Just about the most comprehensive off camera flash tutorial you'll find at this price anywhere

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Learn the fundamental principles and advanced concepts of using off-camera flash to take stunning portraits. This is a very comprehensive, practical photography course that covers everything you need to know. Just because there is enough light in a room or outside to take a photo, doesn't mean that it's great light....

Learn how to create beautiful light using small flashes.

  • Take stunning images on a small budget and in a small room.
  • Learn the easy steps to getting your flash off your camera
  • Discover the inexpensive equipment you need, with links to the gear
  • Learn what modifiers do, and how they can make a significant difference.
  • Understand the various triggering methods and which one suits you best
  • Learn and understand the 5 aspects of off camera flash exposure
  • Learn why Manual mode is best, and what makes it so easy
  • Follow me on around 20 photo shoots, indoors and out
  • Learn advance techniques, multiple flashes / gels / light patterns / balancing ambient and flash light etc...
  • Everything explained in detail, with a fun teaching style
  • Be amazed at the results from my 'bonus' product photo shoot using a DIY box

A powerful skill at your fingertips

Advanced and professional photographers do not generally use any of the semi-automatic modes (e.g Aperture / Shutter Speed priority etc..) when shooting in a studio environment. This course will demonstrate why, and show you just how easy it is to use Manual modes for consistent exposures and how it can aid the learning process.

Content and Overview

The course goes right back to basics, but also covers advanced topics. You'll learn about the equipment, what to buy and what not to buy if on a tight budget. It demonstrates how to put the gear together, how to modify it, and shows various ways of triggering the flashes, Exposure is covered in great details, with one video on each of the 5 aspects of exposure.

Come with me on these photo sessions, and watch as I talk through the camera and flash settings and take (mostly) great photos with (mostly) gorgeous models, using a fun teaching style.

A bonus video on product photography is included, a DIY setup that can provide spectacular results. Great for eBay or just making some money on the side.

Designed for beginners (although not not complete beginners), through to enthusiasts and professionals, on completing this course you'll have the knowledge and confidence to start taking beautifully lit portraits.

Start Here, watch the first video:-

I highly recommend this course for those starting out with off-camera flash. Bernie has excellent knowledge and walks you through the process of setting up off-camera flash so you feel confident trying it yourself. I am new to speedlights and triggers, but everything he taught felt within my grasp because it was stepped out and logically organized. I enjoy Bernie's relaxed style and humor...he makes learning fun. He is also quick to respond to questions, which I appreciate very much.
(Rose-Marie Gallagher)

A brilliant course.
Enigmatic and enthusiastic presenter, great depth of knowledge and really useful practical examples of how to apply the theory. I have been inspired by Bernie and already put some of his teaching to good use. Highly recommended.
(David Millard)
Bernie Raffe's Course is not a Flash in the Pan
Great information, very well presented. The presenter has a very relaxed style as if he's talking to friends instead of strangers. The information he teaches is detailed and extremely useful. All things considered, this is an excellent course that I recommend to anyone just starting to use flash
(Aaron Harris)
Another Home Run!
Thank you once again Bernie. Nothing better in book or video exists in my opinion. A lot of fun to watch. Just wonderful.
(Marissa Foshee)
Best Flash Course
This is by far the best photography course I have completed on Udemy. The live workshops are priceless. I have paid much more for courses that are inferior to this one.
(Paul Passman)