In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with headshot photographer Jason Berger.


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

Special Guest:

Jason Berger, New York City headshot photographer.

Jason Berger

Jason Berger Photos

LightSource Episode 39 (Interview Series) [43:45 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Jason Berger discusses:

  • His unique headshot approach
  • How he defines a headshot
  • Location versus studio lighting
  • What lighting gear he uses most
  • How to use a large diffusion curtain
  • Using a beauty dish
  • Getting started in photography
  • advice for new headshot photographers
  • using three quarter length shots in a portfolio
  • common lighting scenarios
  • black and white versus color images for portfolios
  • retouching rules for headshots
  • makeup for headshots
  • tips for connecting with your subject
  • strange stand ins
  • favorite pieces of equipment

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