Commercial photographer Kareem Black 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:

Kareem Black, commercial celebrity and music photographer.

Kareem Black

Kareem Black Photos

LightSource Episode 78 (Interview Series) [45:44 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Kareem Black discusses:

  • Born and raised in Philly
  • How he began his career in New York
  • Going from fashion to music and celebrity work
  • Getting attention in New York City
  • The importance of shooting what you love
  • Being a people person and the importance of networking
  • Doing a sticker campaign
  • When you need an agent
  • Forming a personal style
  • The moment around the moment
  • How to capture genuine moments with your subject
  • Building a relationship with your subject
  • Shooting without a plan
  • Being ignorant about pop culture helps celebrity photography
  • Deciding on a location
  • Studio vs. Location shooting
  • Using less lighting
  • Not letting the technique hinder the shot
  • Evaluating the natural light of a scene
  • Old school post processing

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