Applied Flash Photography Principles



The Flash Photography course is presented over four sessions and is recommended for students who have already completed an introduction course and understands how to use a Digital SLR camera in the manual mode.

Students must have an external flash to attend the course.

Learn Flash Photography to perfect your photographic skills! If you are used to work with available light only, this course is bound to open another dimension to photography!

• 4 sessions of +-2 hours per session

• To ensure that you master the course material, you will be required to complete various assignments.
• Assignments are marked and returned to students with feedback.
• Assignments are evaluated and a Proficiency Certificate is awarded if a pass mark of 75% is achieved.

After successful completion of the course, a student is expected to be able to:
• use an external flash;
• demonstrate understanding of how to blend flash and ambient light;
• use flash modifiers;
• use an external flash off-camera;
• use an external flash to improve exposures of back-lit subjects.

• The course fee per person is R 2 780 (if all fees are settled before course commencement).

• The full course fee can be paid on registration, or
• A R 1 000 deposit can be paid on registration and the balance is payable the day before the course commences.

• Students are required to know how to use a Digital SLR camera in the manual mode.
• Students will be required to present images which have been edited using Adobe software during most of the presentation sessions, therefore students are required to either know how to use Lightroom or Photoshop software, or be enrolled for the Photoshop CC or Lightroom short courses.
• The course is presented in English and students are required to have a good command of the language to engage in classes.
• Basic computer literacy is required.

• Any brand of Digital SLR camera with an 18-55mm lens as a minimum requirement.
• An additional lens to cover a focal range of 55-200mm will be an advantage.
• A tripod is necessary to use for creative flash modes.
• You need an external flash.
• A notebook computer.

Contact us for specialist advice about purchasing the required equipment for the course.

Click on the blue buttons under the "COURSE DATES & ENROLLMENT" section.
You can visit us at the Academy - it's best arrange an appointment to ensure that a consultant is available.

Fast Facts

Applied Flash Photography Principles
4 sessions of +-2 to 3 hours each
R 2 780


Johnathan Andrews

Course Dates & Enrollment

Full Time Courses

Full Time Classes are attended on week days. The duration of classes are +-2 hours depending on the subject matter.

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Part Time Courses

Part Time Classes are attended on Saturdays and/or evenings. The duration of classes are +-2 hours depending on the subject matter.

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Session 1

- The session deals with understanding how the external flash works and how to operate it.
- Using off-camera wireless flash.

Session 2

- When to use your external flash.
- Exposure metering techniques.
- Adding flash to ambient light.
- Using flash modifiers.

Session 3

- Practical training session.
- The practical session takes place outdoors.
- A model is photographed for a portfolio shoot on location.

Session 4

The final session is a feedback session during which students present their work, the images are discussed and a test is written.


Optional Extra Course

 Photo Editing using Adobe Lightroom


Aspects are covered during three classroom sessions:
- Understanding the Histogram.
- Sharpening and cropping images.
- White balance.
- Sharpening and noise reduction.
- Spot removal.
- Highlight and shadow recovery.
- Image adjustments using the tone curve.
- Enhance image colours and other adjustments.
- Making high contrast black & white images.
- Preparing images for print.

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