Small flash lighting workshop Part 2

Small Flash Lighting Workshop

We take our speed lights on location in part 2 of the Small Flash Lighting workshop. After working indoors, this is where the actual fun begins.

As with Part 1, this is hands-on with models. I will be on hand to coach.

If you have a model you would like to bring, please feel free to do so but please let me know in advance.

If you plan to attend, I highly recommend you have taken Part 1 of this workshop or have experience with off-camera flash techniques.

Also because I am planning to keep the photographer/model ratio low, I insist that you not show up on the day of the event and expect to take the class.


There is no requirement that you must have taken Part 1 of my workshop. If you have off-camera flash gear and can successfully make it trigger with your DSLR, you are ready.  But I will need you to complete the form at the bottom of this page. Why?

I need to know of potential conflicts since we’ll be using radio slaves and there are only that many channels available.

Small Flash Lighting workshop

A sampling of images taken by Peter Phun and students during the actual Small Flash lighting workshop.

[img src=]13.5k0©Javier Mercado
Photo by workshop participant Javier Mercado
[img src=]13.4k0©Martin Sesuca
[img src=]13.3k0©Jina Jani
Photo by workshop participant Jina Jani
[img src=]13.3k0©Martin Sesuca
[img src=]13.2k0©www.peter
Caitin lit by one Speedlite on the left and window light on the right
[img src=]13.2k0©Martin Sesuca
[img src=]13.1k0©Martin Sesuca
[img src=]13.1k0©www.peter
[img src=]13.1k0©Alan Sponholz
Photo by workshop participant Alan Sponholz
[img src=]13.1k0©Rigo Peña Photography
©peter phun
[img src=]13.1k0©www.peter
Lindsey lit by one Speedlite (behind her and to the right) and one reflector on the left
[img src=]13.1k0©peter phun
[img src=]13.1k0
[img src=]13k0©www.peter
Lizelle lit by one Speedlite behind her and one reflector on left.
[img src=]13k0©www.peter
[img src=]13k0©Greg Matthews
Photo by workshop participant Greg Matthews.
[img src=]13k0©Martin Sesuca
[img src=]13k0©www.peter
Colleen lit by one Speedlite in homemade beauty dish and one reflector
[img src=]13k0©www.peter
[img src=]13k0©peter phun
[img src=]12.9k0©Marco Rodriguez
Photo by workshop participant Marco Rodriguez. Lizelle was lit by one Speedlight behind her and window light on the right.Speedlight was off-camera on a long cord behind her.
[img src=]13k0©peter phun
Samantha lit by one Speedlite shot into umbrella.
[img src=]12.9k0©peter phun
Samantha lit by one Speedlite and lens was zoomed during the long exposure.


Downtown Main St

Pedestrian Mall in front of California Museum of Photography

Riverside CA 92501

Date: Sat July2, 2016

Time: 3p to 7p

First, thanks for signing up for this workshop on small flash lighting.

Early registration: $79

On this page, you will find resources on the various topics I will be covering.

Register, Pay & Sign up

Choose “Small Flash Workshop” below Photo Instruction if you want to pay for the full amount of $79.

Choose your workshop in drop down menu
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Pay $25(non-refundable if cancelled with less than 48 hours)  to reserve your place . The balance of $54 is due on the day of workshop.

Contact me by phone 951-544-5024 if you have questions or post your questions as comments below.

Peter Phun Photography Small Flash Lighting Workshop from Rigo Pena on Vimeo.
Articles I’ve written about flash photography:

Read what previous workshop participants have said about this class


Canon calls them Speedlites, Nikon uses Speedlights. They are external flash units powered by 4 AA batteries. If you have other flash units that have power ratio i.e their output can be manually set for 1/2, 1/4 etc, then you’re all set. Even the old workhorse Vivitar 285HV will work.


  • Hard wire
  • Radio slaves
  • Infra-red or proprietary Nikon/Canon

Hard wire

Radio slaves

These usually consist of a transmitter and one or more receivers. Capable of triggering your flashes from big distances. Reliability depends on what you pay. The more expensive ones are better built and have multiple channels so you can choose one that works best if there is interference.

Proprietary Infrared Nikon or Canon are based on line-of-sight. These triggers work best indoors where the infra-red signal from the transmitter can bounce around an enclosed space. Outdoors or in bright lighting conditions, they are unreliable. Based on what is currently available as far as triggers, I don’t recommend these. The links provided below are just your knowledge.

Power Source

For fast flash recycling, obviously an external power source is needed. The lightest solutions are ones powered by AA batteries.

Please provide me with some info so I can customize the class better. This info is never shared with anyone else. Thank you. If you have any questions at all, please ask them in the last big field titled "Message"

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