What You'll Learn in this Course
Which Speedlites Are Covered & Their Differences
An Overview of Speedlites
Taking Control of a Speedlite
Controlling & Shaping the Light
The Camera as Commander
Using Off-Camera Flash
Shooting with Speedlites & Workflow Tips
Photography: Mastering Canon Speedlites
Did you buy a Canon Speedlite hoping to start making well-lit pictures, only to find the menus and buttons so confusing that it just sits in the box? In this course, you'll learn how to quickly set up your Speedlite for both on-camera and off-camera operation.
You'll also find out how to set up your Canon camera itself to make the most of the Speedlite—one of the most liberating photography tools you can buy. Levi Sim helps you master the controls, including the camera and flash modes, flash modifiers, and accessories, and creative options offered by a Speedlite: soft light, hard light, and bounced light. By the end of this course, you'll be able to make great light in any situation with your Speedlite. If you don't have one yet, you'll understand just what model is best for your needs and what features you'll use the most.
- Why use a Speedlite?
- Powering a Speedlite
- Choosing the right camera mode
- Choosing the right flash modes
- Using flash modifiers
- Creating soft and hard light
- Accessing Commander mode
- Positioning the flash off camera
- Using an iTTL extension cord
- Extending battery life
- Controlling ambient light
- Using Speedlites with third-party radio triggers