The “Ultimate Photographer” will show you the techniques professionals and advanced amateurs use to create amazing photos. This course covers advanced composition techniques, flash photography using portable studio lights, mono lights and portable flashes and lighting techniques for all moods and situations. Host Emanuele “Manny” Pontoriero will teach you compositional techniques that can help you be more precise on your visual statement. Whether you use the 4 points of interest or the rule of dynamic symmetry, once you learn Manny’s lessons you will communicate with powerful emotional impact. The “Using Flash” section covers the different types of flash equipment and how to use it under different situations. As usual, the emphasis is on technique, not the specific brands of equipment. Manny compares the different types of flashes including portable studio lights, mono lights and compact flashes. Lessons on metering, balancing light outdoors and studio lighting techniques will help you be in command of every situation. The lighting section takes a comprehensive look at light ratio. From high key flat lighting for a light and fun situation, to a low key high ratio lighting for a somber or romantic look, light ratio is key to making your statement. You will also see the use of the 5 points of light as well as butterfly lighting. Depending on where you place your light, you will be able to sculpt or shape your subject. From Rembrandt lighting to short lighting, learn what it takes to create the look you want. Manny has been a professional photographer for over 35 years. He spent 2 decades in the New York City area where he attended every seminar and read every book he could get his hands on. The Ultimate Photographer Course represents years of study and dedication toward perfecting photographic technique.