Light ‘Em Up

Light. That’s how pictures are made. It’s not even debatable until it is.

Photography is Greek (No, it’s not all Greek to me) for either painting with light, or, drawing with light. That’s how it was. That’s how it is. That’s how it always will be.

It will remain that way no matter how many generations of newbie wannabe soon to fail photographers want to change that.

Rant much, Ray?

I’ve had enough of this so-called disruption. I’ve had enough of not wanting to learn any rules before you attempt to break them.

What makes you so arrogant that you think you have the skills or chops to do that?

You can barely set the camera on auto everything, push the button and take a picture.

I read some piece in what I’ve finally admitted is a child’s blog called Feedspot that said professional photographers always use auto everything. That’s why those settings are on high end professional cameras.

No, they aren’t. And, no we don’t.

First we learn the camera. Then we study the situation. We apply the necessary settings including — sometimes auto everything — and we make, not take, photographs.


Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

I’ve been slowly moving my publishing time closer towards mid-morning. I’m testing a WordPress suggestion, although for the life of me I have no idea how publishing times really affect a site that is published globally. As they say, “It’s always five o’clock somewhere.”

What do you think?

Oh, you won’t tell me. You never do.



2 responses to “Light ‘Em Up”

  1. allentimphotos2 Avatar

    Try it. Only doing so will tell


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Ah, a Facebook comment.

      Liked by 1 person

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