In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with James Sullivan of


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

James Sullivan, educator and operator of

LightSource Episode 62 (Interview Series) [45:10 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guests James Sullivan discusses:

  • Getting started in the photography industry
  • The importance of the assistant
  • What it takes to be a good digital technician
  • Getting work as an assistant
  • Moving to New York City
  • Photo sessions as a team effort
  • Strobe Packs Cost per Watt-Second [PDF]
  • Renting Equipment rather than purchasing
  • Lessons learned from great photographers
  • Learning to communicate
  • Photo Assistant Boot Camp
  • Digital Technician Workshop
  • Being an advocate for the assistant community
  • Getting paid for your work

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