Create a natural look using flash using compact wireless multi-strobe units.

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This workshop is for the intermediate and advanced photographer who wants to improve their lighting style through the use of compact flash units. Photographing in real life situations or when traveling can be easy if you know how to use your flash unit. In a variety of challenging lighting situations you will learn how to use an on camera flash as a fill light, as the main source of light and use wireless multi strobe set-ups to light interiors, portraits and environmental portraits.

Today’s portable flash units are a convenient & cost effective method for using multiple flash units on location.  Lectures and on-location demonstrations include using the different flash modes TTL, Auto & Manual, using light modifiers to shape, soften and control light, and using multiple strobe units to light on location. Expand your shooting technique to include creating a natural look using your flash unit.

Students must know how to use their camera in manual exposure mode and own a compact flash unit for their camera.

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Past student work (left to right): Harrison Trinca, Sue Brandt, Kyle Santheson (x2)

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Instructor: Arlene Collins

Arlene is a world traveler, and the list of countries she has not yet visited or worked in continues to shrink. She has photographed in more than 60 international locations. She has lectured in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), at the Fototeca Center in Havana, Cuba, and at the Istanbul Center of Photography in Turkey, and she has taught workshops at the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City; ROSPHOTO, the Russian State Center of Photography in St. Petersburg, Russia; at the Three Shadows Photography Center in Beijing, China; and in Lahore, Pakistan. In addition, Arlene has led intensive workshops to Turkey, Morocco, Mali, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Tibet, China, Mongolia, Burma, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan, Argentina, India, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and to Kamchatka in eastern Russia. Arlene has created several long-term photography essays, including Boxing in New York City, Moscow, and Bangkok, and essays on the Rodeo in New Jersey and Voodoo in Western Africa, and she has documented the abandoned sites of Pripyat and the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl in Ukraine, and the Vogelsang Russian military base in Germany. As she continues her international travels, Arlene also adds to her ongoing photographic essay on “UNESCO-designated” World Heritage Sites.