LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E042 David Bean

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with music and celebrity photographer David Bean.


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

David Bean, music and celebrity photographer.

David Bean

David Bean Photos

LightSource Episode 42 (Interview Series) [60:02 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest David Bean discusses:

  • Teaching himself photography
  • Design rules and photography
  • Creating tension with dirty backgrounds
  • Choosing a location
  • Shooting for the subject, not your ego
  • Getting to know your subject
  • Music on the set
  • Series work and beard photography []
  • Canon camera gear
  • Lighting equipment, white lightning, pro-photo and alien bees
  • Home made lighting equipment
  • Home made sets
  • Most used equipment
  • Newton bracket and Gary Fong lightsphere
  • A softbox and a beauty dish
  • Group lighting setups
  • His post processing approach
  • His work flow and software
  • Shooting at the X Games
  • Photographing Niki Taylor
  • Timing and rhythm
  • Concert photography
  • Favorite lenses
  • The assistants wanted and pro corner Flickr groups
  • Innovatronix Tronix Explorer and Rob Galbraith review
  • Advice for beginning photographers

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