LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E059 Embry Rucker

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with Embry Rucker, commercial and lifestyle photographer.


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Embry Rucker, commercial photographer.

Embry Rucker

Embry Rucker Photos

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LightSource Episode 59 (Interview Series) [42:29 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guests Embry Rucker discusses:

  • Getting started in action sports photography
  • Using the snow as a reflector
  • Transitioning into a commercial lifestyle photographer
  • Shooting on location, run and gun photo shoots
  • Lighting on location
  • Bare minimum equipment list
  • Using a beauty dish
  • Powering a triggering light setups
  • Using assistants
  • When grip and high end gear is the right choice
  • What he recommends for purchase
  • Advice for getting into the commercial photography industry
  • Post processing

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