LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E028 Kirk Voclain

In this episode, Bill and Ed talk with senior portrait photographer Kirk Voclain. Kirk gives us some insight into senior portrait photography and why he loves his job.


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Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Special Guest:

Kirk Voclain, senior portrait photographer.

Kirk Voclain

Kirk is a top rated, award winning senior portrait photographer from Houma Luisiana and founder of the resource web site for professional photographers

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LightSource Episode 28 (Interview Series) [71:07 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Kirk Voclain discusses:

  • Getting started in photography
  • Why he chose to photograph seniors
  • What makes his portraits stand out
  • His location lighting secrets
  • His patented finger meter
  • Why he loves his Canon
  • His favorite light modifiers
  • Saving time in the studio
  • Calibrating modeling lights
  • His setup for high key portraits
  • Taking artistic senior portraits vs selling traditional portraits
  • The experience
  • Using business cards to market to seniors
  • His amazing digital workflow in the studio

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3 thoughts on “E028 Kirk Voclain

  1. Roby

    Like you guys said this is one of my favorite shows. You have to have him back on someday.

    I do have one question, what was the name of the software Kirk mentioned in the rapid fire question as the Photoshop plugin which saves him a ton of time. I thought it was Image Fire but a quick google search doesn’t pull anything close.

    Great show as always and keep up the good work.