Studio and Flash Lighting “101”

Taking the mystery out of lighting

Blair Ball Photography

Presents: [NEW] “Studio and Flash Lighting “101”

February 10th

St. Agnes Academy Freshman Dance-90

Are you confused about strobes, speed lights, soft boxes, sync cords, and triggers?

This introductory studio lighting class will start from the ground up as participants learn how to position their lights and their subjects. We will learn about how to use light ratios and various lighting styles to create portraits to flatter our subject.

During our photo shoots, our small group of participants will have access to studio lighting gear and (Nikon) speedlights. We will cover everything from buying your first set of lights, to directing a model while in the studio setting, as well as passing down all the little tips-and-tricks to help you get that WOW shot you’ve always wanted.

Detailed lighting diagrams and sample photos will be shared to help participants create stunning images, to get that perfect shot every time. Whether you are just getting started with studio lighting or if you have been working with speedlights for awhile but still don’t feel totally confident and in control of your results, this is the class for you!

You’ll come away from this workshop with the confidence to go home or back to your studio and start shooting professional portraiture.

What We Cover

  • Basic studio lighting terminology.
  • Overview of basic studio lighting gear.
  • Overview of speedlights.
  • Setting up and positioning your studio lights.
  • Camera and flash settings.
  • Various lighting styles.
  • Using light ratios to set the tone of your images.

What You Need

  • DSLR and a portrait lens 50mm, 85mm or a zoom covering that range.
  • Please familiarize yourself with your camera before arriving. Be able to change your settings to manual for F-Stop, Shutter Speed and ISO.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Learn how to take better portrait photos
  • Learn the key three elements in lighting.
  • Learn how to use the controls on your camera to match ambient light with flash lighting.
  • Learn the different lighting methods and which one would work best for you.
  • Learn about lens choices.
  • Gain the knowledge and understanding you seek to take your photography to the next level.

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February 10th

Register by and receive a 50% Discount

Bring your Camera, Flash & Manual

Know how to change your Camera Settings


“Blair Ball is an excellent photographer and has blessed the Church Health Center by sharing his skills in capturing incredible photos for us. Blair is a constant learner and has much knowledge about both the latest in photography and in social media communication. It is a joy to work with Blair.” Ann Langston, Director, Church Health Center

  • How to choose the right camera settings.

  • What is composition and why it’s so important.

  • The latest in gadgets and software.


“Blair covered the photography for a conference we held in Memphis, he supplied us with what we asked for with additional creative tips for great photo opportunities. Blair was very reliable and a pleasure to work with.” Monica Carvalho, Event Director, AdMonsters United Kingdom

“It’s always a delight to work with Blair. He is personable, professional and detail-oriented in his work. The results are consistently very high quality at a very affordable price.” Kelly Bainbridge, Marketing Director, Recovery Network and LaPaloma Treatment Center

Additional benefits that you will learn in this Studio & Flash Lighting “101”

  • The four different methods of lighting.

  • How light and shadow play across the face to create different shapes.

  • How to master light, composition, and technical skills for more sales.


“Blair was one of our volunteer photographers at our Rock for Love 4 weekend of concerts that raised money for the Church Health Center. Blair’s photos are amazing and he was quick to share them with us so that we could make the most of our post-event publicity. Blair was easy to work with and his photos, both of the performers and the concert-goers, was really something special. He has a knack for catching the grit of a sweaty night at the Hi Tone and the pure fun of a run through the sprinkler (it was very hot at our day show).” Marvin Stockwell, Public Relations Manager, Church Health Center

Short on Time

  • Give us 4 hours and you’ll be light years ahead of your competition.
  • It’s like a semester of information packed into a 1/2 day class that hones in on the most critical tips and tricks to take better photos for personal or business Social Media use.


  • Register early and save 50%!


“Blair Ball has done numerous assignments for Action Sports International for a number of years. He is an excellent photographer, very capable of leading a team, professional and reliable as well. I strongly recommend him.” Cherie Shaft, Operations Manager, Action Sports International

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February 10th

Register by and receive a 50% Discount Introductory Offer

Date:   Saturday,  February 10th 2018 | Time: 8:30 – 12:30

Where: Collierville Chamber of Commerce | 485 Halle Park Drive | Collierville, TN 38017

Investment: Early Registration Fee $99 | *After , Fee is $198.

Seating limited, Register Early! Bring your Camera! Know how to put your camera in manual mode, be able to change F-Stop/Aperture, ISO, White Balance and Shutter Speed.


“Blair is an honest and trustworthy man. He will go out of his way to make sure all aspects of a job are covered. No project is too large or too small for Blair and he provides precise detail to each job that he is given. Blair worked with me on various photo jobs at the Memphis Motorsports Park and was always prompt and stayed until the job was complete. His work made MY work more manageable and when I gave him a list of items to shoot, the list was always completed and ready to deliver.” John Tucker, Owner, Tucker Photography

Blair Evan Ball

Blair Ball

Founder Blair Ball Photography & Social Media Coach

Your Instructor

Blair Evan Ball is a Memphis based sports, event, and photojournalist photographer. He served as President of the Memphis Camera Club for 2 years. Vice President for 2 years.

Go to Blair Ball Photography or Memphis Professional Photographer to check out his portfolio of images.

His works have been published in

  • CBS sports
  • The Commercial Appeal
  • The Guardian
  • Bass Pro Shots Pyramid
  • Memphis Business Journal
  • Memphis Sports Magazine
  • The Jewish Scene Magazine
  • Memphis Magazine
  • New York Post
  • The Guardian
  • The Travel Channel
  • Memphis Runners Magazine
  • American Drag Racing League Magazine
  • Memphis Motorsports Park

Ph: 901-378-7450 |

February 10th

P.S. Remember, this 50% off expires  (November 1st at midnight CST).