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Lighting Chrome (Calculator)

This video tutorial revolves a little tabletop still-life of a desk work area. From this session you will see how to light a highly reflective chromium object and how to use digital-light-painting to speed up and simplify the process.

Lighting Glass Bottle (Champagne)

This video tutorial revolves around a liquor ad for champagne. You will learn how to create magical moody lighting on bottled liquids using digital-light-painting as well as how to digitally light paint labels and create backlit bottle glows.

Drum Photo Challenge

New Year, new ideas, old is new again—inspired by my 1914 school house studio and 1970’s drums retrieved from 20 years of storage, decided to create an international photo-drummer challenge… The winner of this contest will be announced at my…

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…

Calgary Workshop Simulated Sunlight

I’m back home from Calgary Alberta after presenting a 3 hour lecture at the Professional Photographers of Canada—Alberta association (PPOC-AB) annual convention. My lecture was on lighting for photography plus a whole day workshop on the same, both making one…

To Meter Or Not To Meter

To Meter or Not to Meter? That is the question. Last week I posted an image of myself calibrating my new camera to my Sekonic meter. I was metering a Sekonic test swatch card which I had mounted on a…

Test Your Gear

I finally got around to testing out my new Sony A7r2 mirrorless camera. For some time I’ve suspected that it exposed on the dark side by around 2/3rds of a stop when using my Sekonic L-758DR light meter and so…