Breaking the Rules - part 2 of 1 2

by Dave Montizambert Published 01/08/2011


As you can see by the preceding description of this image, the lighting doesn't follow standard portrait methods and I should point out that it was not created in this way for the sake of 'breaking the rules', instead it was created with a particular dramatic look in mind that standard portrait lighting wouldn't achieve. I would also like to point out that photographic rules are not unbreakable laws, in photography the only laws you cannot break are the laws of physics, unless of course you own Photoshop ;) .To wrap-up my rules-rant I would like to finish with this: I think we should keep photography democratic rather than autocratic, creative rather than restrictive


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. Dave also creates Photoshop tutorial DVDs for www.softwarecinema. com. Dave is available for lectures and workshops in your area and can be reached through

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