CONTACT Festival: Workshops – Michael Willems

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Mastering Flash Workshop

Presented by: Michael Willems

Saturday. May 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Vistek Toronto

Presented by Vistek as part of CONTACT Festival’s series of workshops and seminars, this hands-on workshop takes the mystery out of using flash by addressing how, why and when flash can be effective. Michael will demonstrate the creative possibilities of using a flash, talk about how to use today’s wireless systems, outdoor flash photography and finally, how to meter properly when using a flash.


© Michael Willems/MVW Photo

What you’ll learn:
 You’ll leave this hands-on workshop with a good understanding of how to use flash and how to use it more creatively.

Topics include:

  • The Secret: The one question to always ask
  • From Necessary to Artistic: The four flash light situations
  • Using one flash on camera
  • Using one flash off camera
  • Bottlenecks and Problems and solutions
  • Using flash when you think it isn’t needed
  • Modifiers for softening, shaping, directing and colouring light
  • Connection strategies: from wire to light to radio
  • Using multiple flashes
  • What flashes should you buy?

What to bring: Your camera, and one (or more) flashes.

Space is limited for this event. REGISTER TODAY!

Lightroom and Work-flow Seminar

Presented by: Michael Willems

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Vistek Toronto


© Michael Willems/MVW Photo

Award-winning photographer and lecturer Michael Willems ( will demonstrate why you should be using your computer, and Adobe Lightroom in particular, to manage your workflow and edit your images.

What You’ll Learn: By the end of the seminar you’ll have a better understanding of how to utilize Adobe Lightroom to organize your photographic life and how to save time by doing so.

Topics Include:

  • Preparing your computer and setting up Lightroom
  • Importing images
  • Lightroom asset management functions
  • Suggested workflow strategy
  • An overview of Lightroom editing functions
  • Lightroom’s output functions
  • Tips and tricks and useful links

Space is limited for this event. REGISTER TODAY!