Richard Reinsdorf, commercial, celebrity and advertising photographer speaks with Bill and Ed about his career and his work.


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

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Richard Reinsdorf, commercial photographer.

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LightSource Episode 76 (Interview Series) [38:24 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

  • Ed becomes a stage 3 twitter user
  • Orbis flash pre sales

Special Guest Richard Reinsdorf discusses:

  • Shooting on Americas Next Top Model
  • Having a diverse career
  • Editorial work and budget
  • Keeping the excitement
  • Starting with model portfolios
  • Living near a major metropolitan area
  • Shooting the current Sketchers campaign
  • Sony Viao campaign
  • De-emphasis with subtractive lighting
  • Cinematic light
  • Overpowering the sun
  • Using profoto gear exclusively
  • Profoto 8b speed
  • Short flash duration in fashion photography
  • When a ringflash is appropriate
  • Using flags and grids for control of spill
  • Diffusion and reflectors
  • Shooting in bright sun with strobes
  • Backlighting with the sun and using flare
  • Getting an open and airy feel
  • Getting inspiration and inspiring your crew
  • Posing and communication with your subjects
  • The importance of pausing during a shoot
  • The ease and advantage of digital
  • Scouting locations prior to a shoot
  • Being flexible
  • The moments between the moments
  • Shooting with celebrities
  • Coordinating color in an image
  • Using motion in an image
  • Photographers as a part of history
  • Looking through your eyes before you look through your camera

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