Monday was a great day at the "Lighting the World" speedlighting class at Anderson Ranch. After looking over the portfolios of the attendees, we jumped right in to a demonstration on light. I showed the effect of the size of the light source in relation to the subject, as well as the effect of the distance of the light from the subject, then turned the students loose to explore the possibilities.
Then we headed outside for the first exercises of using speedlights in conjunction with available light, working only in manual mode for both camera and flash.
Lots of smiles and laughter, and some real ah-ha moments for the attendees as they started putting things together.