Photography Workshop 

Special Effects with Off-Camera Flash

By Brodie Butler - Supported by Camera Electronic

$275 | 6:30 PM | 27th March 2024 | Gnangara


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Learn to Light Series Presents:

Gels & Smoke 

Capacity: 8 Students
[Terms & Conditions]

This workshop is targeted at photographers who want to take their lighting to the next level and get a little bit more creative!

We will be using flash in this workshop but a lot of what you will learn is applicable to any type of lighting such as LED's

A workshop isn't a workshop if you're not getting your hands dirty. So once you have seen me do a demonstration, you will get to shoot our models with your own camera under my guidance to add some amazing new shots to your portfolio.

There is a structure and a schedule to my workshops but I am a very laid back person, and my workshops are designed to offer more of an informal, relaxed experience. So ask questions, have fun, and enjoy yourself.

Get hands on with the equipment! 

At this workshop I will have  Godox lighting equipment for you to use. 

I will have triggers (on-camera transmitters) to fit the hot-shoe of Canon, Sony & Nikon cameras.  (if you have another type of camera that has a hot-shoe that is not compatible with these let me know. You will not need ETTL, you will only need a hot-shoe that fits. 

Learn to Light Series

What Will I Learn? 

The topic of conversation is using colour gels with off-camera lighting with a focus on flash. We will have a look at how I would conduct a photoshoot and how I setup, shape, balance and control colour gels in my portraits. We are going to look at camera settings and shooting with correct white balance as well as exposure. 

 We will not be using any ETTL systems, this will be all manual lighting with manual settings. It's easier than you think!

Once we have established some colour we will be introducing two different types of smoke machine to have some fun creating atmosphere! 

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What do I need to bring? 

- Your digital SLR or Mirrorless camera with a hotshoe.

- Your lenses (anything in the 24 - 150mm range)

- Your memory cards

- Make sure your batteries are charged! (don't laugh, it's happened before)

- You must know the basics of how to use your camera in manual mode. eg: adjusting your aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

- A smile and a fun attitude!

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What is included? 

  • Evening with me; Brodie Butler.
  • 2 Incredible models to shoot. 
  • Perths best content studio location
  • Images to use in your portfolio
  • Free bottled water 
  • A copy of my Lighting Secrets eBook (RRP: $27)


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The Models 

I always provide professional models that know what they're doing, so all you have to worry about is the lighting. You don't need to worry about directing an inexperienced model. 



Learn from a Master. 

Brodie has a career behind the camera spanning almost 20 years and has been running workshops since 2010. 

Who is Brodie?

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6:15pm - 6:30pm: 

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Brodie demonstrating how to use colour gels and smoke in your images. 

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Your own Shoot time! Assist each other to produce some amazing images!

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What the industry has to say... 

Howard Frank

Director at Camera Electronic

"I have known Brodie for 14 years & he has the hard earned reputation as one of Australia’s leading exponents of lighting for professional photography.

Brodie is also a great educator and all round professional."




Tik Tok Guru

"Brodie has proven time and time again to be an industry leader in lighting his subjects.

His attention to detail is admirable and I take great comfort in knowing that a shoot will look incredible every time he is in charge of lighting it up."


Kym Peacock

Professional Imaging Sales Consultant

"Simply one of the best I have seen when it comes to shaping light around a subject. You could not be in better hands. The way Brodie balances studio light with natural in his shoots is absolutely flawless & his knowledge and understanding of light is second to none. To put it simply; a master at his craft."

Lighting Essentials


Gels & Smoke Workshop


incl GST

6:30pm - 9:30pm

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