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Series

Fundamentals of Lighting

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$259.00 CAD
($390.00 CAD if purchased separately)

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Description

About this series

In this series, photographer and lighting expert David Bicho relies on the physics of lighting to create practical techniques you can start using today, regardless of the equipment you use and your level of experience. This series is packed with no-nonsense techniques and facts about how light works. You’ll understand how to assess the available light in a scene and see a variety of lighting methods, from simple techniques with an on-camera flash to full-concept shoots in three different locations using up to four lighting setups.

Suitable for all levels of knowledge.

Duration: 2 h 47 min

What you'll learn

Courses in this series

Course 1

How to mix flash with ambient light

Discover how to create perfect shooting conditions and natural-looking images by means of mixing ambient light with flash.

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Course 2

How to light a face

Learn tricks for lighting the face and creating striking portraits with one, two or three lights and much more.

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Course 3

How to light a background

Find out how to create inspiring cinematic backgrounds using advanced but easy lighting techniques.

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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

To complete the exercises, you need at least one light for off-camera use.

For the final hero images, see the information provided in each course.

Useful knowledge

  • Lighting skill level: Suitable for all levels of knowledge
  • Camera skill level: Comfortable handling the camera in manual mode

Courses in this series

Part 1 of 3 How to mix flash with ambient light

How to mix flash with ambient light

Discover how to create perfect shooting conditions and natural-looking images by means of mixing ambient light with flash. Read more
Part 2 of 3 How to light a face

How to light a face

Learn tricks for lighting the face and creating striking portraits with one or more lights and much more. Read more
Part 3 of 3 How to light a background

How to light a background

Find out how to create inspiring cinematic backgrounds using advanced but easy lighting techniques. Read more
Meet the teacher
David Bicho
A highly experienced photographer, David has shot everything from Hollywood celebrities to high end Profoto products, as well as producing award-winning magazine covers. He’s also trained hundreds of professional photographers in advanced studio lighting and lectured thousands of semi-professional amateurs. Renowned for his witty and inspiring teaching style, David brings his knowledge and passion to Profoto Academy.
Meet the teacher

David Bicho

A highly experienced photographer, David has shot everything from Hollywood celebrities to high end Profoto products, as well as producing award-winning magazine covers. He’s also trained hundreds of professional photographers in advanced studio lighting and lectured thousands of semi-professional amateurs. Renowned for his witty and inspiring teaching style, David brings his knowledge and passion to Profoto Academy.

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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