Everything you see is because there is light touching it. Think about that. Without light, there would be no boundaries for form, no imagery. I gave a workshop on lighting yesterday and while preparing to teach I was reminded of how important light is. When I began studying photography, I decided to study traditional oil painting by the recommendation of Dr. Trayes, my first professor. While I was learning how to use a camera and a medium that I would use to tell stories with for the rest of my life, I learned how to see the world in a new way from Neil Kosh in my painting class. He told me to forget everything I had ever learned about anything and start to see the world in lights and darks. I use this in my life everyday to see light in my photography and really it has taught me a unique appreciation for nature and what different qualities of light can be made.
Senior portrait in Kihei, HI, one hour before sunset with a fill flash.