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Introduction to Photographic Lighting with Hand Flash

A course by Antonio Garci
Photographer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2016
, Photographer

Learn to master the strobist technique and achieve great light quality with a low budget

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% Positive reviews (335)
  • 5190 students
Introduction to Photographic Lighting with Hand Flash

Learn to master the strobist technique and achieve great light quality with a low budget

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% Positive reviews (335)
  • 5190 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (2h 8m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Lighting is the most powerful creative ally that a photographer has at hand, something that Antonio Garci already demonstrated in his first course Studio photography: Lighting as a creative resource , and now, confirm it again using only hand strobes with the strobist technique.

Discover all the possibilities that the flash of hand gives you as the main tool and control the most creative resource of photography: light; both indoors and outdoors with little budget.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Philosophy and materials
  • U3
    U3. Theory and practice
  • U4
    U4. Revealed and retouch
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will know the work of Antonio, who will tell you about his career in photography and his studio work, which represents almost all his experience as a photographer. In addition, it will show you the influences that most inspire you.

You will learn what strobist photography is and how it works to achieve a high quality result with handheld and low budget flashes.

You will see in detail the different types of handheld flash that exist in the market and the advantages that each offers to use the creative power of light. You will also discover which are the most functional accessories for the strobist technique.

You will practice how to measure the light with the camera, balance the flashes and mix with the ambient light in four classic situations in which the flash hand can replace a study equipment: first in a session with portable study, one in location set , another outdoors and finally, a more creative one in which you will use colored gels.

Finally, you will learn the optimal way to organize your files, how to reveal in Adobe Lightroom and how to retouch in Adobe Photoshop to obtain a perfect final image.

What is this course's project?

You will develop a project based on the four exercises carried out during the course: a session with your portable study, in a set location, an outdoor session and, finally, a creative session with colored gels. Using handheld flashes your imagination knows no limits.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To photographers who want to learn how to use hand-held flashlight by developing the strobist technique to achieve lighting quality equivalent to that of a studio but with very little budget.

What you need

You only have to have basic knowledge of photography and know how to use your camera in manual mode, everything related to the hand flash will be taught by Antonio Garci from scratch.

With regard to materials you need a reflex or mirrorless camera and a handheld flash.


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Antonio Garci

A course by Antonio Garci


Professional photographer established in Madrid, specialized in studio photography, fashion and nude. With specialized studies in photography at the EFTI school, and a work spanning more than six years, his main focus is studio photography: books and personal sessions, catalogs and fashion editorials and promotional photography, always taking care of lighting in a fundamental way to offer a personal, original and different vision.

He has seen his work published in various digital and print media, although what he is passionate about is personal photography. His purpose in each job he does is always to obtain a unique photograph, using the tools at his disposal and providing his portrayed with his own personality. As a result of his dedication and passion for photography, he currently combines his work as a photographer with teaching.

He is an expert in lighting, has created his own YouTube channel where he offers advice on photography and lighting, has the vision, technique and ability to master the light and transmit it to students and therefore works as a teacher, conducting workshops and workshops and as part of the Too Many Flash photography school template.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Philosophy and materials

    • "Low cost" lighting
    • Portable and creative light quality
    • What hand-held flash to choose?
    • Modifiers and accessories
  • U3

    Theory and practice

    • In a portable study
    • In a location
    • Outdoors
    • Creativity to the fullest
  • U4

    Revealed and retouch

    • Workflow
    • Revealed in Lightroom
    • Retouch in Photoshop I
    • Retouch in Photoshop II
  • FP

    Final Project

    • The secrets of light with hand flash

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Introduction to Photographic Lighting with Hand Flash. A Photography, and Video course by Antonio Garci Best Seller

Introduction to Photographic Lighting with Hand Flash

A course by Antonio Garci
Photographer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2016
  • 93% Positive reviews (335)
  • 5190 students