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Canon 580 & 430 EX II Speedlite DVD Crash Course DVD + Download

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Finally! Award winning instructor and professional wedding photographer Michael Andrew tackles one of the most challenging aspects of photography, Speedlite Flash Systems. In this limited edition Crash Course, Michael breaks down the Canon 580 & 430 EX II Speedlites in easy to understand concepts and lessons that will have you using your flash like a pro in just a few hours! Even advanced Flash users will benefit greatly from the concepts and techniques outlined.

Need fast, effective training for the Canon 600 ExII Speedlite? Michael has a great video on it which can be purchased here: Canon Speedlite 600 Ex Tutorial Training Video Course DVD

First Michael gives you a Crash Course on Lighting, the Physics of Light and the Mechanics of Cameras. Next, he shows us how to use the Speedlite in different situations and how to manipulate it, as well as your camera settings to get the results you've always wanted. Finally, in "Putting it all Together" Michael demonstrates a combination of the techniques and variables used according to the situation.

If you own a Canon 580 or 430 (EX or EXII) Speedlite and are looking to improve your photographic skills or aren’t exactly sure how everything works…. this is the DVD for you!

Run time is approximately 3 Hours and 30 minutes.

Included Lessons- Michael's Lighting Crash Course!:

  • Introduction
  • Exposure and Flash
  • The Types of Light
  • Light Crash Course
  • Michael's Natural Lighting Tips
  • Long Exposure Shooting
  • Artificial Light Variables
  • Changing Flash Power
  • Fill Flash with Backlight
  • Bounce Flash
  • F Stop Increments
  • Inverse Law of Light
  • Bracketing
  • To Point or Not to Point
  • 4 Way Light Crash Course
  • ETTL, TTL and Manual Flash
  • Light Modifiers
  • 1st and 2nd Curtains
  • Clipped Exposures
  • High Speed Sync Concepts
  • Slow Sync
  • 1st and 2nd Curtain Flash
  • Flash Event Sequence
  • Modes & Flash
  • Michael's Mode Recommendations
  • Clipped Exposures
  • The 3 Rules

  • Canon Speedlite Specific Lessons
  • Set Up
  • Quick LCD Review
  • 580 vs 430
  • Speedlite Buttons
  • Accessories
  • Make your own fill card
  • High Speed Sync
  • Second Shutter Curtain
  • Manual Flash
  • Distance Exercise
  • The Flare Effect
  • Stroboscopic
  • Tips and Tricks
  • 580 Custom Function Set Ups
  • 430 Custom Function Set Ups
  • ISO Exposure Compensation
  • Manual External Metering
  • Off Camera Flash
  • Basic Wireless Setups
  • ST-E2 Set Ups
  • Pocket Wizard Set Ups
  • Advanced Wireless Settings
  • Speedlite Quiz
  • Putting It All Together
  • Soft Fill
  • Slow Sync with One Speedlite
  • Changing Variables
  • Sun Light Shooting
  • Advanced - Sunset Shooting
  • And much, much more!!

  • AWESOME Bonus Features!!

  • Easy to use Chapter Menus
  • Basic Macro Lessons
  • Michael's AWESOME Macro Technique
  • Photoshop Layers Lesson!
  • Paintballer and Lollipops Lesson!
  • 580 Interface Menu. Click on the icon and it takes you to the lesson that explains it! Wow!

    Sample Lesson: Fill Flash With Backlight

  • As of as of Jan 19th 2009, all orders in the US will be Priority US with Tracking $8.95. We are no longer offering the flat rate of $4.95 as we want you to get your order quickly, with tracking should there be any problems.

    International Shipping Options:

    International First Class $9.95 (2-3 weeks)

    Priority International $29.95 (7-10 days)

    Express Worldwide $65. (2-4 days)

      Also please note: For some reason shipping time to Canada occasionally takes up to 2-3 weeks with First Class. Please expect this if you are ordering from there. Thank you!

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