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'Shaping Light: A Small Flash Workshop' with Erik Valind

'Shaping Light: A Small Flash Workshop' with Erik Valind

Light and your ability to control it has a profound impact on what is communicated in your images.  In this hands-on workshop Erik Valind will teach you how to get the most out of your speedlights so you can create powerful images in studio and on location.

With the assistance of live models and examples from the field, Erik will discuss and demonstrate the following topics and techniques:

* The characteristics of light and how it behaves
* Creative ways to control light using modifiers on- & off-camera
* Camera settings that control light
* Wireless triggering
* Gelling your flash for both color correction and dramatic effect
* Practical tips to help you overcome some of the most common worst-case lighting scenarios

After the presentation attendees will break into small groups and, with Erik's guidance, and the help of the models, you will experiment with different lighting set-ups, light modifiers, and the light techniques you just learned.  Speedlights offer a compact solution allowing you to take light with you wherever you go.  Once you understand their potential, you can use speedlights to enhance your images and the overall quality of your photography with ease.

Bring your camera and flash!

Visit www.expoimaging.com/events for a list of upcoming lighting workshops from Erik Valind and the other talented lighting instructors we are honored to work with.

The creation of compelling commercial work and energetic lifestyle imagery is what drives Top Pro Photographer Erik Valind to push the boundaries of figurative photography day in and day out.  Inspired by the form, activity, and diversity of people, Erik uses light to add energy to every image, drawing from the Florida sunlight of his childhood as inspiration.

Erik discusses his unique approach to traveling light and using minimal photographic gear to create transformative images that rival studio compositions.  He is excited to share his tips and tricks in a variety of industry publications, online as a KelbyTraining.com instructor as well as through workshops and seminars taught across the country.  For more information on Erik, please visit

Erik Valind Photography

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