Sydney Photographic Workshops

Premium Speedlite Photography Workshop

Sydney 1 day

Get the best shot possible with the right lighting in this exciting one day workshop. The humble Speedlite is humble no longer! Learn how to control light and create stunning images you never thought possible. This workshop is designed to take you from zero Speedlite knowledge to confidently handling and being creative with your single Speedlite or multlple units off camera. Spend an inspirational, educational and creative day with internationally awarded Master Photographer, Daniel Linnet, as he introduces you to the exciting world of Speedlite lighting.

This Sydney based Photography Workshop will teach you all the basics to get you started and is filled with practical real-world techniques that will have you shooting like a pro in no time. Daniel is a highly sought after photographic Tutor on this topic and has recently presented a series of workshops on Speedlites for Canon Australia. This workshop however, is 'hands on' with only 8 participants on the day and we provide you each with plenty of practical shooting time to hone your newfound skills.

Enjoy this 'hands on' Premium Speedlite Lighting experience by shooting most of the day away! On the day of your Speedlite lighting workshop Daniel will set up a series of professional shoots and discuss and demonstrate how and why he is making the decisions he is making. You will gain 'hands on' experience in designing and creating your own professional images. This is an exciting, fun and inspirational day of shooting. Utilising 2 different models during the day in different lighting scenarios on different sets, we cover all of the theory and practical to get you started as well as plenty of pro tips to take you well beyond the basics. This workshop is suitable for any DSLR or Hybrid camera with interchangable lenses and full manual capability.


Basic overview of some of the topics covered in the Speedlite photography workshop:

Speedlite Basics:

• Exposure theory

• Working with TTL (Through The Lens)

• Creative 'on camera' flash

• Fill flash

Off Camera Flash:

• Roaming flash techniques

• Switching to manual

• Finding exposure

• Getting creative

• Single light techniques

• Lighting directions

• Emulating window light

• Light shapers (soft boxes, brollies and snoots)

• Controlling mood

Multi Flash Setups:

• The lighting triangle

• Lighting ratios

• Lighting the background (Mood it up / Blow it out)

• Studio lighting techniques

• The studio portrait

Lighting for the environment:

• Environmental portraits

• Lighting for the environment (area lighting)

Getting Creative:

• Gels and gobos

• Breaking the rules (creating flare)

Light Anything

• Food lighting with a single flash

• Flash duration

• Speedlite techniques for weddings and events

• Speedlite techniques for beauty

Your fee includes the following:

• An internationally acclaimed Master Photographer / Tutor

• 2 Professional and friendly models

• Host attending to all of your catering needs

• Stylist

• Professional photography assistant

• Hair & Make up artist

• Tutorial & brief for the days shoots

• Light refreshments throughout the day (includes water, tea, coffee, juice & snacks)

• Sumptuous lunch

• All lighting and studio equipment

• Wardrobe and costumes/outfits


Before you begin your Speedlite lighting workshop you will need to know your way around your camera or have completed a basic or beginners photography course.

The Speedite lighting course is not suitable for compact cameras without full manual mode.

You will need:

• An SLR or Hybrid camera with interchangable lenses and full manual capability

• All lenses you have

• Your speedlites if you have some - if not - don't worry, you can use ours

• Memory Card(s)

• All camera accessories - i.e: tripod, lens filters, lens hood, etc. if you have them

• Fully charged camera battery and spare if you have one

• Your cameras manual(s) - for referencing those hard to find features

• Dress casual & comfortable with comfortable shoes

Note: A tripod & lens hood are strongly recommended. If you do not already have these you should consider purchasing them at your earliest convenience as they are an essential part of any good photography kit.

N.B. Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers

* Images by Tutor Daniel Linnet using Speedlites. Some images taken during the actual workshop.

Allen Ln, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales Get directions
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