Lighting Silverware (Article)

In this article, international photographic lighting trainer Dave Montizambert takes some of the fear out of lighting shiny objects as he walks you through one of his favourite techniques for controlling shine (specular highlights) on highly reflective surfaces. In general…

Ansel Adams’ Zone System In A Nutshell (Article)

Are you permanently confused by Ansel Adams’ Zone System? Have you even heard of Ansel Adams’ Zone System? Well international photographic lighting trainer Dave Montizambert gives you a quick overview for a better understanding as well as how this photographic…

Questioning Success

In this article international lighting guru Dave Montizambert is taking a little break from his usual technique tutorials on lighting and has partnered up with his wife and business partner Sylvianne to uncover a few choice points and ways of…

Film Scanning With Digital Cameras Part – Two (The Video)

In Part 2 of 2 of this how-to video, international photographic lighting trainer Dave Montizambert, having found himself grounded thanks to COVID, tackles the Herculean task of digitizing his archive of film images from over 30 years of shooting ad…

Film Scanning With Digital Cameras – Part One (The Video)

In Part 1 of 2 of this how-to video, international photographic lighting trainer Dave Montizambert, having found himself grounded thanks to COVID, tackles the Herculean task of digitizing his archive of film images from over 30 years of shooting ad…

Humpty Dumpty—Getting Shadows Under Control

In this tale of light (article), international photographic lighting educator Dave Montizambert will show you how to create beautiful lighting on a fun fantasy tabletop shoot while revealing little known mysteries of shadow control that every photographer should know! Read…

Popcorn Movie Night—How To Light Without Photo Lighting Gear

In this super fun article, international photographic lighting educator Dave Montizambert will show you how to create a professional quality food still-life tabletop photo in your own front room with repurposed household items for lighting equipment. More fun than a…