Seeing Light First

April 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

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.


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February March April May June July August September October November December (1)
January (1) February March April (4) May June (1) July (1) August (1) September October November December (1)
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May (1) June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November (2) December (1)
January (1) February March April May June July August September October November December