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Flash is terrifying. But it doesn't have to be.

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You're terrified when you walk into a dark reception. You have no idea how to capture the details or dancing, so you use "natural" light and bounce your flash, hoping for the best.

You pray that you get at least some usable dancing shots, but are constantly worried you're missing the moment.

You are SO TIRED of not understanding your flash and what to do with it.

You want to capture every moment of a reception without worrying about bulky gear or missed shots.

You are ready to deliver badass reception images for your couples. Their party deserves it.

You are excited to finally know how easy it is to get good light at receptions, and to deliver galleries you're incredibly proud of.

Any of this sound familiar?

It's easier than
you think.

Confidence and excitement for shooting wedding receptions is possible with Rock Your Flash.

"I had a [flash] mentorship session with the loveliest Steph Smith - her energy is magnetic and so utterly joyful. I'm so happy to have learned so many valuable things about external/OCF lighting from her. Which, as a primarily natural light photographer, was so valuable for me.

It was a goal for me this year to become more confident in that aspect , and she delivered.

So photographers who want to up their external lighting knowledge + game - she's your girl!"

Evan  Hopman Photography

the deets

Online education and in-person workshop

Rock Your Flash is a 2-part intensive. The first part is 3 days of 1 hour LIVE trainings, and at the end of the week, we'll get together for an in-person workshop to put everything you've learned into practice.

In ONE WEEK you'll learn everything it took me YEARS to learn. You'll walk into this wedding season with the right gear, the right energy, and the right skills to create badass wedding images.

I'm teaching you everything you need to know to rock your flash. At the end of the course, you'll have the confidence you need to deliver amazing reception images to your couples.

What is rock your flash?

Images by Katie Driscoll Photography from the Spring 2020 in-person workshop

What's included

(3) 1 hour LIVE video trainings via private Facebook group to go over the best gear, settings, and techniques for wedding receptions.

They'll be recorded and saved so you can watch them any time, but you'll be able to ask any questions if you attend the LIVE classes.

Homework assignments (that I'll do too!) to test your new skills and gain confidence with your flash.

Comprehensive gear list to get you started when you're ready.

BONUS: lighting diagrams with setting reminders to take with you on the go.


IN-PERSON WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

It's go time! Practice what you've learned over the week with:

3 hours of instruction and shooting
2 table setups
Cake table
Dance party
Individual time to shoot and ask me anything

WHAT TO BRING:

Bring your camera, 2 flashes, triggers, lightstands, and whatever other equipment you like! I want you to be completely comfortable with your gear!

FALL 2020 DATE TBD

Day 1

Day 2

The Goods

The Setup

Level Up

Learn the exact gear I use and the settings I keep on my flash every time to create consistent lighting.

Setup, shooting reception details and dancing. You'll learn where to place your lights while shooting cake shots, table shots, full room shots, dances, toasts, partying and group shots.

The most intense day but full of all the info you need!

Learn about different light modifiers I've used, how to set up for success on a wedding day, and how to edit difficult images.

We'll also go over your homework images and wrap up the online portion.

Day 3

ONLINE ONLY

$549

$649

ONLINE + IN-PERSON

NOTE: Online is a prerequisite for the workshop. Because of the nature of the material, you need to go through the online content before attending the workshop.

Your investment

"I knew how to get by using flash, but it was still an area that I didn't feel confident in. After signing up with Steph, I was sure this is exactly what I needed, and I was right!

Steph is such an awesome mentor!! We were able to focus on adjusting lighting every step of the way. If there was a result that I was unsure of, she would make sure we took the time to experiment with the flashes so I could see the different results.

She is so patient and uplifting! Easily an 11 out of 10 for those who want to boost their confidence and have lots of fun!"

alex villar photography

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FAQ

Unfortunately, no. The online course is important in setting you up for success for the workshop. You'll learn everything through the online course, and then be able to put it into practice at the in-person workshop.

The only requirement for this class
is 2 flashes and 1 trigger.


I just want you to get your flash off your camera! You'll have the recommended gear list for investing in the future, and you'll be able to come back to the material any time!

You can also rent gear from Bedford's (local to NWA), lensprotogo.com, or borrow a friend's!

Do you offer refunds if I can't come?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds for the online or workshop. However, you can sell your ticket to the workshop. Just let me know once you've sold it and I'll change the name on the list.

I'm not sure I can make the LIVE. Will I still be able to watch it?

YES! The benefit of LIVE education is that you can ask me anything while I'm going through the material. If you can't make the scheduled time (about an hour each day), you can always watch the replay!

Is there a payment plan?

Yes! Email or DM me on Instagram (@iamstephsmith) and I'll hook you up!

I can't afford it right now. Will you be doing it again?

Can I just come to the in-person workshop?

What if I don't have all the recommended gear?

Yes! I hope to do more of them. The price of the workshop will go up in the future, so if you can, join us now!

Dat fine print tho:

ANY AND ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE AND MUST BE FULFILLED BY IN-PERSON WORKSHOP DATE. IF YOU'RE UNABLE TO ATTEND, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO RESELL YOUR TICKET. IF ROCK YOUR FLASH IS CANCELED FOR ANY REASON, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND OF ALL PAYMENTS MADE.