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Course

How to light a background

59,00 €

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Description

About this course

David creates inspiring cinematic backgrounds, using stunning studio setup and advanced lighting techniques that are easy to implement. 

In an atmospheric dawn shoot, David uses flash with a variety of lighting techniques to enhance the background in an exciting and natural way. In the final fashion scenario, David shoots in a beautifully built studio with a four-light setup. 

You’ll learn the importance of understanding the different types of shadows and how to shape them. David will show you how to control the light pattern and how it impacts contrast.

Duration: 50 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:

  • Understand self shadows and how to shape thrown shadows
  • Make your portraits more dramatic with enhanced backgrounds in an exciting and natural way
  • Control the light pattern and understand how it impacts contrast in shadows

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 do the exercises you need at least one light for off-camera use.

For the final hero image in this course we used:

  • 4 x lights for on- and off-camera use
  • 1 x strip box with soft grid
  • 1 x soft box with soft grid
  • Color gels

 

Useful knowledge

  • Lighting skill level: Suitable for all levels of knowledge
  • Camera skill level: Comfortable handling a 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.

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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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 D2

Profoto B1X

RFi Softbox Strip

RFi Softgrid Strip

RFi Softbox Rectangular

RFi Softgrid Rectangular