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Distance, direction, shape – Basic foundations of light

¥160.00

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Description

About this course

Perfect for the aspiring photographer, this course will help you to start working with light. David looks at the basic theory and physics of how to control your light, while award-winning portrait photographer Hannah Couzens translates this into something that you can use in everyday practical photography. Together they’ll show you how to create natural beautiful images using the three cornerstones of light: distance, direction and shape. Control brightness and light fall-off with distance – by moving light source closer or further away. Place your light to determine where and how shadows fall on your subject. And create soft or hard light using different light source shapes and sizes.

Lighting skill level: Basic

What you'll learn

Discover how to:

  • Control brightness and light fall-off by changing distance to the light source
  • Place your light to affect where and how shadows fall on your subject
  • Create soft or hard light using different shapes and sizes of light source

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

  • No equipment needed

Useful knowledge

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

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.

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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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