Lectures & Workshops

Bring international lighting wizard Dave Montizambert to your city and learn how to create dramatic lighting that literally sculpts your subjects with so much depth you’ll almost feel as though you could reach into the photo and touch them.

Watch over Dave’s shoulder as he walks you through several shoots from start to finish, explaining photography lighting techniques along the way. You’ll see exactly where each piece of equipment is placed and why. Plus, you’ll see, in Dave’s patented intricate lighting diagrams, exactly how it all comes together and the principles involved that drive the shoot. If you have only been working with flat lighting and common lighting patterns, be prepared to have the lid blown off your idea of photography lighting.

Enter creativity and begin to command emotion and control. Your clients will thank you.

Hire Dave


David Montizambert is one of the world’s outstanding photographic educator’s. His ability to impart complex and sophisticated lighting and design concepts to students within very simple language is truly outstanding. He is respected worldwide and the photographic books that he has produced have been used by many a photographer as the foundation for their location lighting.
Neil Warner President – Federation of European Photographers


Lecture Highlights

2018

  • January – SWPP Convention, 2 lighting lectures, London UK
  • February – Photoshop portrait/fashion retouching workshop, Vancouver BC
  • April – PPA Texas School, 4.5 day lighting workshop, Texas USA
  • August – 3 day lighting workshop, Royston Schoolhouse, Royston Vancouver Island BC

 2017

  • February – 2 day lighting workshop, Gent/Brussels Belgium
  • March – Lighting Lecture Federation of European Photographers’ Convention, Gmunden Austria
  • March – 2 day lighting workshop, Rome Italy
  • April – Photoshop portrait/fashion retouching workshop, Vancouver BC
  • June – 1 day fashion lighting workshop, Vancouver BC
  • Nov – Webinar “The Photographer Academy” UK
  • Nov – 1 day lighting workshop “Tessier Farm” Courtenay BC

2016

  • January – SWPP Convention, lecture & workshop, London UK
  • January – Lighting Lecture Dutch School of Photography, Amsterdam  Holland
  • February – AFMI 1 day lighting workshop, Lyon France
  • February – AFMI 1 Photoshop portrait/fashion retouching workshop, Lyon France
  • March – 1 day lighting workshop, Vancouver BC
  • April – One Light Lighting Lecture, Vancouver BC
  • May – One Light Madness Workshop, Victoria BC
  • May – Painter’s Lodge 2 day lecture & workshop, Campbell River BC
  • May – Cinematographer’s 1 day Lighting Workshop DOC, Vancouver BC
  • June – One Light Madness 1 day lighting Workshop, Portland Oregon
  • June – 1 day Photoshop portrait/fashion retouching workshop, Vancouver BC
  • July – 2 day Outdoor Lighting Workshop, Squamish BC
  • September – PPOC-AB convention lighting lecture, Calgary AB
  • September – PPOC-AB 1 day lighting workshop, Calgary AB

2015

  • January – 2 day Victoria BC lighting workshop
  • February – 2 day Vancouver BC lighting workshop
  • March – Federation of European Photographers’ Convention, Gmunden Austria
  • April – I AM PHOTOGRAPHER convention, Tallinn Estonia
  • April – Photographic World Cup, Montpellier France
  • July – 3 day Outdoor Lighting Workshop, Squamish BC
  • August – Image Exporations, Vancouver Island
  • September – Photoshop Retouching workshop, Vernon BC
  • November – The Photographer Academy Webinar, London UK
  • December – 2 day  lighting workshop, Vancouver BC

2014

  • January – GNPP 2 day lecture & workshop, Paris France
  • January – SWPP Convention 3 day lecture & workshops, London UK
  • January – GNPP 1 day workshop, Paris France
  • February – Western Academy of Photography 4 day workshop, Victoria BC
  • May – Painter’s Lodge 2 day lecture & workshop, Campbell River BC
  • June – Bitcongress World Congress 3 day lectures & workshop, Dalian China
  • September – San Diego Photoshop Users Webinar

2013

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 4 day workshop, Victoria BC
  • March – WPPI Convention, Las Vegas USA
  • April – Dutch School of Photography, Netherlands
  • April – Federation of European Photographers’ Convention, Gmunden Austria
  • April – 1 Day Workshop for SWPP, Dublin Ireland
  • April – 1 Day Workshop for SWPP, Belfast Ireland
  • April – 1 Day Workshop for SWPP, Glasgow Scotland
  • April – 1 Day Workshop for SWPP, Birmingham England
  • April – 1 Day Workshop for SWPP, London England
  • Sept thru Dec – 13 weeks at Capilano University, North Vancouver BC

2012

  • January – SWPP Convention, London UK
  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • May – Painters’ Lodge Workshops Vancouver Island
  • June – Vancouver Photo Workshops
  • September – Vancouver Photo Workshops
  • Sept thru Dec – 13 weeks at Capilano University North Vancouver BC

2011

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 4 day workshop
  • February – WPPI Convention, Las Vegas USA
  • March – Keaau Fine Art Center Workshop, Hawaii USA
  • April – Lighttools Workshop Edmonton Alberta
  • April – Painters Lodge Workshops Vancouver Island
  • May – 2 day workshop Temecula California
  • June – Lightrein Workshop Edmonton Alberta

2010

  • January – SWPP Convention, London UK
  • February – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • February –1 day workshop, Vernon BC
  • March – Pacific Digital Photography, Vancouver BC
  • April – Vancouver Photo Workshops
  • May – Painters Lodge Workshops Vancouver Island
  • May – Vancouver Photo Workshops
  • June – Vancouver Photo Workshops
  • September – Photoshop World, Photoshop Café lectures Las Vegas
  • October – Toulouse France Workshop

2009

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • January – 1 day workshop Calgary
  • January – Oahu, Hawaii
  • January – Art Centre, Pasadena USA
  • April – Lighttools/Lightrein Workshop, Edmonton AB
  • May – Art Centre, Pasadena USA
  • May – Painters Lodge Workshops, Vancouver Island BC
  • June – Vancouver Photo Workshops
  • August – Lighttools Lecture, Edmonton Alberta
  • September – PPABC Annual Convention 2 day Workshop Ucluelet BC
  • September – Photoshop World, Software–Cinema lectures Las Vegas
  • October – Lightrein Workshop Edmonton Alberta

2008

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • January – SWPP Convention, London UK
  • January – SWPP Convention, London UK – international judge
  • January – Irish Professional Photographers’ Association workshop, Galway Ireland
  • February – Federation of European Photographers, Valencia, Spain
  • March, Orvieto Fotografia, Orvieto Italy – international judge
  • April – Painters Lodge Workshops Vancouver Island

2007

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • April – Painters Lodge Workshops, Vancouver Island BC
  • August – Ophthalmic Fundus Camera Dept. University of Wisconsin

2006

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • January – SWPP Convention, London UK
  • April – WPPI Convention, Las Vegas USA
  • November – International European Conference, Phanos Cyprus
  • December – Software Cinema Live, San Francisco USA

2005

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • February – Software Cinema Live, Los Angeles USA
  • February – FOCUS, Birmingham UK
  • March – Dublin Ireland, Apple Ireland + IPPA
  • March – Orvieto Fotografia Italian National Conference, Orvieto Italy
  • March – Naples, Italy, guest speaker

2004

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • March – Orvieto Fotografia Italian National Conference, Orvieto Italy
  • March – 1 day workshop, Milano Italy
  • October – PhotoDistrictNews PhotoEast convention, New York City USA

2003

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • March – Orvieto Fotografia Italian National Conference, Orvieto Italy
  • March – Austrian National Conference, Gmunden Austria,
  • May – Professional Photographers of Canada National Conference, Whistler Canada,
  • July – Software Cinema Live, San Diego USA
  • December – Software Cinema Live, San Francisco USA

2002

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • February – PPA Wisconsin State Conference, Milwaukee USA
  • February – 2 day workshop Winter Paradise, Bahamas
  • March – Orvieto Fotografia Italian National Conference, Orvieto Italy
  • April – Moscow, Russian National Photo Conference
  • April/May – Dpix conferences, Chicago and New York City
  • August – Professional Photographers of Canada, National Conference, Toronto
  • September/October – Dpix conferences, San Francisco, Los Angeles

2001

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • February – Connecticut State Photo conference
  • March – World Congress of Professional Photographers, Orvieto Italy
  • April – Hasselblad, Sweden, Global Digital Department
  • April – British Institute of Professional Photographers , Leeds, England
  • April – Gmunden Days Federation of European Photographers, Gmunden Austria
  • April – Irish Professional Photographers’ Association in Dublin Ireland.
  • August – Professional Photographers of America National conventions, Chicago USA

2000

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop
  • January – Professional Photographers of America Power Tools, Las Vegas USA
  • February – PMA/DIMA , Foveon, Las Vegas USA
  • March – WPPI, Los Vegas
  • May – Australian & New Zealand National, AIPP, Melbourne
  • August – Imaging 2000, Professional Photographers of America, Las Vegas
  • October – Photokina, Cologne Germany
  • November – Photo East, PDN, NYC USA

1999

  • January – Western Academy of Photography 5 day workshop, Victoria BC
  • March – Triangle Institute of Professional Photographers, Pittsburg, PA USA
  • April – New Hampshire Professional Photographers’ Association, NH USA.
  • May – Professional Photographers’ Association of British Columbia in Kelowna BC
  • June – PhotoWest, Photo District News, Los Angeles, CA
  • July – Professional Photographers’ of America Atlanta, Georgia
  • July – Saskatchewan Superschool, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • July – Ad School, Miami, Florida
  • October – PDN PhotoWest, New York City