In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with Dana Hursey, commercial generalist and lifestyle photographer.


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Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

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Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Dana Hursey, commercial photographer.

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Dana Hursey

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LightSource Episode 60 (Interview Series) [59:12 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guests Dana Hursey discusses:

  • Teaching at art center and college design of pasedena
  • Getting started in photography
  • Being a generalist
  • 14 Days Project
  • Coming up with creative concepts
  • Setting up the final shot in the camera
  • Using vibrant colors in film and digital world
  • Creating a dynamic motion look in the studio
  • Lighting for conceptual images
  • Using a parachute silk
  • Getting great color
  • What you miss out by not learning film
  • His lighting equipment selections
  • Simulating sunlight
  • Not having a formula for a shoot
  • Using strobes with daylighting
  • Creating natural looking images in mixed light
  • Tricks for relaxing your subject
  • Advice for people who want to shoot commercially

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