In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with editorial and freelance commercial photographer Tuan Nguyen.


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Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Tuan Nguyen, editorial and freelance commercial photographer.

Tuan Nguyen

Tuan Nguyen

LightSource Episode 50 (Interview Series) [40:31 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Tuan Nguyen discusses:

  • Photography curriculum at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design)
  • Moving from painting to photography
  • Using the outdoors in his images
  • Mixing natural and artificial light
  • Lighting for a concept
  • Light modifiers for outdoor portraits
  • Learning from ambient light
  • Planning an image and doing his own art direction
  • Getting dynamic night images
  • Using color to introduce emotion
  • Giving your subjects a story to act out
  • Choosing Locations
  • Collaborating with other artists
  • Doing commercial freelance work while keeping your creativity
  • His career plans for the future
  • Why equipment doesn’t matter much

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