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Sometimes you need a little extra lighting to achieve a properly exposed image, but using electronic flash units mounted on top of your DSLR can produce contrasty, stark, or flat photos. Luckily, it's easy to vastly improve your results by moving the flash off of the camera. Learn how to use off-camera lighting and light modifiers (umbrellas, softboxes, grids, etc.) that will give your images a professional look. Speedlights can give you the same look as pro studio lighting and have the added advantage of no cables or cords to manage. Through demonstrations of off-camera lighting techniques and hands-on applications of lessons learned, you'll bring your photography to a whole new level... in a flash! Prerequisite: A DSLR or Mirrorless System camera equipped with a hot shoe, a memory card, and either Nuts and Bolts for DSLR (LLART 193), Digital Photography: An Introduction (LLART 115), or take our quiz. Please be familiar with the workings of your camera.