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Fundamentals of Lighting
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About this series
In this series, photographer and lighting expert David Bicho relies on the physics of lighting to create practical techniques you can start using today, regardless of the equipment you use and your level of experience. This series is packed with no-nonsense techniques and facts about how light works. You’ll understand how to assess the available light in a scene and see a variety of lighting methods, from simple techniques with an on-camera flash to full-concept shoots in three different locations using up to four lighting setups.
Suitable for all levels of knowledge.
Duration: 2 h 47 min
What you get in this series
- 3 online courses real life shoots
- Personal feedback directly from Miguel Jacob (Value $100)
- Certification on completion (Value $20)
- 3 downloadable step-by-step PDF guides
Courses in this series
How to mix flash with ambient light
Discover how to create perfect shooting conditions and natural-looking images by means of mixing ambient light with flash.Read more
How to light a face
Learn tricks for lighting the face and creating striking portraits with one, two or three lights and much more.Read more
How to light a background
Find out how to create inspiring cinematic backgrounds using advanced but easy lighting techniques.Read more
To complete the exercises, you need at least one light for off-camera use.
For the final hero images, see the information provided in each course.
- Lighting skill level: Suitable for all levels of knowledge
- Camera skill level: Comfortable handling the camera in manual mode
Courses in this series
How to mix flash with ambient lightDiscover how to create perfect shooting conditions and natural-looking images by means of mixing ambient light with flash. Read more
How to light a faceLearn tricks for lighting the face and creating striking portraits with one or more lights and much more. Read more
How to light a backgroundFind out how to create inspiring cinematic backgrounds using advanced but easy lighting techniques. Read more
Frequently Asked Questions
A series consists of two or more 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.
No. All our courses are designed to improve your photography, regardless of what equipment you’re using.
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.