LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E052 Roy Cox

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with commercial portrait and fashion photographer Roy Cox.

Hosts:

Bill Crawford, publisher of StudioLighting.net (Flickr)
Ed Hidden, exclusive IStockPhoto.com photographer (Flickr)

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (Firesickle.com)

Special Guest:

Roy Cox, commercial portrait photographer from Baltimore Maryland.

Roy Cox

Roy Cox Photos

LightSource Episode 53 (Interview Series) [69:09 minutes]

 

 

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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Roy Cox discusses:

  • Creating a commercial photography business in 5 years
  • Being inspired by Frank Wartenberg
  • Starting with natural light
  • Buying his first lighting equipment
  • Using aluminum foil as a reflector
  • His “top down” lighting for head shots
  • Using multiple heads to light a person
  • Using just three backgrounds
  • Controlling the color of your background with distance
  • Transitioning into a business
  • Learning how to manage your photography business
  • Talking to your clients
  • Not getting caught in the equipment trap
  • Caring for your subject

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One thought on “E052 Roy Cox

  1. Paula Brewer

    Hi — I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your shows. I am a model and a graphic artist/photo retoucher. I have been having a huge passion in my stomach to have a photo studio for a long time. I got a good camera for stock photos and have an account with Dreamstime as well as one on stockexchng. I haven’t had any formal training with a class, but my art background really helps. And so does your show! I listen to it intently and even have a pad/pencil to write down stuff so I don’t forget….lol –So thanks you so much for every thing you do!

    –Paula