LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E076 Richard Reinsdorf

Richard Reinsdorf, commercial, celebrity and advertising photographer speaks with Bill and Ed about his career and his work.


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Richard Reinsdorf, commercial photographer.

Richard Reinsdorf Photography

Richard Reinsdorf Photos

LightSource Episode 76 (Interview Series) [38:24 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

  • Ed becomes a stage 3 twitter user
  • Orbis flash pre sales

Special Guest Richard Reinsdorf discusses:

  • Shooting on Americas Next Top Model
  • Having a diverse career
  • Editorial work and budget
  • Keeping the excitement
  • Starting with model portfolios
  • Living near a major metropolitan area
  • Shooting the current Sketchers campaign
  • Sony Viao campaign
  • De-emphasis with subtractive lighting
  • Cinematic light
  • Overpowering the sun
  • Using profoto gear exclusively
  • Profoto 8b speed
  • Short flash duration in fashion photography
  • When a ringflash is appropriate
  • Using flags and grids for control of spill
  • Diffusion and reflectors
  • Shooting in bright sun with strobes
  • Backlighting with the sun and using flare
  • Getting an open and airy feel
  • Getting inspiration and inspiring your crew
  • Posing and communication with your subjects
  • The importance of pausing during a shoot
  • The ease and advantage of digital
  • Scouting locations prior to a shoot
  • Being flexible
  • The moments between the moments
  • Shooting with celebrities
  • Coordinating color in an image
  • Using motion in an image
  • Photographers as a part of history
  • Looking through your eyes before you look through your camera

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