Mastering Flash Photography
© Néstor Pérez-Molière

Mastering Flash Photography

Dates: Tuesdays, Jan 23–Feb 27, 2024
Time: 12–2pm (ET)
Sessions: 6
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $405
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Do you wish you could have more control over the light in your photographs? Flash photography may be the answer — and it doesn’t have to be intimidating! A strong understanding of flash photography is important if you want to have full control over a scene, regardless of the weather or ambient lighting conditions. This course will cover extensive discussions on light, the use of both in-camera and hot-shoe flash, TTL versus manual metering modes, the use of hand-held light meters, common lighting patterns, syncing multiple flashes, on-site photography, how to modify and manipulate light, and much more. We’ll also look at and analyze the work of a variety of artists using flash photography in creative ways. Supported by in-class critique, students will end the course with a developed portfolio featuring artificial lighting.


The class was great. Néstor is a wonderful teacher, encouraging, critical in the right ways, and super nurturing. I enjoyed class with him so much.
—Kamal (New York City)
Thanks for a really helpful class! I enjoyed each session — well designed, with the right amount of photo critique and theory — and I feel much more comfortable handling my camera now. You offered great atmosphere in the sessions and provided really useful feedback and practical tips. Crucial for myself: Photography is getting closer and closer to my heart and I'm eager to keep my photography practice going and keep shooting almost daily to improve – and to find my voice as a photographer. Thank you for helping me taking these next steps! Hope we see each other in future classes!
—Stefan (Vienna)

Néstor Pérez-Molière
Néstor Pérez-Molière

Néstor Pérez-Molière was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently resides in The Bronx. His practice takes place mainly in the realm of photography, but also incorporates performance, drawing, video, installation, and intaglio techniques. All of these are used in unison as he turns his camera on himself and delves into self-portraiture, exploring his relationship with his body, body image ideals, and food relationships as subject matter.

Nestor has an MFA from Hunter College and holds a BSc in botany. He was part of the Artist in the Marketplace and Creative Capital’s Taller mentorship programs, and was part of The Bronx Museum of the Art’s Fourth Biennial. He has exhibited at the Museo de las Américas, the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, Longwood Gallery, and the Liga de Artes de San Juan. He currently teaches digital and darkroom photography at the International Center of Photography and The Point CDC.

Néstor teaches lighting for still life and more   for StrudelmediaLive.