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How to create natural-looking light anytime, anywhere

3.8/5
Course participants’ average review after course completion.
(38 Reviews)
59,00 €

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Description

About this course

This course is in English.

Audrey is in Barcelona to create four different shoots where she uses the Profoto A1 and Profoto Connect. During these shoots, she is showing the concepts of the following four key learnings:

1. Make moving subjects pop-out and balance with the background
2. Stick into light (pockets of light)
3. Create golden and blue hour
4. Flat-lays (with sun streaks)

Joining her in this course is photographer and light expert David Bicho, who explains the theory and techniques that she's using in the shoots in a clear, witty and inspiring way.

Duration: 43 min

What you get in this course

What you'll learn

Discover how to:

  • Make moving subjects pop-out
  • Balance with the background
  • Stick into light (pockets of light)
  • Create golden hour
  • Create blue hour
  • Create easy flat-lays (make sun streaks)

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

To do the exercises you need at least one light for off-camera use.

For the final hero image in this course we used:

  • 2 x Profoto A1
  • 1 x Grid kit
  • 1 x color gel
  • Extras: light stands

  • Lighting skill level: Suitable for all levels of knowledge
  • Camera skill level: Comfortable handling a camera in manual mode

Reviews

Rolf Demmel
04 mei, 2020

Ein sehr ansprechender Kurs, unterhaltsam und lehrreich.

masa
18 april, 2020

How can I determine beam angle setting , when I am using an umbrella(as big light).

Rafa
27 maart, 2020

I've missed something about fill in flash in portraiture.

Rodney London
20 februari, 2020

Nice wish it was a little more

Ninirockx
20 januari, 2020

I recently bought my A1X and this course helped me a lot.
I watched the whole course without a break.
Likes both photographers very much and the explanations were fantastic.
I will also look at the other courses.
You can always find very good videos on You Tube, but not everything is always explained there. There are only a few who really master the subject of light.
Thank you Profoto

Laurry Ramirez
13 december, 2019

Really simple and well explained. Love it!

Pere Fabregas Benavent
07 december, 2019

translate into Spanish

Benita Clarke
26 oktober, 2019

I found the mix of practical demonstrations on the street with live models combined with the technical explanations in studio was very helpful.

Anonymous
18 oktober, 2019

Love the flow of presentation and explanation.

Pascal
18 oktober, 2019

interessting

Jose Rodriguez
23 september, 2019

I like most adult learners, can’t get past a few minutes before we zone out. Thank you for the great way of getting to the point of instruction and bringing facts and techniques without all the fluff.

Philippe Kerckhove
13 september, 2019

Really great, Good idea to separate technic explainations by David Bicho and The tyrue life with Audrey Woulard.

Andreas von Tempelhoff
22 september, 2019

Perhaps more about Flash Settings and also which umbrella and the exact position of the Flash towards the Model in all Terms( Height, Angle etc.)Also I am shooting normally only available with available Light.How to get an Effect when shooting not in the Shadow but with the Light to get more Crispness but without seeing that a Flash was used.

sh
25 november, 2019

i don't like it

Anonymous
05 september, 2019

Fantastic!

Anonymous
12 oktober, 2019

It's a little too basic. I'm a little bit disappointed. I mean it's ok to refresh this basic concepts but I was expecting something little bit more advanced. Also the teacher (Audrey) is super cheesy. Thumbs up for David as always!

Anonymous
08 september, 2019

I think it would have been an added benefit to have a PDF download after the course listing the hardware, the lighting distance, height and the size of the umbrella. The course overall was very good.

mcrpetrone
13 oktober, 2019

Great Commercial, But not worth the money for the course.

Raynaud
25 juli, 2019

I would like a little more information about the camera settings and how you light the flashes, we see and hear a lot about where you put the lights, colors etcetera. But we see and hear too little about setting on the camera itself and how they work with the flash units. I use an XT3 myself and have bought a B10, I don't know how to use it when I see the video. But I do notice that I get inspired by the videos and I think that's a good thing.

Big greetings,
Raynaud from the Netherlands

Christian Leischner
01 september, 2019

Dieser Kurs war ansich nicht schlecht, für das Geld finde ich Ihn jedoch etwas kurz und zu wenig gefüllt mit Informationen. Bedenkt man dass man "nur" einen Aufsteckblitz gekauft hat der jedoch sehr preisintensiv ist hätte es da durchaus etwas mehr sein können. Sonst bin ich aber mit dem Produkt zufrieden.

Anonymous
16 juni, 2019

Nice, quite useful but so short. I would like longer one

Hans- Joerg Keim
25 mei, 2019

Awesome class. I see white balance and gels in a different light now :)

Anonymous
17 mei, 2019

Loved it! Explained simply with great visuals. Thank you!

Anonymous
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Åsa Stöckel
11 april, 2019

Really nice tips and tricks. Not overwhelmingly mutch, just enough to actually try this out. Thank You!

Anders
08 april, 2019

Awesome tips!

Anonymous
07 juli, 2019

Honestly I expected more from a 60 dollar course. In my opinion it is far too short and quite basic. Because of the high standard of the Profoto products I expected an equal course, alas it feels like a waste of money to me.

Anonymous
11 juni, 2019

Very basic information on the course and I thought that the technical side will go more in-depth. Like previous courses.

Anonymous
22 april, 2019

The course was too short for $65. Most of the information covered can be view from many sources for free.

Erin Rechler
18 april, 2019

Wonderful concise class, tons of information packed in. Looking forward to trying the techniques.

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09 april, 2019

well, expected more detailed info

Anonymous
11 april, 2019

It was a little basic and repeated some of the material in the other videos. I felt this was not worth $65.

Anonymous
24 april, 2019

Too simple and basic. Repeats a lot of material form other courses. Waste of money.

Meet the teacher
Audrey Woulard
Chicago-based Audrey is famous for her portraits of teens and tweens in urban environments, and has had her images published in a wide range of magazines. Going from only using natural sunlight, to using the natural-looking light from Profoto, she is now teaching professional photographers all around the world about her techniques and how to use created light in an easy way.
Meet the teacher

Audrey Woulard

Chicago-based Audrey is famous for her portraits of teens and tweens in urban environments, and has had her images published in a wide range of magazines. Going from only using natural sunlight, to using the natural-looking light from Profoto, she is now teaching professional photographers all around the world about her techniques and how to use created light in an easy way.
Meet the teacher
David Bicho
A highly experienced photographer, David has shot everything from Hollywood celebrities to high end Profoto products, as well as producing award-winning magazine covers. He’s also trained hundreds of professional photographers in advanced studio lighting and lectured thousands of semi-professional amateurs. Renowned for his witty and inspiring teaching style, David brings his knowledge and passion to Profoto Academy.
Meet the teacher

David Bicho

A highly experienced photographer, David has shot everything from Hollywood celebrities to high end Profoto products, as well as producing award-winning magazine covers. He’s also trained hundreds of professional photographers in advanced studio lighting and lectured thousands of semi-professional amateurs. Renowned for his witty and inspiring teaching style, David brings his knowledge and passion to Profoto Academy.

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

Nieuw

Profoto Connect

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