Commercial photographer Dave Hill returns to discuss his style change and current work with Bill and Ed.


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Dave Hill, commercial photographer

Dave Hill Photography

Dave Hill Photos

LightSource Episode 85 (Interview Series) [34:38 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed (and James Madelin) discuss:

Special Guest Dave Hill discusses:

  • Moving to Los Angeles
  • Escaping the “Dave Hill Look”
  • Using personal work to shift style and get new work
  • Composite work
  • Using less light
  • Getting a more real, soft look
  • Investing in personal portfolio images
  • How to decide what to shoot for your portfolio
  • Using tablets to edit images
  • Seeking creativity
  • Shooting simple with a Leica
  • Working new images into your portfolio
  • Film workflow
  • Building a library of backgrounds
  • Inspiration for portfolio images
  • Building a new team and crew

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