How White Is Right?

This article finds lighting wizard Dave Montizambert expounding (at great length as he tends to do) on how bright does a white background have to be before it is the "right white". He delves into different metering techniques for getting……

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Using Neutral Density Filters For Flash-Shutter Sync When Mixing Ambient & Flash

In this incredible video tutorial, Dave Montizambert shows you how to balance flash/strobe light with available light on location while using wide open apertures for shallow Depth-of-Field. This creates a challenge with shutter/flash synchronization due to the necessary fast shutter-speeds.……

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The Lost Art Of Metering Pt-4

In this hyper-informative article, lighting wizard Dave Montizambert gives mega amounts of insight (too much really if you ask me) into the big exposure question for both film and digital, “What should we meter for—shadows, highlights, or just point a……

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The Lost Art Of Metering Pt-3

In this hyper-informative article lighting wizard Dave Montizambert delves into the origins of middle grey, how to use it with digital capture for perfect exposures every time, how it should be interpreted with RAW images in processing software like Lightroom,……

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Lost Art Of Metering Pt-2

Light metering was the corner-stone of great lighting but with digital's instant preview is it still relevant? Dave Montizambert thinks so and in this article, answers the question, "What should I meter for?" with the challenge of lighting a portrait……

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Lost Art Of Metering Pt-1 Plus Histograms

In this article Dave delves into the two sciences of light, Ansel Adams, the importance of metering when creating your lighting rather than relying on the camera LCD or histogram, and what a Histogram is. Article Click Here… Members Only…

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Understanding Light Quality: Soft & Hard Light Part-3

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

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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……

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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……

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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……

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