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Strobe Workshop: Lighting with Speed Lights
4 Weeks | $350 | 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: Spring | In-Class
Course Fee: $350
Prerequisite: Photo I: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO (ART-40629) or equivalent experience.
Materials/Software/Hardware: 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 two so you will have one week to acquire anything you need for day two. See below for required materials.

  • 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.)

Note: Elective for Photography: Images and Techniques professional certificate. 
Contact: For more information about this course, please email

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