Monday, March 19, 2012


On a walk by the library

Ken: You're gonna need three lights.
Me: Oh no, please don't say so. I don't like artificial light.
Ken: (pauses with stern look) You have to learn to use it.
Me: I don't like what it does. I like natural light.
Ken: It is your job to make artificial light look natural.

In his Mississippi book there is a picture of a magnolia (of course there is). It is the closest I have ever come to feeling a flower in a photograph. I don't know what he did with the light, but it is so beautifully soft.

Today I ordered my first manual flash. Also, I am shooting a wedding in a couple of months and while looking around for ideas I found this guy. Hello, light.

Again, I am so very grateful for teachers. They are everywhere.

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