Fashion Lighting | Profoto (IN)
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Series

Fashion Lighting

4.4/5
Course participants’ average review after course completion.
(86 Reviews)
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$199.00
($315.00 if purchased separately)

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Description

About this series

In this series Lindsay will show you how to master studio lighting with some simple, but effective techniques that you can start using today. Find out about photographing beauty by building up your lighting, the creative use of gels and some advanced effects, such as ‘bokeh’. This is a chance to learn from one of the best about how to really stand out in fashion photography with eye catching images. For some examples of stunning images, just take a look at our series gallery below.

Lighting skill level: Intermediate

Duration: 3 h 6 min

What you'll learn

Courses in this series

Course 1

Up close and personal – Beauty lighting

Discover how to build up your lighting from a low key to a high key setup and enhance your beauty photography. 

Course 2

Shape light in color – Lighting with gels

Explore everything from the basics of color theory to more advanced color techniques, using gels in creative ways with stunning results. 

Course 3

From blur to bokeh – Creative fashion lighting

Study some advanced fashion lighting techniques and learn how to add creativity to your studio lighting, such as the soft, hazy ‘bokeh’ effect.

What you may need

Essential information

Recommended gear

  • 3 x lights for off camera use with modelling light
  • 1 x beauty dish or similar light modifier of your choice
  • 1 x large softbox
  • 1 x flag or material of choice to remove or block light
  • 3 x light modifiers (e.g. grid, color gels, barndoor)

Useful knowledge

  • Lighting skill level: Intermediate
    • Some understanding of flash 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

Reviews

Ray
22 July, 2020

Demonstrated the steps and clearly explained what each change did and how it affected the different shots and looks.

Anonymous
01 July, 2020

Lindsay is a very good instructor. The course was very good and I learned some added steps as a photographer.

noname
24 June, 2020

some information was repetetive and unnecessary

Nate Peterson
13 May, 2020

The only thing I question is why on a Profoto class you would feature the Profoto Spot Small (I think that's the name) when that modifier is no longer available. In other words, please re-release that into production. Thank you!

Gabriel von Kunnert Photography
11 May, 2020

Instructor spoke exceedingly clearly and well! Easy to follow, well-produced and logically paced course. Loved it!

Chami Perera
05 May, 2020

I like the couse but i would like to see how she doged and burned the image.

Paul Flaherty
06 April, 2020

none

Bianka Jaimes
10 March, 2020

i think this course is absolutely great cant wait to post my material

no
22 March, 2020

The course provides some interesting ideas while discussing the two light setups, but I was also expecting some more technical contents (e.g., discussing more in depth the beauty dish properties).

Marcello Scrofani
18 January, 2020

Nice and simple

Gerald Adelsgruber
28 December, 2019

Good to get inspired to leave the comfort zone and try something new

Anthony Falsarella
22 November, 2019

It was a great course to give you some creative ideas not only in composition, but also shaping the lighting to create something artistic and unique.

Barend Houtsmuller
10 December, 2019

The creativity of Lindsay is great in this video, she explains very well

Ryan
10 November, 2019

Very informative

Anonymous
01 January, 2020

Did not show any retouching detail, just name of retouching actions.

Raoul
19 September, 2019

I like how the course explained.

Michael Jordon
04 July, 2019

Always happy to learn from the Brand Ambassadors, keeps learning on point.

Scott F.
13 June, 2019

Fantastic course....extremely helpful and straight forward...thanks Lindsay

Alejandro Navas
26 April, 2019

Yes, I’d definitely recommend this course to fellow photographers at all skill levels. Lindsay Adler’s style of teaching is clear and very motivating. I look forward to applying the techniques from these sessions.

Frank
13 April, 2019

Excellent course, full of ideas but also very practical: suit real-life situations and doesn't require huge quantities of kit.

Stewart Copeland
09 April, 2019

Great course, easy to follow and expertly presented.

Anonymous
07 March, 2019

Anonymous
01 February, 2019

Was hoping to see more detail in the Postproduction video.

Omar Aziz
07 December, 2018

أسلوب البوكيه المعروض فيه هذا الدرس جميل جداً ويختصر الكثير من المعدات.

Troy Wayrynen (PicturesbyTroy.com)
25 November, 2018

Terrific video with lots of detail about how to create lighting effects using gels and grids, as well as positioning lights for different effects. I really enjoyed this video and learned a lot watching it.

Cesar Rosales
12 November, 2018

Excellent. To the point, no time wasted and great tips from the instructor.

Daniel Boyce
29 October, 2018

I really have nothing to add. This was an amazing course that really improved some aspects of planning my photoshoots.

Lyn
14 October, 2018

Amazing techniques, tips and sets up

Saptarshi
15 October, 2018

could have used more lighting combinations ..

Alejandro
05 October, 2018

Lindsey is not just great at shooting at editing: she's a natural at teaching! It's a pleasure watching her and learning from her. She's even more specific and clear than any professor I had back in college.

Bill Barbosa
05 October, 2018

Outstanding course, lindsay is exceptional

Zef Markaj
04 October, 2018

She is just an amazing teacher. The same course given by somebody else wouldnt stick into the brains of the students so much as with her. I also thought she was the best at scott kelby

Sean Galland
05 October, 2018

Very informative and easy to follow! Recommended.

Frank Nyame
05 October, 2018

Amazing ! The low key lighting was a real eye opener , also i'm definitely going to try retouching with localized dodge and burn.

Raoul Randriamaholy / france
09 September, 2018

Thank you for all. Later i will practice and send you somes pictures. perfect lessons

Ben
10 October, 2018

The course itself was interesting but I feel the price is a bit high considering the length of the videos. I'm keen to watch the full series but the cost puts me off. Perhaps if the certification was a more prominent value add I'd be more keen.

Raoul Randriamaholy / south of France (cannes)
29 August, 2018

i am really feel this course very interesting: all i need to know is explained clearly. But i would like to know the cameras settings.

kg
04 November, 2018

weak

RAOUL RANDRIAMAHOLY / FRANCE
24 August, 2018

FOR ME ALL CLEAR. JUST NEEDS PRACTICE

Anders
18 April, 2018

Lindsay is an awesome instructor with so much knowledge about lighting.

Michael Jordon
06 April, 2018

I think anyone with limited space (myself) can create interesting images with gels. They bring a new dimension to a photograph that can constantly change based upon the creativity of the photographer.

Anonymous
15 May, 2018

I liked where it was going and love Lindsay's work but it's a little short and light on content for the price.

Christian Lee
05 April, 2018

The detailed explanation describing the effect of movement within the image was very helpful. All points were covered clearly and the presentation was interesting as well as educational. Very well done.

Christian Lee
04 April, 2018

The varied placement of the gels combined with the step by step instruction, made this course interesting and easy to follow.

Michael Jordon
30 March, 2018

I asked Profoto about year ago for "certification", you answered my thoughts and now I am proud to be part of this Academy, which is helping me improve my lighting skills

Martin Drazsky
15 May, 2018

(1) Please make the episodes downloadable. I have purchased a number of instruction video courses from different sources, at similar prices to yours, and all of them allow downloads. (2) For the price, I would expect some extra episodes. (3) Lindsay is a good instructor but she talks all the time, often repeats herself, from the same camera angle. After a while, the style becomes a bit tiresome - I watched before going to bed and couldn't force my eyes open after a while. (4) Having said the above, I like the content and the ideas presented and I look forward to the next episodes, as long as you provide a very meaningful discount.

Viktoriya Gladkikh
14 March, 2018

Please,specify the power of mono blocks at arrangement them in the scheme

Antuna manu
12 March, 2018

A great course, given with much details and pedagogy.

Jason Largever NCubed Photography LLC
12 March, 2018

Informative. Enlightening. Helpful to bring my shooting to next level.

NCubed Photography
23 February, 2018

Great ideas from a first class photographer. I will put ideas I learned to use! Stand by!

Stephen Muller
11 March, 2018

Just starting to use gels with Profoto B2 Location kit and found this to be very informative. I see this being useful for both beginners and experienced photographers. Well put together Lindsay! Wish I had purchased the series for some feedback.

Film Tang
08 March, 2018

I have a little subjection is the video could make a caption.

Anonymous
31 January, 2018

I loved how simple the lighting setup can be. So much creativity at our hands.

Robert Boyer
18 March, 2018

Again I felt this was a bit too basic to be categorized as "intermediate". Really not a ton of stuff here that's useful to people that have worked with lighting gear before. I'd LOVE to see someone like Miguel Jacob do something on the same subject matter and a bit more useful beyond the very basics.

Robert Boyer
18 March, 2018

A reasonable course but much more basic than I expected. I would say it's perfect for anyone that's not at all familiar with strobes/lighting/etc. I think the "intermediate" category specified is a bit overstated. I think it should be described much more towards the very basic end of the spectrum. I really didn't get anything out of it at all and I consider myself "intermediate". Would love to see something targeted more towards photographers that are already familiar with studio lighting, etc. I think it's SUPER STRANGE that a Profoto product that has been discontinued for quite some time is featured as well. (The spot small for the flat front lights)

Anonymous
06 February, 2018

a little short

Anonymous
08 February, 2018

Great info but not too much additional compared to readily available in YouTube. Too costly.

Manu Antuna
12 March, 2018

I have tried, following Lindsay's advices and trying to add a personal touch to this kind of images and it works perfectly, thanks Profoto and Linsay for providing us such great lessons with much pedagogy.

Courses in this series

Part 1 of 3 Up close and personal – Beauty lighting

Up close and personal – Beauty lighting

Discover how to build up your lighting from a low key to a high key setup and enhance your beauty photography. Read more
Part 2 of 3 Shape light in color - Lighting with gels

Shape light in color - Lighting with gels

Explore everything from the basics of color theory to more advanced color techniques, using gels in creative ways with stunning results. Read more
Part 3 of 3 From blur to bokeh – Creative fashion lighting

From blur to bokeh – Creative fashion lighting

Study some advanced fashion lighting techniques and learn how to add creativity to your studio lighting, such as the soft, hazy ‘bokeh’ effect. Read more
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

Profoto D2

Softlight Reflector White

Softlight Reflector Silver

RFi Softbox Rectangular

Collapsible Reflector Silver/White

OCF Color Effects Gel Pack

Grid 180 mm

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a series and a course?

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No. All our courses are designed to improve your photography, regardless of what equipment you’re using.

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