Last week in camera club,
we had a chance to hear some of our more accomplished members
talk about their photography.
I have so much to learn. I gobbled up everything they said.
One member talked about what he had learned from his mentor.
The mentor talked about this thing he termed
The mentor said, "Forget about composition for now.
Just go seek out precious light wherever you go.
When you find it, take photos. Even if it's
just a bubblegum wrapper on the street.
Get to know precious light so that it is
instinctive to you--until you automatically "know'
when you are in it.
Then go back to composition.
Your photos will never be the same again."
I have been thinking hard about precious light since then.
I think I have taken photos in that light.
I am not sure I know when I am "in" it.
I know many of you are instinctively aware
of "precious light"--
your photos reflect that (pardon the pun.)
Help me out. How do you understand this concept
(even if you call it something else,
or just intuitively "know" it)?
The subject of these shots is precious to me.
I was in some pretty interesting light.
Not sure if this is precious light, though--
or just a precious child.