F103 Winter 2020 Canon Flash Photography
Tuesdays, 9:40–11:05, Jan. 28–Feb. 18
Instructor: Dan Feighery
Class limit: 12
This course is for Canon shooters who have (or plan to have) an off-camera flash. We will start with fill-flash to soften shadows, then use flash as the primary light. We will explore relationships of aperture and shutter speed with flash vs. ambient illumination and then learn how to darken the outdoor background. The instructor will explain and demonstrate benefits of second curtain sync and techniques to soften flash illumination, ranging from adjusting the flash head to the use of modifiers. Instruction will cover “through the lens” flash as well as using manual adjustment of both the Canon camera and the flash unit. Classroom space permitting, we’ll set up several soft boxes to demonstrate use of multiple flash units for portraits.
Dan Feighery holds a BS in physics from Philadelphia's Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s in public administration from San Francisco's Golden Gate University. He is a retired Air Force officer and a long-time photo hobbyist. He founded the OLLI Photo Club and has taught several OLLI photography courses.