In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with professional commercial actor and model Aaron Marcus.


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Special Guest:

Aaron Marcus, commercial model, instructor and author.

Aaron Marcus

Aaron has been a full-time actor and commercial model since 1986. He has been cast in over 1000 TV and radio commercials, corporate films and print ads including: AT&T, McDonalds, Prudential Health Care, The Discovery Channel, Disney and more. Aaron has written what many consider the most important book for commercial modeling entitled, “How to Become a Successful Commercial Model” and travels throughout North America teaching people how to become successful commercial models with his 6-hour “Acting/Modeling Boot Camp”.

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LightSource Episode 31 (Interview Series) [60:00 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

  • Adobe releases public beta of Photoshop CS3
  • Popular Photography reviews the Pentax K10D DSLR
  • Coming soon review of the Alien Bee Moon Unit for the ABR800
  • Ed’s Disney photography adventures
  • Epson story teller photobook creators

Special Guest Aaron Marcus discusses:

  • Working as a professional commercial model
  • Commercial modeling versus fashion modeling
  • What makes a good commercial model
  • Posing do’s and don’ts
  • Communicating with your models
  • What photographers can do to help inexperienced models
  • Trade for print and building a portfolio
  • When to pay for a model
  • The content of his book “How To Become A Successful Commercial Model

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