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Fondamenti di illuminazione

Analisi del livello medio dei partecipanti al termine del corso.
(355 Reviews)
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179,00 €
(287,00 € se acquistati separatamente)

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Informazioni su queste serie

Questa serie è in inglese.

In questa serie, il fotografo ed esperto di luce David Bicho si affida alle regole dell'illuminazione per illustrarti facili tecniche che puoi iniziare a utilizzare subito, indipendentemente dalla tua attrezzatura o livello di esperienza. In questa serie troverai consigli e dimostrazioni che spiegano chiaramente il comportamento della luce. Imparerai come valutare la luce disponibile in una scena e diversi metodi di illuminazione: dalle tecniche più semplici con un flash on-camera, a quelle più complete in tre diverse location utilizzando setup fino a quattro luci.

Adatto per tutti, indipendente dal livello di preparazione.

Durata: 2 h 47 min

Cosa imparerai

Corsi in questa serie

Corso 1

Come usare il flash con la luce naturale

Scopri come creare condizioni di scatto perfette e immagini dall'aspetto naturale fondendo la luce naturale e il flash.

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Corso 2

Come illuminare un volto

Scopri i trucchi per illuminare il volto e creare ritratti accattivanti con una, due o tre luci e molto altro.

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Corso 3

Come illuminare uno sfondo

Scopri come creare sfondi cinematografici suggestivi utilizzando tecniche di illuminazione avanzate ma semplici.

Per saperne di più
Di cosa puoi avere bisogno

Informazioni fondamentali

Attrezzatura consigliata

Per completare gli esercizi, devi avere almeno una luce off-camera.

Per le immagini finali, consulta le informazioni fornite in ciascun corso.

Conoscenze utili

  • Livello di difficoltà: Adatto per tutti, indipendente dal livello di preparazione
  • Livello di abilità nell'uso della fotocamera: Padronanza nella gestione della fotocamera in modalità manuale


12 settembre, 2022

Always a pleasure to watch the Profoto courses!

10 settembre, 2022

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

31 luglio, 2022

I have followed and spent money in lots of online videos and courses. But this is by far the best online-course I have ever followed. Very useful and educational how the behaviour of light and shadow is explained with the practical examples and illustrations.
Excellent course!

10 settembre, 2022

great, affable presenter. Not enough technical info on Profoto lights , he could have shown the screens of the lights and trigger when he was setting them.

11 giugno, 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.

05 aprile, 2022

very good introduction into light... thank you

29 aprile, 2022

Diagrams and more specific information would be helpful.

shiju varghese
25 gennaio, 2022

All excellent

shiju varghese
23 gennaio, 2022

Need few more examples and the picture review to show how the lights are making the difference.

Baber Raja
10 gennaio, 2022


Lynda J. Chan
03 gennaio, 2022

I struggled with Imposter Syndrome. While I realistically knew I had some marketable skills with photography, I lacked deeper confidence with really understanding what I was doing--and knew that played in the back of my mind every shoot. This series by David Bicho has been a watershed moment for me. What I was able to learn through it transformed the way I went into my next shoot the very next day. I saw so much differently, and was able to apply that knowledge from a place of confidence--and that made for an entirely different shoot and results. Going forward, I still know I will always be learning, but now I'm working from a whole different mindset foundation. Thank you so much, David and Profoto!

Lynda J. Chan
02 gennaio, 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!

Lynda J. Chan
02 gennaio, 2022

These courses are such a major shot in the arm in building my confidence by building my knowledge and understanding in a way that I can grasp so well and apply. Thank you

Eric Vonheim
31 dicembre, 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 gennaio, 2022

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

23 novembre, 2021

I wanted to see the actual shooting situation of mixed light bigger

Peter Flesch
01 agosto, 2021

very interesting and well explained

17 luglio, 2021

Plenty of food for thought and things to practice.

23 settembre, 2021

Every option is only white blank photo or video

10 giugno, 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 maggio, 2021

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

Gregory R Morton
05 maggio, 2021

This course is awesome the instructor is great. I have learn a lot watching the videos . This course has really help me in understanding light better.

Aaron Faircloth, Luma Photography, Oviedo FL
30 aprile, 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.

19 maggio, 2021

I recently submitted a negative review about the course not being good value for money as I mistakenly thought that the first part was the whole thing!
Having realised my error I feel the need to redeem myself and let it be known that the course was very informative, concise, logical and easy to follow, would definitely recommend it!

24 aprile, 2021

I liked how the instructor presented the topics and then showed how to do it,I thought that was very informative

23 aprile, 2021

well explained guide

Dennis Hannon
06 giugno, 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

04 marzo, 2021

More technical detail would be nice, is the mainlight 1 stop less than the kicker, 1/2 stop, etc.? I know with digital everyone just goes by eye but sometimes for speed it's easier to just know to set the mainlight to half stop less than where the kicker ends up. And some people still like to shoot film for fun so looking at a tethered display won't work for them. Just a suggestion.

25 febbraio, 2021

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

Hans Knikman
30 gennaio, 2021

Clear explanation of the steps in the lighting proces.

Hans Knikman
30 gennaio, 2021

old explanation and illustration of how to use light and shadow.

Hans Knikman
30 gennaio, 2021

Cler explanation of the subjects at hand.

18 gennaio, 2021

I lean other lighting pattern

Romain Mallet
05 gennaio, 2021

Its very clear even for a non english speaker!

Alexander Thompson
01 dicembre, 2020

One of the most informative courses I have seen here so far...

Christian Hostettler
24 novembre, 2020

Competent, amusing, inspiring – thanks!

Norman Allen
19 novembre, 2020

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

Norman Allen
27 novembre, 2020

This was very informative!

Alia Serban
29 ottobre, 2020

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

J Ma
27 novembre, 2020

should have more studio shooting examples to show

11 settembre, 2020


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

29 novembre, 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...

29 settembre, 2020

I would have more details about the gear, and maybe use even less flashs to create a beautiful picture

Anthony Ahunon munoz
24 settembre, 2020

Its really good course starting with the base event if you know is good sometime to refresh. Light is shadow, Shadow is light, Thanks for this good experience

Anthony Ahunon Munoz
17 settembre, 2020

The courses are good and the explaination are good but at the end of each video we still have some mystery so for exemple on the last video is taking about led barre on the bag to make the orange ligne so this is it done with the A1 with CTO and Bandor ? or with led bar ? so if its with the led bar the A1 with the CTO is for the face to have less shadow and more strong face ? at the end of each video is the same we don't see the complete setup. But it fine I will reproduce it rock on! thanks YOU

Anthony Ahunon munoz
17 settembre, 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.

24 agosto, 2020

Very interesting to see Bicho working with an assistant. And many tricks very usefull.

mike k
11 luglio, 2020

David is a fantastic teacher - his explanations are clear, his examples good and he is entertaining as well - I am replaying this video for probably the 20th time - there's plenty of meat in this series

mike k
11 luglio, 2020

The more I watch this the more valuable it becomes - the Two Problems segment was very useful - the Gym Shoot David is a light magician, a sensational shoot with lots of great tips - David is a wonderful teacher

Suzanne O'Connell
09 luglio, 2020

very clear instructions from David

03 luglio, 2020

Very good. I will use this for my trainee. :-)

Steven Heipel
27 giugno, 2020

David is simply a natural teacher, clearly. Combined with his deep understanding of light it makes for the best lighting courses I've ever taken. Thanks much. Looking forward to playing with what I've learned.

26 giugno, 2020

Best course on lighting I have ever done, really enjoyed learning principles of lighting rather than a recipe that doesn't necessarily work.

25 giugno, 2020

Really great course just cementing some of the concepts from the other courses.

25 giugno, 2020

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

Ken Marks
10 giugno, 2020

Like the course, but a few more "real world" shots would help. He did it with his other course.

Steven S. Heipel
09 giugno, 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.

08 giugno, 2020

The explanation is easy to understand.

Roberto Ariel Alfalla
29 maggio, 2020

Well Done, simple, concise and enjoyable.

Yongwoon Shin
25 maggio, 2020

It was a good lecture to learn how to use kicker lighting.

Yongwoon Shin
25 maggio, 2020

You've learned the amazing technique of lighting to create a background.

Yongwoon Shin
25 maggio, 2020

It was wonderful course of lighting

16 maggio, 2020

I still get confused at the term "shape the shadow" when it is really changing the shadow edge
I would have liked to see the setup in a little slower motion

31 luglio, 2020

Its so advanced. May be not for me

10 maggio, 2020

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

10 maggio, 2020

Hi, I can not find some link to upload a picture to certify. In which way can I do this ?

30 aprile, 2020

perfect! thank you so much.

Chami Perera
05 maggio, 2020

I like the Course , maybe how he colourgraded the Pictures would have been interesting too.

Lloyd Terry Jr
22 aprile, 2020

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

12 maggio, 2020

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

08 maggio, 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.

16 aprile, 2020

Nice course

Jon Muzzarelli
25 aprile, 2020

Amazing Program!!

Jon Muzzarelli
25 aprile, 2020

Great presentation!! Great equipment and Great instruction!!

Alexander Mansyreff
12 aprile, 2020

Although I shoot weddings for 10 years and use Profoto flashes for 3 years, in this course I learned some essential basics that help me doing my flash images better.

Yoshiya Yamazaki
10 aprile, 2020


Fahad Al Nusf
03 maggio, 2020

the explanation was perfect but we need a layout of the flashes.

Linnéa Heinerborg
30 marzo, 2020

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

19 marzo, 2020

absolutely awesome tips

08 marzo, 2020

would like to understand more on the flash setting: TTL or Manual ? Or I missed something

03 marzo, 2020

The behind the scenes Gym video is longer than necessary. It’s interesting but not as informative as the preceding videos.
More info on the power settings or how the power settings are arrived at would be helpful.

02 marzo, 2020

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

Falko Wenzel Cologne
07 marzo, 2020

The best photo course I've ever known. Very clear, very humorous, very informative, too little German language ... ;-)

26 febbraio, 2020

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

13 febbraio, 2020


10 febbraio, 2020

Everything was explained perfect and with fun.

Troy Wayrynen
08 febbraio, 2020

I enjoyed the depth of information of this course.

Bryan Casanova
13 febbraio, 2020

jokes are bad

21 gennaio, 2020

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

Tino orozco
14 gennaio, 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.

Tino Orozco
14 gennaio, 2020

I loved it, it made me more understanding of the light, thank you

Yoshiya Yamazaki
09 gennaio, 2020


Ignacio Perez
09 gennaio, 2020

Great explanations and examples.

08 febbraio, 2020


25 gennaio, 2020

Would be great to have a pdf to follow after the course when doing the assignments.

Cacelein cacun
14 febbraio, 2020

Please add spanish subtitles

Marco (from Italy)
15 gennaio, 2020

Interesting and clear. I suggest to give us more details regarding manual configuration of the flash and not only TTL mode. Thank you!

Robert Luijten
14 dicembre, 2019

Very clear explanations and demo's. Entertaining presenter.

Drew Michael
08 dicembre, 2019

this was the best i needed this to take my photography to a whole new level

19 gennaio, 2020

Very basic and no practical in depth tips and tricks how to achieve certain results with different light modifiers etc. I expected to see more of that

23 novembre, 2019

Great instructional video. Loved the knowledge and the humor.

Yelitza V.
20 novembre, 2019

I was given the pleasure of learning much more creative lighting to capture the perfect shot

26 febbraio, 2020

I did expect a more lengthy course, although it's definitely worth the money. Thanks

20 novembre, 2019

Expertly produced lesson and quality content.

Gabriel Perez
05 novembre, 2019

Really loved this. Fast, simple, and informative without being extremely technical. Also, adding a little comedy really went a long way. The camera click trick was awesome. I think have videos where there are little tricks like that really make me want to watch more tutorials of Profoto's to see if I can learn any other cool tricks. Thank you!

31 ottobre, 2019

The instructor was informative and entertaining at the same time. Instilling confidence through knowledge and reminding us that we should be having fun in doing something we love.

23 novembre, 2019

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

18 novembre, 2019


15 gennaio, 2020

you didn't show every setting on set, for example how you put your orange light at the bar in gym. how to meter the light power. this is way too basic to do by myself without paying for this course

16 ottobre, 2019

Clear explanations, well structured and easy to understand

Mark Henry Cooney
11 dicembre, 2019

The charisma and the personality of the instructor was phenomenal!

The content was lacking in a few areas:

1. There were no specific lists describing the exact nomenclature of the equipment used. Sometimes students want to purchase the same gear that the video lesson is using so we can put to real practice what we learn (as if we were physically with the instructor and got to use the same gear he was using).
2. There we no diagrams of the lighting setups used. We simply got a single angle view from the video camera that was recording the course. Having a "map" to copy what we have learned for further study would be wonderful.

Jerry Holsopple
20 dicembre, 2019

Good information, but it seems way overpriced for what you receive.

20 ottobre, 2019

Hi David, I really enjoy the great Explanations.I am a Porträt Photographer who needs fast and successful Solutions.I just bought a A1X for my Sony A9. Mostly I shoot Models outside and love the available Light.With the A1X its great to enhance the Light on the Model.Now in the coming colder Month I need Solutions in my Apartment.I don't have a Studio.It would help me to know also the Camera Settings in Relation to the Flash Setups. And really a complete Menue even if it sounds dull for a nice Porträt with easy Solutions who are fast and successful.I mean Step by Step so that I can follow it even if I don't understand perfectly but that I will have a great Photo with my Profoto Gear. With that and not to much information I think i am happy. As an Example how can I produce a nice Beautyshot for a Woman in my Apartment against a white Wall. Or a cool Characterporträt for a Guy. Or how to lit my Livingroom which has 30 m2 with my A1X and my B2 to produce natural Light in the Room. All this really with the Camera Settings and the Lightshaping Tools that work immediately. I have a OCF Beautydish Silver, A2/3 Softbox, an OCF Octa, and an Umbrella Saver M. And Grids for the Softboxes. I really already learned a lot in the Courses.But for my Daily Business I would love to have these immediate Setups, were I do everything from positioning the Flash which Lightshaper Camera settings etc. I tell you why. When you are not used to the Flashes its frustrating when it doesn't work immidiatly. I don't have the Time with my Client to do Try and Error.
So I have these really great Tools from Profoto but sometimes its frustrating. This Setup in the Studio is really great to lern and to get the right Clou, but for me its not to realize. So it would be great to have these fast Solutions. All the Best Andreas von Tempelhoff.

19 settembre, 2019

Excellent, fun and informative.

Michael Abril
16 ottobre, 2019

I found the content useful, but I have to say I find it very overpriced for a full lesson that doesn't make even an hour of video. I am disappointed for that, to be honest with you. I don't mind paying for a course, but I expected more content for the price I paid

yves roire
11 settembre, 2019

straight to the point with panache

19 settembre, 2019


Marie Andersson
06 settembre, 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 settembre, 2019


21 agosto, 2019

The overall course was great. I think when focusing on the background what is the camera actually focusing in on?

20 agosto, 2019

When balancing the ambient light with flash and exposing for the background, I think a explanation on metering choice, what you are actually focusing on in the background and camera settings would be a great benefit in this course.

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 luglio, 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.

Frederic P
19 luglio, 2019

Good information, strait to the point
Sens of humor.
The animations to show light spread is really good and effective compare to other video training.
I would advise for the 2 last videos (boxing) to show where the lights and add a 2D diagram from above to make sure novices or intermediate (as myself) understands well the placement of light sources.

02 settembre, 2019

very basic

Toni Telepman
03 luglio, 2019

I loved every single bit of information in this course, every little nuance that can make a photograph special, natural and interesting.

Toni Telepman
30 giugno, 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.

Frederick Hopper
17 giugno, 2019

Wonderful course! The information is presented in an easy to understand format, and is also fun at the same time!

Frederick Hopper
17 giugno, 2019

So far I really like the courses offered by Profoto. The material, and delivery is spot on!

22 giugno, 2019

Nils Carlberg
23 maggio, 2019

I really like the format of the course and the possibility to upload pictures for judgement

lee kanghee
11 maggio, 2019
19 maggio, 2019

next step lesson when release in profoto korea?

shinji Fujimura
19 maggio, 2019

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

Fernando Gabriel Vega
29 aprile, 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...

Hyrom Jones
18 maggio, 2019

The demonstrations only added to my existing knowledge of lighting and were truly an advantage to be offered "another way" of obtaining a similarly good result, but with a more professional lighting effect, outcome. Thank you ProFoto. :)

Ray Harrison
20 aprile, 2019

The instruction was clear and concise. No BS.

02 aprile, 2019

All is allright . Maybe a traduction of the quizz for foreigner students. ;)

28 marzo, 2019

Good clear explanations of the principles referenced.

03 aprile, 2019

Specifically and briefly as it should be

Kulraj Singh
22 marzo, 2019

I like the simple approach you have shown to much complicated subject.

26 marzo, 2019

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

Fernando Arancibia
07 febbraio, 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 marzo, 2019

The video on lighting the face was excellent. This one was Ok.

03 febbraio, 2019

David Bisho is a awesome guy. I love to listen to him. His tips and advices in this video helped me a lot.

Masanao Noda
31 gennaio, 2019

I could learn the basics of Lighting some other time and was very significant.

Masanao Noda
31 gennaio, 2019

I thought about only I softened light or hardening it. I am just surprised at usage of various light shown in courses. I wear it well and want to make use in work.

26 gennaio, 2019

Very informative and understandable!

23 gennaio, 2019

The course is great and clear

27 gennaio, 2019

perfect course

27 gennaio, 2019

good videos

Matthew D. Hodges
16 gennaio, 2019

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

Mark L
27 marzo, 2019

Informative, but he spent too much time on the execution of the gym photo shoot and failed to address all three points he promised to address during the introduction. More fundamentals would've been appreciated. But I still got a lot out of it.

Matthew D. Hodges
15 gennaio, 2019

Excellent presentation and information, loved it.

13 gennaio, 2019

good training. but the color of the light was not included...

03 gennaio, 2019

I Loved how clear the information is taught, also it is very concise, it makes flash light less scary

Steven Hellon
12 gennaio, 2019

The information was solid and useful. I especially liked how each segment was organized and explained. I learned what I did not know and enhanced what I knew. I appreciated the thoughtfulness of the lesson and the instructor's delivery.

02 gennaio, 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.

Carl Sloss
04 gennaio, 2019

I don't remember any light courses that talk and show the kind of example like these courses show.

25 dicembre, 2018

I enjoyed this course and learned new techniques.

03 febbraio, 2019

A pdf with a recap of the important things like the click trick or steps is needed.

Sylvain c
13 gennaio, 2019

Very well explained, as it is more about feeling the location rather than focusing on numbers.
The trainer is serious but keep some humour that make the training not boring.

24 dicembre, 2018

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

13 gennaio, 2019

very good

12 gennaio, 2019


08 febbraio, 2019

Good course but a bit more detail would be helpful e.g. to talk us through the flash powers. I use a lightmeter, so it would be nice to know what kind of ratios he's aiming for between the kicker and main light etc. I also wanted to know about gelling lights to match the colour temperature of the room light or contrast with existing lights like tungsten or fluorescent.

Oliver Schmidt
20 dicembre, 2018

Great course and a lot of fun!

17 febbraio, 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 dicembre, 2018

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

25 dicembre, 2018

The course is very good and I like the teaching style of David. Maybe it is divided into too many chunks, which is good if you need to go back and watch something specific, but not so good when you are watching the entire course.

11 dicembre, 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 dicembre, 2018

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

Manu Bia
05 dicembre, 2018

It could be helpful to know the following point :
- The light power or mode (TTL or Manual),
- IL values between light sources
- and camera settings (Exifs)
nevertheless, that course is awesome. Mr Bicho is a really good trainer. Thank you!

Jaap Schuurman
23 dicembre, 2018

Great distraction free information.

jorge retamales
02 dicembre, 2018

very good teacher and very good explanation

10 dicembre, 2018

Very good for the fundamentals, very well explained.

Manu Bia
25 novembre, 2018

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

24 novembre, 2018

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

Takeshi Sahashi
11 dicembre, 2018

I need to know more about color effect of modifier/

Erin Rechler
30 novembre, 2018

Great courses in this series, the background course was a little advanced for me as a beginner, but it will be fun to go back to when I have a little more experience

Leif Eliasson
09 dicembre, 2018

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

Alexander Lindström
18 novembre, 2018

I'd like to see examples of rooms with worse conditions to shoot in

17 dicembre, 2018

Hi, I like the course, but I think it's a bit overpriced.

25 dicembre, 2018

Good content, but too expensive taking into account that its provided by Profoto

Erin Rechler
25 novembre, 2018

great suggestions for using live feed for adjusting background

Elle Pouchet
11 novembre, 2018

Fantastic teaching.....!!!

19 dicembre, 2018

Not bad but for 59 euros I think it's expensive. Escpecially after I bought one of your product. You should include those for your customers. Thanks

09 novembre, 2018

This is by far the best course in the series. The explanations and results of each step are perfect.

15 gennaio, 2019

For the price of this course I expected it to be more in-depth and lengthier.

Fernando Cantu Diaz
25 novembre, 2018

Would be helpful include the Flashmate light meter for a better understanding

25 novembre, 2018

Very good tutorials.

Charles Chan
25 novembre, 2018

04 novembre, 2018

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

24 novembre, 2018

Well structured tutorial and good insights on how the lighting setup is motivated by the ambient light.

28 ottobre, 2018


Slava Lee
26 novembre, 2018

russian subtitles please ))

Troy Wayrynen (
24 novembre, 2018

I enjoyed watching this course and learned an equipment trick and how better to position and direct lighting. I also enjoyed seeing how the photographer interacted with the subject and assistants. I would like to see in future episodes different video shots showing the scene in a larger view, details of equipment as it is being adjusted. The same video angle doesn't provide very much visual interest. Thank you!

Slava Lee
03 dicembre, 2018

russian subtitles please because some words i don't understand

08 novembre, 2018

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

01 dicembre, 2018

I expected to balancing by metering the flashlight with a lightmeter. With other words what are the ratios. Set-up with too much flashes to understand how to mix ambient with flash.

Kellie Bieser
25 settembre, 2018

Watching David work and being able to see the thought process behind his light configurations was equal parts entertaining and informative. I absolutely loved the course!

01 novembre, 2018

wow is this it? I mean it's helpful and a good basis but I expected more for $65

04 ottobre, 2018

The setting with iso, shutter speed, and aperture had been to be explained in this movie.

Thorsten Schneider
23 ottobre, 2018

Course is to short. I‘d guess more fore the money

03 settembre, 2018

Very straightforward and practical tips for a photographer that used to fear flash photography.

Thomas Höglund
31 agosto, 2018

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

Thomas Höglund
30 agosto, 2018

Really fun and easy going lectures!

Harry Stahl Photography
28 agosto, 2018

Very funny - but even better: very very easy and simply explained. Sometimes however, I wish I would get to know the more detailed power settings of each flash. Realizing that this could differ from situation to situation. This is one of the best courses yet and I am eager to learn more - we never stop learning in life. 👍😊

Bernard Strand
16 novembre, 2018

Considering the professionalism and quality of Profoto gear this was a very basic course and apart from a few neat tips, was actually pretty empty of real content. Disappointing really. Topics that could have been covered: Mixing light qualities and colours in difficult ambient lighting situation. Incorporating the accessories of the new A1 in said situations.

Cam W.
15 settembre, 2018

I would love to see some more b-cam footage to change up the angles and show lighting configurations from different perspectives. Keep up the great work!

04 settembre, 2018

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

Arun Nevader
21 agosto, 2018

The key learning for me: learning how to adjust the camera for perfect exposure through Live View and then understanding how background light determines the shoot. I've been struggling with these issues for years, and have had them resolved in a number of minutes with this class. Terrific!

14 agosto, 2018

Very nicely presented tips on background lighting.

12 settembre, 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.

08 agosto, 2018

I really liked the course. Everything is simple and understandable. The most important thing for me is that I can listen and watch at any time, go back to previous videos and review many times.

Pat Trotter
08 agosto, 2018

Each step carefully explained and reasons articulated. Easy to understand. Shows use of B1 and A1 together.

05 novembre, 2018

not enough content learning for the money overpriced!!

25 ottobre, 2018

I was expecting something more from this course, it is a little to beginner level I think.
Also I was expecting as well some outdoor examples. And didn't really like the resulst of the lighting, din't seem much natural in most cases.

06 agosto, 2018

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

13 ottobre, 2018

Could use more info on setting camera ratios, high speed sync, and camera mode mode. When setting by light is manual mode used? If using manual mode high speed sync available? I've set by exposure for background and desired aperture in past expecting HSS and had banding when using manual mode.

30 luglio, 2018

It's a excellent short course on lighting. Of course not all can be covered in that short time, but it's enough to get one started with confidence,

07 settembre, 2018


27 luglio, 2018

This was a very good course.

23 luglio, 2018

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

Kitty Murray
18 agosto, 2018

I like the linear structure of each "how-to" and their breakdown within the larger framework... face, background, mixing lights.
The examples and lighting demos on the sphere and box passed by quickly so I had to go back and pause several times. More than one photo example per lighting concept would be great. Longer lessons that extend or that attempt to clarify the original concept would be great. TY

18 luglio, 2018

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

31 luglio, 2018

I took this course based on the weekly webinars that David and Anders conduct. I like David's style and process. Since I have watched their series, I was super familiar with his techniques. I just wished that this was longer. I only rated it an 8 because most of my friends are already proficient with these skills.

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.

Rikard Hernqvist
21 luglio, 2018

It was easy to understand, I used my camera while I watched the course and tried at the same time at the office

30 giugno, 2018

I loved the course, the InstriInst explained it in a clear and concise manner. My favorite part was the click trick. I never knew that before. 😊

Jack Cutler foto
16 giugno, 2018

This course has been a refreshing eye opener for this old veteran. It brought back techniques that over time I had forgotten. What wonderful motivation

24 giugno, 2018

Really amazing course. Fun, funny, and easy to follow. One suggestion: sometimes it was hard to tell where the lights were being placed in the shoots. For example, in the gym shoot with the boxer, it was hard to tell where the kicker and main lights were exactly as far as front to back placement. Maybe a simple diagram at the end would be helpful to give us a more clear idea of where the lights were.

T.M. Glass
13 giugno, 2018

David Bicho is a remarkable teacher. would like more Bicho lessons.

Hicks Milner
10 luglio, 2018

Great course. Wish that he had discussed the settings on the Profoto flashes.

Daniel Grandolfi
20 giugno, 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.

09 luglio, 2018

Over all a good tutorial. The goofy jokes might not be for me but its not a dealbreaker. In the part setting up the lights in the gym I think you could have benefited from at least one more camera angle. Now we did not get to see two of the flash placements, just the effect of them.

Jim Kilgo
06 giugno, 2018

Great content and I like how each step was broken down to show and explain the concepts. I know this will improve my photography and can't wait to apply these concepts!

26 giugno, 2018

Great introduction and overall series

Ricky Yunata
06 giugno, 2018

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

25 giugno, 2018

Great overview

Valsan Melepat
05 giugno, 2018

This is really must have for beginners to professionals.

25 giugno, 2018

Great explanations

Valsan Melepat
04 giugno, 2018

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

Ricky Yunata
03 giugno, 2018

Great fundamental lighting course, it's very easy to understand

Stevenson Michel
12 giugno, 2018

This course was very informative, but it would have been useful had you shown the light positions.

22 giugno, 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.

Jim Kilgo
05 giugno, 2018

Very good instructional content. David is not only a great light shaper but entertaining in his teaching method.

Gary McGillivray-Birnie
25 maggio, 2018

Really informative and simple

Robert Hechinger
13 giugno, 2018

clear, straight forward, no bla bla bla... Great course which makes the whole stuff easy

12 giugno, 2018

Just a little too short, would like to see at least 3-4 set ups.

02 giugno, 2018

This is great. I have learned a lot thus far. I am excited to start applying these new ideas and practicing the Click Trick.

27 maggio, 2018

In the lighting the face course , where there I a slide of 7 different lighting styles I think the short and broad lighting styles are incorrectly labelled

15 agosto, 2018

This part of the course was far too basic. I don't feel like I learned anything new.

25 maggio, 2018

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

Don Heath
11 giugno, 2018

good over all program with usable details.

Lars Hedberg
30 maggio, 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.

08 giugno, 2018

Personally I think the courses should be a little cheaper

29 maggio, 2018

Really great content

Chris N
23 maggio, 2018

there is some good information, especially about setting your background exposure first, and about motivated light, however, $65 is incredibly pricey

30 maggio, 2018

Some nice reminders and refresh of process for setting up shots. However, I think when utilizing the special features of Profoto gear, like A1/B1 or Air Remote, this video missed an opportunity to talk to those specifics, like which "mode" color/freeze he'd prefer in each situation, whether he was starting with random chosen power levels, using TTL then Manual etc. I appreciated many of the tips on direction of certain lights, angling of modifiers and overall relationship of multi lights, but I just thought there could easily have been a bit more room to talking to some technical specs, while still keeping it applicable to any equipment and fun in it's mood.

06 luglio, 2018

No explanations on balancing the light, no light meters, last video nothing to do with teaching.

Barbara Cook
24 maggio, 2018

In the planning lesson it looks as video camera is in one position. You can't see where the lights are positions and what is the directions. In next lesson specification of lights is different that lights used in previous lesson. Why so much time is spend on posing not on lighting. This is a course about light no posing.

Ricky Yunata
06 giugno, 2018

I have learnt the different technique to create interesting shadows and to light a background. It’s a really great course

25 maggio, 2018

A bit too broad brush. I wish you had shared more useful information such as how you set up your light mode/power, how to determine that, what if outdoor ambient light is very bright (HSS), light fall off principle etc.

24 maggio, 2018

A waste of money...come on Profoto you can do better than this....this probably the worst instructor I have come across. He is all over the place with no flow to his shoots.


The detail given in both the conceptual and practical sides of lighting was incredibly valuable. I have a greater understanding of not just where to put lights, but WHY I put them there.

I liked how much it was broken down. As someone who does not have a lot of experience with Studio lighting, I found the way it was taught to be very valuable.

"How to light a background" is very valuable. I have not ever seen a lesson which focuses on lighting a background (BG). The techs Mr. Bicho taught are very surprising over all (e.g. even a small tech such as light pattern with just a bare Profoto B1 and a black flag).

David's explanations and demonstrations giving me a better way to think about lighting and prepare for a particular shoot.

Professional tips on lighting and what to look for. Learning the basics was super valuable.

It’s very easy to follow and the explanation is very clear.

A lot of great tips, inspiration and understanding of the behavior of light

The course was packed with a lot of essentials that I keep in mind when creating. In the corporate portraits course, I liked the tag along style and got some ideas on practical ways of working

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David Bicho
David, fotografo di grande esperienza, ha realizzato scatti di ogni tipo: da servizi per celebrità di Hollywood a scatti per prodotti Profoto di fascia alta, oltre a copertine di riviste pluripremiate. Si è occupato anche della formazione di centinaia di fotografi professionisti nell'ambito dell'illuminazione da studio avanzata e ha tenuto conferenze per migliaia di fotografi amatoriali semiprofessionisti. Famoso per il suo modo di insegnare spiritoso e stimolante, David condivide la sua conoscenza e la sua passione tramite la Profoto Academy.

David Bicho

David, fotografo di grande esperienza, ha realizzato scatti di ogni tipo: da servizi per celebrità di Hollywood a scatti per prodotti Profoto di fascia alta, oltre a copertine di riviste pluripremiate. Si è occupato anche della formazione di centinaia di fotografi professionisti nell'ambito dell'illuminazione da studio avanzata e ha tenuto conferenze per migliaia di fotografi amatoriali semiprofessionisti. Famoso per il suo modo di insegnare spiritoso e stimolante, David condivide la sua conoscenza e la sua passione tramite la Profoto Academy.

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