Mitchell Johnson by Andrew Thurtell

Flash Photography Workshop


Up your Speedlite game and master Off-Camera Flash at this flash photography workshop by Andrew Thurtell.

Workshop Dates

Sunday 23 June 2019  


Group Size

Workshop is limited

to 8 persons

Workshop Price

$245 per person

Flash Photography Workshop


Master the art of  off camera flash lighting and photography to add another seriously impressive set of skills to your photography repertoire.


Join like-minded photographers learning to shoot like a pro with models and cool locations.


In addition to shooting with flash at a variety of locations, we’ll also learn the equipment professionals use to shape, modify and enhance off-camera flash. In particular soft boxes,  diffusers, reflectors, scrims and more because they are essential tools of mastering light. These skills are especially relevant for wedding and portrait photographers.


What We Will Be Covering:


  • We learn the basics of your flash, first of all in manual and then more sophisticated TTL.
  • Focus on getting your camera and speedlite talking the same language (and how to repeat it again and again!).
  • How to establish the best exposure, and therefore how to balance the flash and background explore to control your look. 
  • Further to this we get the speedlites Off-Camera to start to shoot with controlled modelling shape and direction.
  • Finally we explore using modifiers such as soft boxes and diffusers for your speedlite
  • Equally important I will demonstrate some beautiful lighting techniques quickly and easily


  • 5 Key Lighting Set Ups To Learn For Completely Different Looks


We’ll also use a professional models to work through a variety of scenarios together and put into practice what we’ve learnt.  To really get you thinking I’ll be creating some tricky situations to test your knowledge and improve your skills because we learn by DOING!


All students will require a digital slr, speedlite (your flash), off-camera sync cable or wireless trigger.


The day will be held in four sections designed to introduce you to flash functions and techniques.


  • Getting Started & Basic Flash Operations
  • Basic On-Camera Flash; Fill-Flash and Bounce Flash Techniques
  • Off-Camera Flash Location Shoots
  • Using Your Flash To Create a Studio Anywhere


Because this Flash Photography Workshop also includes professional models to shoot with us. This way we can simultaneously shoot, learn and get instant feedback!

Professional Photographer Andrew Thurtell

Learn the surprisingly simple tools, equipment and resources I use to enhanced shape natural light for amazing results. Learn to work with the light rather than fight it!

Professional Photographer Andrew Thurtell

Shoot in a variety of locations that will test you and as a result, grow your skills at the off camera lighting flash photography class.

Professional Photographer Andrew Thurtell

Spend the day mastering off camera flash with the photographer who has worked with a huge list of Australian talent and, above all, fast-track your learning experience.

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Professional Photographer Andrew Thurtell
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Lunch, Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea

Two professional models – one for the morning session and one for the later session

Further 20% Discount on future workshops

On location tuition and instruction from Andrew Thurtell


A basic understanding of camera settings, apertures, shutters speeds and ISO is recommended in order to do this flash photography class.


From Dean:

Saturday was awesome, and Toni is fantastic. I am wrapped with the images I got!

Portrait Photography Workshop, February 2016

From Katrina:

Awesome day shooting with these two beautiful Models at the Thurtell Photography Portrait workshop!

Portrait Photography Workshop, June 2016

From Annabelle:

 Love being a part of Thurtell Photography’s workshops. I am always blown away by what, often beginning photographers, can achieve under some awesome guidance.

Travel Photography Workshop, January 2017

Andrew’s professional photography has featured in numerous campaigns for many leading Australia’s brands.


Andrew has worked with many of Australia’s leading celebrities and athletes: Delta Goodrem, Formula One star Mark Webber, Jessica Mauboy, Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Johnson, Hawthorn AFL, Shelley Craft, Ashley Hart, Lleyton Hewitt, Master Chef”s George Calombaris, My Kitchen Rules chef Karen Martini, Wallaby Israel Folau, Olympic basketballer Liz Cambage, Bondi Vet Chris Brown, Olympic Gold medallist Sally Pearson and All Blacks captain Kieran Read.


In addition recent campaigns include the Swisse-Scudera Ferrari campaign shot in Maranello Italy, Ricky Pointing in Mumbai, India and Toshiba Medical.


You can explore my work on my advertising and campaign photography page.


The philosophy of these photography workshops, courses and classes is simple: to finish the day a much more accomplished, passionate and skillful photographer than when you started.