this class & look forward to taking others through Mike's Camera."

"Loved the class - very informative. Thank you!"

About Your Instructor:

Joe Klocek has worked in the photographic industry as a photographer, salesman, and instructor since 2005. Today he teaches courses on a variety of topics, including macro, wildlife, exposure theory, videography, and studio lighting. In the past few years he has been a guest speaker for photographic societies and travel expositions. He lives in Denver with his wife, son, and unmanageable book collection.


Part 1: Live Online Lecture Tuesday, July 9, 2024

6:30pm - 8:30pm Mountain Time

Part 2: In-Person photography experience Sunday, July 14 , 2024

Willow Creek Park, Littleton CO

5:30pm - 7:30pm Mountain Time


Cancellation Policy:
> 2 weeks prior:  Fully refundable.

< 2 weeks prior: 1/2 of Tuition refundable as credit.

< 1 week prior: No credit or refund.

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