Update: Mark's is going LIVE tomorrow. Sign up for an email notification in the full post: Photography educator Mark Wallace has been featured on Fstoppers probably more than any other photographer. His easy to understand approach to lighting and tech talk has made Mark one of the top teachers in the field. On May 18-20th, Mark is hosting a FREE Speedlights 101 Workshop on CreativeLIVE. If you aren't familiar with CreativeLIVE, they stream full photography workshops for free but also allow you to download full copies for future reference. Enroll for the free online workshop in the full post below.
Here is some info about the course I found on Mark's website:
Once you know what’s happening with your camera and flash you can do almost anything. Speedlights open up a new realm in your photography. They are light to carry, quick to set up. And you never know when you're going to need that extra pop of light for a more dramatic image.
This workshop will give you the confidence to incorporate small portable flash in your photography toolkit. From freezing action in sports or adding drama in location portraits, this workshop will include lots of live shooting examples that will help everything make sense. Get ready to take your photography to the next level. Once you start working with portable flash, you'll never understand how you lived without them.
Mark's Breakdown of the 3-Days:
Day 1 (May 18) - get the principles down. Once you know what's happening with your camera/flash you can do almost anything. Get students to try things at each step of the way (I have activities for people at home).
Day 2 (May 19) - expand on day 1 and get the flash off the camera and start modifying the light. More hands-on demos with lots of room for Q&A to put things in practice. More show less tell.
Day 3 (May 20) - Working through common scenarios. Day three will be almost all shooting based on the most common scenarios I hear about (how do I freeze motion on sports, how do I shoot at night, etc). Lots of room for Q&A.
Fstoppers has always been about high quality free education and inspiration. So if you are in need of a refresher course on speedlights and studio lighting or if lighting is completely new to you, Mark's free course should be on your calendar. If you aren't able to tune in over the weekend, CreativeLIVE is offering $50 off on preorder downloads now until the event.