In this episode, Bill and Ed talk with Christopher Grey, photographer, author and instructor with ShootSmarter University.


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Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Special Guest:

Christopher Grey, author of the Master Lighting Guide and lighting instructor at ShootSmarter University (

Christopher Grey

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LightSource Episode 15 (Interview Series) [40:52 minutes]


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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

  • RAW imaging survey results
  • Sony launches it’s DSLR brand called the Alpha series
  • Shooting outdoors with the Alien Bees Vagabond system

Special Guest Christopher Grey, author and instructor discusses:

  • His 30-plus year photography career
  • His current teaching at ShootSmarter University
  • The latest round of workshops from shootsmarter university including “Digital lighting with style”
  • The importance of calibrating your light meter
  • Eliminating post processing hassles by proper exposure control
  • The free digital resource at
  • Light Metering technique
  • Foam Core bookend bounce reflectors (see photo below, link requires free registration)
  • Using milky-white plexiglass for a white background
  • Painting a mottled background with a “wooly”
  • Other great photography items from Home Depot (Christopher Grey’s hardware store shopping list)
  • His upcoming Photoshop and Canon system books
  • The newest Shootsmarter Lighting DVD
Christopher Grey's Bookend Reflector
Chris’ Bookend Reflector

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