LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E085 Dave Hill

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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