It's all in the family - Group portraiture | Profoto (CN)

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It's all in the family - Group portraiture

3.9/5
Course participants’ average review after course completion.
(11 Reviews)
¥399.00

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Description

About this course

Photographing families can present difficulties, especially maintaining control over your subjects. Sandy offers the best lighting and posing tips for family photography in different environments, including how to quickly shoot and light a family with a toddler. Find out how to photograph in open shade, mixing natural light and flash, as well as overcoming direct sunlight when no shade is available. Explore some techniques for shooting with flash during sunset and how to use HSS (high speed sync). Sandy will even show how to create a beautiful silhoutte after the sun has gone down.

Lighting skill level: Basic

Duration: 42 min

What you get in this course

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

Discover how to:

  • Plan a shoot with a family using styling and poses
  • Mix natural light and flash
  • Shoot during and after sunset
  • Light and shoot a family with a toddler quickly
  • Balance ambient light with flash during sunset
  • Mimic natural backlight with flash after sunset
  • Shoot with TTL (Through the Lens) and HSS (High Speed Sync)

What you may need

Essential information

Recommended gear

  • 2 x lights for off-camera use
  • 1 x large softbox 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

Reviews

Art P.
19 五月, 2020

I am confused about the camera settings . I assume the camera is set to manual with you setting f stop, iso, and shutterspeed with the light on TTL. However you said you didn't use a light meter and let the camera and light do all the thinking. Please clarify.

Kaye Rubi
09 十二月, 2019

I would have like to hear more about the light settings - I understand Sandy was using TTL but I thought she could have explained this process and also manual mode on the B1s

Randy King
09 十一月, 2019

Posing and working with the toddler was great, would have liked to hear more about that. In fact, working with multiple subjects is why we bought this video set.

Lars Hedberg
12 四月, 2019

Very very useful! Thank you very much Sandy!! I am so impressed with your way of being as educational as you are in action...

fitogram photography
26 三月, 2019

thanks for all

Charles Kraft
04 八月, 2018

Good course for intermediate photographer

Bob Clark
26 八月, 2018

I found this course way to basic, I was hoping for one that would have taught me more in the process. What I mean by that the thought process like ok I want to darken the sky and light the subjects. How do you start out, from what I have seen on other video's first shot TTL which gets you close then move to manual etc: The presenter was fine just not what I expected at all. I have purchased 1 BX-1 and 2 A-1. Just looking for more in-depth direction on how to use them.

Chuck McHugh
27 三月, 2018

Most helpful - easy to apply lessons to the real world

Wei Chen
02 三月, 2018

Hope more explanation about shaping tools
Photographing the sunset in the wild,Why not use a diffuser or umbrella?

Anonymous
31 一月, 2018

more information on setting up light positions and using the remote

Meet the teacher
Sandy Puc'
Sandy is an internationally acclaimed photographer, educator and author with over 20 years experience. From children's photography and families, to pregnancy and newborn portraiture, the idea of the family is central to Sandy’s work. As an experienced educator, Sandy shares her knowledge and passion for photography through many US speaking engagements and international tours.
Meet the teacher

Sandy Puc'

Sandy is an internationally acclaimed photographer, educator and author with over 20 years experience. From children's photography and families, to pregnancy and newborn portraiture, the idea of the family is central to Sandy’s work. As an experienced educator, Sandy shares her knowledge and passion for photography through many US speaking engagements and international tours.

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:

Profoto B1X

OCF Softbox Rectangular

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