LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E013 Neil Cowley

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with Neil Cowley, a NY-based Lifestyle and Wedding photojournalist.


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Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Special Guest:

Neil Cowley, Award winning Visual Artist

Neil Cowley

Neil is a Rochester, NY-based Lifestyle and Wedding photojournalist who aims to provide a look at “people with perspective” in his inspiring photography. Neil also provides educational information for photographers on his web site Neil is not a graduate of RIT.

Neil Cowley Photos

Visit Neils many web sites:
Lighting Information and workshop
Neil’s Blog
Main web site
Studio Information

LightSource Episode 13 (Interview Series) [31:02 minutes]



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In this episode:

Special Guest Neil Cowley, Rochester NY based visual artist discusses:

  • Leaving biology for photography
  • Teaching yourself to be a professional photographer
  • Shooting 40 weddings per year
  • How being untrained can be a benefit
  • Creating natural artificial light in large rooms
  • Using Pocket Wizard channels for phased lighting setups
  • Dealing with mixed lighting using gels
  • Using contrasting light color for effect
  • Using portable flashes indoors
  • Never following directions
  • View camera technique in photojournalism
  • Using multiple web sites for marketing
  • His upcoming lighting and composure workshop
  • Advice for beginner photographers
  • Rapid Fire questions

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