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Strobe Workshop: Lighting with Speed Lights
4 Weeks | $325 | In-Class

Learn how to light your photographs without the use of heavy or expensive gear. This intensive workshop teaches the art of strobe lighting using off-camera flashes and other equipment such as flash triggers, gels, grids, softboxes and more. Through demonstrations, in-class assignments and independent projects, students will learn to maximize their options shooting with a core set of gear including a camera with manual controls, inexpensive speed lights and basic light modifiers.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring | In-Class
Course Fee: $325
Prerequisite: Photo I: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO (ART-40629) or equivalent experience.
Materials: No equipment is needed for our first meeting, and we will cover equipment choices that day if you need help deciding exactly what you should get. Equipment IS mandatory for day 2 so you will have 7 days to acquire anything you need for day 2. See below for required materials.
Note: Elective for Photography: Images and Techniques professional certificate. 
Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Equipment required for this course:

  • Camera (lens, batteries) with manual controls for ISO, shutter speed, aperture
  • 1 off camera flash with manual power controls (e.g. Canon ex530, Nikon SB800, Vivitar 285hv, Godox AD200, Profoto B10)
  • 1 umbrella (convertible preferred) or softbox
  • 1 light stand and cold shoe umbrella bracket
  • 1 flash trigger (e.g. Radio Popper, PocketWizard, PC Cable, proprietary control for Godox/Profoto systems, etc.)

Course Number: ART-40511
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Photography: Images and Techniques