A Complete Flash Tutorial for Free

If you’re looking for a complete educational series on using flash photography from indoors to outdoors, there’s a brand new free tutorial that you need to check out!

Coming to you from Rob Hall is a full series on bringing flash to your portraits, no matter if you’re learning the basics in your home or looking to start bringing lighting to your outdoor sessions coming this fall. Hall gives an easy to understand and thorough breakdown of the concepts and ways to see lighting that beginning strobists will be able to grasp and memorize easily and succinctly with his mini step-by-step tutorials. If you are looking to really learn off camera flash with a quick and easy series of videos, then look no further.

Hall has listed this tutorial series in order for easy consumption that anyone can work through. With an overwhelming amount of photographers looking to add drama and interest to their portraits, this is definitely a simple way to learn off-camera flash in an easy to understand way while having the chance to take your time as you digest the workings of using flash to eventually use it in your own work.

If you've already delved into the series, let us know if and how the tutorials have helped you in the comments below.

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14 Comments

Robert Hall's picture

Dang, being closed-minded to both advancement in technology AND a meaningless preference in one sentence!
Keep in mind, this series isn't designed to be my portfolio, it's to demonstrate lighting adjustments in a clear manner for beginners to understand.

Stuart Carver's picture

You had better stop replying to my comments then Pat, guilty as charged it seems.

Stuart Carver's picture

Haha it was more a figure of speech than a statement. I use the back screen all the time.. but then on a Mirrorless there is no difference between the EVF and LCD so it doesnt really matter either way, as long as your composing the shot.

Stuart Carver's picture

I was out 2 days ago at some woodland, the middle part was original oaks and fenced off, I used a fence post to steady the camera so using the back screen was much easier than looking through the viewfinder. It has a histogram and rule of thirds grid too which are both helpful tools. No rushing from me just no crouching into an uncomfortable position either.

Each to their own though, I use the viewfinder plenty of times too.

Stuart Carver's picture

Overthinking it perhaps. I think there is a stigma that people using the back screen are somehow glorified phone photographers when in reality the only thing that matters is what they come up with at the end of the process, not how it was done.

Jacob Jexmark's picture

I can't bring myself to care what anyone, who has a faceless profile, has no online presence or portfolio thinks about anything really...

Francisco Hernandez's picture

Great video! I use the same method as well and will refer this one when anybody asks me how to use flash. =)

Pradipto WP's picture

Your videos also great too

Blake Sauner's picture

This video, and Francisco’s IG shot breakdowns? 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Robert Hall's picture

Thanks a ton for sharing JT. Hope it's really helpful to those new to flash photography!

Robert Hall's picture

I had Alien Bees, White Lightnings and then Einstein's before I switched to Godox. I used to stack a Cyber Commander on top of a Yongnuo YN622 TX to control my Nikon speedlites and PCB strobes at the same time. I'm super familiar with them, but never shared your love for the Cyber Commander. That thing needs about 8 more buttons to balance it's capabilities with it's controls.
I do hope PCB company can return to form and be an innovator again, they have fallen behind significantly as of late.

Jeff Bennion's picture

Great tutorial. I love all of Rob's videos.

Carlos Macias's picture

This is great for me, as I'm starting to learn photography and want to get into flash. Thank you!

I think he does a great job at teaching and explaining....