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Shooting with Gels – Off Camera Flash – Chester Academy Evening

Thursday, January 20 at 19:00 22:00

Shooting with Gels - Off Camera Flash - Photo of a model posing using these photographic techniques at the Welshot Photographic Academy


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Shooting with Gels – Off Camera Flash – Chester Academy Evening

What Will Happen

At this Welshot Photographic Academy Evening in Chester it’s all about Shooting with Gels – Off Camera Flash Photography. You will be shooting on location, in an urban environment, around the historic city of Chester while capturing your stunning, experienced, Welshot models in camera while using lighting gels and modifiers. You will learn how to balance ambient, low-light conditions and flash photography while using gels. Not only will you leave this Welshot photographic workshop with a camera roll full of wonderful portrait photography but you will leave having learnt a new photographic skill and technique, or three.

Gels are coloured, transparent material used to modify lights for photography – placed over the light source to create stunning, often dramatic, colourful effects. You will even learn how you can make your own gels for your flashgun, using sweet wrappers.

Whether you are a beginner to photography, a photographer who would like to try a new genre, learn a new technique or skill or a more advanced photographer who wants to build their image portfolio, you will be made welcome, and we would love to help you get the best out of your camera.

The Welshot Team will be at hand throughout this session to assist and help you get the best from your camera, so you can leave at the end of this session with memory cards full of beautiful photographs and great memories.

Please Note: No food or drink is included in the cost of this event. This is a fully outdoor event – please make sure you come dressed appropriately. If Welshot decides to postpone this event due to bad weather conditions you will be given a number of options regarding your booking.

Welshot will be keeping within Welsh Government regulations and recommendations regarding the Coronavirus and Covid 19 Regulations, and we expect our delegates to do the same

You Will Learn

  • How to use your camera settings and functions
  • How to balance ambient light and flash photography while using gels
  • How to work with, and pose a model
  • How to use coloured gels in your portraiture photography
  • Which modifiers you should have in your kit for on location shoots and working with gels
  • How to shoot portraiture on location – and use your environment to your advantage.
  • How to compose your images
  • How to shoot full length portraiture using gels – and not just head shots.
  • How to think creatively
  • What Welshot can do for you and your photography

The Schedule

  • 19:00 – Meet at Chester Crowne Plaza – Welcome, introductions, handouts if applicable
  • 19:10 – Photography Group session one
  • 20:30 – Comfort break – No refreshments are included in this event
  • 20:45 – Photography – Group session two
  • 22:00 – Finish

Please Bring

  • Camera and lenses suitable for this event – any focal length lens of between 35mm and 100mm or standard kit zoom
  • Spare (Fully Charged) Batteries and Memory Card
  • If you wish to create images using ambient light a tripod would be a good idea
  • Refreshments – Snacks or drinks you think you will require during the event
  • A list of ideas, help, questions etc that you would like to discuss with Welshot Team Leaders


This event is discounted to £32.00 at checkout if you are a Welshot Academy Member. To become a Welshot Member and receive some great benefits check this link.

Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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