LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E055 Brandon Voges

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with commercial photographer Brandon Voges from Bruton Stoube.


Bill Crawford, publisher of (Flickr)
Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Brandon Voges, commercial photographer.

Brandon Voges

Brandon Voges Photos

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LightSource Episode 55 (Interview Series) [51:38 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

  • Happy New Year – resolutions
  • Listener Questions:
    – Using music with web slide shows
    – What is the difference between a shoot through umbrella and a standard one?
    – How to post in the LightSource Flickr group photo pool
  • Photographing Christmas
  • “Welcome to Oz” book by Vincent Versace

Special Guests Brandon Voges discusses:

  • Getting started as a commercial photographer
  • How his retouching background helps his photography
  • Shooting for composite images
  • The making of a paintball office image
  • Getting real emotion to come through in a photo
  • Using natural light when possible
  • Using lamp socket strobe lights and stick light strobes
  • Color balance in mixed light
  • Lighting in dark settings and bars
  • Sharpening techniques and photoshop
  • Using the fade command in photoshop
  • Using water in the studio
  • Lighting for sports portraits
  • Not metering and bracketing using raw files
  • Creating flare
  • Favorite studio equipment
  • Using your iphone as a marketing tool

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