Off-Camera Flash with Kevin Karzin - May 22 2018


On May 22, 2018, Kevin Karzin will be presenting a workshop on using off-camera flash in your portrait work. It will be held at the AV Senior Center at 6:00 p.m.

He will discuss: Direct flash, bounce flash, umbrellas (both reflective and shoot-through), soft boxes, beauty dish, white cloth shower curtain liner and 7.7’ white parabolic umbrella.

You can make beautiful light with a $30.00 speed light and remote trigger such as the ones from Pocket Wizard. We will go through the different light shaping devices so you can see what quality of light is available with using 1 (or multiple) speed lights, and some cheap Walmart reflectors. You don’t need expensive gear to make beautiful light, a $10.00 shower curtain liner from Target will make beautiful light and I will show you how. We will work with umbrellas so you can see the difference between shooting with a bounce umbrella and a shoot through umbrella. I have a small soft box 10 x 10” and a 24 x 24” so you can see the difference between them. We will show the difference between shooting with a bounce card and a bare flash. I hope you will join us on May 22, 2018 for the “Off Camera Flash Workshop”.

I began my photographic career in 1983 when I was hired by Valencia Color Lab to be a darkroom technician. During that time I began to freelance for the Newhall Signal Newspaper. In 1984 I was hired as a staff photojournalist for the paper and worked my up from staff photographer to photo editor. In 1998 I left to join the staff at the Los Angeles Bureau of the Associated Press, where I worked until 2001
when it became overwhelming working at both Pacific Bell and AP. I was getting up at 4 in the morning to start work at PacBell at 6, then working sometimes until midnight for the AP. PacBell had better benefits and since I had young children PacBell was the obvious choice.

In 2012 I tore my rotator cuff and it had to be rebuilt, I was off work for 9 months while I was recovering. One day I decided to pick up my camera and go shoot a high school baseball game and I was hooked again! I joined the SCVPA in June of 2013 and in May of 2014 I was elected president, a position I still have today. I have won numerous awards. In 2016 I started Kevin Karzin Photography LLC where I routinely shoot sports, portraits and events. I am a contributing photographer for Car Craft Magazine and GLAZA and

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