“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”
~ George Eastman
Don’t you just love those sage proverbs from the giants? I stumbled across this quote in a Kelby Training video. It is absolutely true and backs up my theme of ‘Light is Everything.’ Watching how other photographers use light is really amazing too. In Cliff Mautner’s Essentials of Creativity class he talks about how he uses light in extreme ways. Histograms?! “We don’t need no stinkin’ histograms!” he says. Hehhehehhehe… 🙂
When you know all the rules, you can break them – and it looks like you are breaking them on purpose vs. you look like a moron who doesn’t know what he is doing. The moron and the pro might do the exact same thing, but somehow, it is different when the person knows the light.
As an aside, George Eastman founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, bringing photography to the masses. He was like digital v.0.01! 😉 He was also an incredible philanthropist donating millions of dollars to various causes and schools.