In this episode, Bill and Ed talk with Erik Lawrence, photographer’s assistant for David Tejada.


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Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Special Guest:

Erik Lawrence, photographer’s assistant for a previous LightSource guest, David Tejada.

Erik Lawrence

Erik Lawrence

LightSource Episode 17 (Interview Series) [37:04 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

  • Using a flash for fill in outdoor backlighting situations
  • Ed experiments with HDR images (view the image)
  • Canon takes a break from film camera production
  • Archival “shoot and store” media cards as a backup and storage alternative
  • Microsoft’s new image format proposal
  • Release of the new Lighting DVD from “Digital Portrait Lighting level THREE¬†with Christopher Grey

Special Guest Erik Lawrence, photographer’s assistant, discusses:

  • What a photographer’s assistant does
  • Being a model and a shirpa
  • Making a game plan on location
  • How digital has changed the role of an assistant
  • Why starting as a photographer’s assistant is a good idea
  • What he’s learned as an assistant
  • Shooting under pressure
  • Assisting in the studio versus on location
  • Communicating with a photographer on location
  • Tripod Pow-Wows
  • Tips and tricks from the pros
  • His favorite lighting gear
  • Photographing Billy Bob

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