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Course

Create natural, beautiful light – Flash photography

10,00 €

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Description

About this course

This is a great starter course for learning how to take full control of your lighting, whatever the situation, weather or time of day. You’ll follow five scenarios where you’ll learn some quick and easy lighting techniques for creating natural, beautiful portraits. The first indoor scenario shows you on-camera bouncing techniques to help soften the light on your subject. Then Hannah takes the flash off-camera and uses some light shaping techniques, such as an umbrella, to help achieve natural-looking light. Moving outdoors, you‘ll see how High-Speed Sync (HSS) can balance the ambient light with flash. Hannah uses an orange gel to help simulate sunlight, giving her images more depth and warmth. Finally she shows you how to use rim lighting and flare to add dimension to your photos.

Lighting skill level: Basic

What you get in this course

What you'll learn

Discover how to:

  • Soften your light with an on-camera flash using bouncing techniques
  • Use some easy off-camera flash light shaping techniques
  • Balance ambient light and flash with HSS for professional results
  • Simulate sunlight and create warmth using gels in any weather conditions
  • Add an extra dimension to your image using rim lighting and flares 

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

  • 1 x light for on and off-camera use
  • 1 x umbrella or similar light modifier of choice
  • 1 x color gel

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

Meet the teacher
Hannah Couzens
Hannah is an award winning professional portrait photographer, who shoots everything from corporate headshots to families and celebrities. She also runs a successful high street photography business in the UK and twice won the Young Business Person award. Hannah is involved in many UK speaking engagements for Profoto and runs her own workshops.
Meet the teacher

Hannah Couzens

Hannah is an award winning professional portrait photographer, who shoots everything from corporate headshots to families and celebrities. She also runs a successful high street photography business in the UK and twice won the Young Business Person award. Hannah is involved in many UK speaking engagements for Profoto and runs her own workshops.

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 A1

Umbrella Shallow Translucent

Gel Kit

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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