LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E053 Lou Manna

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with author and award winning Olympus Visionary commercial food photographer Lou Manna.


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Lou Manna, commercial food photographer.

Lou Manna

Lou Manna Photos

Lou’s Blog:
Lou’s book:
Digital Food Photography by Lou Manna

LightSource Episode 53 (Interview Series) [51:17 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Lou Manna discusses:

  • Getting started in food photography
  • Using artificial light for food
  • Prepping food for photos
  • Using stand-in food items
  • Lighting with mirrors
  • Lou’s book Digital Food Photography
  • Glue for milk
  • Bubbles in coffee, wine
  • Fake ice cubes
  • More tricks of the trade
  • Practice for budding food photographers

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2 thoughts on “E053 Lou Manna

  1. Lou Manna

    Loved the interview! You were both so nice and sincerely interested in everything that I had to say!
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Please keep me on your mailing list.
    All my best,

  2. Nealle Page

    HI guys I can’t tell you how much I am missing your show! I have no internet access at home because of moving homes. Down here in South Africa, the monopolistic telco takes “at Least 21 working days” to install a line after which I cna aks to have DSL enabled so probably another few weeks after that.