Personalized Off-Camera Flash Classes

Are you sick of fighting your flash? (Or maybe you’re not sure how to even get started with using flash?)

 

I’ve got you.

 

Whether you’re looking to buy your very first flash, or you’re a long-time pro who rocks the “one on-camera + one off-camera” setup and wants to graduate to the next level, I can make you feel powerful in any lighting situation (AND save you a ton of money on buying random crap that you don’t actually need).

 

My classes are available in person in the Lansing Michigan area, or via webcam anywhere in the world!

 

I make it FUN to learn, I can adjust to any teaching style you need, and I would love to all of your questions- even the ones you worry are silly! I want to use my hard-earned knowledge to help you skip straight to LOVING flash.

 

So, if your flash strategy is "pray that it works this time" (and then spend a LOT of time editing later), let’s get you booked for a class you so can break free of the frustration and just make some killer art.

What can flash do for me?

When you're looking at the finished image, it can be hard to tell what it REALLY looked like, for context. Let me blow your mind! Use the slider below to see some before-and-afters to illustrate the incredible power and flexibility of what I can teach you.

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What will the class cover?

 

Your class will be very hands-on. We'll practice different setups, modifiers, and lighting styles. I'll also show you behind the scenes images and answer any questions you have about tricky situations that you face.

 

I'll cover the following topics:

  • How flash works (and how to fix it when it doesn't work)
  • My easy, 3-step system to getting perfect flash settings every time
  • How to choose the best flash equipment for you
  • How to select the right settings with confidence
  • How to bounce light properly
  • Where to place your flash
  • Flattering body types with flash
  • Matching color to make editing a breeze
  • Which modifiers are worth it (and not!)
  • and more!

 

Want to go the extra mile? I can also teach you:

  • High-powered strobe work in a bright setting
  • Multiple-light setups
  • Crazy lighting color effects
  • Amazing rain and snow shots with flash
  • Smoke bombs and other cool nerdy photography stuff!

 

What if I don't have a flash yet?

No problem! Before your class, we do a pre-class consult to go over what gear you have, the things you typically shoot (or want to shoot), and your budget. I'll then recommend the exact right flash (or other gear) that is a perfect fit for you!

 

There will be some hear you can wait to purchase after the class, if you wish. For the class itself, only the following is required. (during your consult, I'll explain any unfamiliar terms!)

  • Your DSLR camera and lens
  • At least one speedlight flash
  • A triggering device
  • One lightstand
  • Basic CTO gel kit

Of course, you might also want to have optional things such as a second flash/lightstand (to practice multi-light setups) or a modifier (like an umbrella or softbox). During your consult, I'll recommend what you personally would benefit from the most.

This is great! So, how does it work?

When:

 

Your class is held at a time and date convenient for you! Fill out the contact form on this page, and I'll send over my calendar so that you can see what dates are available.

 

Most classes take place on weekdays, but some limited weekends are available during the event off-season. I'm extremely flexible on time of day and am available to you any time from 9am to 9pm.

 

Where:

 

Anywhere in the world!

 

Your class can take place (1) in person at my home in Grand Ledge, Michigan (near Lansing) or (2) via webcam, right in your own home.

 

Cost:

 

The class cost is $500, and includes:

  • The pre-class consult to determine your needs and any gear you may need to pick up to get started
  • The class itself (about 4 - 5 hours, depending on the student)
  • My 30+ page PDF of master notes that covers what we went over in the class
  • Ongoing access to my secret FB group for students
  • Special alumni pricing when doing a future refresher class or in-person workshop! (workshops = larger group classes done at a wedding venue. I hold workshops once a year in Spring)

Do you offer payment plans?

 

Yes! If you need a payment plan, just let me know, and we'll work out a payment schedule that makes sense for you.

 

I'm nervous- is this really the right class for me?

 

I totally understand. <3 Many of the people I've taught really struggled to find a safe and fun place to learn, and were so relieved that my class was so different from what they had found in the past! I've been teaching these classes for many years now, and have truly honed my ability to teach each person in a way that they understand.

 

I'm so confident that you'll love your class that I make you this promise: if, after you have your class, you feel that it wasn't worth it, just let me know within 24 hours, and I'll refund you with no questions asked. In all these years, I've never had to refund a single person- and the glowing reviews you read here are a testament to my devotion to making this class an awesome experience for you.

Let's do this thing!

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Heather Kanillopoolos Photography is located in Grand Ledge, and photographs weddings and portraits in the Greater Lansing area, Grand Rapids, Holland, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and more!