LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E060 Dana Hursey

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with Dana Hursey, commercial generalist and lifestyle photographer.


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Dana Hursey, commercial photographer.

Dana Hursey Photography

Dana Hursey

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LightSource Episode 60 (Interview Series) [59:12 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guests Dana Hursey discusses:

  • Teaching at art center and college design of pasedena
  • Getting started in photography
  • Being a generalist
  • 14 Days Project
  • Coming up with creative concepts
  • Setting up the final shot in the camera
  • Using vibrant colors in film and digital world
  • Creating a dynamic motion look in the studio
  • Lighting for conceptual images
  • Using a parachute silk
  • Getting great color
  • What you miss out by not learning film
  • His lighting equipment selections
  • Simulating sunlight
  • Not having a formula for a shoot
  • Using strobes with daylighting
  • Creating natural looking images in mixed light
  • Tricks for relaxing your subject
  • Advice for people who want to shoot commercially

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One thought on “E060 Dana Hursey

  1. Trevor Carpenter

    Sweet! Thanks for the plug. Not only do I appreciate the mention, but I appreciate you including our URL in your show notes. exists to help encourage and empower photographers to get out and shoot more often. Getting together with other photographers can really help the seasoned professional or the point-and-shoot amateur. We all see our art a little different, and watching others will give you a new perspective.

    For anyone interested in participating in a photowalk in your area, head on over and see if we have any upcoming events near you. If you want to get a group started in your area, shoot me an email {trevor -at- photowalking -dot- org}. I generally “open up the mic” for anyone who wants to organize, announce, and recap their local photowalks.