In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with commercial portrait and fashion photographer Roy Cox.


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Theme Music:

Sean Campbell and Steve Hill (

Special Guest:

Roy Cox, commercial portrait photographer from Baltimore Maryland.

Roy Cox

Roy Cox Photos

LightSource Episode 53 (Interview Series) [69:09 minutes]



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In this episode:

Bill and Ed discuss:

Special Guest Roy Cox discusses:

  • Creating a commercial photography business in 5 years
  • Being inspired by Frank Wartenberg
  • Starting with natural light
  • Buying his first lighting equipment
  • Using aluminum foil as a reflector
  • His “top down” lighting for head shots
  • Using multiple heads to light a person
  • Using just three backgrounds
  • Controlling the color of your background with distance
  • Transitioning into a business
  • Learning how to manage your photography business
  • Talking to your clients
  • Not getting caught in the equipment trap
  • Caring for your subject

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