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NEW:HDR Photography Workshop
Saturdays | Apr 4 & 11 or Apr 18 & 25 | 9:00 – 11:00am
Commercial Photography Workshop
Tuesday | April 7th | 5:30-7:30pm
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NEW: Carmel/Fishers: Tuesdays | May 5 – May 26 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Fundamentals of Photography:
- Downtown: Mondays | Apr 6 – Apr 27 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesdays | Apr 8 – Apr 29 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
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Wednesdays | Apr 15 – May 27 | 6:30 – 8:00pm
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Mondays | Apr 6 – Apr 27 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Race For The Cure Photojournalism Workshop
Saturday | April 18th | 7:00am – 11:00am
IUPUI Campus, Rain or Shine
FREE! (Registration required)
Tip of the week: Bouncing Flash
By Stacy Newgent for IndyPhotoCoach.com
Juergen Teller enjoys direct on camera flash (and I enjoy his photos) but most of us like soft directional light better. This can be difficult to achieve in conditions where you need to use an on camera flash…but not if you learn to bounce your flash. For this exercise you’ll need a speedlight that you can turn up and/or swivel. If you don’t have a modern TTL flash, look for an older model like the Sunpack 1600A…its cheap, all manual and works like a charm. Ok- so what is bouncing? It’s actually very simple- just pointing your flash at a ceiling or a wall and letting the light hit something before it reaches your subject. Just a few things to keep in mind…
- Look for a white wall or ceiling so you don’t get funky colors (unless you want that).
- You may need to bump your flash up so it throws out more light since the light will be traveling further.
- Be sure you’re shooting in manual mode so you can control everything.
- If the ceiling is too high try a wall instead.
- No walls or ceiling? Try to bounce off a white card.
- Don’t get too close to your subject or the light could bounce behind them.
It takes a bit of practice, but soon you’ll be bouncing off everything. This week experiment with your flash and bouncing- it’s fun, you’ll like it!
These tips and more can be learned in any Indy Photo Coach class or lesson.
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