LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E079 Stephen Eastwood

Commercial photographer Stephen Eastwood 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:

Stephen Eastwood, commercial fashion photographer.

Stephen Eastwood

Stephen Eastwood Photos

LightSource Episode 79 (Interview Series) [46:30 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Stephen Eastwood discusses:

  • Transitioning from a model to a photographer
  • The commercial side of fashion
  • The advantages of being a model first
  • Working in New York and LA
  • Wanting more than sexy pictures
  • What gets the “wow” factor
  • Contrast as a tool for impact
  • Using color and gels
  • Focusing on what is marketable
  • Looking for criticism to improve your work
  • Artistic versus Marketable
  • Keeping inspired with artistic photography
  • How to know if you have an eye for commercial photography
  • How hypnosis can come in handy for photographers
  • Favorite lighting gear
  • Using a beauty dish
  • Surrounding the subject with light
  • Adding warmth to skin tones
  • Guiding retouching with early editing
  • Stephen’s Photography Tutorials

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