Understanding Light Quality: Soft & Hard Light Part-2

In this second part of this three-part video series Dave Montizambert shows you how to control shadow edges by altering the size of the light source to create the desired mood and story. This is critical information for any photographer…

Understanding Light Quality: Soft & Hard Light Part-1

In this first part of this three-part video series, Dave Montizambert painstakingly explains the difference between Hard and Soft Light quality in terms of shadow edges. This is critical information for any photographer wanting to have complete control over light…

Masking Your Facial Retouching

In this article Dave shows how you can use luminance masks in Photoshop to speed up your facial retouching and make your retouching less artificial—say goodbye to the “Barby-Look”. 🙀 Using the image from the Hawaii beach night shoot which…

Off-Camera-Flash Hawaiian Beach Sunset/Night Shoot

In this article Dave tells a tale of woe and triumph about shooting on location on a Hawaiin beach at sunset/night and how he overcame many photographic obstacles using his massive brain and some duct tape, well more duct tape…

Lighting & The Inverse Square Law Part-1

In part 1 of this 2 part lighting video tutorial, international lighting wizard Dave Montizambert goes way out of his way on a very confusing subject, how the Inverse Square Law calculates exposure when distance of light is changed. Understanding…

Lighting & The Inverse Square Law Part-2

In part 2 of this 2 part lighting video tutorial, international lighting wizard Dave Montizambert continues to go way out of his way on the Inverse Square Law, this time focusing on how to interpret the Inverse Square Law results…

Butterfly-Lit Head-shots Using Just One Light Pt-1

In part 1 of this 2 part lighting video tutorial, international lighting wizard Dave Montizambert is just bursting to show you how to create professional quality lighting using “butterfly lighting” for actor and model head-shots in your own front room.…

Butterfly-Lit Head-shots Using Just One Light Pt-2

In part 2 of this 2 part lighting tutorial video series, international lighting wizard Dave Montizambert continues from where he left off in Part-1 where he created beautiful professional quality “butterfly lighting” for actor and model head-shots, only using himself…