LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E064 Tim Tadder

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with Tim Tadder commercial and sports photographer.


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Tim Tadder, commercial and sports photographer.

LightSource Episode 64 (Interview Series) [41:58 minutes]



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LightSource Episode 64 (Interview Series) [41:58 minutes]

In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Tim Tadder discusses:

  • Starting out as a sports photographers son
  • Finding photography
  • Learning through photojournalism
  • Working hard and taking more pictures
  • Finding a style with location photography
  • Marketing tips
  • Building a brand from your style
  • Finding inspiration
  • High production/high definition lighting style
  • Lighting gear
  • Pre-shoot prep work
  • Compositing the final shot
  • Shooting celebrities
  • Post production and retouching
  • Using shadows to create shape and contrast
  • Favorite light modifiers
  • Choosing to be good at photography

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