Off Camera Flash

with Michelle Turner


$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along

Learn how to use your flash off camera to create and manipulate light in any situation, whether you are looking to lift harsh shadows during midday sessions, fill a room with light, or photograph your subjects after dark.

We will cover the basics and then learn how to tweak the settings in-camera to enhance or play down the ambient light in the scene. From light position and modifier selection to the inverse square law and bouncing the light off-camera to fill a room for more of a lifestyle approach, we will engage in a variety of creative light assignments which will give you the confidence you need to capture images with ease in any kind of light! This course covers everything you need to get started and move to the next level with your off camera flash work. No flash experience is necessary.


All students need a flash, trigger, and receiver. A lightstand and modifier, while not required, are desirable. Michelle is happy to make suggestions for a variety of budgets, from economy (under $100 if you already own your flash) to top of the line. Students should be comfortable shooting in manual mode.

what you’ll get

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4 weekly lesson PDFs (formatted for print or on-screen viewing)

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With over seven hours of how-to video instruction, this course will show you how to do everything you need to become proficient with off camera flash.


Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.


Students receive a getting started video and recommended product list that answers all of your "where do I start?" questions.


Have you ever wondered whether the light looks different on your subject if you choose a different modifier? Find out in the bonus PDF!

Want to brush up on the different light styles/directions? We'll cover those-- this will help you improve your natural light work as well!

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Full Participation students receive extensive personal video critiques of weekly assignment submissions.

Study Along Students have full viewing access.




Choosing equipment

Getting started

Lesson One


Understanding sync speed and flash power

Getting started with your equipment off camera

Ambient light and flash blended

Natural light vs. flash

Flash as the sole source of illumination

Using your flash to simulate natural light


Finding your actual maximum sync speed

OCF vs. natural light images

Filling a room with light

Lesson Two


Moving beyond the basics

The direction of the light

Understanding the aperture and shutter speed with created light

Positioning your flash and angles

Why use ocf and ocf as corrective lighting

The distance of light to your subject


Shutter speed and the photograph

Attempting different flash angles

Lesson Three


The inverse square law

Grids, snoots & mm settings

Controlling the ambient and long exposure


Turning the background from light to dark

Distance of the light to the subject

The spotlight effect

Lesson Four


Tweaking OCF to achieve the look you want

Using gels

Dealing with groups

One background, one hundred options

Mixing it up: natural light & OCF in the same session

More power: when, why and what


Balancing flash with ambient

Researching creative light

End of Workshop Packet


Additional shooting videos and behind the scenes coverage highlighting some of the concepts from the course

Bonus Macro Video

Bonus Wedding Video

as seen on instagram


"The list of gear is not long but the possibilities are endless. If you ever find yourself wishing for non-washed out skies, saturated colors, portable light in dark caves…this is your class!"

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about your instructor

Michelle Turner’s photography is a wildly fun, all-or-nothing, bold, brazen, adventure-laden experience, akin to the likes of a magazine shoot. From Puerto Vallarta to Maine, Pennsylvania to the world at large, the places where she shoots form her photography just as much as the couple themselves. The end result? A brilliant, unmatched combination of people and places, hearts and havens, souls and surroundings, and sentiment and scenery, making her clients look like never-before-seen works of art among the wildest settings of the world—from nature-inspired to cement-covered. Michelle has published two books about fashionable wedding photography and speaks at numerous conventions and events throughout the year on posing and the use of off-camera flash. Her work has appeared in many regional, national, and international publications. She currently resides in Pennsylvania and Maine, although her photography assignments take her all over the world. is a coveted national speaker and author and has published two books about fashionable wedding photography. She currently resides in Maine in the summer and spends most of the winter photographing weddings and events in Mexico and Europe and she is the Director of Click Photo School here at Click & Company!

This workshop is assisted by teaching assistant Jennifer Bogle.

A number of workshop alumni are invited to engage in discussion, share insight with students, and provide feedback and encouragement throughout the course.

how it works


download weekly lessons

Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.

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chat online

Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.

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study & ask questions

Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.

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complete weekly assignments

Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.


Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week.


Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.



  1. Iris November 22, 2018 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    As a food photographer, this workshop was a game changer for me. I used to only use natural light in my food photography. However, I always had to raise my ISO in order to light my food good. Shooting food with an ISO of over 800 was not pleasing, because of all the noise I was getting. Yes, I could use a tripod to slow down the shutter speed, but using OCF creating your own light, is amazing. I wish I would have taken this workshop much earlier. Thank you Michelle for your amazing workshop and your feedback you have given us during the time we spent together. I can nothing but highly recommend this workshop.

  2. Jenn Convey April 29, 2018 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    I cannot understate how much of a gamechanger this course is! I came to it as a natural light portrait photographer who needed to use off camera flash for some situations where the ambient light just wasn’t quite enough. I’ve come away from it knowing very well how to do that, and with so many ideas for other ways I can incorporate off-camera flash into my work without having it look ‘flashy’. There are *so* many cool things that off camera flash can be used for that I never thought of. I’ve now probably tripled the number of situations I’m not terrified of handling the light in, and I have new ways to help my work stand out with beautiful light. I’m also catching family moments that I never would have been able to keep because we were ahppily playing somewhere and the light wasn’t ‘quite right’ without the use of flash. Michelle and the teacher assistants are generous with their time, encouragement, and teaching. I’ve learned way more than I anticipated, and I’m excited to play with it more!

    • Michelle Turner April 30, 2018 at 12:51 am - Reply

      Jenn, I’m so glad that you enjoyed the class! It was a pleasure working with you again…plus, you have the most cooperative kids EVER!! :)

  3. Donna Deneé Grider April 26, 2018 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    I honestly cannot express how valuable this class has been to and will continue to be in the future. I hear people say they have no interest in flash because they “are a natural light photographer.” I am too. But this class will only make you a stronger natural light photographer and will also give you the ability to create light that looks entirely natural when natural light isn’t cooperating! Once you can do that, you are no longer limited by cloudy, rainy days or fleeting winter daylight. Give it a try. I believe you’ll be very thankful you did. The materials are thorough and simple to follow, Michelle and the helpers are so generous with the feedback and the knowledge they have, and the videos make everything so clear. I have learned so much about what to do and what not to do – all in 4 short weeks! It’s very empowering!

    • Michelle Turner April 30, 2018 at 12:47 am - Reply

      Donna, I’m going to miss seeing pics of your amazingly talented “should-have-been-a-model” pup!! :) Thank you so much for joining us in class– it was such a pleasure having you! :)

  4. Angie Bills April 26, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Oh, what a course!
    If you prefer natural light and shadows, but wish you had even MORE control over your lighting…this is the class for you! I love natural light and how creates soft and hard shadows and contrast, however due to working FT during daylight hours and living in a state that is very cloudy, I felt limited by time and daylight availability. This OCF course opened up a new world of possibilities. In four short weeks, I graduated from using TTL flash only, to manually controlling my speedlight and using a modifier to achieve dramatic lighting or balance artificial and ambient light. Michelle provided us with an abundance of helpful PDFs and video tutorials to walk us through each and every step of instruction. She answered everyone’s questions in a timely manner and provided detailed explanations and troubleshooting that was invaluable. I still have so much to learn, however I now have a strong foundation and materials that will help me to continue my learning and growth regarding OCF. This class was a game changer!

    • Michelle Turner April 30, 2018 at 12:43 am - Reply

      Daylight availability is always such a downer, isn’t it (especially during the winter). I’m so glad we are coming into summer months now– I always want to cry when the sun sets at 4! I’m so glad that you are feeling comfortable with your flash…it can really take a weight off when you know you want to create but you are worried about the light!! It was great having you in class! :)

  5. Stacy McEligot April 24, 2018 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    This class opened up a whole new world of light! I learned so much about flash and about rethinking light in general. Michelle gives you the confidence and the tools to be able to create the type of light that you envision in any situation. The information is useful to both professional and hobbyist photographers and Michelle is so encouraging and commented on every single question and post throughout the course. She is fantastic at presenting the information in a clear and concise manner and the important points are frequently reiterated, helping ingrain them into your thinking. If you love light and are constantly noticing the light around you and want to learn more, this is the perfect class! You don’t need a ton of gear to take this course as Michelle will help you get the most out of what you have and if you do have a variety of gear she will help you learn how to use that too. The only thing that was missing was more time!

    • Michelle Turner April 30, 2018 at 12:40 am - Reply

      I’m so glad that you are feeling more confident with your flash, Stacy– that’s music to my ears!! I wish it were longer, too…I can never get enough of light! :) Thanks again for joining me!!

  6. Lynette Clark DAvis March 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    If you are a hobbyist or a professional and you think “flash” is a dirty word, think again. 4 weeks with Michelle Turner will have you singing a totally different tune. Michelle is an instructor that loves her subject. The class is packed with pdf, videos and personal critiques. You come out with a solid foundation on how and when to use your flash. Another bonus is that you do not need a lot of fancy equipment. Understanding how to use natural light is vital to what we do as photographers. However, conquering your flash will open doors that were previously closed to you as a photographer. These days my flash stays in my bag – right next to my camera, wallet and lipstick. :-)

    I highly recommend full participation, if a seat is still available. That said, this is probably the 1st class I believe you will learn just as much as a study along student just because of how generous Michelle is with her time in this workshop. Do something special for yourself and your craft. Make a memory – in a different light.

    • Michelle Turner April 30, 2018 at 12:38 am - Reply

      Lynette, it was so wonderful having you in class– I loved seeing the pics of your family and it has been an absolute joy being able to keep up with them on FB (great to see you at Click Away, too!!). :)

  7. Jenna Joerger September 8, 2017 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    I highly recommend this class! I was a little nervous going into it as I have zero experience with flash (on or off camera). The materials are very easy to follow and the videos really help to explain the concepts. If you can really dedicate some time to practice each week, the feedback you receive from Michelle on any troubles you may be experiencing, any questions you have about a specific situation you were in, etc. is so valuable. For me, it helped me look at light as a whole in a different way and I find that it is helping me with lighting situations even without flash. Now, I want to carry around my flash and modifier everywhere I go! It is so fun learning what you can create..options are endless! Great teacher, great class.

    • Michelle Turner April 30, 2018 at 12:39 am - Reply

      Thanks so much, Jenna! It was great having you in class– I’m so glad that you enjoyed it!!

  8. Ashley McBroom September 5, 2017 at 11:26 am - Reply

    There’s a reason this class has so many glowing reviews – it’s really that excellent! If you have a desire to create work you’ll love in less than perfect natural light scenarios then it’s for you. And take it full participation if you can – Michelle is very accessible in the forums and she answered all of my random questions that I wouldn’t have been able to ask otherwise. This course is incredibly chock full of information but it’s broken down into manageable segments so it isn’t overwhelming. Four weeks ago I had only used my flash on camera – very rarely, and always with a sense of dread. I feel much more confident in my ability to create the light I want now than I did a month ago, and I’m just getting started. I would relate learning OCF to learning how to shoot in manual mode for the first time – there’s so much to think about and having an expert walk me through it was the only way I was going to learn it correctly. Michelle takes away your technical fears and she’s friendly, encouraging, and positive. I had no idea that off camera flash would open up such creative possibilities and actually be enjoyable! I’m hooked – I can’t wait to take her next class!

    • Michelle Turner September 5, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Ashley! I really enjoyed having you in class and it was so great seeing your confidence with flash grow over the course of the workshop– it is really reflected in your work!! <3

  9. Carlin MacDougall December 30, 2016 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    This class will change the way you think about light in photography! Michelle gave me the ability to create beautiful light off-camera when I need it. I now realize how many times I was in situations where I was struggling with the lighting conditions and could have used off-camera flash. After taking this class I am able to recognize those situations before I even take a photo. Michelle is particularly good at showing how to balance ambient light sources with flash. Even if you think you are a “natural light photographer” this class is essential! There is something for everyone here: basic studio lighting techniques, tips for lifestyle shoots with flash, on-location lighting, and plenty of opportunity to experiment with your own subject matter. I found that this class really expanded my options for creative use of lighting. For the first time I really felt like I could imagine the kind of lighting I wanted and then create it myself.

    There is so much information packed into this four-week class. Michelle has detailed PDFs and in-depth videos. Some of these videos contain amazing footage of her shoots filmed from a drone. It’s very beneficial to see a shoot from above and all sides to understand the set-up. I got so much great feedback in this class and loved the community feeling of the forum where we shared our weekly work. If you haven’t taken this class yet, sign up! This class is worth every penny.

    • Michelle Turner September 5, 2017 at 11:36 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Carlin!! It was a pleasure having you in class!! <3

  10. Wendy May August 9, 2016 at 3:30 am - Reply

    I am currently working my way through Week 4 assignment, and up to this point have learnt a wealth of information about OCF that will stand me in good stead in the future. Can’t count the number of”Ah-ha!” moments I’ve had in areas I’ve stumbled in previously when trying to teach myself via books or anything I could find on the internet! Michelle takes the “technical head scratching” out of learning OCF and teaches in a very clear and simple to understand way which is exactly what I craved on this subject. Have taken a workshop elsewhere prior to this workshop and fell asleep watching the videos as the tutor was really boring with his technical jargon…. I just switched off! Not so with any of this workshop.

    I wanted to take this particular workshop (my first ever) because where I live, we have a lot of dark / overcast days and I wanted to learn to use flash to be able to better shape light in such conditions. However, this workshop covers so many more ways in which to use OCF than what I was purposefully looking for, including covering indoor and outdoor lighting (in all weather conditions), and also has a section on using gels creatively to achieve various backdrops and different looks. The whole breakout is an excellent teaching reference with a wealth of information – I have only scratched the surface with this description.

    Michelle is an amazing tutor on the subject and I cannot recommend this course she teaches highly enough. Regarding value for money – I took the SA option and found this excellent value for money, but if I could have afforded the FP option, I would definitely have opted for this as I believe having your work evaluated and receiving actual pin-pointed trouble shooting feedback and advice on your work from Michelle would be a definite advantage in this respect. However, I am delighted with what I have gleaned as a SA student and so appreciative of what I have learnt, plus I did find that a lot of my queries came up and were answered in the Q & A sections.

    I have given my printer a real workout this past 3 weeks printing off everything to do with this course and collating it all in a large folder with clear poly pockets for future reference, plus I have all the videos downloaded and feel happy that I have an excellent wealth of reference material on OCF (which I actually understand) to return to as and when I may need a refresher on the subject at any point.

    I am delighted with my purchase and would say to anyone considering this course – don’t put it off! You miss many shooting opportunities where poor light would otherwise mean missed shooting opportunities but with OCF skills, you open the way for opportunities you may otherwise have missed.

    • Michelle Turner September 6, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Wendy! I’m so glad you enjoyed the course!! :)

  11. Lisa Tichané April 8, 2016 at 5:29 am - Reply

    I’m a natural light photographer – at least this is how I’ve always defined myself. I decided to learn OCF because there are situations where the available light is non-existent or unsuitable, and I wanted to have a trick up my sleeve for that. In short, I took this class because I needed it, but I never thought I would actually love it. And after 4 short weeks, I’m realizing how wrong I was! OCF is opening a whole new world to me, and thanks to Michelle’s incredible teaching skills I was able to understand the basics so quickly! I’ve already captured many images that I love and that I could never had taken without OCF. I’m officially hooked, and fabulously inspired! Thank you so much Michelle for being such an amazing instructor!

    • Michelle Turner May 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      It was so wonderful having you in class, Lisa! I really enjoyed all of your beautiful photographs– such joy! :)

  12. Camille Robison December 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Michelle is a Wonderful instructor! This class re-energized me and got me excited about improving my skills with off-camera flash. I will be re-reading and using these materials for a very long time. Despite using off-camera flash and a camera for years, I gained some very crucial understanding about how a flash affects your aperture and speed settings and how to work with difficult light! I will definitely be looking for more classes to take with Michelle!

  13. Wheaton Mahoney November 27, 2015 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I am a studio photographer wanting to branch out into OCF in the field. Michelle’s class was a great way to start. I had not shortage of technical questions and she had no shortage of answers. Her weekly assignments were creative, inspiring and really helped me learn more about the effects of OFC. I may even sign up to take her class again just so I get access to all she has to offer. Thanks again Michelle for your encouraging words.

  14. Trish Kozola October 27, 2015 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    This was the class that really jumped my shooting techniques. It gave me a good understanding of the direction and type of light, the use of modifiers and the appropriate time to use OCF (always). I practiced my technique on some still life photos I was shooting and was amazed at the difference in emotion the light type and direction gave to inanimate objects. I just recently did a maternity shoot for a friend of mine, I was shooting during the golden hour, but in some areas it was very shaded, using OCF gave that pop of light on their faces that I needed to expose the photo correctly and bring out the color in the fall leaves around them. I impressed even myself!

    So all that to say – TAKE THIS CLASS!

    • Michelle Turner October 27, 2015 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the class, Trish!! I’m so glad that you are fitting OCF into your work– it opens so many doors!! :)

  15. Danielle Long August 10, 2015 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Stop thinking about taking this class and go sign up! Michelle is an incredible teacher and the ability to use OCF is a game changer. She does an excellent job explaining different styles, techniques, and equipment options. I hesitantly signed up for this class and am so thrilled I did! The options for OCF are endless. I would have described myself as a natural light photographer, but now I will certainly incorporate flash into my sessions. She beautifully showed us how to make flash look natural and it will be instrumental in my lifestyle photography. Now, there are so many new things I want to try! You will not regret investing in this class.

    • Michelle Turner August 10, 2015 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Danielle! It was absolutely wonderful to have you in class– I can’t wait to see how you use OCF!!

  16. Olga Levien August 9, 2015 at 8:11 am - Reply

    I took Michelle’s OCF as SA and it was a great experience so far! I never before used a flash and promote myself like natural light photographer but really wanted to learn how to use OCF (especially after shooting my last wedding reception and family formals, I just needed these knowledge!).
    It was a great materials, Michelle is a really gifted teacher who explained everything step by step (from moments of set up flash to more complicated light situations and how to deal with it). I love how Michelle explained everything really good way with real structure and put out all main points and repeated them for best memory.
    Also there tons of video materials so you can see in reality how to archive different look and how to work with different lighting scenarios. What a great course! No matter what you specialised in (it can be helpful for newborns, portraiture, lifestyle sessions, studio work, weddings, events and all styles of photography!)
    I can’t say more then BIG thank you, Michelle!
    Now just practice, practice and practice! :)

    • Michelle Turner August 10, 2015 at 7:20 pm - Reply

      It was wonderful having you in class, Olga! You will love experimenting with OCF during weddings! Thanks so much for joining us in class!!

  17. Kim Peterson April 6, 2015 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    This workshop took me from wishing I could shoot OCF to actually doing it. I already owned a Creative Live flash workshop, but although it contains a lot of great information, it really go me no closer to actually shooting OCF. Michelle’s workshop gives you all the information you need combined with what I think was a perfect format for learning to use your gear. Weekly assignment submissions are critiqued via assignment videos, and for me, this was the perfect way to learn. Using OCF really seems to be all about problem solving for each and every unique environment, and the videos walk you through a wide variety of scenarios teaching you how to problem solve in them so that you will know how to problem solve in your own unique set ups. I took this as a study along participant and learned so much from the full participation students, the weekly teaching videos, the weekly assignment videos, and the weekly pdf’s. Learning OCF is really all about practice, practice, practice which means I have a long ways to go in the process, but I am excited to have been propelled in the right direction by this awesome workshop!

  18. Amanda Monette April 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    We just finished up the OCF class with Michelle. It was such a great class! The PDF material and videos are worth every penny. Michelle is also a great communicator and has a wealth of knowledge that she opens up to us. I learned a lot about flash and how to use it in different situations. I TOTALLY recommend taking her class if you wish to expand your light/flash knowledge. :)

    • Michelle Turner July 25, 2015 at 1:52 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Amanda! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the class! :)

  19. Annmarie Kopey April 1, 2014 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Wow. I learned so much. Michelle is a natural born teacher. I will be referencing these materials over and over again. I had the capability of OCF for about 6 months before this class and was just tinkering around. Now I have the foundation to get command of OCF and the possibilities are endless. If you want to make your flash your friend, take this class! And you won’t be cheating on your available light self!

    • Michelle Turner July 25, 2015 at 1:52 pm - Reply

      Thanks Annmarie! I love the “you won’t be cheating on your available light self” — that cracked me up! :)

  20. KimG May 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I also took this class in February and it was everything I expected a CM class to be. The instructor Michelle is a natural teacher and she really breaks things down in bite sized portions. And she really encourages you to play. Not to get bogged down with the technicalities but take time to make it fun, then come back and take on the technical stuff! Which really helps you not get frustrated as you learn.
    I took this as a Full Time Participant and to me it was so worth it, for the critique and help Michelle and the TAs give each and every student.

    The list of gear is not long but the possibilities are endless. If you ever find yourself wishing for non-washed out skies, saturated colors, portable light in dark caves…this is your class!

    I have read several books, watched videos, read online tutorials but not until this class did it all make sense!

  21. Kim Paine May 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    I also took this class during the February run, and I highly recommend it!

    Michelle’s class has been amazingly applicable! I took the class because I had encountered times when natural light was not enough. I was amazed to learn how off-camera flash can help me get the shots I want whenever and wherever I need to shoot! I can shoot at times or in locations that I would have avoided before the class, because I have so much more control over the light. Just in the last couple of weeks I’ve used OCF for a large-group outdoor event at sunset, for cast photos for a school musical, and for indoor maternity photos when the client’s house was just a little darker than I wanted.

    Michelle is an excellent teacher–supportive and upbeat and able to make such helpful suggestions. I really appreciated that she incorporated creative shooting along with the practical uses of OCF to help us really see more possibilities with flash– and it was SO FUN! I have taken quite a few CM classes, and this is one of the best!

  22. Dominique Angle April 30, 2013 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    This workshop was great!!!!!! I took it during February with a really great group of ladies. I didn’t quite know what to expect and asked quite a few questions before I signed up to make sure I had all the gear (triggers, brolly box, gels, lightbenders, not all of which are required) and was ready to go. Michelle Turner answered all the questions, before I even enrolled in course. Once the workshop started, Michelle was always on top of things and was extremely helpful. I can’t say enough good things about her!

    As far as the class and material – it was a ton of fun! Quite a bit of the material is for outside shots (balancing ambient light with flash light, using OCF during mid-day sun, taking pictures at sunset), which in winter in Ohio is probably not the best, BUT she encouraged us to be creative and try out new and different things (using the flash as your sole light source, using gels, snoots and light benders). :) I have some really wonderful and interesting shots from the workshop. Definitely worth taking!!!!

    Since the end of the workshop, I’ve started working with OCF outside (the weather has improved immensely here!) and it’s still amazing the things you can do with it!! I’d totally recommend taking this course! Using OCF definitely adds to your bag of tricks!

  23. Michelle Petersen April 30, 2013 at 6:27 am - Reply

    I took Michelle’s class in February and it has helped me immensely, especially in the crummy spring weather we have been having here. It has literally saved me now several times with indoor photo shoots where I was able to use my OCF flash to either simulate natural light streaming in through a window, or used my flash as fill light so that I could get gorgeous window-backlit images with well exposed faces and with keeping my ISO low. Before the class, I would have either cancelled my photo session or headed there with a huge pit in my stomach, praying for the clouds to disappear…

    And that is not even mentioning all the different looks you can produce with OCF flash to make your portfolio or client viewing gallery more diverse. I highly, highly recommend this class to anyone who is looking to be able to work in diverse lighting situations and to be able to control the light they have.

    • Natalie Holm April 30, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

      I loved this class! Michelle is a natural teacher and did an incredible job with this content. I normally try and teach myself as much as possible and am pretty frugal about spending money, but this class was worth every penny. I do not think I could have learned something as technical as OCF from a book!

      Up to this point, I have always used natural light and was a bit intimidated about flash. This class gave me a solid understanding of how flash works off camera in different situations. Though I still am mostly a natural light shooter, I can now confidently set up my flash on client shoots to capture images during non-ideal times of day (ie, full sun at 2pm, after the sun is gone at sunset, etc.) and also use OCF to finesse my lighting indoors. Michelle goes over all the gear (from triggers, to modifiers, to gels) and makes difficult concepts easy to understand. Her materials are well written and I very much enjoyed reading through them each week. I had LOTS of Ah-HA! moments in her class.

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