Long Exposure Speedlite Workshop

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Ballaarat Park

Darling Island Road

Pyrmont, NSW 2009


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Use the power of flash to manipulate light and open up a whole new world of creative possibilities in your night and travel photography.

About this Event

One of the most powerful and misunderstood tools in a photographer’s camera bag is the Speedlite flash. Join Canon Collective Ambassador Scott Stramyk and learn how to enhance your night photography by balancing your flash with the environment.

This is your chance to get hands-on with the 600EX RT flash, engineered to provide a new level of performance and reliability for your photography. In a small and friendly group environment, you’ll experience new unrivalled lighting opportunities for shooting a subject and learn tips and tricks from the experts.

Topics covered

 • Long exposure photography

• ETTL metering and Manual Mode functionality

 • Canon Speedlite secondary functions like SSC Second Curtain Sync

 • Introduction to Light Painting

What to bring

 • Your own Canon camera and flash

• A tripod is mandatory for this workshop

• If you would like to borrow from the Canon Collective kit please contact Scott via collective@canon.com.au

Meeting Point

Meeting in the park on the grassy area

Skill level

 • This is an intermediate flash event. We recommend you have completed our Canon Digital Photography for Beginners workshop or have an equivalent level of knowledge.

 • Check out these speedlight tips pre-event to maximise your Collective experience.

Important information

 • You will be learning on the Canon Collective 600EX RT flash system, ensuring all participants have the same learning outcome.

 • Limited Canon speedlites will be available for use during the workshop

 • Bring warm clothing, walking shoes as this event takes places outside

 • Ballarat Park has minimal paid street parking available, Please arrive early to avoid missing the start of the workshop

COVID-safe event conditions:

Please note that by booking this workshop you agree to the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all participants and of our team. This includes:

 • Adhering to a maximum number of persons (inclusive of your Collective Ambassador) as per government advice

 • Maintaining 1.5m social distancing at all times and 4m2 social distancing indoors – applicable between Ambassadors and all guests

 • Learning outcomes will be provided by verbal explanation. Canon Collective Ambassadors will be unable to handle your cameras or review results on the LCD screen.

 • Access to hand sanitiser during the event

 • Wiping down / sanitisation of all shared gear

Who should not attend?

 • Anyone feeling unwell or awaiting COVID-19 test results

 • Anyone who has travelled overseas within the last 14 days

 • Anyone who has been in contact with any known positive COVID-19 person within the last 14 days

 • Anyone at “greater risk of serious infection” as described by the Australian Government as follows:

   - people aged 70 years and over

   - people aged 65 years and over with chronic medical conditions

   - people with a compromised immune system

   - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions

By booking an event, you agree to cooperate with all requirements and confirm you do not fall within one of the above listed categories. If your situation changes between booking your event and the day of the event, please do not attend and reschedule your place by contacting us.

Above Image: Image by Canon Collective Ambassador Scott Stramyk, BTS Long Exposure Harbour, Sydney

Above: Image by Canon Australia, Speedlite on-camera Flash

Main: Image by Canon Collective Ambassador Scott Stramyk, Collective members Urban Portrait, Sydney

Please consider the following requirements prior to booking this workshop, in consideration of the host and other participants:

 • Please arrive 15 mins before for start time. The workshop will begin at the designated time and late arrivals may not be admitted.

 • If you are more than 15 minutes early, please make yourself comfortable and wait for the host to greet guests together at the same time.

 • Please choose carefully. Except where otherwise indicated, we do not offer refunds unless an event has to be cancelled, rescheduled to a date you cannot attend, or where required under Australian Consumer Law. View the Terms of Registration.

 • Please take careful note of event details at time of booking. If you have any further question’s, contact us at collective@canon.com.au, however please note that due to the nature of our work we may be unable to respond to all request in a timely manner.

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Darling Island Road

Pyrmont, NSW 2009


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