Play introduction video
Course

Shape light in color - Lighting with gels

Part 2 of 3 in the Fashion Lighting series

$65.00

100% satisfaction guaranteed. We offer full refunds up to 14 days after purchase.

  • Description
  • What you'll learn
  • What you may need
Description

About this course

From the basics of color theory to more advanced color techniques, Lindsay will explore the emotions that different colors evoke. In two scenarios you’ll learn how to use colored gels in a three light setup as a fill light, as well as the main and background light. And you’ll find out how to produce creative effects with water spray and how to change the mood in your photographs by using both warm and cool tones to create two distinct fashion looks. Take a look at some of the stunning results in our course portfolio.

Lighting skill level: Intermediate

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:

  • Plan your shoot with a color theme to match your concept
  • Apply basic color theory in photography
  • Use colors to evoke emotion in a photograph
  • Work with gels for backgrounds,
  • Use gels to fill shadows and rim lights
  • Photograph with grids to control spill light

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

  • 3 x for off-camera use
  • 1 x beauty dish or similar light modifier of your choice
  • 1 x grid
  • 1 x color gel

Useful knowledge

  • Lighting skill level: Intermediate
    • Some understanding of artificial lighting and how it impacts an image
    • Experience of working with additional lighting to achieve a specific look
  • Camera skill level: Comfortable handling the camera in manual mode

Meet the teacher
Lindsay Adler
Lindsay is a top fashion photographer whose editorials have appeared in major publications, such as Marie Claire, InStyle and Elle. Known for her clean, bold and graphic style, she also loves to share her knowledge with others. That’s why she’s such a great teacher and one of the most requested public speakers in the photography business worldwide.
Meet the teacher

Lindsay Adler

Lindsay is a top fashion photographer whose editorials have appeared in major publications, such as Marie Claire, InStyle and Elle. Known for her clean, bold and graphic style, she also loves to share her knowledge with others. That’s why she’s such a great teacher and one of the most requested public speakers in the photography business worldwide.

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

Softlight Reflector Silver

Grid 515 mm

OCF Color Effects Gel Pack

Zoom Reflector

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.

Can't find what you're looking for? Profoto Academy FAQ

Explore more series at Profoto Academy

Choose series from other fields of photography

Series

Wedding Portraits

$199.00

Series

Family Portraits

$249.00

Series

Professional Portraits

$199.00
Visit Academy Catalogue