Dave Montizambert Photography

Vancouver Photo Workshops proudly presents a five day workshop, "Dramatic Lighting for Portraiture with Digital Capture" with local acclaimed photographer Dave Montizambert.

The power of Photoshop and instant digital image capture has made creating stronger images more possible than ever.

However, even with these powerful digital tools there is still one weak link, lighting. Without good lighting at time of capture, one is in for a long bout of Photoshop trying to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear.

In this workshop, international lighting/Photoshop trainer Dave Montizambert will show you how to create and control dramatic lighting for digital capture.

You will learn how to:

• Create beautiful portrait lighting using only one light.
• Create dramatic theatrical lighting for images with sizzle.
• Shoot from the shadow side.
• Light outdoors utilizing simple lighting setups & available light.
• Color Correct using Curves and Levels.
• Predict & control ranges of contrast for perfect prints every-time.
• Use sharpening techniques for superior prints & repro.
• Create a color-managed workflow.
• Drop subjects (with hair) onto other backgrounds & scenes fast with
Dave’s lighting & masking techniques.

The knowledge contained in this workshop is designed to enable photographers to obtain stronger results in less time leaving more time for more important things such as creativity.

Please Note: SLR Camera only

Dave Montizambert lectures internationally on lighting, digital
photography, and 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, Asia, Russia and in Europe. Dave
also creates Photoshop tutorial DVD's for www.software-cinema.com.

From 1999 to 2002 Dave was a beta tester for Foveon digital cameras
located in Santa Clara California (see www.foveon.net) and is currently
part of the Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom Beta test team.

Dave Montizambert owns and operates Montizambert Photography Inc.
located in downtown Vancouver. For the past twenty-five years
Montizambert Photography Inc. has created photographic images to aid
various organizations and companies with their communication needs.

They have created images for clients such as: McDonalds Foods, Motorola,
Atlanta Scientific/Nexus Engineering, Toyo Tires, Tri-Star Pictures,
Warner Brothers, Constantine Films of Germany, Chevron Canada, Cuervo
Tequila, the C.B.C, J&B Scotch, Hong Kong Bank, Chimera Softboxes,
Light tools Egg-Crate Lighting Grids, Tsing Tao Brewery of China, No Fear
Sports Gear,
Kodak, and Canada Post.

Visit Dave Montizambert's website for more information:




Basic photography and lighting knowledge required.


Maximum 12 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your film or digital SLR camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash, tripod or laptop.

We Provide:

All model, equipment and location fees. Course content as outlined above.


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If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.

For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)

For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

For our Photo Tours (both in Canada and abroad), 1 to 10 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.

Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35

VPW can give no refunds:

If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.

Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.

Course Cancellation:

Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.

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Class Dates Time Early-Bird Discount Ends Location Tuition Registration
5 day TBA, 2011 10am-5pm TBA, 2011 VPW Studios $950 CDN +GST Click Here for Wait List