One of the first assignments in my college’s intro to photography class was called “Light and Shadow” where the class was instructed to make images that emphasized both. The key to making great pictures is recognizing beautiful light, or using the light available to you in beautiful ways. I was talking to some art students a couple of months ago at Sterling College about photography. One of the things I told them was that often great photography happens on the periphery of an event, and also along the edge between darkness and light. If you exist there as a photographer you will make great and interesting images.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve really been thinking about that while feeling lost because I didn’t have any suitable subject matter to shoot. And then one day it kind of clicked and I started looking at “light and shadow” again as a subject matter. It was something I could look for and shoot no matter where I was at. So here’s a look back at some of my recent shots.
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And if you’re curious I used one of my favorite apps to tone the photos, VSCO Cam.