In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with Embry Rucker, commercial and lifestyle photographer.


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Embry Rucker, commercial photographer.

Embry Rucker

Embry Rucker Photos

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LightSource Episode 59 (Interview Series) [42:29 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guests Embry Rucker discusses:

  • Getting started in action sports photography
  • Using the snow as a reflector
  • Transitioning into a commercial lifestyle photographer
  • Shooting on location, run and gun photo shoots
  • Lighting on location
  • Bare minimum equipment list
  • Using a beauty dish
  • Powering a triggering light setups
  • Using assistants
  • When grip and high end gear is the right choice
  • What he recommends for purchase
  • Advice for getting into the commercial photography industry
  • Post processing

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