Dances With One Light Dramatic Photographic Lighting Techniques
Learn how to create incredible portrait & fashion/glamour lighting using only one light in six in-depth photo shoots by international lighting wizard Dave Montizambert. Dave shows how he forces one light to do the work of two to four lights. He also simplifies & makes easy – for even the most nontechnical mind – the necessary lighting theory & concepts that are required knowledge for any lighting job. No fluff here, just solid nuts & bolts lighting information that every photographer should know!
During the six shoots, you will have an over-the-shoulder view from many angles of the one light-lighting setups as they unfold. You will see exactly where each piece of equipment is placed and why, plus you will see in Dave’s patented intricate lighting diagrams, exactly how it all comes together and the principles involved that drive the shoot.
Running time: 2.5 hours Mac/Windows (Transfer videos to mobile device)
Dave Montizambert lectures internationally on lighting, digital photography, and Adobe Photoshop. He is also a published author having written two books on lighting and digital photography plus numerous magazine articles on these topics in North America, Europe, Russia, and Asia. For the past 25 years his company (Montizambert Photography) has created photographic images for such companies as McDonalds, Motorola, Tri-Star Pictures, Warner Brothers, Chimera Softboxes, Kodak, No Fear Sports Gear, Tsingtao Brewery of China, Toyo Tires, and many others. Dave’s work has won Georgie, Lotus, Hemlock, Studio Magazine, CAPIC, and Graphex awards. Dave is available for lectures and workshops in your area and can be reached at www.montizambert.com.
Create incredible lighting with reflectors & diffusion panels.
Use soft-boxes, octaboxes, soft grids, panels, scrims, & flats.
Create film noir lighting.
Mix ambient light with strobe or flash accurately.
Sculpt bodies with dramatic muscle lighting.
Create a sunlit outdoor portrait indoors.
Control light contamination from unwanted light spill.
Create an evening look for an illustrative portrait.
Use lighting ratios.
Meter effectively with handheld meters.
Create a rapport with your subject.
Control light quality (soft & hard light).
Build drama into your images.
Getting Started (03:56)
Monitor Balance (00:34)
Dave’s Shooting Procedure (05:08)
Digital Artist (16:14)
Evening Wine (15:11)
Dave Inspiration (01:02)
Hello Sunshine (18:02)
White Fashion (24:05)
On Technique (01:48)
On Softboxes and Panels (03:17)
Gimme 50 (20:07)
Dramatic Boxer (27:16)
Ever wonder how athletes get that steel sweaty sheen to them, while still looking confident and poised? See how to become a lighting sculptor. Direct every bit of light and reflection exactly where you want it, to give this boxer this much desired and startling effect.
Closing Thoughts (02:59)
Equipment Used (06:13)
A hilarious behind the scenes montage of Dave Montizambert and the PhotoshopCAFE crew making “Dances With One Light.”