Master Your Flash Workshop Roundup

Photograph by Rick Sammon
Yesterday, I ran my October Master Your Flash workshop here in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. The group, 10 dedicated and talented students, had a ton of flash fun - and flash learning, of course.

BTW: Having a small group gives everyone the opportunity to shoot - and walk away with cool photographs. That's why I limit the size of these groups.

Photo by Susan Sammon
FYI: To add a beautiful glow to our model's face, I used the Glamour Glow filter in Nik Color Efex Pro. You can get a 15 percent discount on all Nik software by using this code upon checkout: RSAMMON.

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Photograph by Susan Sammon
Our main lighting sources were Westcott 28-inch Apollo Speedlite Kits, which produced beautiful and soft lighting.

We triggered our Canon 580 EX II speedlites with Pocket Wizards.

It was cool that we were able to transform a small room, originaly designed as office space, into a cool photo studio, using a few accessories, including a cool hand-painted background from Westcott.

Photograph by Rick Sammon
The  students were introduced to my latest speedlite lighting accessory - the Rick Sammon Light Controller (used above). I can't show it to you here, but I will be using it on my creativeLive class in two week. :-) :-)

You'll see the reason for the happy faces during the class.

Photograph by Rick Sammon
The students really enjoyed working with Honl gels because the gels added to, and changed, the mood of their photographs. You can save 10% on all Honl speedlite accessories by using this code upon checkout: RICK2011.

Photo by Joe Brady
To illustrate my lighting technique, I shot tethered and projected the images on an Elite portable screen for the group to see. In the studio, I always shoot tethered.

In addition to thanking all the students for joining the speedlite photo fun, I want to thank Joe Brady from the Mac Group for lending his expertise - indoors and out! See photo below - where Joe, seated, is illustrating daylight fill-in flash.

I also want to thank my friends at FJ Westcott for helping out with the lighting accessories and backgrounds.

And last but certainly not least, we all want to thank our beautiful model for the day, Laurence Yang. You were terrific.

I hope to see you on one of my Master Your Flash/Canon Speedlite Photo Session workshops - or on any of my Croton workshops or USA Workshops.

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This just in: a gallery of fun behind-the-scenes shots by Dick Higdon. Thanks, Dick, for sharing!

Explore the light,

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