LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E017 Erik Lawrence

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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3 thoughts on “E017 Erik Lawrence

  1. David GriffinDavid Griffin

    Hey… your podcast is killer compared to that fruit rollup germie guy from tips from the top! You guys need to do an 2 part episode based on your “studiolighting on the cheap” section of your website! Talk about makeshift tools, techniques, and workarounds for broke photographers. Your photography podcast are the best! All hail King Laup of the Bees!

  2. Pat McCarthy

    Those $10 64 meg CF cards actually aren’t that great a deal – you can buy a 1G CF card (equivalent to 16 64meg cards) for $30 or less online.

  3. Ron

    You guys are just doing an awsome job! I listen from the car to work just about anywhere, somtimes even more than 3x per episode, anyway keep up the good job guys, and hey I think its time to increase the casting frequency…. *hint*