In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with Jerry Day, producer of the Light Like a Pro DVD.


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Jerry Day, photographer, film maker and producer of the Light Like a Pro DVD.

Jerry Day Productions

Light Like a Pro Lighting Tutorials

LightSource Episode 63 (Interview Series) [58:40 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guests Jerry Day discusses:

  • Getting started in the photography industry with set building
  • His lighting videos on YouTube: Controlling Light and Interview Trick
  • Photographing Automobiles
  • Continuous versus Strobe light for photography
  • Soft focus backgrounds
  • Photographing children
  • Lighting a background to avoid shadows
  • Hard light versus soft light
  • Avoiding specular blow out
  • Using reflector cards in the studio
  • Tips for buying more quality light sources
    – Control
    – Egg Crates
    – Good diffusion
  • Choosing the right size for your softbox
  • Lighting for interviews
  • Creating smooth skin with lighting
  • Eliminating background shadows
  • Gorilla lighting techniques
  • Shoebox camera tricks
  • Using gaffers tape for control
  • Light Like a Pro DVD
  • Dramatic lighting for food

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