In this episode, (part two) Bill and Ed talk with returning guest and Los Angeles commercial photographer Mark Robert Halper.


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Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Special Guest:

Mark Robert Halper, professional commercial photographer

Mark Robert Halper Photography

Mark specializes in people photography for advertising, corporate and editorial publication, and is one of the premiere photographers in Los Angeles, CA.

Mark Robert Halper's Photos

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LightSource Episode 19 (Interview Series) [48:14 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

  • Pixmantec sells to Adobe
  • Microsoft buys iViewmedia
  • Bibble Labs 4.8 released
  • photo contest update
  • Flickr gang sign
  • Email Question: Buying a tripod

Special Guest Mark Robert Halper discusses:

  • Silver reflector boards with natural light
  • Shopping at Calumet
  • Bouncing the strobe into a wall
  • Dealing with color shift from walls
  • When to gel a light
  • Shooting a portrait in a busy restaurant
  • When things look artificially lit
  • How do you set up lighting in small spaces
  • What to do when you have too much light
  • Digital neutral gray versus 18 percent gray
  • Capturing ambient light at night with strobes
  • Making things look unlit at night
  • Using a flashlight creatively
  • A soft light setup for minimizing wrinkles on a face
  • Being a ring light hater
  • Using live chickens in your photography
  • How to use the feathered edge of a light
  • When to use a grid
  • Thinking about color when lighting
  • Processing images on location

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