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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