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Off Camera Flash – 101, Don’t Be Afraid of the Light


NOVEMBER 11 (Sunday) or 12 (Monday) 2012. 9:30am – 6:00pm | KANSAS CITY MO
If you choose Sunday, you can go again Monday if you want.

“I need to get an edge up on my competition”,  “I need the Wow factor”, “I’m a natural light photographer, and I just don’t get this flash thing”

If this sounds familiar,  this is the class for you.


  • Are you a natural light photographer?
  • Do you struggle with flash?
  • Are your images not as good as you would like?
  • Have you ever wanted to try something new photographically?
  • Do you have trouble posing subjects?
  • Do you want to keep your photography fresh?
I teach with a very hands on method. I will do everything I can for you to learn the techniques so you know EXACTLY what is going on. I DO NOT just set up a scene and hand you a trigger. YOU set up your own scenes and situations.
Demystify lighting using Natural, Strobe and Continuous lighting.  In this workshop you will go back to the basics to be able to fully understand how to use lighting properly. We will also discuss theory on composition and design in photography.  You will come away understanding why, not just how to light your subjects.
Only 15 spots available. 

A few Testimonials: 

Cindy Harter Sims I loved learning from you in NYC it was a fabulous workshop and you were so willing to share anything anyone wanted to learn 😉

Jennifer Johanson Sherwood Your OCF workshop was my favorite part of WPPI 2012! I can only imagine how much more you might have taught us if you’d felt better 🙂

Sherry Lynn Rickard Honestly Chuckie rocks his OCF….. but his teaching style… is dynamite! Your mind will explode with new ideas and in-site! Rock it with the man!

Kevin Gibson-Photography Chuckie wanted a testimonial so I’ll throw this out there. After a few sessions of watching and listening to Chuckie at After Dark KC I was able to go out and shoot one of my favorite senior sessions ever. I walked up to the shoot with a strobe, a vagabond, and a meter, and I walked away with confidence knowing I nailed it.

Philip Hogue Chuckie just has a way of explaining OCF so it just makes sense! (And he is just freaking cool and fun on top of it.) He teaches you not only how to use light, he teaches you how to make it simple.

Steve PalmerOctober 2, 2012 - 6:21 pm

I’ve taken more than one of your educational classes Chuckie. You are an expert in the field of lighting, posing and photography in general. Beside the fact that you have a big heart as a person, you are passionate about teaching others so we can advance in lighting skills and other photography areas.
I appreciate your inspiration and guidence.


Kelly settleOctober 20, 2012 - 6:51 am

Hi chuck,
I was wondering how 101 this class is?? I took your short class in vegas this year i know you were sick:) i don’t feel I need a beginners class but definetly need help with ofc and am especially interested in learning more about strobes ect. Do you think you Might offer a more advanced class??


ChuckieOctober 20, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Kelly, it is going to be basic in the fact that we will be learning about proper exposure and how to do everything manually. We will only be using one light and talking a lot about light patterns, direction of light, distance and modifiers. I do plan on doing an advanced class in January. That will focus on more multiple light setups, gels, creating more abstract light, that kind of stuff. probably late Jan after the PPA and other seminars that are usually in January. Thanks for asking.

Susan GietkaDecember 11, 2012 - 9:00 am


I love your work. Do you have any workshops coming up in 2013? I would really love to learn to master OFC. Thanks for your help!

Susan Gietka

ChuckieDecember 22, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Yes I do Susan. Thank you. Check here for dates. Going to be announcing Nashville (late March or Early April) beginning of January.

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