Speedlite Flash Photography Class

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 41 customer ratings
(41 customer reviews)



Runs on various Saturdays throughout the year, 8am to 6pm.

Learn how to control light and create stunning images you never thought possible. This  workshop is designed to take you from zero Speedlite Flash knowledge to confidently handling and being creative with your single Speedlite or multiple units off camera. Spend an inspirational, educational and creative day with internationally acclaimed Master Photographer, Daniel Linnet, AIPP, as he introduces you to the exciting world of Speedlite lighting. This Sydney based Speedlite Flash Photography Workshop will teach you all the basics to get you started and is filled with practical real-world techniques that will have you shooting like a pro in no time. The day is ‘hands on’ and we provide each participant with plenty of practical shooting time to hone your newfound skills.


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Enjoy this ‘hands on’ Premium Speedlite Off Camera Flash Workshop experience while shooting most of the day!

On the day of your Speedlite Workshop Daniel sets up a series of professional shoots and discusses and demonstrates how and why he is making the decisions he is making. You will gain ‘hands on’ experience in designing and creating your own professional images. This is an exciting, fun and inspirational day of shooting.

Utilising 2 different models during the day in different lighting scenarios on different sets, we cover all of the theory and practical to get you started as well as plenty of pro tips to take you well beyond the basics and into pro level. This workshop is suitable for any DSLR or Mirrorless camera with hot shoe mount and with interchangable lenses and full manual capability.

You will be shooting using on and off camera flash all day but the majority of the day will be spent shooting off camera and move from single light setups to multiple flash heads..

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N.B. Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers

Overview of some of the topics:

  • Speedlite Basics :
    • Exposure theory
    • Working with TTL (Through The Lens)
    • Creative ‘on camera’ flash
    • Fill flash
  • Off Camera Flash :
    • Roaming flash techniques
    • Switching to manual
    • Finding exposure
    • Getting creative
    • Single light techniques
    • Lighting directions
    • Emulating window light
    • Light shapers (soft boxes, brollies and snoots)
    • Controlling mood
  • Multi Flash Setups :
    • The lighting triangle
    • Lighting ratios
    • Lighting the background (Mood it up / Blow it out)
    • Studio lighting techniques
    • The studio portrait
  • Lighting for the environment :
    • Environmental portraits
    • Lighting for the environment (area lighting)
  • Getting Creative :
    • Gels and gobos
    • Breaking the rules (creating flare)
  • Light Anything
    • Food lighting with a single flash
    • Flash duration
    • Speedlite techniques for weddings and events
    • Speedlite techniques for beauty


The Speedite lighting workshop is not suitable for compact cameras without full manual mode.

You will need:

  • An SLR or Mirrorless camera with hot shoe mount and with interchangable lenses and full manual capability
  • All the lenses you have
  • Your speedlites if you have some – if not – don’t worry, you can use ours
  • Memory Card(s)
  • All camera accessories – i.e: tripod, lens filters, lens hood, etc. if you have them
  • Fully charged camera battery and spare if you have one
  • Your cameras manual(s) – for referencing those hard to find features
  • Dress casual & comfortable with comfortable shoes

Speedlite photography workshop is $450 for 10 hours Tuition

Your fee includes the following:

  • A Professional and experienced Multi-award winning AIPP Master Photographer / Tutor
  • 2 Professional and friendly models
  • Host attending to all of your catering needs
  • Stylist
  • Professional photography assistant
  • Hair & Make up artist
  • Tutorial & brief for the days shoots
  • Light refreshments throughout the day (includes water, tea, coffee, juice & snacks)
  • Beautiful catered lunch
  • All lighting and studio equipment
  • Wardrobe and costumes/outfits

N.B. Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers



41 reviews for Speedlite Flash Photography Class

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Springstub

    Thanks for a fabulous workshop last weekend.
    Thank you also for these notes. They will be very useful in helping to jog my memory.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kerry Boytell

    My husband and I did the off camera workshop with Daniel last Saturday. What a wonderful day. We learnt so much and made some truly great images, thanks to Daniel and his super models. It was a truly awesome day, and we will return. This must have been about the 6th workshop we have done with Daniel, and they never disappoint. Daniel you are a wonderful teacher, and Wendy you make things run so smoothly, it is always a most enjoyable day.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Don Smallwood

    Another excellent day with Wendy And Daniel. Amazing how they can teach such simple but amazing ways to light and photograph the subjects. Awesome day. I will go back soon!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sophie Brown

    I attended the Flash Photography Workshop with SPW yesterday. This was my second workshop. I love using flash and this workshop provided the opportunity to learn more skills. I’m really excited about implementing the new ideas in my own photography work. Thanks also to the lighting assistants, the food (thanks Wendy) and the company of the other attendees! Oh, and Orlando the kitten that joined us for the day.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thom Wheeler

    The workshop was very informative, very hands on and cannot fault Daniel & Wendy’s patient and engaging approach with regards to passing on their knowledge and passion. The models they utilised were professional, patient, engaging and easy to work with. At the end of then day I left inspired and wanting more. Having been shooting Landscapes for about 5 years, this course in Speedlite Photography has ignited a desire to do and learn more in this genre of photography. I definitely recommend this and look forward to attending the next one.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan Astor-Smith

    This workshop is the the best I have done with practical demonstrations on how to set up lighting in an effective and easy way even in a small space. Daniel explains things clearly and is patient and generous in sharing his knowledge and experience. There is plenty of opportunity to put the theory into practice with models and lighting set ups in the studio during the workshop. Wendy is warm and welcoming and keeps everything ticking along smoothly. A really useful and enjoyable workshop.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephane Thomas

    The workshop was amazing, I learnt a lot thank you!
    I have done photography workshops in different places and you guys are the best by a very very long way. Everything was well planned, organised and run super smoothly.
    I can’t wait for the next one!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Zaglas

    I can not speak more highly of SPW, Wendy and Daniel. Their workshops are incredibly well put together, great value and a fantastic experience. I completed their speedlight workshop recently and could not have walked away feeling more confident about my photography. Daniel is an amazing photographer and educator and together with Wendy they are just simply great people too!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elaine Hone

    Fantastic inspiring workshop. Daniel’s presentation was clear and informative. Followed by practical creative portrait scenarios, from fill flash to complete creative studio set ups with great models. In addition to product photography.
    I had such an enjoyable day and came away informed and inspired with a confident understanding of my speed light.
    A Big thank you to Daniel and Wendy. Thank you also to Ben, Chris and Angela.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thanks for your wonderful hospitality and the fist rate instruction from Danial and Mal. I’m looking forward to future workshops as it was a valuable experience.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cesar Ocampo

    Amazing Experience, Workshop, hospitality and Tuition I really enjoy the Photographic Workshop with Daniel and Wendy they are incredible and although I’m an experienced photographer, I get new knowledge and skills. Highly recommend working with them.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Callam Howard

    Instantly inspired! The workshop offered a great balance of practical and theoretical content. Daniel is an exceptional and approachable mentor. He was so generous with his time and assisted each participant in the course, no matter what skill level. Thank you to Wendy for your meticulous organisation and for being so welcoming. You created a friendly atmosphere that seemed like we were taking photos with old friends rather than a complete group of strangers. Highly recommend these courses to everyone wishing to improve their photography!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Avery

    Thanks again for an eye opening day filled with plenty of things to ponder and practice. I was really impressed with what you managed to fit into one day. I hope to keep in touch even if it’s just through the your social channels. You guys are a great team.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Hing

    Dear Wendy and Daniel. Thank you for a great day. I really enjoyed the workshop yesterday. Did the Speedlite workshop. Excellent day and full of important knowledge about flash. Thank Daniel for imparting your considerable knowledge

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lee Chandler

    A fantastic workshop. Daniel shared with us his wealth of knowledge on the use of lighting to make your photos tell a story. He made the whole process of building that story feel very easy.
    I whole heartedly recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to expand there understandings of what can be achieved with a single speed light.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    A fantastic course with just the right balance of theory and hands-on sessions. It was great to get to see what is possible in a practical and inspiring way.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    This workshop is great for people who want to learn to create the effects of studio lighting but using speed lights. It was what I was looking for. I learned a lot. The crew and other attendees were very friendly, the teaching style of Daniel was fantastic with the mix of theory and hands on and the organisation by Wendy faultless.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nancy Morley

    I really enjoyed this workshop and and loved Daniel’s teaching style. The models were great to work with as well. Well worth it, thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shaelah Gringhuis

    This course has given me the confidence to invest in some speedlites and expand my photography offering. A well structured course that was informative and fun. Thanks!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    Enjoyable and well organised course. Keen to do another course in the near future!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you Daniel and Wendy (and all other assistants/models in the course). This course seriously is a “no bullshit” PROPER course that teaches you how to put the theory into practice. Daniel does not waste time reading through notes and printing out handouts for us to follow. He talks and answers questions. Then he shows you how it’s done. He’s a mentor. I’ll be back for more learning. Thank you again

  22. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have done three SPW courses and workshops, and it never disappoints!
    The speed light workshop was hugely informative and the team of Daniel, Chris and Wendy create a fantastic environment of learning and creativity.
    Can’t recommend it high enough!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wayne Fuller

    Thanks for a great day guys. It was fun, relaxed and very educational. I went from virtually no knowledge of speed lites to feeling comfortable to get out and start using them with much more confidence. Highly recommended.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danielle Harte

    Incredibly informative day! Daniel your knowledge and passion was so appreciated, you’ve opened up a whole new world with Speed lighting and I can’t wait to go out and shoot. Many thanks also to Chris and Wendy 🙂

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sean Ascroft

    What a great day. In one day it pushed me to understand all the possibilities speedlite offers. Our tutor’s Daniel, Chris & Wendy were brilliant, and I would not hesitate recommending this course to anyone.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Des Chu

    The speedlite workshop de-mystifies artificial lighting for photographers, teaching the skills of outdoor and studio flash photography using accessible equipment, and inspires with progressively more spectacular sets, props and models. There were plenty of opportunities to shoot each scenario with your own creativity. I was left with an eager anticipation of practising these skills later, and a renewed passion for the art of photography. Daniel, Chris and Wendy – thank you for what you do!

  27. Rated 5 out of 5


    Yet another excellent day out with the SPW team. I learned a few new tricks. Will be going back for more

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Passman

    Absolutely awesome course. I learnt a lot in such a short time. I cant wait to put it into practice.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alan Naughton

    Another great day learning from Daniel.
    Learned a lot more than just utilising speedlights – the whole day was intuitive from start to finish and very well organised. Was a great follow up to the portraiture session.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt Wheeler

    In a word AWESOME! Daniel and Wendy have created an informative, welcoming and fun workshop. I learned so much my mind was boggling. i would 100% recommend any of their courses…I will definitely be going back.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julia Frowein

    Just a quick note to say thank you for a great ‘hands on’ day of Speedlite photography. While it remains a huge learning curve for me, I really enjoyed getting out of my comfort zone and exploring the possibilities that flash offers, especially off the camera! The models were great and what a terrific location you have in your studio and the surrounding area. Thank you also for superb hospitality throughout the day.
    Love your work

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Haichen Li

    What an amazing day! I learned A LOT from this workshop. It was so much more than what I expected. Thank you very much for this experience SPW! I look forward to coming back for more workshops.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5


    Enjoyable course and learn’t heaps. Keen to do another course in the near future!

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jo Lyons

    The Speedlite Photography workshop was exactly what I needed… I had enrolled in a 12 week OTEN course which was cancelled the day before it commenced. I then googled and found this course which could be achieved in one full day which suited me perfectly. Daniel was an amazing facilitator who was very open with sharing his experience and tips. I learned so much and now looking forward to putting it into practice. We were very well looked after by Daniel, Chris and Wendy and it was a very personalised experience. I highly recommend SPW and am looking forward to going back to learn some more.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Goran Mirceski

    I’m so glad I did this workshop. It was fun and informative, Everyone from the tutor to the models were very professional. I’ll definitely be doing more workshops with these guys in the future. Cheers.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Blake Curtis

    Hi guys – Thanks for another great workshop. As always, Daniel was incredibly patient and knowledgeable, and Wendy could not be more hospitable. You guys run a great interactive and educational photo workshop.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5


    What a great workshop! In just one day I’ve saved myself days and days of trying to work out how to use a speedlight properly! now on to more practice 🙂 thank you again..

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Butta

    This workshop was thorough and well constructed. The team was amazing and so accommodating. The models were professional and of industry standard. I had fun and learnt a lot. I would do it again tomorrow and the day after that…

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roman Wolczak

    The speedlite workshop was a real eye opener on how versatile they are. The day was run really well and great value, thank you.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julia Donney

    Had a great day…. learnt a lot. I never really thought that a Speedlite Flash could be so useful, as I always thought that studio lighting would be better suited. It was good to get back into photography and relearn the basics and to learn to create window lighting without a window!…. Thanks

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rene Kisselbach

    Thank you for another great workshop. You guys rock. Warm regards

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