LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E050 Tuan Nguyen

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


Bill Crawford, publisher of (Flickr)
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]



LightSource E050 [18.5 MB]Download this episode

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

To help support LightSource, please fill out our Listener Survey! Also, don't forget to visit our LightSource Flickr Group for photo feedback and discussion. Thanks for listening!


Get it on iTunes Subscribe Now