An Introduction to Using Off-Camera Fill-Flash to Produce Amazing Portraits



Learning to control an off-camera flash can be intimidating. But have no fear! We’ll show you how easy it is to produce natural-looking results when adding flash to ambient light.

This valuable, professional technique will make you an instant hit with your clients and give you an edge over the competition. And, it will help you to produce beautiful outdoor portraits virtually anytime and anywhere.

Join host Joe Brady as he shows you a step-by-step method to add just the right amount of light to create natural shape and highlights for location portrait photography. A light meter and a pair of PocketWizard radio triggers make it easy. No more pointing the flash up at the clouds, no more blown-out highlights or missing shadow data – just natural, beautiful results.

Equipment List
PocketWizard Plus X and Plus III Radio Triggers
PocketWizard HSFM3 hot shoe sync cables
Sekonic L-478DR Light Meter
Sony a7r with 70-200mm and 24-70mm f4 lenses
Sony HVL-F60M Flash
Canon 580 EX II Flash
Translucent White Reflector
Silver – Silver/Gold reflector

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Your Portraits’ Color and Exposure are not Perfect – but they can be! – Free Webinar 10/9 at 1 pm EDT

Learn how adding two tools to your photo arsenal can save you tons of time and money. The Sekonic L-478 and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport will change your life for the better.

Some people believe that the color and exposure from their cameras is perfect. Or even good enough. We believe that is so far from true, that we’re willing to prove it. Join us for a free live video demonstrating how to combine a Sekonic L-478 and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport to nail exposure and color from the get-go.

Why should you care? Great question. Because you might not be aware of how much time you spend fixing photos during post-processing. Wouldn’t you rather spend more time making them look like you want them to than fixing errors? Consider that…

Join Joe Brady as he shows tried-and-true methods to make your portrait sessions less about the tech, leaving more room to connect with your clients and make extraordinary photographs. He’ll cover available light, studio flash and more.

Be warned, once you watch this webinar, there is no going back to “not knowing” about how to do it better.

Equipment list:
Sekonic L-478
X-Rite ColorCheckerPassport
Sony a7r camera
Sony 70-200 f4 lens
PocketWizard Plus III
Sony HVL-F60
Flash Adobe Lightroom 5

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Mixing Strobes and Speedlights on Location – Free Webinar June 24 at 1pm ET

Bowens, Sekonic and PocketWizard Present a Free Webinar: Mixing Strobes and Speedlights on Location. Hosted by Joe Brady.

As great as modern speedlights can be, there are limitations to power, consistency and recycle time. Are there times when you wish you could use all of the great light shaping tools that you use on monolights when you’re on location PLUS overpower the sun? Well, you’re in luck, because you can easily mix your “studio” lights with small speedlights to create a professional travel lighting kit.

Join host Joe Brady as he takes a single Bowens Gemini monolight on location and runs it with a small, yet powerful, battery pack. Why? Imagine using studio light shapers in the field in concert with one or two speedlites to accent and shape the light. Having power and flexibility can be an asset when shooting outdoor portraits.

To tie it all together, Joe will use PocketWizard radio triggers to fire each light and a Sekonic light meter to get it right the first time. See how easy it can be to make the light you desire anywhere and anytime you need it!

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