Photo Workshops

MAPS offers free workshops in an effort to expand our members educational opportunities.  These workshops are presented by MAPS members who are generously donating their time and expertise.  All MAPS members in good standing can sign up for any of these workshops.

  • You don’t need to be an expert to present at a workshop, just have a willingness to share some knowledge.  If you are interested in doing so, please contact Bob Duke.

  • We make various handouts/notes from the workshops available to all MAPS members.

“Learn to Use Your Flash” with Roger Mattingly
Saturday, Sept. 10 – 8:00am-12:00pm
Thornhill Room C

As Roger announced during the “Learn to Love Your Flash” presentation on August 8, a follow-up workshop on learning to use your flash is scheduled for Saturday September 10th, from 8:00am to 12:00pm at Thornhill downstairs in Room C. It’s a small room so we can’t take more than 20 people. Please only register for this workshop if you know for sure that you will be attending. The registration will be on a first-come basis.

During the workshop you will set up a guide number for your flash. You will use bounce flash to shoot a head shot and a small group shot inside and, weather permitting, do the same outside using fill flash. We will do this by breaking into smaller groups of five or so with a group leader to help you work through each exercise. You will take turns being the photographer and the model.

You must bring your camera with the instruction book and your flash with its instruction book so we can help you do this. If you don’t have the instruction books try going online to the manufacturer’s website and see if you can download and print them out, or find a friend you can borrow them from, or call camera shops to see if they might have one.

Roger will be demonstrating how to use the simple accessories profiled during his presentation on August 8 and a couple of multiple flash setups that you can do on your own tabletop set up at home. We suggest you take copious notes for each setup so you can recreate what was done when you go home. The only way to learn this material is to do it, so take advantage of this workshop to become a better photographer and broaden your horizons.

Click here to register for this workshop.