In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with David Hobby of


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

David Hobby, photographer and blogger.

David Hobby aka Stobist

David Hobby Photos

LightSource Episode 65 (Interview Series) [48:49 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

  • Gobos and Cookies
  • End of the “Hands” assignment
  • New LightSource Assignment – “Emotion”
  • Ed’s new computer – Windows Vista 64
  • Morgan Silk on
  • Awesome photo manipulation inspiration on

Special Guest David Hobby discusses:

  • What is
  • Traveling around the world with Chase Jarvis and Joe McNally
  • Joe McNally’s book The moment it clicks
  • A day in the life of Strobist
  • What he is shooting lately
  • Strobist meetups
  • New Lighting Seminar DVD
  • Cutting holes in umbrellas for a unique fill light
  • Barn doors for speedlights
  • What he is learning right now
  • Creating interesting light
  • Using ambient light as a building block
  • How he approaches a scene
  • What about monolights?
  • Using small flashes in the studio
  • Creating a “lighting file”
  • Determining the fill light in a photo
  • Impression about Radio Poppers
  • Strobist on USA Today
  • What coming next for

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