FLASH – FRENZY !!!
Salam semua !! Good morning/afternoon/evening (it depends on WHEN u read my post)
Masa ni saya sedang lepak di Kota Damansara after a whole day bertapa di Nikonian Academy menuntut ilmu dalam kelas ke-3 saya bersama akademi ini iaitu kelas : FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.
Most of the participants dalam kelas kali ni datang dari kelas B2I yang sama several weeks back. And of course I made some new friends also – John from Los Angeles USA and also Esther from Hungary,Naz,Keesh (one of the tallest 15 years old I ever met!) and some others =)
My sifu like always is Andrew Boey .Rommel and Wei Liang also there to help us participants to harness the true potential of flash photography.
Before this, I actually never use Flash. In fact, I even don’t own one hehehe. To come to this class, I borrowed my friend’s flash unit (Wan Faizal’s)
So, we started the class around 10 am, and below I recapped what I’ve learned today:
- Get to know – what really matters in a pictures – Photo Psycho Metric – where the eyes land on a picture
- The Big 5 : Coverage – Shadow – Highlights- Edges – Reflection
- More Lighting Theories
- What not to do using Flash
- How to manipulate Aperture & Shutter to control light on the subject and the background
- How to freeze motion using Flash
- Rear curtain vs Front curtain
- How Power,Distance and Coverage effect the lighting
- Art of TTL
- How, where, when to bounce light
- Getting creative by Off Flash Camera techniques (Optical Trigger,Radio Trigger,CLS)
- 888 concept
- Dan banyak lagi lah =)
A bit technical, but with the clear instructions by the Sifu + Trainers, I managed to get hold some of the important points
Below I will share several pictures taken during the class. The model is Amy and also Arash.
Special remark : Still – NO POST PROCESSING INVOLVED – only add watermarks
Remark : This picture I just took to prove the effect if we use / point the Flash DIRECTLY to the model face. Resulting very harsh lightning and the skin looks also pale..
So, by applying all the theories that I’ve learned , below are the pictures that I took using TTL mode.
TTL PICTURE #1
TTL PICTURE #2
TTL PICTURE #3
TTL PICTURE #4
OK, after we have fun using TTL ( surprisingly simple), we were told that TTL doesn’t really make a photo stand out. To make the picture “screaming” with WOW factors – enter the OFF CAMERA FLASH techniques !
OFF CAMERA PLASH #1
remark : picture above taken using more than 1 flash unit . Usage of colour gels and also positioning of the flash units contribute to the mood of the picture. After several shoots – we were taught on how to effectively use the umbrella
Now here comes the delicious part – OUTDOOR ! All of us went to shoot outdoor ( around 5 pm – 6.30pm) . Using the same OFF CAMERA technique, here are some of my shots =)
OUTDOOR FLASH PIC #1
Remark : One of my favorite !
OUTDOOR FLASH PIC #2
OUTDOOR FLASH PIC #3
remark : Trying to apply the Coverage theory =)
OUTDOOR FLASH PIC #4
Whooooa. after this class, I gotta have my own Flash unit.
I’ve learned a lot during this class. After this, I will have to find the time to practice more and more and put my knowledge to the test !
By the way – tomorrow (5th Dec 2010) I also have another Class – Professional Portrait =)
That’s is all from me this time.
-mesti banyak gile bad grammar- hehehe. Takpe, lepas ni Bahasa Melayu balik =)
Jumpa lagi!!!!!! =)