Light in Unexpected Places
Last night’s photography practice was all about ambient light, and using it to create beautiful highlights and shadow.
We all know what makes ‘typical’ beautiful light- warm glowy sunsets, candles, even studio lighting.
I learned how to make an ugly boring street lights- on buildings, in alleys, in doorways – into beautiful light. It helped that our model was lovely, and her porcelain skin just glowed under any light source.
I also learned to double check that darn (expletive omitted) zipper on my camera bag- and watch where I step. I am clumsy. I know that, I have accepted myself for who I am. Therefore I must compensate to protect my valuables. I am VERY lucky that my lens survived- long story short, I tripped and stumbled forward, and my one of my lenses dropped out of my sling-back bag and rolled down about 6 cement steps. It was all in pursuit of a great shot though. I am always stepping up, climbing up, walking through and laying down in places that are…. um… questionable. It’s OK. I heal. My lens won’t. So that abrasion on my shin will go away soon, and my lens will live to shoot another day.