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Course

The magic of childhood - Studio portraiture

Part 4 of 4 in the Family Portraits series

£49.00

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Description

About this course

In this course, Sandy gives you a step-by-step guide on how to build up your studio session with lighting. Discover some easy ways to make your studio photography more creative and magical, so your enchanted clients come back for more. You’ll find out how to diversify your offer to your client and produce a variety of images by using a beautiful, yet simple three-light setup. Then you’ll explore how to conceptualize a shoot by creating a fantasy set using props and costumes. And you’ll add even more magic with some creative post processing tips.

Lighting skill level: Intermediate

Duration: 39 min

What you get in this course

  • Online light shaping course
  • Scenario based teaching with real life photographic shoots
  • Downloadable step-by-step guide
  • Unlimited access on all devices
What you'll learn

Discover how to:

  • Conceptualize a shoot using props and costumes
  • Shoot using a 3 light set-up in studio
  • Build up the main light, kicker light and background light step by step
  • Create a fantasy set-up with seasonal themes to refresh your portfolio 

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

  • 3 x lights for off camera use
  • 1 x large octagon softbox or similar light modifier of choice
  • 1 x strip softbox with grid or similar light modifier of choice
  • 1 x grid of choice

Useful knowledge

  • Lighting skill level: Intermediate
    • Strongly recommend taking the other courses in the Family portrait series
    • Want to start exploring simple lighting techniques
  • Camera skill level: Comfortable handling the camera in manual mode

Meet the teacher
Sandy Puc'
Sandy is an internationally acclaimed photographer, educator and author with over 20 years experience. From children's photography and families, to pregnancy and newborn portraiture, the idea of the family is central to Sandy’s work. As an experienced educator, Sandy shares her knowledge and passion for photography through many US speaking engagements and international tours.
Meet the teacher

Sandy Puc'

Sandy is an internationally acclaimed photographer, educator and author with over 20 years experience. From children's photography and families, to pregnancy and newborn portraiture, the idea of the family is central to Sandy’s work. As an experienced educator, Sandy shares her knowledge and passion for photography through many US speaking engagements and international tours.

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 D1

OCF Grid Kit

OCF Softbox Rectangular

OCF Softgrid Square

RFi Softbox Octa

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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