Beginner's Flash


This course runs across 5 weeks at various times

The portable flash or “Speedlite”, is one of the most often used tools in modern photography. The speedlite enables you to shoot in situations fast when there is minimal available light.

In beginner's flash you will learn how to use your flashes auto and manual settings, bounce and diffuse the flash, one class will be shooting on location using daylight, fill flash and high speed synchronisation and another class will include a shoot on location at night. 

The final class will also include shooting with several off-camera flashes in the studio. 

Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Camera Craft 2, or relevant experience
  • Note book and pen
  • Your own external portable flash, not an internal or pop up flash and your flash manual or a pdf download of the manual, especially if you are using a flash not fully compatible with your camera such as a Metz, Nissan or Yongnuo.
  • Bring your own DSLR or Mirrorless (MILC) camera (charged batteries and memory card). If you are unsure please search your camera brand and model for clarification


Tutorial Room 3
Building 22
National Art School
Forbes St & Burton St
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010

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* Saturday locations will be advised


Image courtesy and © Alex West, 2016.