Flash Photography Workshop

1 Day - Phoenix, Arizona
March 1, 2020
Activity Level
Skill Level
All Levels


Interested in learning when, where and how to use flash with your photography, then don’t miss this one-day Flash Photography class with Amy Horn. Amy will guide you through the various quality of light, define flash terminology, demonstrate various lighting scenarios and work with participants hands-on using your flash unit to capture professional images.

Registration deadline: February 28, 2020


Now that you have mastered basic camera techniques it is time to take your photos to the next level by using flash in your images. Flash does not have to be the harsh hard light that we often get with our pop up flashes. Flash can look soft and natural if understood by the photographer. In this Flash Photography class, we will demonstrate and explore the qualities of light through flash units including your on camera pop up flash and external flash both on and off the camera. Flash photography can take a snapshot and turn it into a great shot.


This workshop will begin with a presentation on flash terminology including the inverse square law, guide numbers and multiple flash modes (rear curtain sync, slow sync, etc). After terminology is understood we will manipulate the quality and quantity of light from each light source: on camera pop up flash, on camera hot shoe flash units and off camera hot shoe flash scenarios. Multiple flash accessories will be demonstrated and available for participants to use. There will be a variety of situations to photograph including portraits, products and nature opportunities. Whether you have a flash unit that you have never used or you purchase one for the class, spend the day hands-on using your flash unit to capture professional images.


To gain the most from this class, bring an external (detachable) hot shoe flash unit compatible with your camera and an off camera option as well (choose one):

  1. Built in wireless flash compatibility (see camera manual if you have this function), or
  2. Off-camera flash cord (compatible with your camera & flash), or
  3. Remote wireless flash triggers (attaches to camera & flash to communicate with each other).


Workshop includes:

  • Photo instruction
  • Workshop Critique

Sunday, March 1, 2019

  • Group will meet at 8:00 am for an introduction to flash photography.
  • Review terminology and various types of light.
  • Have a demonstration on the various quanities and qualities of light through the use of hot shoe flash, pop-up flash and off-camera flash units.
  • Demonstrate a variety of flash accessories. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using the various accessories and flash units.
  • Break for lunch.
  • After lunch we will break into various groups and work in different flash stations. This will include portrait, nature, food, etc. to demonstrate how your settings and technique will produce amazing images.
  • Workshop concludes at 5:00pm

The workshop will be held:

University of Phoenix
4035 S. Riverpoint Parkway, Room #201
Phoenix, AZ

The workshop will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive a few minutes early to locate the classroom and find a seat.


Amy Horn
Ambika Balasubramaniyan
Photo Guide
John Ellis
Photo Guide

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please pay careful attention to our cancellation policy.  We are unable to make exceptions for any reason, including family and medical emergencies.  No refunds will be issued within 2 weeks of this workshop. A 10% administrative fee

Arizona Highways PhotoScapes reserves the right to cancel any workshop if our minimum student enrollment is not met. In the event AHPS cancels a workshop, participants will be given the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund for the workshop components booked directly with AHPS.  Please Note: we are not liable for the additional expenses incurred such as airfare, hotel accommodations or any other components booked outside of the workshop.

PAYMENT TERMS:  Payment in full is due at registration unless otherwise indicated.