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Teaser for New Lighting Course on Off-Camera Flash Coming Soon

We have some exciting things happening behind the scenes here at Digital Photo Mentor. Just wanted to give you a little teaser of what's coming soon!

New lighting course coming soon!

You asked for it – we're building it. One of the most requested things I here from you is more articles and tips on lighting and using off-camera flash. So I've teamed up with another local photographer, and teacher who I work with to create a new course called:

Portrait Fundamentals – your guide to using natural light and off-camera flash

bruce_clarkex180Meet Bruce

My fellow teacher is Bruce Clarke. He operates Moments in Digital with his wife Sarah here in Edmonton, and teaches with Burwell school of Photography where I taught for years with Paul Burwell. Since his death though, I've left the school to pursue my own private tutoring, classes, photography workshops and photo tours.

Bruce teaches an off-camera flash course and he will be doing those portions of our course here also. Here are a few shots of him in action during our video shoots for the course:

What DOES that button do Bruce?
Bruce on location with our model Catherine showing how to balance the natural light with flash.
The whole crew working outside. Bruce showing how to use fill flash outdoors.
Bruce showing balancing a backlit subject with flash

We spent several days shooting in the studio, and a full day out on location both indoors, outdoors and at sunset to create some great examples and lesson for you to follow along.

I am teaching most of the camera basics stuff, and all about natural light including lighting patterns, ratios, using reflectors and window light, and how to find good light outside and on location. Here are a few images of me in action:

We had a little fun while shooting and went pretty full on several days in a row. This is me after two full days and two hours sleep!
On location working with our lovely model Catherine, talking about lenses and light.
Sunset location waiting for the light to be just right. We brought in a couple so you could see how we work with them doing posing and using Golden Hour light.
And there's our happy couple Derek and Jasmine, thanks guys!

We also shot in the studio going over all sorts of things including equipment settings, setting up for off-camera flash, talking about lenses, lighting and more. We had a model come in to help us – here you can see the fabulous Jill.

Thanks to Jill for letting me know my fly was down. I only shot 1.5 lessons that way, oh man! As you can see it's a serious subject but we had fun with it – you will too.
Jill helping me demonstrate white balance.

So as I said this is a teaser. The course isn't finished yet so it's not available. We are anticipating having it ready to release in late fall (likely November). Can't wait that long?


Portrait Fundamentals has now been released.


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