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The Flash Class

6-Session Evening Course

Monday, July 8 to August 12, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Code: 1K00NE
By Marty Kaplan

Understanding how to fully utilize your camera’s flash is key for photographers wishing to take their photographic skill to the next level. This class, designed for digital photographers familiar with aperture, shutter speed, ISO and metering in manual mode, offers to do just that. Come, bring your camera and enjoy delving deeper into the creative process.

Topics include controlling background and subject exposure and the ability to fire the flash remotely with a radio slave (an electronic device used to fire an off camera flash) attached to the camera. Techniques for creating shadows necessary for a three dimensional looking photograph are explained and explored. Photo shoots take place in the classroom and outdoors. Subjects include people, objects, and water.

Students must have a camera equipped with a hot shoe and a sturdy tripod to fully benefit from this class. The purchase of “The Basic Off-Camera Flash Kit” is optional; details can be found on our website. Recommendations for equipment purchase are also discussed during the first class.

Instructor: Marty Kaplan

6 sessions, 3 hours each

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3031
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)