Free Webinar: Profoto Studio Lighting 101

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Profoto Studio Session

LIVE VIDEO WEBINAR
Light is the foundation of photography. Understanding light and proper lighting techniques are important first steps in improving your portraiture. In this seminar you will learn the basics of studio lighting and how to leverage the Profoto D1 Air to its fullest potential. We will cover everything from how to set your main light to how to determine a proper exposure. This will be the first installment of a multipart seminar on studio lighting.

Originally Webcast on 5 June 2012, we now have this learning experience archive on Vimeo.

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Comments (23)

  • justin

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    This photo has been terribly retouched … gaussian blur to the max – yuk!

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    • Matt Hill

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      Retouching is subjective, for sure. Usually acceptable levels of anything is directly linked to what your client will buy.

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      • francisco@franciscocervi.com

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        I have to agree to Justin. No, retouching it is not subjective. There is GOOD RETOUCH and BAD RETOUCH. Blurring the skin is NOT retouching. There are some compromises you can make when working for a client BUT if the client ask you to totally destroy your career, your talent and expertise or simply do something that is BAD FOR THEM AND FOR YOU, it is YOUR responsibility to educate the client, your OBLIGATION as a professional to, politely tell the client when something they are asking you to do could go against their interests and yours. Bastardize your profession doesn’t seems to be a smart move. AND it is definitely not a good thing when you as a professional have worked, burnt your eyes and developed your technique to perfection, not to mention how bad it is for the rest of the industry that somebody call RETOUCH to just do… crap.

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      • Leon

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        Matt, I also have to agree with Justin. There are “good” and “bad” concepts of a proper retouch that the commercial world of photography agree to. One is retaining good skin texture and not erasing it. You do Profoto a disservice by defending the image. Profoto is supposed to be the cream of the crop in quality products (and I use them almost exclusively) and any of their marketing images should reflect this level of quality.

        On another note, it is great to see profoto posting these free intro “webinars”.
        I would love to see some advanced level photo technique lessons too.

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    • Jonathan Ho

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      “Justin says:
      June 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm
      This photo has been terribly retouched … gaussian blur to the max – yuk!”

      It looks more like the lightroom “Clarity” bar on it’s softest setting. Other than that great tutorial. Keep it up!

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  • Christian

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    How long is the seminar?
    Would want to see wheeled casing for the kit for traveling airplane.

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    • Matt Hill

      Matt Hill

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      The webinar was 24 minutes long. Great suggestion!

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  • Markus

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    Die Retusche ist totaler Dreck!

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    • Matt Hill

      Matt Hill

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      Thanks for sharing!

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  • Marven Payne

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    Keep trying to figure out if this has started yet of not but no help at all. It would help us Profoto that since you are asking us to enter our zip code and country that you display that start times for our individual time zone.

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    • Matt Hill

      Matt Hill

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      Hope you got in! If not, the archive is above.

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  • Michael Glaze

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    I signed in 10 am PDT as instucted I waited until 10:30 and nothing came up at all.

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  • doug stroud

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    What happened during the webinar? It ended right in the middle of it and no word from the presenter to date.

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    • Matt Hill

      Matt Hill

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      Perhaps your stream form ustream.com kicked you out… No matter, the archive is posted above. Now you can see the end :)

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  • Tom

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    I wanted to see a tutorial on lighting, I got mostly sales pitch. Waste of my time.

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    • Matt Hill

      Matt Hill

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      We’re sorry you feel that way. Feel free to make suggestions. Our ears are wide open.

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  • Vick

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    This is so much smaller then mine. Easier to use it looks like

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  • SUJIT

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    PLASTIC LOOK….. no way !!!

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  • terry

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    The model is so gorgeous, I forgot what I wanted to complain about.

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  • Darth Craiger

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    I’ve been shooting in a studio setting for about a year now, and I still managed to learn a few things from this webinar. I reckon others would do the same if they were less intent on posting their complaints.

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