LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E026 Joe Edelman

In this episode, Bill and Ed talk with commercial model photographer Joe Edelman. Joe shares his unique approach to modeling portfolio development and more.


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

Special Guest:

Joe Edelman, commercial model photographer.

Joe Edelman

Joe is a commercial photographer from Philadelphia, PA specializing in helping models find advertising work.

Joe Edelman Photos

View Joe’s web site at:

LightSource Episode 26 (Interview Series) [57:21 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

  • New member of the news team
  • Come to the PhotoPlus expo and hear Ed speak about microstock photography
  • Possible meet and greet for LightSource fans at PhotoPlus
  • The results of our listener survey so far
  • Also, please fill out our Listener Survey!

Special Guest Joe Edelman discusses:

  • Getting started in photography
  • Being all about connecting with people
  • His unique approach to creating modeling portfolios
  • Why the modeling portfolio isn’t about the model
  • Preparing for a modeling session
  • What makes a good modeling portfolio
  • What types of models he works with most often
  • Model listing web sites and TFP (Trade For Print)
  • Why every image involves at least three people
  • His strobe lighting equipment
  • Home brew flourescent lighting
  • Not using light meters
  • Learning to see light

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4 thoughts on “E026 Joe Edelman

  1. Julia

    Hi Guys,

    Great interview with Joe Edelman.

    At the end of the interview, Mr. Edelman mentioned what his favorite photo website is. I cannot locate the website he is refering to. Could anyone please direct me to this site?



  2. Frank

    Joe mentioned in the podcast a way that he makes his images “pop”. I’ve listened to the podcast twice and keep missing it. Can you tell me what it was?