LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E037 Nicholas Routzen

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with fashion photographer Nicholas Routzen.


Bill Crawford, publisher of (Flickr)
Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Special Guest:

Nicholas Routzen, fashion and editorial photographer.

Nicholas Routzen

Nicholas Routzen Photos

LightSource Episode 37 (Interview Series) [41:36 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Nicholas Routzen discusses:

  • Getting started in fashion photography
  • Keeping energy high in a photo shoot
  • Shooting on location versus the studio
  • What comes first, the location or the concept
  • What lighting he takes on location
  • Favorite light modifiers
  • Using a collapsed umbrella
  • Beauty dishes
  • Using a ringflash
  • His diverse lighting style
  • Taking a concept to a session and keeping things free
  • Making a story out of a session
  • Most interesting locations
  • Shooting partially under water
  • How to downplay ambient light
  • His post processing time
  • Test work and on the job experimentation
  • Getting photos published
  • Advice for budding fashion photographers

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One thought on “E037 Nicholas Routzen

  1. Mike S.

    Guys, enjoyed most of the Nicholas Routzen podcast–except for Mr Routzen’s part. The audio was so bad that his words were barely intelligible. Not sure whether he was mumbling, had a bad cell connection, or what. It was just awful.

    I have noticed this on more than one occasion when you’ve done cell-phone interviews. Understand a land line is not always possible, but gosh!