LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E078 Kareem Black

Commercial photographer Kareem Black 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:

Kareem Black, commercial celebrity and music photographer.

Kareem Black

Kareem Black Photos

LightSource Episode 78 (Interview Series) [45:44 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Kareem Black discusses:

  • Born and raised in Philly
  • How he began his career in New York
  • Going from fashion to music and celebrity work
  • Getting attention in New York City
  • The importance of shooting what you love
  • Being a people person and the importance of networking
  • Doing a sticker campaign
  • When you need an agent
  • Forming a personal style
  • The moment around the moment
  • How to capture genuine moments with your subject
  • Building a relationship with your subject
  • Shooting without a plan
  • Being ignorant about pop culture helps celebrity photography
  • Deciding on a location
  • Studio vs. Location shooting
  • Using less lighting
  • Not letting the technique hinder the shot
  • Evaluating the natural light of a scene
  • Old school post processing

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