AIPP workshop report
Today the NSW division of the AIPP hosted a training day on off-camera flash.
Here is the slideshow I opened my presentation with;
It was a GREAT day! A big thanks to; everyone that came, the sponsors and to the organisers who put it all together. The day was held at Curzon Hall and hosted over 100 people for the day. I was humbled and honoured to share my off-camera flash techniques alongside 2 other photographers, Gavin Blue & Cameron Attree both from interstate.
I spent the time showing my approach to using off-camera flash and when I would use it, mainly on a wedding / portrait shoot to achieve a number of effects and improve existing lighting. Thanks to brother Ben Teh for assisting during the day while we shot my sessions outside.
and a few kind words already come in from photographers who came today;
“you did great Jonathan Dear..thank you for sharing your knowledge !! I am all inspired to try OCF more!!” – Janine
“Jonathan you smashed it! Thanks for being so open with your tips, definitely given us some new ideas to try.” – Jatin
“…thank you so much today … I registered for this event pretty much because of I saw your name 🙂 Learned a lot from you, hope has overcome my fear of using flash lol … Thank you :)” – Elkie
“thanks heaps! enjoyed your workshop, thanks for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with us” – Linda
“Thanks so much Jonathan Dear. The information you shared today eased the fear I had of flash. Can’t wait to use it on coming shoots, once I get the gear that is ;P.” – Kim
“thanks Jonathan, awesome workshop learnt a lot today :-)” – Bella
“You were fantastic Jonathan! I really enjoyed your workshop today 🙂 Thank you!!” – Fiona
“I didn’t get to thank you personally but wanted to say your presentation and demonstration was perfect. Thanks again.” – Kim
further information for people at the workshop;
I shot with the Profoto Acuteb2 600w AirS pack and head (profoto have a buy the pack and get the head free promo currently, L&P are our local dealers who will look after you) with a white 22″ Mola Demi beauty dish and white mola grid. The Mola beauty dish is proprietary meaning most brands of lights can be mounted on it, including speed lights. My Cheetah C8 self-collapsing stands made a brief appearance in my opening. My speed light setup was using a flash zebra hotshoe-to-miniphone adapter cable (nikon type also available) into a pocketwizard. For external power for your speed light I recommend the Pixel 8AA packs. My small soft box for my speed light was the 45x45cm lastolite ezybox. Gels I used (including orange CTO gels) were sourced from flashzebra.
I used the new eye-fi wireless Connect X2 4GB SD transmitter card to tether wirelessly into my iPad 2 for showing photos as I shot. (still some playing to get it working 100% – more thoughts later) available locally at DD photo graphics.