Nikon Ambassador- Dave Black Speedlighting
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SPEEDLIGHTING - Light is the Greatest Influence

A presentation by: Dave Black

This will be a step-by-step instructional style presentation teaching off camera flash techniques from simple portraits to Action with High Speed Sync mode.

This presentation will illustrate how to use off camera flash in a variety of situations, but will also be technical with respect to current Speedlight technology, camera settings and accessory equipment. Attendee’s will gain a thorough understanding of off camera flash principles and applications ranging from portraiture, to lighting on location, to sports action with High Speed Sync all being accomplished using Speedlights off camera. Questions will be taken during the presentation time. Note taking is encouraged.

My presentation is designed to inform, educate, and entertain. Attendee’s can become familiar with the topic by visiting my website tutorial articles on Speedlights. Simply log on to and click the Workshop at the Ranch page.

As a freelance photographer for over 30 years Dave’s work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. The list of event coverage includes the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of twelve Olympic Games. Known for his creative use of Speedlights and in particular with the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Dave’s portfolio continues to broaden into the commercial and advertising industry, and with specialized lighting projects including work for the National Geographic and their book Where Valor Rests, Arlington National Cemetery.

Dave is one of Nikon’s “Legends Behind the Lens” and a SanDisk Extreme Team photographer. His long involvement as a teacher and guest lecturer at numerous photography workshops and Universities since 1986 include American PHOTO magazine’s Mentor series of national and international photo treks, and the online video education with Kelby Training. His monthly website tutorial articles, Workshop at the Ranch attracts more than 85,000 unique visitors monthly. His recently released instructional book, The Way I See It … is highly acclaimed in both the US and abroad.

To see Dave’s images, learn more about photography, or purchase his books, visit his website: