Welcome to Profoto Academy
Profoto Academy is an online learning platform that offers inspiring and practical video courses from some of the best photographers and educators in the world.
The Academy section of our site and course material are currently only available in English.
What you get from Profoto Academy
Profoto Academy is a series of focused online video courses that teach the language of light through the eyes and vision of some of the industry’s most respected photographers. In these courses, you get insight to real-life photographic lighting scenarios explained clearly, step-by-step. Whichever course you take, you have unlimited access from your smartphone or any online device.
You can use the lighting gear you currently own. There is no need to own a Profoto lighting system in order to learn and benefit from any of the Profoto Academy training videos.
Take the opportunity to understand and learn how light acts from world-renowned photographers who have made it their life-calling to learn the fundamentals of light and how to control it.
Talk one-on-one with experienced professional trainers and photographers who can answer your questions and help you through any technical issues you might encounter.
Become a better photographer - Through light
Before you can really understand photography, you have to know your light. It’s the essence of every image. Photography means drawing or painting with light. It’s much more than simply capturing images with your camera, it’s about creating them.
To make your photography stand out, you need to take control of the situation no matter what the light or time of day is. You do this by knowing your light and understanding the direction and distance. It’s not only about having the right light shaping tools. You also need to know how to use these tools. And that’s where Profoto Academy can help you.
Our photographers and instructors will equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a better photographer. It’s an investment every bit as important as the flash you use or the lens you choose. Because it makes you better at what you do.
Completely different from the courses I have taken before. I didn't pause and come back later because it kept my attention. It was to the point!
Laser focused on the desired results rather than trying to be all inclusive of every lighting style
About our teachers
A chance to learn from the best
Emma is an adventurer, climber, photographer and inspiring educator who has built her brand around natural-looking lifestyle content.
Renowned for his witty and inspiring teaching style, David brings his knowledge and passion of photographic lighting to Profoto Academy.
Hannah is an award winning professional portrait photographer, who is involved in many speaking engagements for Profoto.
Lindsay is a top fashion photographer and one of the most requested speakers and educators in the photography business worldwide.
Jared is an international wedding photographer who teaches photography, lighting and photo editing globally, and now also through Profoto Academy.
Austin is the photographer who captures the world through his iPhone and teaches you how to take better images with your smartphone.
Audrey is famous for her portraits of teens and tweens in urban environments, and teaches professional photographers around the world her techniques on how to create natural-looking light with flash.
An internationally acclaimed portrait artist, Sandy Puc is also an experienced educator on many US speaking engagements and international tours.
Yervant takes a unique approach to the traditional world of wedding photography and is an experienced speaker at educational workshops around the world.