The Essential Speedlight Photography Tutorial
Speedlight Mastery by Damien Lovegrove is the ultimate investment for you and your photography. If you are keen to master TTL speedlite equipment then this video tutorial is made for you. Conveniently packaged in high definition on Blu-Ray or standard definition on DVD, or as a complete video download including 12 bonus chapters.
The convenience of video downloads will allow you to have them instantly at your fingertips; whether on your phone, your laptop or tablet. The choice is yours. Syncing the content between several mobile devices is simple and easy with iTunes. (available FREE from Apple.)
So what is on this video tutorial?
• 150 minute feature length production.
• Instructive tuition of both Nikon and Canon flash systems in TTL mode.
• Shot in full HD on Canon 5Dmk2 cameras.
• Edited in real time to show each set up from the start to the finish.
• Includes guidance on composition, posing and picture design.
• Full of inspiration, handy tips, and technical information.
• Well structured menus allow you to dip in and out at will.
Speedlights are extremely versatile small light sources bristling with technology. The good news is that they are simple to use with the right know how. In this video production, Damien unleashes your potential to control the light around you, and shares with you the techniques that he uses to create striking portraits lit with Speedlights on location.
Please note : This is not a beginners (step by step) guide to speedlights.
This is an inspirational tutorial to take your TTL speedlight photography to the next level. If you are a beginner and want to avoid the manual, why not hire Damien on an hourly rate to talk you through the basics.
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In iTunes create a new playlist, drag in the downloaded chapters and the video production will run seamlessly. You can then sync the video to your iPhone or iPad in the usual way and take it with you anywhere.
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Who is Speedlight Mastery for?
This video production is for any photographer who uses or wants to use Speedlights on location.
Damien shows exactly how he designs a picture from scratch deciding upon background, lens choice, shooting position, and framing before he goes on to set up the Speedlights. Once the lighting is rigged he brings in his model and shows how he evolves the shoot, working with his model to get the look he wants.
This production is jam packed with tips, ideas and solutions to problems you've yet to encounter. It's a video designed to inspire and stimulate the creativity within you. Damien delivers the constant stream of valuable information in a logical and fluid way. If you want to light portraits on location like a top pro then this video is for you.
Click here for an online gallery of all the images taken on this video production.
Nikon D300 camera
Nikon D700 camera
Canon 5D camera
Canon 5D Mk2 camera
Nikon pop up flash (in commander mode)
Pocket Wizard Plus2
Pocket Wizard Mini TT1
Pocket Wizard Flex TT5
Honl Speed Strap, Gobo & Gels
Lastolite Ezybox hot shoe
Lastolite TriGrip reflector
Lovegrove Flash bracket
Arri lighting stand
Manfrotto Lite Tite
Assume that ALL speedlights are zoomed in to the maximum number. This would be 105mm canon or 105mm or 200mm for Nikon (depending on model).
All speedlights in the video are set to TTL.
Chapter 1 - Duration: 06:40 | Size: 106.9mb | Kit: Nikon camera, 2 speedlights and gels.
Chapter 2 - Duration: 09:52 | Size: 164.4mb | Kit: Canon camera, 1 speedlight with Pocket Wizard trigger.
Chapter 3 - Duration: 05:40 | Size: 109.8mb | Kit: Canon camera, 2 speedlights, Pocket Wizard triggers and bounce gobos.
Chapter 4 - Duration: 02:25 | Size: 41.7mb | Kit: Nikon camera, 1 on-camera speedlight.
Chapter 5 - Duration: 07.51 | Size: 125.7mb | Kit: Canon camera and 1 speedlight. STE2
Chapter 6 - Duration: 09:40 | Size: 157.5mb | Kit: Canon camera, 2 speedlights and Pocket Wizard triggers.
Chapter 7 - Duration: 02:15 | Size: 36.2mb | Kit: Nikon camera and 1 speedlight.
Chapter 8 - Duration: 09:23 | Size: 154.5mb
Kit: Canon camera, 1 speedlight, Pocket Wizard triggers and a Magic Arm bracket.
Chapter 9 - Duration: 08:12 | Size: 139.7mb | Kit: Canon camera, 2 speedlights, Pocket Wizard triggers and 2 plastic bags ;)
Chapter 10 - Duration: 03:07 | Size: 51mb | Kit: Nikon camera and 1 speedlight
Chapter 11 - Duration: 06:07 | Size: 93.9mb | Kit: Canon camera, 1 speedlight and Pocket Wizard triggers.
Chapter 12 - Duration: 06:24 | Size: 108mb | Kit: Canon camera, 2 speedlights and Pocket Wizard triggers.
Chapter 13 - Duration: 07:34 | Size: 119.8mb | Kit: 3 setups using a Nikon camera and 1 speedlight.
Chapter 14 - Duration: 12:04 | Size: 195mb | Kit: Canon camera, 3 speedlights, Pocket Wizard triggers, an Ezybox softbox and a handheld TriGrip reflector.
Chapter 15 - Duration: 03:19 | Size: 56.8mb | Kit: Nikon camera, 2 speedlights and a Magic Arm bracket.
Chapter 16 - Duration: 06:52 | Size: 128.6mb | Kit: Nikon camera, 2 speedlights and Pocket Wizard Plus II triggers.
Chapter 17 - Duration: 07:14 | Size: 137.5mb | Kit: Canon camera, 2 speedlights and Pocket Wizard triggers.
Chapter 18 - Duration: 05:11 | Size: 98.3mb | Kit: Canon camera, 1 speedlight, STE2 and some foliage for a lighting effect.
Chapter 19 - Duration: 02:59 | Size: 56.3mb | Kit: Canon camera and 1 on-camera speedlight.
Chapter 20 - Duration: 10.11 | Size: 188mb | Kit: Canon camera, 2 speedlights and Pocket Wizard triggers.
Chapter 21 - Duration: 07:19 | Size: 140.9mb | Kit: Canon camera, 2 speedlights and Pocket Wizard triggers.
Chapter 22 - Duration: 02:51 | Size: 54.6mb | Kit: Nikon camera, 2 speedlights (1 on-camera and 1 off-camera) triggers.
Chapter 23 - Duration: 09.18 | Size: 178.7mb | Kit: Canon camera, 3 speedlights and Pocket Wizard triggers.
Bonus Chapter 01 - Duration: 03.30 | Size: 62.8mb | Kit: Nikon D700, 1 speedlight, gels
Bonus Chapter 02 - Duration: 04.31 | Size: 79.7mb | Kit: Nikon D700, 1 speedlight, flash bracket.
Bonus Chapter 03 - Duration: 06.54 | Size: 99.6mb | Kit: Nikon D700, 1 speedlight, flash bracket, Pocket Wizard plus II trigger.
Bonus Chapter 04 - Duration: 02.57 | Size: 52.1mb | Kit: Nikon D700, 1 speedlight on camera
Bonus Chapter 05 - Duration: 04.18 | Size: 77.6mb | Kit: Canon 5D MK1, 1 speedlight, umbrella, Lite Tite and flash bracket.
Bonus Chapter 06 - Duration: 03.29 | Size: 61.3m | Kit: Canon 5D MK1, 1 speedlight.
Bonus Chapter 07 - Duration: 05.18 | Size: 93.2mb | Kit: Nikon D700, 2 speedlights, magic arm, stand, SU-800 trigger, a Pocket Wizard Plus II and gels.
Bonus Chapter 08 - Duration: 08.11 | Size: 117.7mb | Kit: Canon5D mk2, 2 speedlights, stand, Pocket Wizard triggers, magic arm.
Bonus Chapter 09 - Duration: 10:23 | Size 152.6mb | Kit: Nikon D700, 2 speedlights, stand, Pocket Wizard triggers, magic arm.
Bonus Chapter 10 - Duration: 11.52 | Size: 170.9mb | Kit: Canon 5D MK2, 2 speedlights, Pocket Wizard triggers, gels, Broncolor Mobil A2R power pack with 1 head in a Wafer softbox.
Bonus Chapter 11 - Duration: 05.32 | Size: 98.1mb | Kit: Canon 5D MK2, 2 speedlights, Pocket Wizard triggers, gels, Broncolor Mobil A2R power pack with 1 head in a Wafer softbox.
Bonus Chapter 12 - Duration: 05:32 | Size 71.1mb | Kit: Canon 5D MK2, 1 speedlight, 580EX2, stand and Pocket Wizard triggers.