Cómo iluminar un rostro | Profoto (ES)

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Cómo iluminar un rostro

Valoración media de los participantes del curso tras su finalización.
(138 Reviews)

Parte 2 de 3 de la serie Reglas básicas de la iluminación

59,00 €

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Acerca de este curso

Este curso se imparte en inglés.

David te enseña cómo evitar los errores más comunes a la hora de iluminar retratos. Aprenderás cómo aprovechar al máximo los modificadores de luz y descubrirás varias formas de iluminar un rostro. 

Hannah Couzens te enseña cómo aplicar las técnicas en una sesión de retratos. 

David pone en práctica a continuación las lecciones del curso en una sesión real de retratos con la cantante Hanna Larsson, del dúo Hanna y Andrea. Observarás cómo se pueden combinar tres flashes diferentes para conseguir una iluminación muy creativa.

Duración: 1 h y 5 min

Lo que obtendrás con este curso

  • Curso online de modelado de la luz
  • Guía paso a paso descargable
  • Formación basada en escenarios de sesiones fotográficas reales
  • Acceso ilimitado desde todos los dispositivos
Lo que aprenderás

Descubre cómo:

  • Cambiar el entorno y utilizarlo para crear diferentes estilos para tus retratos
  • Evitar los cinco errores más comunes
  • Utilizar el entorno para modificar y controlar el contraste de las sombras
  • Crear los patrones de iluminación más comunes en un rostro utilizando uno, dos y tres flashes
  • Comprender cómo los diferentes modificadores de luz afectan a la forma, el contraste y el color de las sombras

Lo que podrías necesitar

Información básica

Equipo recomendado

Para realizar los ejercicios necesitas al menos un flash para uso off-camera.

Para capturar las imágenes finales destacadas de este curso hemos utilizado:

  • 3 x flashes para uso on y off-camera
  • 2 x strip box
  • 1 x softgrid
  • 1 x gel de color
  • Accesorios: soportes para el flash, un tablero de espuma y un rociador de agua

Conocimientos útiles

  • Nivel de técnica de iluminación: Apto para todos los niveles de conocimiento
  • Nivel de manejo de la cámara: Saber utilizar una cámara en modo manual


10 septiembre, 2022

would like more info on light settings with Profoto equipment rather than keeping it generic

11 junio, 2022

I couldn't find clear straight forward information. this was exactly what I needed and the correct level of detail. the visual examples helped. thank you.

Lynda J. Chan
02 enero, 2022

The layout of this course was brilliant. It was simple and straightforward, but so well illustrated (as well as delightfully witty). It took my depth of understanding concepts I was already familiar with to a whole new level. Love it!

Eric Vonheim
31 diciembre, 2021

Solid course on lighting! Would have been nice though to reference the settings on the lighting and camera before taking the test shots. It's helpful to understand those details as well, that helped produce the shot.

Sakie Miura
18 enero, 2022

I loved his silliness :b The courses are all well edited! Thanks.

23 septiembre, 2021

Every option is only white blank photo or video

10 junio, 2021

I am new to studio lighting and this was SO helpful. I have a much better understanding of how to approach light.

Roman Groesswang
13 mayo, 2021

A very interesting course. It shows the important knowledge of lighting in a fast and easy way.

Aaron Faircloth, Luma Photography, Oviedo FL
30 abril, 2021

Absolutely nothing negative to say about this course. Not only is it incredibly packed with great information, the pace an delivery is perfect. Laced with a bit of humor and excellent instruction, this course is perfect for better understanding at essential lighting.

23 abril, 2021

well explained guide

Dennis Hannon
06 junio, 2021

Courses is valuable but I need better ground work. A quick drill on the equipment would have helped. Maybe this would make it a different course for those of more rudimentary levels of skill and knowledge. I have only recently even begun to think about using artificial light (but I've jumped in with both feet and am eager to learn).

17 marzo, 2021

More Info about how to set the flash power (basic settings etc) and a routine how to set the flash paraneter would be helpful

25 febrero, 2021

Love Bicho and enjoyed his course. I was hoping to get a bit more material for the price.

Hans Knikman
30 enero, 2021

Cler explanation of the subjects at hand.

18 enero, 2021

I lean other lighting pattern

Romain Mallet
05 enero, 2021

Its very clear even for a non english speaker!

Norman Allen
19 noviembre, 2020

This was a very informative course and everything was simple to follow.

Alia Serban
29 octubre, 2020

So helpful and easy to understand! Great way to learn the basics.

J Ma
27 noviembre, 2020

should have more studio shooting examples to show

11 septiembre, 2020


I need to express my appreciation for your efforts creating a course on the fundamentals of lighting. 💡

29 noviembre, 2020

I imagined a much longer training for this price.. I’m a bit disappointed... I wanted some more "real" exemple and not only with this fake face on a black background over and over...

Anthony Ahunon munoz
17 septiembre, 2020

the course are good for the color you not go that much in details and I prefere for now to get our creativity free, lets try the 3 big subject.

Suzanne O'Connell
09 julio, 2020

very clear instructions from David

25 junio, 2020

Great course, very well organised in how it breaks everything down into the simplest concepts.

Steven S. Heipel
09 junio, 2020

Simply the finest 'seminar' I've ever attended; and beyond finest when considering it's about lighting (physics!) and online -- truly brilliant in its simplicity of presentation and truly stellar teaching skills. This put all of the fundamentals (which I've been using forever) into easy to digest and 'put into practice' segments. Oh and fun and entertaining it was as a bonus. Thanks.

Roberto Ariel Alfalla
29 mayo, 2020

Well Done, simple, concise and enjoyable.

Yongwoon Shin
25 mayo, 2020

It was wonderful course of lighting

10 mayo, 2020

Very funny and I learned much god thinks to takes bedder images.

30 abril, 2020

perfect! thank you so much.

Lloyd Terry Jr
22 abril, 2020

Great course, direct and easy to understand. Removes the mystery behind terminology and techniques.

12 mayo, 2020

I wish the actual shoot had been longer - it's helpful watching the photographer giving instructions to the subject as they go.

08 mayo, 2020

I got confused by your term 'shape the shadow'. To me that sounds like as you would move a light around a face and the shape of the nose shadow changes. It took several replays to realize what I think you meant is the edge of the shadow.

Jon Muzzarelli
25 abril, 2020

Amazing Program!!

Jon Muzzarelli
25 abril, 2020

Great presentation!! Great equipment and Great instruction!!

Linnéa Heinerborg
30 marzo, 2020

Love the course and feeling super inspired to turn theory to practice.

19 marzo, 2020

absolutely awesome tips

02 marzo, 2020

Very helpful. Clear, concise, well illustrated and demonstrated.

26 febrero, 2020

David has a great knowledge and great teaching skills. I appreciated it and will do more

13 febrero, 2020


10 febrero, 2020

Everything was explained perfect and with fun.

Bryan Casanova
13 febrero, 2020

jokes are bad

21 enero, 2020

David Bicho is amazing. This takes my shooting to another level, thankyou. Perfect course.

Tino orozco
14 enero, 2020

This is what I need it to get motivated, an understanding of the light and patterns and colors and options and how to apply them to an actual subject, thank you so much for the very interesting course.

Ignacio Perez
09 enero, 2020

Great explanations and examples.

Robert Luijten
14 diciembre, 2019

Very clear explanations and demo's. Entertaining presenter.

23 noviembre, 2019

Very helpful information, if it was a bit cheaper I would buy more lessons.

18 noviembre, 2019


19 septiembre, 2019

Excellent, fun and informative.

yves roire
11 septiembre, 2019

straight to the point with panache

19 septiembre, 2019


Marie Andersson
06 septiembre, 2019

Very easy to grasp and follow

Austin Gilbert
26 agosto, 2019

Most helpful and informative. I really enjoyed all of it! Thank you!

14 agosto, 2019

About the studio shoot.
I think better if you tell me why set up lighting for hearing concept "Cycle of life".

11 septiembre, 2019


19 agosto, 2019

I submitted a previous feedback, please ignore it. The course material PDF's are indeed after each course. I didn't realize it until I submitted this optional feedback,, sorry.

19 agosto, 2019

I would recommend that the PDF course material/s be presented after each course when you are taken a series of 3 or 4 courses. This would be more beneficial when practicing your photo's after each course.

Tim Trautmann
10 julio, 2019

I think that this course provides a concise, no non-sense approach to the topics that it covers. Can you please provide the charts as PDF documents for easy reference? I noticed in the comments that some students might have additional concerns swirling around their heads about power, and exposure settings. I feel that the course does the right thing by not adding these additional variables as they muddy the subject. But I can easily see that a novice might want to know more about that right away and become frustrated that it is not covered. Perhaps it would be good to point that out from the start so that students don't go into the course with that expectation.

Toni Telepman
30 junio, 2019

It really does cut to the chase. The type of lighting is explained then taught simply with live examples. He also tells you what you should avoid. I learned a lot in a very short period of time, but I know I'll be watching it over and over to be sure to make these techniques be second nature.

22 junio, 2019

19 mayo, 2019

next step lesson when release in profoto korea?

shinji Fujimura
19 mayo, 2019

I want the questions to be in Japanese
I'm answering with google translation

Fernando Gabriel Vega
29 abril, 2019

I wish my photography teachers had been so clear explaining the relationship between shadows and the shape of the modifier and the contrast with the environment. I had to learn the hard way...

28 marzo, 2019

Good clear explanations of the principles referenced.

26 marzo, 2019

I learned several new things, so I got value from it

Fernando Arancibia
07 febrero, 2019

Excepcional y practico

Eshaan Girri
18 marzo, 2019

Need alot more detail about things. For the price charged I feel I should have got a lot more.

26 enero, 2019

Very informative and understandable!

27 enero, 2019

good videos

Matthew D. Hodges
16 enero, 2019

One of, if not, the best lighting course I've seen. There's so much great information in this, wonderful.

02 enero, 2019

The course is really well produced and the explaining of the concept is very thorough and precise. One suggestion, the constant inserting of the background music is really distracting, should have kept them minimum, just in the beginning and end.

24 diciembre, 2018

Loving this course. I am learning more with each lesson. Thank you.

13 enero, 2019

very good

17 febrero, 2019

Actually I have found some stuff really confusing and contradicting in this course. For instance, in the video he is explaining about the shadow being wider because he us using a rectangle light source, but the shadow is not wider. the feather of the shadow is wider. I was going back and forth to understand what he means and figured that his explanation was not correctly put.

David Barfield
15 diciembre, 2018

Succinct and to the point. Lots of information that I hadn't considered before. Thank.

11 diciembre, 2018

The course is very interesting, with information that you normally do not find in other courses/videos. I am glad I purchased it!

08 diciembre, 2018

great simple explanation to the point. great course thank you.

jorge retamales
02 diciembre, 2018

very good teacher and very good explanation

10 diciembre, 2018

Very good for the fundamentals, very well explained.

Manu Bia
25 noviembre, 2018

Nothing to add. That's exactly what I expected. Great job.

24 noviembre, 2018

All the explanations are very clear, and very well structured. That is a fabulous curse about this topic !

Takeshi Sahashi
11 diciembre, 2018

I need to know more about color effect of modifier/

Leif Eliasson
09 diciembre, 2018

Think there’s to much overlapping between David and the girl in the studio

Charles Chan
25 noviembre, 2018

04 noviembre, 2018

A download of an PDF would be nice, because in this course you transport so much knowledge!

Slava Lee
03 diciembre, 2018

russian subtitles please because some words i don't understand

08 noviembre, 2018

excellent explanation of the use of grids and modifiers....finally!

Thomas Höglund
31 agosto, 2018

Good and practical tips on how to get a really nice result!

04 septiembre, 2018

Hanna's comment are very good, but she uses high speed delivery - a challenge for people whose native tongue is not English

12 septiembre, 2018

Bicho är grym. Jag var på en föreläsning med honom i Göteborg och tycker att det är bra information. Denna kurs är också bra, men jag tycker att den är i dyraste laget med tanke på hur kort den är. All info är väldigt bra info, men som sagt, det är ganska kort speltid.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Günter Lindner
10 agosto, 2018

This is the course I needed. It shows essential know-how of flashlight portrait photography. Didactically, it is brilliant and the task to do four yourself are really challenging. You have to see this tutorial several times and try yourself step-wise.

06 agosto, 2018

The material in this course contains very useful information. Not much equipment is required to produce a superb result.

27 julio, 2018

This was a very good course.

23 julio, 2018

Excellent course. Packed with good information and such an awesome teacher! Super fun to watch too.

18 julio, 2018

I learned so much from this short video than I have ever learned form one on one classes. Good Job David!

09 agosto, 2018

The reason why I give a 7 is because Profoto has uploaded a lot of this course online. Of course, David and Anders have filled in some generalities with specific info and demo techniques. Like I said before most if not all of my photo friends would no doubt learn something, but most shoot with these skills in play. I like David and Anders teaching style. I just wish the course was longer and a bit more dense. thank you.

Daniel Grandolfi
20 junio, 2018

This is is fantastic.
Mr. Bicho introduces a consistent method of lighting and creativity.
Even if you consider yourself an expert, this course is definitely useful.

Ricky Yunata
06 junio, 2018

Great tips on lighting a face and the use of lighting modifiers.

25 junio, 2018

Great overview

Valsan Melepat
04 junio, 2018

Provide subtitles, would be more easy to understand for non-English speaking people.

22 junio, 2018

I don't know photographer who want to follow, but if they ask I will recommend. But the course price will be a hurdle.

Gary McGillivray-Birnie
25 mayo, 2018

Really informative and simple

25 mayo, 2018

The quiz is too easy , the content of the course is great

Don Heath
11 junio, 2018

good over all program with usable details.

Lars Hedberg
30 mayo, 2018

I like the course and it suits me well based on my knowledge of light and lighting. Wish I could sometimes turn off the music. It is very tired when you want to repeat different sections.


It's all very good information. Practical guides that show you how to do a certain placement of lights etc. Also, since David is a teacher that seem to hold all secrets there are to know about light and is a good teacher, it's interesting to follow these courses.

Conoce al profesor
David Bicho
David, fotógrafo con una amplia experiencia, ha capturado todo tipo de imágenes, desde conocidos actores de Hollywood hasta productos de alta gama de Profoto, y ha producido portadas de revistas que le han valido diversos premios. También ha formado a cientos de fotógrafos profesionales en iluminación avanzada de estudio y ha ofrecido ponencias a miles de aficionados semiprofesionales. David, reconocido por su estilo de enseñanza ingenioso e motivante, comparte sus conocimientos y su pasión en Profoto Academy.
Conoce al profesor

David Bicho

David, fotógrafo con una amplia experiencia, ha capturado todo tipo de imágenes, desde conocidos actores de Hollywood hasta productos de alta gama de Profoto, y ha producido portadas de revistas que le han valido diversos premios. También ha formado a cientos de fotógrafos profesionales en iluminación avanzada de estudio y ha ofrecido ponencias a miles de aficionados semiprofesionales. David, reconocido por su estilo de enseñanza ingenioso e motivante, comparte sus conocimientos y su pasión en Profoto Academy.

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¿En qué se diferencian una serie y un curso?

Una serie consta de dos o más cursos impartidos por el mismo fotógrafo. Al comprar una serie, podrás beneficiarte de una oferta por el paquete completo. Además, cuando termines una serie, recibirás observaciones personales de uno de nuestros formadores y un certificado en modelado de la luz.

¿Debo disponer de un producto de Profoto para poder realizar los cursos?

No, todos nuestros cursos se han diseñado para que puedas mejorar tus fotos, independientemente del equipo que estés utilizando.

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Productos de Profoto en acción

No necesitas disponer de productos de Profoto para aprender con esta serie. Sin embargo, por si te interesa, estos son los que utilizamos:

Profoto B1X

RFi Softbox Strip

RFi Softgrid Strip