In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with fashion photographer Nicholas Routzen.


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Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Special Guest:

Nicholas Routzen, fashion and editorial photographer.

Nicholas Routzen

Nicholas Routzen Photos

LightSource Episode 37 (Interview Series) [41:36 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Nicholas Routzen discusses:

  • Getting started in fashion photography
  • Keeping energy high in a photo shoot
  • Shooting on location versus the studio
  • What comes first, the location or the concept
  • What lighting he takes on location
  • Favorite light modifiers
  • Using a collapsed umbrella
  • Beauty dishes
  • Using a ringflash
  • His diverse lighting style
  • Taking a concept to a session and keeping things free
  • Making a story out of a session
  • Most interesting locations
  • Shooting partially under water
  • How to downplay ambient light
  • His post processing time
  • Test work and on the job experimentation
  • Getting photos published
  • Advice for budding fashion photographers

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