4.55 (96 reviews)
☑ You will learn how to dramatically improve your outdoor lighting on your outdoor subjects
☑ You will know how to add light to landscapes, macro, sports, and people
☑ You will understand how to go beyond the basics and create amazing photography
☑ You will know how to create storytelling light that takes your photographs beyond the mundane
☑ If you dont understand flash, you will learn quickly in this course
UPDATES: New videos 11/2020 on Creating mood when processing landscape images and rescuing a Death Valley RAW file.
Are you passionate about your landscape and outdoor photography but unhappy with your photography results because the photos dont look like you hoped for?
Do you have any idea WHY they dont look like you wanted?
If you are like me you’ve been out in the field photographing some amazing scenery or action adventure only to return to your office with disappointing results and then wonder what needs to change?
It could be the exposure, composition or one of the biggest reasons photos fail: lihting!
The answer just might be that you need that special sauce added to your photos!
What If I could show you some techniques that take your outdoor and nature photography from ho-hum to wow, and at no risk to you, wouldn’t you want to know about it?
I have been photographing for over 30 years and many times I did not get the results I wanted.
I would photograph then analyze the photography trying to figure out why the photographs didn’t look as cool as they did when I was in the field. Often the problem was lighting so I tried software like HDR and others, but soon realized that HDR was limited and that software does not really create quality light. It was so disappointing!
Then one day I decided to incorporate a pretty simple technique of adding light to some of my scenes and what I learned was, in many cases the results were more dramatic outdoor and nature photography.
So, I began to experiment by adding light to many of my outdoor subjects and during this time I developed some techniques that allow me to show my subjects the way that I envisioned in the first place.
I also learned that flash is not just for photographing people indoors. Flash can create amazing lighting effects for outdoor scenes and subjects.
What you need is someone to show you how to get creative with your lighting by not solely relying on mother nature to provide perfect outdoor light. By giving me a chance, I will show you today how to take control of lighting and create the images you envision so by tomorrow your photographs will look better and more dramatic.
In this course, I will show you:
The tools of the trade from flashes to mounting devices
How flash light works with outdoor light and lighting fundamentals
How to make your subject stand out
How to photograph wildflowers in the field with added drama
How to add light to landscapes photographs
How to photograph outdoor portraits with multiple flash
How to light a camping scene
How to create dramatic action sports photographs like mountain biking or rafting using multiple wireless flashes.
How to get creative with light like Light Painting and spotlighting techniques.
I will show you all this right now so by the next time you photograph you will be looking at better photography in simple and complex photo setups
Please understand this course is not for you if you only watch one video and never apply what you learned with your photography. This course is for people who love to photograph and want to apply the techniques demonstrated in this course.
Yes, while you can certainly watch YouTube videos and read blogs here and there and probably learn something, you can get this course right now packed full of examples and information, and all for a very low price.
Who’s the Instructor?
There are many courses on how to be an amazing photographer, but how many are taught by true professionals who have a career and worked as a photographer?
I was formally trained at Brooks Institute in the 1980s and have worked every day since. I have been published in countless magazines (you’ve no doubt heard of), calendars, outdoor product manufacturers, and had my outdoor images used thousands of times.
I have taught photo workshops across the USA and the Middle East. Founded two stock photo agencies, and sold thousands of stock photos. I love to teach and want to insure you succeed and love photography like I do. You can trust me to teach you photography! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Take your photography to the next level!
The mission of this course is to show you techniques you may not have been aware of and apply those techniques for more dramatic photographs.
Are you ready to discover simple and easy-to-follow strategies for creating beautiful photographs that I have used for 30 years in my professional business?
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And you can review this course for FREE! Did you also know that if you don’t like the course, you can get a 100% refund, meaning there is NO RISK TO YOU!
Introduction to Light and Lighting
Introduction to this Course
Understanding the Difference Between Ambient Light and Flash Light
Understanding the Exposure Triangle
Understanding the Inverse Square Law
Which three are part of the exposure triangle?
Lighting Equipment and Flash Technology
Accessories for Wireless Flash
Important Features of the Flash Unit
How Shooting Modes Work with Flash
What to Use: Aperture Priority or Program Mode?
The Importance of Sync Speed
How to Apply Exposure Compensation to Flash Pictures
The Value of ETTL Functionality
Here is your assignment # 1: Shooting modes
How to Control Flash Lighting on Your Subject
How to Make Great Photos With Flash Exposure Compensation
The Advantage of Manual Flash
Changing Depth of Field when using Flash
How to Use Flash Key
The Advantage of Flash Fill
Using Flash Fill on a Desert Cactus
Modifying Light from a Flash
How to Use Flash Off-Camera
Changing your depth of field when using flash
Here is Your Assignment #2: Key Flash and Fill Flash
Understanding Wireless Flash Triggering Options
Triggering Off_camera Flash with Infra Red Signal
Triggering Off-Camera Nikon Flash with Infra Red Signal
Triggering off-Camera Flash with Radio Signal
Using Wireless Flash for Outdoor Portraits
Introduction to 1, 2, 3, 4, Light Portraits
One Light Portraits
Two Light Portraits
Photographing Cowboys with Two Lights
Three Light Portraits
Four Light Portraits
Photographing Portraits Outdoors Pt 1
Photographing Portraits Outdoors Pt 2
Photographing Portraits Outdoors Pt 3
Photographing Portraits Outdoors Pt 4
The Outdoor Apparel Photo Shoot
Lighting outdoor portraits
Here's Your Assignment #3: The Outdoor Portrait
Using Flash in Landscape Photography
Using Flash in Landscape Photography
Lighting Lupine Wildflowers Pt 1
Lighting Lupine Wildflowers Pt2
Photographing Landscape in Columbia River Gorge
Using Flash in Close-Up and Macro Photography
Flash Lighting for Macro Close-Ups
Macro Photography in the Field
How to Prevent Blurring Flowers
Here's your assignment #4: Close-ups
Wireless Flash for Action and Adventure Subjects
Using Flash Lighting for Action Adventure Sports
Using Multiple Flashes for Action Subjects
Photographing a Mountain Biker with Multiple Flash Units
Cool Gadget: The Bettter Beamer
Here's your assignment #5: Action
Specialty Techniques Using Wireless Flash
How to Photograph the Perfect Campfire
How to Create Sunbursts on People Outdoors
How to Create Colorful Effects with Lighting Gels
Creating Fake Sunlight on Nature & Outdoor Subjects
Photographing a Hiker in Forest with Wireless Flash
Here's your assignment #6
How to Tell Stories With Light using a Flash
Telling Stories With Light
Telling Stories with Light Pt 2
Creating Light From Within the Scene
The Fine Art of Spotlighting with Flash
Painting Nature Subjects with Light from Flash
Photographing Cavers inside a Cave
Here's your assignment #7: Hide-a-flash
Downloadable Pocket Guide
Negoitiating the Sale of Your Photos
BONUS LECTURE: Private Workshops and More Excellent Learning Opportunities
Much appreciation for how out there and engaged the instructor was to demonstrate those valuable information he was teaching, thanks! I learned a lot
WoW. I knew flash can be and is a important feature of photography. I just wasn't aware how in-depth flash photography could be. The Instructor gave concise and informative information and plenty of example to build off from.
Good on-field, hands-on course on how to use flashes outdoor. Unfortunately I don not own flashes just now, but was very curious to learn what the technique could offer to my present way of shooting outdoor. This course is fully worth time and money
The course was thought out and layout well. I'm a beginner with flash photography and learned a great deal of how to use flash. Charlie explained the why of the method as well as the mechanics of used. This course is something I'll reference often in the future. My only comment for improvement is to have the assignments as a downloadable resource. That would make it easier to use the assignment instructions away from the computer screen.
I have learned so much about off-camera flash from this course! I am putting it into practice, and going back to review it
Mr. Borland does an excellent job of explaining things for people like myself that are inexperienced with using flash. While I have a VERY basic knowledge, and consider myself to be fairly intelligent, flash is a bit overwhelming and I appreciate his wonderful teaching abilities.
A seasoned professional photographer is also an excellent teacher. Who would have thought? This is not my first Charlie Borland course and it won't be my last.
Viele Beispiele, verständlich und gut aufeinander aufgebaut, die Bildbeispiele sind gut ausgewählt. Abwechselnd - mal erklärend mit Bildbeispielen und dann wieder ist man „live“ dabei wie ein shoot abläuft. Obwohl ich auch den Kurs „How to Be a commercial photograher“ von Ihm gesehen habe - welcher auch vieles über das blitzen beinhaltet - hatte ich nicht das Gefühl Informationen doppelt zu erhalten.
Charlie does it again. Another comprehensive, professionally designed course guiding the student with extensive examples, descriptions, and graphics in real world scenarios. His calm and easily understood speech (which, by the way, never becomes a monologue) instructs and engages the student in all the necessary details and relevant techniques. He takes you on a virtual "field trip" to lay the capstone for each section of the course. Kudos and thanks to Charlie for sharing his vast knowledge and experience in this excellent photography course.
I took the course as I wanted to incorporate flash into some of my outdoor portraits. The instructor provided some nice tips and ideas to try and use on my next outdoor portrait excursion. Thanks.
I am only half way through the course and know more about flash photography than I have ever read in a book. This is a great course that can be applied to so many different niches besides outdoor photography. Great course.
Easy to listen course material and with useful tips and comments. Makes you feel like you are there. :-)
The course is well laid out; his presentation is direct and clear and the topics are well illustrated. A lot of material was covered and with excellent illustrations and examples that made it all seem "do-able". The instructor was easy to listen to and his presentation was always in a friendly, helpful manner. Not professorial or "talking down" to the viewer.
clear, precise and good examples So far the course has covered a huge range of topics, e.g. portraits, action, where humans are the center of interest. I find this interesting and very professional, but it's NOT nature.
Fabulous class---complex concepts are clearly explained with striking photography, concise illustrations and clear demonstrations. A huge amount of material is covered here, enough actually for three or four classes. This is so helpful since the manuals that come with your flash are so technical they might as well be written in Greek. Borland explains it all patiently and thoroughly with photos taken at different settings on the camera and on the flash and how these settings interact. He includes diagrams illustrating where he places his lighting for both single and multiple lighting set-ups. He takes you into the field with him exploring various lighting challenges and how he solved them. And he covers so much! Portraits, action shots (both freeze action and panned action), macro, flowers, wildlife, landscapes. He delves deeply into the use of off camera flash, light modifiers and radio triggers and the use of multiple flashes that serve as key light, fill light and accent lights. What I especially loved is the quirky fun stuff he covers toward the end of the class, things like using a flash with a Better Beamer attached to spotlight a distant subject, how to perfectly photograph a campfire scene, how to light up a tent so it glows in the dark, creating fake sunlight and adding a sunburst effect behind a subject, using colored gels, light painting, stashing a flash within a scene to create moody portraits. He even goes into a dark cave and lights it with colored gels to photograph a caver with a headlamp. He shows you how he uses Photoshop to stack multiple images lit with different colored gels and combine them into a single dramatic photo. What especially strikes me about this great class is the thoroughness with which Borland covers this complex subject matter but also his sense of humor and fun as he experiments with lighting and the joy he takes in trying out original ways to create truly dynamic, really cool photos. What a great class!!!!!