In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with music and television photographer Jeremy Cowart.


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Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Jeremy Cowart, Nashville music photographer.

Jeremy Cowart

Jeremy Cowart Photos

LightSource Episode 46 (Interview Series) [40:55 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

  • Alien Bees Zeus Release
  • contest (vote for Ed!)
  • LightSource Live – beta lighting workshop
  • Ed’s latest photo shoot
  • Digital Photography 1 on 1 is a success

Special Guest Jeremy Cowart discusses:

  • Leaving design to become a photographer
  • How to build a killer portfolio in just 2 years
  • How graphic design influences his photography
  • Being drawn to great locations
  • Pre-visualization for photo shoots
  • Working with Stylists
  • Being a versatile photographer
  • Favorite types of photo sessions
  • Professional music photography versus TV photography
  • Photographing musicians versus actors
  • His new web site
  • Effect of post processing on lighting style
  • Just taking good pictures
  • Amounts of post processing
  • Having a simple lighting style
  • Learning by experimentation
  • Lighting tricks for stage photography
  • Doing his own post production
  • How to handle scouting locations
  • Lighting and posing groups
  • Getting great shots between the shots
  • The importance of a web site for a photographer
  • Protecting your images online
  • The details of his equipment
  • Bad grades in photography class
  • Advice for beginning photographers
  • Using assistants
  • Hope in the Dark project

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