March 20, 2011 - 11:24am - by f/action
Photography is really about a love affair with light. Without that, I'm not sure that photos would really have the impact that they were created to have. When it comes down to it, a photograph cannot exist without light. But take it a little further, and a photograph that inspires and moves you cannot exist without a love affair with light.
I'm a big fan of natural light mixed with studio lighting. Being able to manipulate, guide and master your light is the key to transforming your subjects and immortalizing them with the beauty of photography. And the fantastic thing about lighting is that you never cease to learn and grow as you use it. It's like a painting - you're never quite finished with it. There's always more to add, change and create.
I'm fairly new to using studio lighting and understanding natural lighting. I've had 3 or 4 years to practice, and yet I feel like there's still a really long (yet exciting!) road ahead of me. That's what I love most about photography - always learning and growing, never finished, never done. There's always more to discover, more to capture and more to explore.