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Using Small Flashes
Joe McNally
with Joe McNally
Professional photographer Joe McNally shares his insight on using hot shoe flashes offers tips on  small, quick adjustments that can be made while... READ MORE
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Using Small Flashes
lessons: 19 Course Lessons
duration: 43min
published: 2008
watched: 2918 Member Views
Using Small Flashes
with Joe McNally
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Professional photographer Joe McNally shares his insight on using hot shoe flashes offers tips on  small, quick adjustments that can be made while on set.</span> This class is perfect for an intermediate who wants to learn quick tricks to use flash and adjust light. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

What are hot shoe flashes and why to avoid the straight flash

2min, 6sec
lesson 2: PreFlash

Reading your flash's LCD and making your small flash large

2min, 42sec
lesson 3: Logic of the Light

Bouncing the flash off a white wall will create a more pleasing effect

1min, 42sec
lesson 4: Don't Forget to Look Up

Use the ceiling to bounce light onto the subject

1min, 49sec
lesson 5: Master Flash

Your on-camera flash can be used to control other off-camera flashes.

2min, 10sec
lesson 6: Flash Menu

Programming the on-camera master flash to direct remote flashes.

2min, 7sec
lesson 7: Multiple Lights

Beginning to use more than one flash to light the subject.

2min, 15sec
lesson 8: Experiment With One Flash

Program the master to use only the off-camera flash

2min, 49sec
lesson 9: Embrace Your Mistakes

Recover your image by making adjustments to the flash settings.

1min, 57sec
lesson 10: Diffuse the Light

Diffuse the light with a tri-grip reflector

2min, 30sec
lesson 11: Sophisticated Light

Create more elegant light with an overhead flash and a hand-held tri-grip

1min, 36sec
lesson 12: Increase the Volume of Light

Using a c-stand with a skylight panel to create a softbox effect

3min, 17sec
lesson 13: Keep Adjusting

Bouncing multiple lights off the wall

2min, 51sec
lesson 14: Attachments

Introducing a small softbox into the photo shoot

3min, 9sec
lesson 15: Working Through Problems

Diffusing the softbox even further with a hand-held reflector

1min, 33sec
lesson 16: One Overhead Source

This setup features two strobes firing through a panel from above the subject

1min, 23sec
lesson 17: Floor Skip

Bouncing a strobe off the floor as a fill light

2min, 50sec
lesson 18: Using a Third Group

Bringing in a third strobe to use as a backlight

4min, 16sec
lesson 19: Enhancing the Light Even Further

Bring in a little more glow with a reflector for the fill light

56 sec
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Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer whose career has spanned over 30 years and included assignments in over 70 countries. Bridging the world between photojournalism and advertising, he has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, and National Geographic.
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