LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E052 Roy Cox

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


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

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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  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!