LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E070 Rich Legg

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with Rich Legg, stock photographer with


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Rich Legg, commercial stock photographer.

Richard Legg

Rich Legg Photos

Rich @

Rich’s Blog

Rich on Twitter

Rich on Flickr

LightSource Episode 70 (Interview Series) [49:59 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Rich Legg discusses:

  • His path to becoming a stock photographer
  • How he decides what to shoot
  • Being inspired by LightSource
  • Choosing models and finding friends
  • Paying models
  • How to decide the return on an investment for a shoot
  • Finding stock photos everywhere
  • Educating people about his work
  • Turning portrait work into stock
  • Post processing for good stock images
  • How much time he spends preparing images
  • Rejection rates
  • Camera and lighting gear
  • Choosing the best images from a session
  • Doing a quality white background isolation
  • Lighting for stock photography
  • Studio vs Location shooting
  • Making good backgrounds for stock
  • Photowalking Utah [ ]
  • Sharing his knowledge with photographers
  • Advice for new iStockphoto contributors

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