Off camera flash workshop

Next workshop: 5th & 7th February 2019

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Date

5th & 7th Feb 2019

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Location

Eaves Hall, Lancashire

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Places

Strictly limited to just 5 people

1st March 2016 // SOLD OUT

8th March 2016 // SOLD OUT

6th May 2016 // SOLD OUT

20th September 2016 // SOLD OUT

25th October 2016 // SOLD OUT

21st March 2017 // SOLD OUT

16th May 2017 // SOLD OUT

20th September 2017 // SOLD OUT

7th February 2018 // SOLD OUT

7th March 2018 // SOLD OUT

19th March 2018 // SOLD OUT

22nd March 2018 // SOLD OUT

9th October 2018 // SOLD OUT

16th October 2018 // SOLD OUT

23rd October 2018 // SOLD OUT

13th November 2018 // SOLD OUT

15th November 2018 // SOLD OUT

5th February 2019 // SOLD OUT

7th February 2019 // SOLD OUT

 

All new off camera flash photography workshop – winter is coming!

Following the success of my 19 sold out wedding photography workshops, I will shortly be announcing my next workshop in early 2019, which will be focused entirely on lighting at winter weddings 🙂

Off camera flash and off camera lighting is the area that I am asked about the most yet it is something that I haven’t been able to spend too much time on at previous workshops due to trying to pack so much else in. Off camera lighting forms a massive part of my work and during this workshop I will go through everything from the basics of setting up a simple yet beautiful portrait all the way through to creating epic portraits which will wow your bride and grooms!

My first off camera flash workshops were a huge success and the feedback from the photographers who attended (5 on each day) was fantastic. You can see photographs from two of those workshops here: https://www.neilredfern.com/blog/off-camera-flash-workshops-at-eaves-hall/

My next workshop will be held in early 2019. I would like to have held them sooner but I need to wait until that time of year as this allows us to shoot in the evening when it is dark outside, so unfortunately I am not able to hold this workshop during the summer. In November the sunset is just after 4pm and as the workshop will run until 6pm, we will have a good amount of time where we can shoot outside in the fading light. This is the time when we can get really creative with flash and I will show you how you can take epic images at sunset and then complete darkness – exciting!

“A huge thanks for yesterday’s workshop. I took so much from it, it was the perfect blend of info and practical and you delivered it in such a clear and easy to understand way, it was great fun. I’ve never been a very technical person so have always just tried to improve every wedding by being inspired by others and trying to figure out how they’d done it.”

Dave Scholes

Wedisson award winning photograph taken at Colshaw Hall in Cheshire

Evening light, sunset and …darkness

The best time of day for creative flash images is in the evening as the natural light starts to fade, therefore this workshop will start at 1pm and won’t finish until 8pm, allowing us plenty of time to shoot as the sun is setting and then when it is completely dark.

If it rains …we get wet! But it means that we will get some amazing rain images 🙂

“Thank you again so much Neil, the workshop was just beyond incredible!”

William Stockton

indoor silhouette photograph of bride and groom

Equipment

I use and absolutely love Phottix triggers. I use both the Odin and Strato triggers depending on the photograph I am taking. As I will explain on the workshop they each have their own advantages depending on the situation.

To ensure the workshop runs as efficiently as possible, I will be asking everyone who attends to ensure that they have their own flashes and triggers.

Phottix Strato trigger sets can be purchased on Amazon here

I will also use softboxes and a variety of MagMod modifiers.

Although not essential, I would also highly recommend everyone on the workshop owns a loupe like this one, I can’t live without mine!

“Thanks so much for an inspirational and informative day. I can’t wait to put my new skills into practice. I was a bit nervous about the workshop but you were great and put me at ease.” 

Vicky Magee

award winning wedding photograph of bride and groom at Sandhole Oak Barn

Limited to just 5 photographers

I want everyone who attends the workshop to not only come away with awesome images but also to make sure you gain the confidence and knowledge to take your own killer off camera flash photographs in the future. To do this I will be limiting the workshop to just 5 people. This ensures that I will be able to give you individual help and support to make sure that you understand exactly what you are doing and also allows you enough time to take your own shots.

It also means that the workshop will book out quickly so don’t delay…!

“There was a level of trust rarely seen between mentor and students and whilst your photography needs no introduction whatsoever, your style of presentation is first class. You had everybody in the palm of your hand and for me it has and will always be a day I will never forget along my exciting photography road ahead. It is with total respect that you are held in such high regard with the people who know you and it really was a joy to be taught. You seem to have galvanized people into changing how they feel about wedding photography and I can only commend you for that. It is indeed a rare skill.”
Rob Bradshaw

International award winning wedding photography

Learn how to use flash during each part of the wedding day

Using off camera flash at weddings isn’t just about taking epic images at sunset. I use also flash for many parts of the day including speeches, reception and the first dance. Using flash during speeches for example can open many more opportunities for capturing those fleeting moments in a creative way. The first dance is another time where using off camera flash can open up so many more options for incredible images.

One the workshop I will show you simple set-ups for speeches and dancing that you can take away and use at your own weddings to create incredible images which will wow your bride and grooms.

“I learnt so much. Neil’s workshop has completely changed the way I’ll use my camera and the images I produced were awesome.”
Andy Griffiths

off camera flash portrait of bride and groom on the beach at sunset

Invitation to join an awesome Facebook community

One of the things I am most proud of from the workshops which I have run is the amazing Facebook group which has developed from all the people who have attended the workshops. The group has developed in to a really great community with everyone helping each other, offering advice, asking questions and passing on referrals. Everyone who attends one of my workshops is invited to join the group and become part of this fantastic community.

“Brilliant day & workshop. I’m so glad I booked when I did as the spots sold out quickly! I learnt so much from Neil, most importantly changing my mindset & getting inspired to be more creative. I also met a bunch of great people and had good giggle!”
Marina Walker

A debrief over a couple of well deserved drinks!

As with every workshop I run, once we have put the cameras away I will be inviting everyone to join me for a drink in Clitheroe. It is a chance for us all to unwind and look through the images we have just taken. We may not have long as the workshop finishes late but we’ll make the most of the time we have!

evening portrait of bride in Manchester city centre

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bride and groom portrait in front of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong

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