The Canon Speedlite learning continues! Avowed “Canonista” and author of the Speedliter’s Handbook, Syl Arena kicks up the action with more advanced lighting techniques using multiple flashes. In this class, Syl takes you through the how and the why you should take the Speedlite off the top of your camera and explore off-camera flash starting with one Speedlite and moving to multiple flash scenarios.
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To make interesting light, you need to make interesting shadows.
Syl goes over the gear needed to trigger your Speedlites in Manual mode - Good for when your subject-to-flash distance doesn't change - starting at the lower price range and going up to give you an idea of what will work for your camera and flash needs.
ETTL is Canon's proprietary automatic flash mode. This is good for when your subject-to-flash distance constantly changes. Learn about ETTL flash and the gear needed.
Syl demos how taking your Speedlite off camera and changing the flash's zoom will dramatically change the light quality of your portrait with even one flash. Plus, learn one way to create soft light.
In addition to the diffuser disc, learn two more ways to create soft light with an umbrella and a soft box. Plus, learn where to position your equipment to create different light.
Syl creates an outdoor set up in golden light and adds more golden fill light by using his master Speedlight to trigger the slave Speedlight nearby.
Learn how to set up your master light, set your channels, enable or disable the master, and set your ratios from the back of your camera (depending on your model). Speedlite function locations will differ on different cameras. Syl shows you where to find them.
Syl goes over the settings for slave lights including groups, channels and zoom settings.
Now that the Master and slave lights are set up, Syl puts it all together and shares his camera settings, Speedlite groups and ratios to show you how he gets his shot. Plus, Syl explains what this whole "ratio thing" is all about.
Syl demos how to create beauty light inexpensively with a "clamshell" lighting set up.
Syl puts the Master Speedlite in a soft box and uses it to trigger the Slave Speedlight to create a soft-light shot with a rim light accent.
It can take a lot of Speedlights for a group shot so call in your Cannonista friends to get this set up right.
Syl creates an outdoor shot at night with three Speedlites and some colored gels.
Syl Arena has wandered the world of photography for over four decades. Shortly after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, Syl "borrowed" his father's newfangled Polaroid camera, climbed a tree,…