206: Tony Corbell: Mastering Light to Increase Success (Encore By Request)

May 24, 2023

Back by popular demand…this replay of one of my earliest podcast interviews deserves to be shared again, in case you missed it or because it it time to listen again.

What a treat! My good friend Tony Corbell and I have a rich discussion about lighting, the importance of quality for the profitable photographer, and much more. He has photographed or taught photographic technical skills over 700 times in more than 20 countries and world capitals as well as in all fifty US states. In his more than 40 years in photography, he has photographed some of the most recognized faces including three US presidents, world leaders at the United Nations, fashion models, celebrities, NASA astronauts, and he has so much wisdom to share.

In this episode, Luci and Tony discuss:

Tony’s career journey from never owning a camera to now photographing prominent leaders and celebrities.

Tips and takeaways on light in photography.

The importance of having a light meter, even with all of the new technologies that we have today.

Key Takeaways:

Keep your notes clean and keep the trust of your clients. You may earn a couple bucks by selling the photos, but you won’t keep the trust of those you photograph.

Understanding how the size of your light source factors into each and every shoot you do is key.

People are always watching, make sure you look and act professional in all aspects during the entire photography session.

“The size of a light source is directly relative to its distance from the sun.” — Tony Corbell

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