LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E062 James Sullivan

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with James Sullivan of


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

James Sullivan, educator and operator of

LightSource Episode 62 (Interview Series) [45:10 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guests James Sullivan discusses:

  • Getting started in the photography industry
  • The importance of the assistant
  • What it takes to be a good digital technician
  • Getting work as an assistant
  • Moving to New York City
  • Photo sessions as a team effort
  • Strobe Packs Cost per Watt-Second [PDF]
  • Renting Equipment rather than purchasing
  • Lessons learned from great photographers
  • Learning to communicate
  • Photo Assistant Boot Camp
  • Digital Technician Workshop
  • Being an advocate for the assistant community
  • Getting paid for your work

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One thought on “E062 James Sullivan

  1. ken

    I am a fan of your show. I just want to say you guys do a very good job. and i have a suggestion for podcast. i like see the photographer’s face and his work during your show, so that we know what you guys are talking about.
    have a nice day