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Speedlite Basics

Canon speedlite on Canon camera


Speedlite Basics

Presented by: Jim Rose



This class will make is easy to get started with Canon Speedlites!

We’ll start with a solid foundation of understanding E-TTL flash with EOS digital cameras, then show what each button does and how to use them. Learn how flash metering works and how you can step in and control it. You’ll also learn how to use bounce flash effectively for very natural looking photography.

From there, we'll show you how to move from taking snapshots to making creative pictures, using the features in your camera and Speedlites. Finally, we'll touch briefly on the possibilities that exist by moving your Speedlite off-camera, using Canon's wireless E-TTL system.


Key Takeaways:

  • Flash basics In-depth understanding of how E-TTL flash works

  • Effect of shutter speeds, lens apertures and ISO on flash

  • The different flash modes: E-TTL and Manual

  • How to bounce flash

  • Controlling your flash from the camera menu instead of the flash menu

  • Flash Exposure Compensation

  • Integrating flash with ambient light

  • Flash sync: high-speed sync

  • How flash works with each shooting mode, such as Program (P), Shutter-priority (Tv), Aperture-priority (Av), and Manual (M)


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Skill Level
Beginner,Advanced Amateur,Amateur,Professional
Date & Time
October 17, 2018 -October 17, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
201 California Street
San Francisco, California 94111
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