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Course

Controlling nature – Outdoor and indoor portraits

Part 1 of 3 in the Professional Portraits series

A$79.00

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Description

About this course

Hannah shows you how to create beautiful, natural looking images by mixing ambient light and flash. In the first scenario Hannah photographs a local coffee shop owner in a small indoor space. She demonstrates bouncing techniques with an on-camera flash and how to create early morning sunlight with gels. Shooting a fitness blogger in the second outdoor park scenario, we see how flash allows us to shoot in any situation or weather. Hannah sees what she can do using available light and then introduces flash to increase her creative options, such as choosing direction of light and background.

Lighting skill level: Basic

Duration: 56 min

What you get in this course

  • Online light shaping course
  • Downloadable step-by-step guide
  • Scenario based teaching with real life photographic shoots
  • Unlimited access on all devices
What you'll learn

Discover how to:

  • Use bouncing techniques with an on-camera flash
  • Simulate a sunrise or sunset using CTO gel with flash
  • Assess available light and the best location for the most flattering shoot
  • Choose the type and direction of light with your flash
  • Shape the light easily with an off-camera flash
  • Control the ambient light using the shutter speed

What you may need

Essential information

Here are some things that are good to know, as well as useful gear to use for this course. These are simply recommendations, not requirements.

Recommended gear

  • 1 x light for on and off-camera use
  • 1 x umbrella or similar light modifier of choice

Useful knowledge

  • Lighting skill level: Basic
    • No or little experience of off-camera lighting
    • Want to start exploring simple lighting techniques
  • Camera skill level: Comfortable handling the camera in manual mode

Meet the teacher
Hannah Couzens
Hannah is an award winning professional portrait photographer, who shoots everything from corporate headshots to families and celebrities. She also runs a successful high street photography business in the UK and twice won the Young Business Person award. Hannah is involved in many UK speaking engagements for Profoto and runs her own workshops.
Meet the teacher

Hannah Couzens

Hannah is an award winning professional portrait photographer, who shoots everything from corporate headshots to families and celebrities. She also runs a successful high street photography business in the UK and twice won the Young Business Person award. Hannah is involved in many UK speaking engagements for Profoto and runs her own workshops.

Profoto products in action

You don’t need to own Profoto products to learn from this series. But just in case you’re interested, here are the ones we used:

Campaign

Profoto A1

Umbrella Shallow Translucent

Gel Kit

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a series and a course?

A series consists of three or four courses from the same photographer. If you buy a series, you will benefit from a bundled offer for the entire package. Also, when you complete a series, you’ll receive personal feedback from one of our instructors and become a Certified Light Shaper.

Do I have to own Profoto products in order to take your courses?

No. All our courses are designed to improve your photography, regardless of what equipment you’re using.

How do I access the courses I buy?

As soon as we’ve received payment, you can view or take all your courses online - simply by logging on to the Profoto Academy website. You’ll find your courses at the Profoto Academy start page.

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