Next time you go to take that photo think about the light! Nowadays we all have a camera. Some cameras are better than others but WE ALL have a camera. How many photos do you take in a given day? Selfies, your kids, pets, your breakfast, dinner, and lunch you name it the possibilities are endless! Aaron Rose said, "in the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary." I have challenged myself to see "light." I ask myself 'how can I turn the ordinary into something peculiar, interesting, extraordinary using light?' Let me start with one of the first photos I took keeping this question in mind.
While this photo may not be the most jaw-dropping photo out there it certainly has some mystery and excitement. The light was just right turning a hot Phoenix neighborhood into a web of colors peeking through the curtains.
You might be asking yourself 'what am I looking at' and that's an excellent question. I photographed this image while looking out through a glass door. As the light was coming in diagonally from the sun it lite all the streaks and smudges on the glass. Silhouetting the surrounding area. This photo below was taken from the same viewpoint with a different focal point.
It's truly amazing the power light has if we only take the time to see it. Aaron Rose had it right when he said the right light can make anything extraordinary. My favorite times to shoot are before 10 am and after 6 pm. Challenge yourself to see the world around with the light and see what interesting photos you can take!