Chicago Area Seminar, September 14-16, 2018!!

The Speedlight Fundamentals Seminar is an opportunity to take your images to the next level by using off camera flash! We have been doing OCF seminars for a few years now. And thanks to the demand from photographers all over the United States, we have been able to take the seminar to Little Rock several times, Panama City, Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington DC, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, Tampa, and now, we are coming to the Chicago area once again!!! We will be there September 14, 15 , 16 of this year, 2018

Chicago is an ideal location for our seminar. The history, architecture, food (pizza and hot dogs!!), music, and atmosphere and mild September weather are sure to make things a great success. 

We will teach the basics of exposure and controlling the light in a way that's easy to understand. This won’t be just a lecture, but an opportunity to set up YOUR equipment and start shooting amazing images with flash right away. Unlike other seminars, it's not just a recipe for creating a specific picture, but a method you can follow to controlling the light. You’ll unlock the ability to harness the light YOU want for your images with your style!

Highlights of the weekend include the following topics:

·         Basics of exposure

·         How to connect and use your specific lighting equipment

·         Settings for your camera and flash

·         Step by step process to setting up your lighting and settings

·         Different types of modifiers

·         Making the most of ANY location with creative lighting

·         Creating dramatic portraits

·         Balancing flash with natural light for soft, airy images

·         How to correct common issues with flash lighting

·         Multiple light setups

There will also be a special segment on newborn photography, covering the techniques involved from soothing to choosing props, and special lighting methods. This presentation will offer lighting skills to planning a session and executing your vision that can be applied to any genre.

Our instructors have a wide variety of shooting experience that cover lighting techniques and strategies for families, children, newborns, professional headshots, commercial shoots, fashion photography, weddings and events. With this combined experience, we’ll be giving you the tools and approach to put you in control of the images you want to create. We’re not here to teach you to shoot a certain way, but to unleash your creative potential to create the lighting you want any time, any where.

You will have the opportunity to set up your own gear and shoot models in various lighting situations using the principles you've learned. We'll be there to walk you through the process, and make sure you have the knowledge you need to apply it on your own so that you can create portfolio quality images on your own!

We can't wait to help you take your photography to the next level. OCF doesn't have to be intimidating. We're here to make it FUN!

Unlike investing in photoshop actions which only mask the changes you’re trying to make, trying to find the most helpful videos online out of a sea of conflicting opinions, or merely watching online seminars…the money you spend on getting hands on, practical knowledge is priceless.

The cost of this seminar is $499.00 per person. If you sign up by August 5, 2018 you can use the discount code 'WindyCity' for a $50.00 discount on your registration. 

We will be staying and doing the majority of our shooting at:

Courtyard by Marriott - Schaumburg

1311 American Lane

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Telephone: 847-619-8100


We have negotiated a great discount on the rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott. They are offering us a discounted room rate of $99.00 per night. Discount code and other information will be available once you have signed up and have joined the attendees facebook group. 

Are you ready to take your photography to the next level? Become a part of the #GrayCardMafia by clicking HERE to get signed up.

Once you have signed up and paid your registration, you will be sent a link to our private Facebook group that is only for attendees. There you will get a ton of information, connect and network with the other photographers, and have the opportunity to follow up with us any time after the seminar is over and you need a little more guidance. We can’t wait to see you in fantastic Chicago!!!! 


Visit our FB page for testimonials of our photographers, behind the scenes at seminars, flash tips and tricks, and featured photographer posts from our past attendees rocking OCF!


Cancellation policy:

·         If you cancel 30 days prior to the event, you will receive a full refund.

·         If you cancel 15-29 days prior to the event you will receive a 75% refund.

·         Cancelling within 14 days of the event will result in no refund. However, you will be able to attend another seminar at a later date with no additional charges.