New Seminar Series with Technical Editor Simon Stafford

The Secrets to Success with:
Nikon Speedlights – An Introduction

An Online Webinar
Presented by Simon Stafford

Tuesday, 9th February 2021
7:00 – 9:00 pm (GMT)

Continuing his highly successful series of photographic seminars and workshops presented in association with Nikon Owner Magazine and Grays of Westminster, Simon has prepared this on-line webinar to help you make the most of the Nikon Speedlight system, irrespective of your level of photographic knowledge and experience.

The level of flexibility and control offered by Nikon Speedlight flash units provide a photographer with a huge range of creative possibilities for both on-camera, and off-camera flash. During this event Simon will provide an introduction to flash photography, with the aim of helping you work with a single Speedlight, encompassing the SB-500, SB-700, SB-900, SB-910 and SB-5000 models, to best effect.

He will explain the basic principles of flash photography, provide an in-depth description of the key Nikon flash modes and flash synchronisation modes, together with a discussion as to when, why and how they should be applied. He will also look at camera-based features, such as Auto FP High–Speed sync mode and Flash Value Lock, together with an overview of the Nikon Creative Lighting System’s optical remote control for a single off-camera Speedlight.

Simon will share his extensive knowledge of the Nikon Speedlight system, together with his more than 40 years of photographic experience, to enable you to use these flash units with confidence to achieve high quality, professional looking photographs consistently.


  • Working with flash lighting – a discussion of basic principles
  • An explanation of Nikon flash mode options
  • A description of Nikon flash synchronisation modes
  • Learn how to control and adjust flash output level
  • Using the Auto FP High–Speed sync mode
  • Learn how to use the FV Lock feature
  • Understand how ambient light interacts with flash exposure settings
  • Discover how to mix light from a Speedlight with ambient light
  • Learn how to adjust the zoom head and lighting pattern of a Speedlight
  • An overview of optical remote control of a single off-camera Speedlight

You will receive a full set of presentation notes, plus a video recording of the webinar to use for future personal reference; please note that copyright to all this material remains with Simon Stafford.


The cost of this online workshop will be £145 with a special price of £95 if you are a current special Electronic or Standard Nikon Owner subscriber or £45 if you are a Gold, Platinum or Diamond subscriber.

To register, please email your full name, postcode, subscription number (if known) as well as your daytime mobile and landline to Katrin Ruckert on behalf of Gillian Greenwood:

Only a very limited number of places are available on this webinar, so please book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment.

Please note that it is essential that you reply by email rather than by telephone.

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred)..

Speakers or headphones (audio out) to listen to the audio stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone these will be built in).

Even without sharing your video / audio stream you will still be able to type questions using a chat feature.

You will need to download and install an application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees well before the event.

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days’ prior notice of cancelling your place(s).




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