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The Busy Creator Podcast with Prescott Perez-Fox

The Busy Creator Podcast is a discussion program where creative professionals from across the spectrum share tools, techniques, and habits they use in their practice. Listeners are introduced to strategies and pro tips to be their most creative, productive selves.

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Mar 24, 2014

The Busy Creator Podcast

The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 6 with Portrait Photographer Bill Wadman

Prescott chats with portrait photographer Bill Wadman about his portrait work, how he got started in photography to begin with, and how he processes photos. We also talk about computers — a mutual interest of ours — monitors, hard drives, and how to build a Hackintosh.


Show Notes & Links



  • Be more involved with the subject than with lighting
  • Research your subject before photographing them
  • Push Back against frustrated subjects
  • Explore the PSB file format (Photoshop Big)
  • Use the star-ratings, for a first cut especially
  • Share, don’t merge, photo libraries with your partner or family members
  • Go for quality over quantity; show less work but make it better
  • Shoot only 24 pictures, as if it’s a roll of film


  • Keep folders for different categories (clients, etc.)
  • Convert to DNG
  • Import, process, backup
  • Swap backup drives and sync once a month
  • Export full-res JPG to Dropbox as a backup of the final
  • Do part of your craft every day, but not the entire piece
  • Go to the gym daily, but not for very long
  • Delete photos you’re not going to use

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