Riverside photo workshop on how to light
Small Flash Lighting Workshop
2nd floor (Auditorium) Riverside Main Library
- 3581 Mission Inn Ave
- Riverside, California 92501-3306
Date: Sat February 15, 2014
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
First, thanks for signing up for this workshop on small flash lighting.
Download the Small Flash workshop flyer for this class.
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
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:
- On-camera flash
- Getting started with off-camera flash
- Reasons to learn to light
- Controlling contrast in street painting
- Advanced uses of flash
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
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, they are unreliable.
For fast flash recycling, obviously an external power source is needed. The lightest solutions are ones powered by AA batteries.
- Canon Speedlites $65
- Canon Speedlites CPE-4 Pack (OEM) $150
- Nikon Speedlight SB800
- Nikon Speedlight SB900